white plantation shutters covering a small window flanked with bookcases

How To Make Windows Look Bigger In Kingsport

October 13, 2022

Windows are available in a range of sizes, and sometimes an otherwise amazing Kingsport house has windows that seem too small for its interior spaces. Even though you can invest in costly refurbishments to open up small windows, a handful of simple decor tricks are able to create the appearance of bigger windows. All you need is the ideal window treatments to make small windows look bigger in Kingsport.

Layer Curtains Over Plantation Shutters Or Shades

white plantation shutters with curtains over small window in a bedroom

You typically don’t need an extra window covering when using multi-functional interior shutters or top-notch window shades to supply you with privacy and sunlight control. With that being known, if you wish to make windows look bigger in Kingsport, incorporating curtains with shutters or shades is a smart choice. Layers create depth and the illusion of more space. And curtains are amazing at obscuring the exact size of a window.

The manner in which you install curtains will make a small window look bigger. If you want to make a window appear taller, install the curtain rod a bit over the window and use curtains that reach the floor. If you’re trying to make a window appear wider, use a hanging rod a few inches wider than the window on both sides and broad curtains. These approaches trick the mind into perceiving a window is bigger than it is, and the added size of the curtains is able to help a smaller-scale window appear more appropriate for the area. 

Choose A Broad Interior Shutter Frame To Act As Your Window’s Trim

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

You also have the ability to make a window look bigger by adding trim or wider trim. Or solve two concerns at the same time and hang Polywood® shutters with a wider frame. Polywood louvered shutters give you the most command over exterior light and privacy of any type of window covering. They also feature an exclusive system of insulation that prevents temperature transfer and allows your windows to be more energy efficient. You’re able to install Polywood shutters to benefit from these property-enhancing characteristics and choose a wider shutter frame to make a small window appear more robust.
 

Install Shades With Stripes To Alter The Look Of The Window

Horizontal striped gray shades on a tall window within a breakfast nook area. 
You’ve probably heard that wearing vertical stripes can make you seem taller. This also makes sense for window treatments. Hanging window shades with vertical stripes or a similar pattern on smaller windows draws the eye upward and provides the impression of a lengthier window, and horizontal stripes cause a window to appear wider. But if you’d prefer not to use stripes, you might also try a big floral or abstract print to attract the eye and make small windows look bigger in Kingsport.
 

Install White Polywood Shutters That Make A Statement On Painted Walls

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

This trick makes sense for walls with bright or dark paint. White Polywood shutters set within a deeper hue create a dramatic contrast that brings attention to your window. The darker the wall color, the more the wall seems to retreat, and the bigger your white window frame seems.
 

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

Over the 40 years we’ve been in operation, we’ve seen windows of all shapes and sizes. It just so happens that we have window treatments for every one of them. Call us at 276-685-5343 or submit the form below to arrange a no-charge on-site appointment. One of our professionals will make a trip to your home and help you create the right plan for all of your windows.