Grand windows are not the only ones worthy of treatments; many homeowners are not familiar with the range of functional and decorative treatment options available for small windows, and this lack of awareness has a lot to do with marketing and visibility. When you look at interior design magazines or image sharing social networks such as Pinterest, most of the window treatments you see are for large windows. The truth about window treatments for small windows is that many of the treatments you see on large frames can be scaled down to fit small ones.
You want to dress up your small windows for the same reasons you want to apply treatments to large windows: Controlling privacy, natural light, and temperature. Furthermore, there is also a matter of aesthetics; if your large windows enjoy treatments, it only makes sense to include small windows in your design plans.
The most important aspect of small window treatments is related to natural light; in many cases, smaller windows are installed for illumination purposes, and you do not want to take this away because sunlight tends to make living spaces appear larger. Since there is more variance in terms of small window shapes and frames, there is a greater need for custom-made treatments, which is what our Reef Window Treatments designers specialize in.
You have probably seen these treatments at restaurants and cafes; in essence, cafe curtains and valances only cover a portion of the window, thus maximizing the light coming in from the outside. This treatment is ideal in Florida kitchens and dining spaces that provide views of lakes, ponds, canals, the ocean, or green spaces.
Hurricane-proof glass windows in Florida will often preclude the need for shutters, particularly with regard to small windows, but you still have blinds and shades as treatment options. Both shades and blinds can be scaled down to fit small windows, but the former tend to be more popular and convenient. At Reef Window Treatments, we offer Hunter Douglas roller, Roman, and cellular shades that will dress up your windows and match the interior design of your living spaces. You really have to look at all the fabric and style options of the Hunter Douglas catalog; we are sure that you will find product lines such as the Vignette and Solera shades irresistible for your home or commercial property.
At Reef Window Treatments, we believe that no window is too large or too small for the right treatment. Should you have any questions about our designs, materials, and mechanisms, please feel free to contact us. We have stores in Miami and the Keys, but our service area extends to various locations across Miami-Dade.