The Best Blinds and Shades for Small Windows

Small windows don't have to be a big hassle to dress with custom blinds and shades.

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What are my options for blinds and shade for small windows?

Looking for window treatments for small windows? In the past your only option to dress smaller windows may have only been aluminum blinds (mini blinds) or homemade curtains. Maybe you want something more modern or more elegant than the window coverings that we traditionally think of when we think of small windows. At Blinds To Go we custom make your window treatments so you have the whole line of window blinds, window shades, curtains, and even shutters to choose from for even the smallest windows.

Ask the right questions when shopping for blinds and shades for small windows.

When you shop for window blinds and window shades for smaller windows, ask yourself all of the same questions that you ask when you are choosing window treatments for standard size windows. What are the special requirements of this room? Is this room humid? Perhaps you need extra privacy in this room. Also think about light control, and the amount of light that you want in that small space. Window coverings like sheer cellular shades are light filtering and will let in lots of light instead of blocking it out like a blackout shade would, and that will help make any space feel bigger. Cellular window shades , also know as Honeycomb window shades, come in widths as small as 10” and heights as small as 6” for teeny tiny windows. And our modern and elegant Serenity Sheer Shades come in petite sizes as small as 12” wide and 15” high.

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Prestige Cellular shades in white

Can I put curtains or drapes on small windows?

Drapery or Curtains can be lovely and modern on small windows. Sheer drapes let lots of light in and rods come widths as small as 28”. Custom drapery panels come in a wide range of custom lengths starting at 15” long. I suggest a soft, unlined drape in a light color, like our Bright White or Natural sheer drapery.

What blinds and shades look the best on tiny windows?

If your windows are truly mini you may want to choose a window treatment with smaller scale slates or pleats. Standard aluminum blinds for windows have very thin slats that are 1” wide that look great on smaller windows. Micro-mini half-inch slats are even available in some markets. While our cellular shades come standard in a 5/8” pleat they can also be purchased in a 3/8” pleat, which suits smaller windows and can even make them appear larger.

A bedroom features two small windows with faux wood blinds.

Faux Wood Blinds in White

Can I put shutters or wood blinds on a small window?

Our customers are always surprised that shutters are an option for small windows. Our plantation shutters can be made in heights and widths as small as 12” by 12”. You don’t need huge windows to add the architectural interest of indoor shutters to your home. Our custom faux wood blinds can also be purchased in sizes that will fit smaller windows, in widths as small as 12” for corded and 18” for cordless and height minimum of 12”. These are a fitting choice for humid rooms like bathrooms or kitchens and dining rooms where you may need window coverings that can easily be wiped clean. Tilt open the slats on a light-colored faux wood blind to that perfect angle and watch the light pour in.

A small bathroom window above a tub features white indoor shutters.

MorView Shutters

You literally have hundreds of choices for window coverings for your small windows. Stick with light colors unless you need to darken the room. And if the windows themselves are very small consider choosing a smaller pleat or slat size for a custom look. Come in to a Blinds To Go showroom with a picture of your window and let an expert design consultant help you find the best choice for any window from micro-mini to giant floor to ceiling windows.

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