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Window Treatments for Small Windows In San Diego Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, stately windows you see on design shows or in the pages of interior design magazines can make you swoon, but not every home has those kind of windows. Homeowners in San Diego are usually more concerned with smaller windows – windows that oversized, flowing drapes won’t work for.

If you’re worried about your small windows, here are Sunburst’s recommendations for the best San Diego window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are a great fit for plantation shutters in San Diego. You might think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but they actually are perfect for smaller windows. And there are a number of reasons why. As you'll see, shutters are a terrific option for transom windows and other small windows.
Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Shutters Can Fit Small Windows No Matter What

Interior shutters are built specifically for your windows. That means that whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – no exceptions.

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Smaller windows are in every style: casements, eyebrow, circular, octagon windows, and several other styles. Plantation shutters fit all of these styles, even the shapes that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Can Make Smaller Windows Look Larger

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Some San Diego residents don’t like that their windows are on the smaller side. That’s ok, but nothing’s forcing you to tolerate a window you’re not a fan of. Custom shutters can add size to a small window, even up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Of course, shutters won’t really affect the size of the window, but it can make it look a lot larger than it actually is.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

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For smaller windows, light is usually all or nothing. Either you’re covering the window, or it’s bare. That’s how it is with most window treatments including as drapes or curtains. But plantation shutters give you a little more flexibility with your lighting, especially with cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The big thing with shades for smaller windows is to look for custom shades. The majority of small 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 measure your windows precisely and look at custom shades that accent your small window and the surrounding area.

Shades may make small windows look a tad more boxy and draw attention to their small size, so use caution when choosing window treatments for your windows.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some savvy San Diego homeowners choose for small windows is to combine window treatments to make them more interesting and bigger. In fact, you can do this on any window in your home to the same effect. Combine a window treatment that sticks to the frame like shutters, and hang drapes to either side to border the window.

It uses the space better, and makes your room’s flow a little more seamless.

Small Windows Causing Big Headaches?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, San Diego. Sunburst wants to help. Call us today at 760-405-8887 or fill out the form below to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.