Covering Small Windows In Tampa Homes09/11/2018Eric Ramsey The big, stately window coverings you see on design shows or in the pages ofhome magazines can make you swoon, but those aren’t typical for every home. Homeowners in Tampa are usually more concerned with smaller windows – the kind that big, luxurious drapes aren’t suited to. For small windows, these are Sunburst’s recommendations for the best Tampa window treatments. Custom Shutters for Small Windows Tampa plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. You may think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but they actually are one of the best choices for smaller windows. And there’s a number of reasons why. Check them out! Shutters Fit Small 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 – no exceptions. Small windows come in a number of styles: casement windows, transom windows, circular, octagon-shaped windows, etc. Customized shutters fit all of these styles, even the shapes that other window coverings can’t. Shutters Make Smaller Windows Look Larger Some Tampa residents don’t like the fact that their small windows are, well, small. We get it, but nothing’s forcing you to live with a window you wish looked different. Interior 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 Help Manage Light in Small Windows With smaller windows, light can be an all-or-nothing game. Either you’re covering the window, or you aren’t. That’s the deal with most window coverings including as drapes or curtains. But interior shutters offer a bit more flexibility with lighting and privacy, especially with cafe shutters for small windows. Custom Shades for Small Windows The key with shades for smaller windows is to go with custom shades. More often than not smaller windows are in unusual sizes, so most shades you buy off the rack will completely cover a window rather than framing it. So make sure you have the exact measurements of your windows and look at custom shades that play to your window and your space’s strengths. Shades might make smaller windows seem a little more boxy and draw attention to their small size, so think a bit before using them for your space. Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows What we’ve seen some smart Tampa homeowners choose for their smaller windows is to combine window treatments 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 sits on the frame like shutters, and hang drapes to either side to border the window. This 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, Tampa. Sunburst is here to help. Give us a call at 813-580-7288 or use the form below to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.