Covering Small Windows In Your Chicago Home

Richard Rampton

The big, fancy window treatments you see in fancy HGTV homes or in interior design magazines are swoon-worthy, but not every home has those kind of windows. Homeowners in Chicago are usually more concerned with smaller windows – windows that those big bold drapes aren’t suited to.

If you’re worried about your small windows, these are our recommendations for the best Chicago window treatments.

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows

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Chicago plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. Some might think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but shutters actually are one of the best choices for smaller windows. And there are a number of reasons why. Take a look!

Shutters Can Fit Smaller Windows No Matter the Shape

Interior shutters are custom-built to your specific windows. That means that whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – no exceptions.

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Small windows are in every style: casement windows, transom windows, porthole windows, octagon windows, and so on. Custom plantation shutters can fit any one of them, even the ones that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Help Make Small Windows Look Larger

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Some homeowners in Chicago aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. We get it, but nothing’s forcing you to tolerate a window you wish looked different. Interior shutters can add up to a few inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Obviously, shutters won’t really affect the size of the window, but it creates the illusion of a larger window.

Shutters Let You Manage Light in Small Windows

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With small windows, light is often all or nothing. Either you’re covering the whole window, or it’s bare. That’s what you get with most window coverings like as drapes or curtains. But plantation shutters offer a bit more flexibility with your lighting, especially when you’re talking about cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The key with small window shades is to go with custom shades. More often than not smaller windows don’t have a standard size, so most shades you buy off the rack will just cover up your window rather than framing it. So get the exact measurements of your windows and shop for custom shades that fit both your window and the space around it.

Shades may make smaller windows look a little “boxier” and draw attention to their small size, so be careful about making the right call for your home.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What some savvy Chicago homeowners choose for their smaller windows is to use more than one kind of window treatment to make them more interesting and bigger. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be your small windows you do this with. Combine a window treatment that sticks to the frame like blinds, and hang curtains to either side to border the window.

It makes better use of the space, and makes the flow of your room more smooth.

Are Your Small Windows Causing Big Problems?

Don’t fret over small windows anymore, Chicago. Sunburst wants to help. Call us today at 847-250-6544 or fill out the form below to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.