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How to Cover Small Windows In San Jose Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, stately windows you see on design shows or in the pages of Better Home & Garden are swoon-worthy, but those kind of windows aren’t in every home. More often San Jose homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the type that big, luxurious drapes aren’t suited to.

When it comes to small windows, these are Sunburst’s 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 a little predisposed to shutters, but shutters really are one of the best choices for smaller windows. And there’s a number of reasons why. You can see that shutters are a great option for transom windows and other small windows.
Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Shutters Fit Small Windows No Matter the Size

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.

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Small windows come in a number of styles: casement windows, transom windows, rounded, octagon windows, etc. Custom plantation shutters fit any and all of them, even the ones that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Help Make Small Windows Look Bigger

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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 a number of 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 Control Light in Small Windows

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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 with cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The big thing with small window shades is to go with custom shades. Most small windows don’t have a standard size, so the majority of shades you buy off the rack will completely cover a window instead of 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 forward-thinking San Jose 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, 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 curtains on the sides to border 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.