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How To Make Windows Look Bigger In Boise

October 13, 2022

Windows can be found in all sizes, and there may be times an otherwise perfect Boise house has windows that are too small for its interior. While you could invest in expensive home makeovers to enlarge small windows, a handful of straightforward decor tricks will give the appearance of more substantial windows. All it takes is the ideal window treatments to make small windows look bigger in Boise.

Utilize Curtains With Plantation Shutters Or Shades

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You often won’t require an additional window product when using multi-functional plantation shutters or top-notch window shades to provide privacy and light control. However, when you want to make windows look bigger in Boise, incorporating curtains with shutters or shades will do the trick. Having multiple layers instills a sense of depth and the appearance of added space. And curtains are ideal for obscuring the exact size of a window opening.

The way you hang curtains can make a small window look bigger. If you want to make a window appear longer, place the curtain rod several inches higher than the window and use curtains that extend to the floor. If you want to make a window seem broader, use a rod a few inches wider than the window on both sides and expansive fabric panels. These approaches fool the brain into thinking a window is larger than it is, and the added size of the curtains can help a tiny window feel more appropriate for the space. 

Pick A Broad Interior Shutter Frame To Function As Window 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 incorporating trim or wider trim. Or remedy two issues at the same time and install Polywood® shutters with a wider frame. Polywood interior shutters offer the most control over exterior light and privacy of any kind of product. They also include an innovative system of insulation that prevents thermal transfer and makes your windows more energy efficient. You can get Polywood shutters to enjoy these money-saving qualities and select a wide shutter frame to help a small window look larger.

Install Striped Window Shades To Modify The Window’s Appearance

Horizontal striped gray shades on a tall window within a breakfast nook area. 
You might have heard that donning vertical stripes can make you look taller. This method also makes sense for window treatments. Installing window shades with vertical stripes or a similar pattern on more compact windows causes the line of vision to rise and provides the sense of a longer window, and horizontal stripes make a window appear wider. But if you’d prefer not to use stripes, you can also consider a noticeable floral or abstract print to catch the eye and make small windows look bigger in Boise.

Buy White Polywood Shutters That Stand Out 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 against a deeper hue make a dramatic contrast that draws the eye to your window. The more vivid the wall color, the more the wall appears to recede, and the larger your white window frame appears.

Speak With Sunburst Shutters Boise About How To Make Windows Look Bigger In Boise

In the 40 years we’ve been in business, we’ve treated windows of various shapes and sizes. You’ll be happy to know that we fabricate window treatments for all of them. Contact us at 208-609-9129 or complete the following form to arrange a free on-location appointment. One of our window treatment experts will visit your home and assist you in customizing the best plan for all of your windows.