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Window Treatments for Small Windows In Indianapolis Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, luxurious windows you see in fancy HGTV homes or in the pages of interior design magazines are breathtaking, but those kind of windows aren’t in every home. More often Indianapolis homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the kind that those big bold drapes don’t work with.

For small windows, these are our team’s recommendations for the best Indianapolis window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are a great fit for plantation shutters in Indianapolis. You might think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but they really are a fantastic for smaller windows. And there are a number of reasons why. As you'll see, shutters are a wonderful option for transom windows and other small windows.
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Shutters Fit Smaller Windows No Matter the Size

Plantation shutters are custom-built to your specific windows. That means that whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – without exception.

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Small windows run the gamut of styles: casements, transom windows, rounded, octagon-shaped windows, and several other styles. Custom plantation shutters can fit any one of them, even the shapes that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Can Make Smaller Windows Look Larger

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Some homeowners in Indianapolis aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. We get it, but you don’t have to live with a window you don’t like. Sunburst shutters can add size to a small window, even up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Obviously, this won’t actually make the window bigger, 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 an all-or-nothing issue. Either you’re totally covering your window, or it’s bare. That’s what you get with most window treatments such as shades or curtains. But custom shutters give you a little more flexibility with how you control lighting, especially when you’re talking about cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The most important thing with small window shades is to shop for custom shades. More often than not small windows are in unusual sizes, so a lot of store-bought shades will completely cover a window rather than framing it. So measure your windows precisely and look at custom shades that play to your window and your space’s strengths.

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 space.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What some smart Indianapolis homeowners choose for their smaller windows is to combine window treatments. In fact, you can do this on just about any kind of window, big or small. Combine a window treatment that sits on the frame like blinds, and hang drapes to either side to buffer the window.

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

Are Your Small Windows Giving You Big Headaches?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Indianapolis. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 317-558-9066 or use the form below to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.