The Best Custom Shutters, Blinds & Shades!
Proudly Serving the Detroit metro area and all of Michigan
Detroit small window shutters

What to Put on Small Windows In Detroit Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, fancy windows you see on design shows or in Better Home & Garden can make you swoon, but those aren’t typical for every home. More often Detroit homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the kind that big, luxurious drapes don’t work with.

When it comes to small windows, here are our team’s recommendations for the best Detroit window treatments.

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are perfect for plantation shutters in Detroit. Some might think we’re just favoring shutters, but shutters really are perfect for smaller 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 Smaller Windows No Matter What

Interior shutters are custom-built to your specific windows. That means that whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – without exception.

Detroit arch small shutters

Smaller windows are in every style: casement windows, eyebrow, rounded, octagon-shaped windows, etc. Custom plantation shutters fit all of these styles, even the ones that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Make Small Windows Look Bigger

Detroit small bathroom window 

Some Detroit residents aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. That’s ok, but you don’t have to put up with a window you wish looked different. Interior shutters can add some much-needed size to a small window, even up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Obviously, this won’t really make the window bigger, but it creates the illusion of a larger window.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

Detroit cafe shutter kitchen 

For small windows, light is often an all-or-nothing game. Either you’re covering the window, or it’s bare. That’s how it is with most window coverings like as drapes or curtains. But custom shutters offer a little more flexibility with your lighting, especially with cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

Detroit roller shades small 

The most important thing with shades for smaller windows is to go with custom shades. The majority of small windows don’t have a standard size, so the majority of shades you get at the store will just cover up your window rather than framing it. So measure your windows precisely and look for custom shades that play to your window and your space’s strengths.

Shades can make small windows seem a tad more boxy and draw attention to their small size, so think a bit before using them for your windows.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some forward-thinking Detroit 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 sits on the frame like blinds or shutters, and hang drapes to either side to buffer the window.

Combining coverings makes better use of the space, and lets eyes flow across your room more smoothly.

Are Your Small Windows Causing Big Headaches?

Don’t fret over small windows anymore, Detroit. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 248-429-9294 or use the form below to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.