How to Cover Small Windows In San Jose Homes09/11/2018Curtis Orton The big, fancy windows you see on design shows or in the pages ofhome magazines are swoon-worthy, but those kind of windows aren’t in every home. Homeowners in San Jose are usually more concerned with smaller windows – the type that big, luxurious drapes aren’t suited to. When it comes to small windows, these are our recommendations for the best San Jose window treatments. Plantation Shutters for Small Windows Small windows are perfect for plantation shutters in San Jose. You might think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but shutters really are one of the best choices for smaller windows. And there’s a number of reasons why. Let’s find out! Shutters Fit Small Windows No Matter What Plantation shutters are custom-built to your specific windows. That means that no matter the size or shape of the windows in your home, shutters will fit – without exception. Small windows come in a number of styles: casement windows, transom windows, circular, octagon-shaped windows, etc. Custom plantation shutters fit any and all of them, even the ones that other window coverings can’t. Shutters Can Make Small Windows Look Bigger Some San Jose homeowners don’t like that their windows are on the smaller side. We get it, but nothing’s forcing you to tolerate a window you don’t like. Sunburst shutters can add up to a few inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Obviously, shutters won’t really make the window bigger, but it creates the illusion of a larger window. Shutters Let You Manage Light in Small Windows With smaller windows, light can be all or nothing. Either you’re covering the whole window, or you aren’t. That’s how it is with most window treatments including as shades or curtains. But plantation shutters give you a little more flexibility with lighting and privacy, especially when you’re talking about cafe shutters for small windows. Custom Shades for Small Windows The key with small window shades is to go with custom shades. Most small windows aren’t standard sizes, so a lot of shades you buy off the rack will completely cover a window instead of framing it. So make sure you have the exact measurements of your windows and look at custom shades that fit both your window and the space around it. Shades may make small windows look a tad more boxy and draw attention to their small size, so be careful about making the right call for your space. Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows What some forward-thinking San Jose homeowners do for their smaller windows is to use more than one kind of window treatment to make them more interesting and bigger. In fact, the windows don’t even have to be small for you to try this in your own home. Combine a window treatment that sticks to the frame like blinds or shutters, and hang drapes on the sides to frame the window. This uses the space better, and lets eyes flow across your room more smoothly. Small Windows Giving You Big Headaches? Don’t fret over small windows anymore, San Jose. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 916-542-1305 or fill out the form at the bottom to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.