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How To Make Windows Look Bigger In Honolulu

October 13, 2022

Windows are available in various sizes, and sometimes an otherwise great Honolulu residence has windows that feel not quite big enough for its rooms. While you are able to undertake some expensive renovations to widen small windows, some straightforward decor changes can create the illusion of bigger windows. The only things you need are the ideal window treatments to make small windows look bigger in Honolulu.

Install Curtains Over Louvered Shutters Or Shades

white plantation shutters with curtains over small window in a bedroom

You typically don’t have a need for an extra window covering when utilizing versatile plantation shutters or first-rate window shades to supply you with privacy and light control. Be that as it may, whenever you wish to make windows look bigger in Honolulu, incorporating curtains with shutters or shades will do the trick. This layering creates depth and the illusion of added space. And curtains are ideal for concealing the exact size of a window.

The way you hang curtains can make a small window look larger. To make a window look taller, put the curtain rod a bit above the window and use floor-length curtains. If you want to make a window look broader, utilize a hanging rod a few inches wider than the window on both sides and wide fabric panels. These strategies fool the brain into thinking a window is larger than it really is, and the additional bulk of the curtains can help a smaller-scale window seem more in proportion with the rest of the area. 

Choose A Wider Interior Shutter Frame To Act As The Window’s Trim

large, luxurious bed in the middle of two smaller windows with white plantation shutters

You also can make a window look bigger by using trim or wider trim. Or solve two problems at once and hang Polywood® shutters with a broad frame. Polywood plantation shutters provide the most command over natural light and privacy of any window treatment. They even include an exclusive insulating system that prevents the transfer of heat and allows your windows to be better at conserving energy. You might incorporate Polywood shutters to enjoy these money-saving characteristics and pick a wide shutter frame to help a small window look larger.

Use Striped Window Shades To Alter The Window’s Appearance

Horizontal striped gray shades on a tall window within a breakfast nook area. 
Chances are you’ve heard that sporting vertical stripes will make you seem taller. The same trick works for window treatments. Hanging window shades with vertical stripes or a similar pattern on more compact windows draws the eye upward and gives the sense of a lengthier window, and horizontal stripes cause a window to look more spread out. But if you’d prefer not to use stripes, you could also incorporate a noticeable floral or abstract print to attract the eye and make small windows look bigger in Honolulu.

Choose White Polywood Shutters That Make A Statement On Colored Walls

two chairs and a small dice-themed table in front of a stairwell with shuttered covered small windows

This method is great for walls that are brightly or darkly painted. White Polywood shutters against a deeper hue generate a striking contrast that highlights your window. The darker the wall color, the more the wall seems to retreat, and the larger your white window frame seems.

Consult With Sunburst Shutters Honolulu On How To Make Windows Look Bigger In Honolulu

In the 40 years we’ve been in business, we’ve seen windows of varying shapes and sizes. And we fabricate window treatments for every one of them. Call us at 808-797-2004 or submit the following form to schedule a no-charge on-site meeting. One of our window covering specialists will visit your home and aid you in creating the best look for each one of your windows.