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Making Small Windows Seem Larger

Using a window covering in Destin, FL to make small windows look bigger is the simplest and least expensive solution for this common situation in most homes. Many homes now how a number of high egress windows. Some homes have smaller windows in bathrooms, laundry rooms, and in alcoves. However, you can make any window in your home seem like it’s bigger by utilizing these tips.

The effect of making small windows seem larger will dramatically transform your home in ways that you would have never dreamed off. Using a combination of tools at your disposal, this transformation can be quite easy to do.

The first thing you should do when you want a small window to seem bigger is to get rid of dark drapes and shades you may be using as window coverings. One of the things that will make a small window seem larger is to maximize the amount of available natural light. Dark drapes and shades block out most if not all natural light. Consider sheer or light-colored thin curtains that will let the sun shine through the window even if they are closed.

You can alter the appearance of the height and width of small windows in the way you hang your window coverings. To expand the vertical size of the window, you can create a ceiling-to-floor look by hanging curtains or drapes about one inch below the ceiling (make sure the window coverings are long enough to sweep the floor).

To expand the horizontal size of the window, hang longer curtain rods so that the each end is a few inches beyond the window frame, then hang curtains or drapes on each end of the curtain rod.

Both of these techniques will make small windows seem taller and wider. It’s important when you’re using curtains anywhere in your home that you don’t by curtains that are only as long as the window itself. Always make sure that the bottom of the curtains are touching the floor, because short curtains make small windows seem even smaller.

When you’re having window blinds installed, you can have them installed to create the window-widening effect as well. Make sure that you let your window covering company know that this is what you plan to do and they will make that you get the correctly-sized window blinds and that they are installed in a way that makes the window look wider.

Another way to make small windows seem bigger is to install decorative window moldings. There are many different types of decorative moldings available, so you should be able to find one that suits your taste and fits in with the décor of your home.

Having plantation window shutters installed over small windows is another way to make them seem larger. This is especially true for windows where few other window coverings will work well, like small privacy windows in bathrooms and basement windows.

Another way you can make small windows seem bigger is to use patterns in your window coverings. To create the illusion of a taller window, choose window coverings with vertically-oriented patterns. To create the illusion of a wide window, choose window coverings with horizontally-oriented patterns.

Mirrors are a great way to make small windows seem larger because they reflect light when they are placed properly in relationship to the window. The best positions for mirrors to bring more light into a room with small windows are beneath the windows or across from the windows.

If you’d like learn more about a window covering in Destin, FL that can help make small windows seem bigger, you can talk with our knowledgeable team at McNeill Palm. You can visit our showroom at 1191 N. Elgin Pkwy, Ste. C, Shalimar, FL 32579, or you can contact us at (850) 613-6228.

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