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Window Treatments for Small Windows In Honolulu Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, stately window treatments you see in fancy HGTV homes or in the pages of interior design magazines can make you swoon, but those aren’t typical for every home. Homeowners in Honolulu are usually more concerned with smaller windows – the kind that oversized, flowing drapes aren’t suited to.

When it comes to small windows, these are Sunburst’s recommendations for the best Honolulu window treatments.

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Honolulu plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. Some may think we’re just favoring shutters, but they really are a fantastic for small windows. And there’s more than a few 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 Can Fit Small Windows No Matter the Shape

Plantation shutters are built specifically for your windows. So no matter the size or shape of the windows in your home, shutters will fit – without exception.

Honolulu arch small shutters

Smaller windows come in a number of styles: casement windows, eyebrow, circular, octagon windows, and several other styles. Custom shutters can fit each and every one of them, even the shapes that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Can Make Small Windows Look Bigger

Honolulu small bathroom window 

Some Honolulu residents aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. That’s understandable, but nothing’s forcing you to live with a window you’re not a fan of. 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 Let You Manage Light in Small Windows

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For smaller windows, light can be an all-or-nothing game. Either you’re covering the window, or it’s bare. That’s how it is with most window treatments like as shades or curtains. But interior shutters give you a little more flexibility with your lighting, especially with cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The key with small window shades is to look for custom shades. More often than not smaller windows don’t have a standard size, so the majority of shades you find in stores will completely cover a window instead of framing it. So measure your windows precisely and look for custom shades that fit both your window and the space around it.

Shades might make smaller windows look a little more boxy and draw attention to their small size, so be careful about making the right call for your home.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some smart Honolulu homeowners do for small windows is to combine window treatments to make them more interesting and bigger. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be your small windows you do this with. 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 makes the flow of your room more smooth.

Are Your Small Windows Giving You Big Problems?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Honolulu. Sunburst is here to help. Call us today at 808-797-2004 or fill out the form below to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.