5 Window Treatment Ideas To Make Small Spaces Look And Feel Larger

Posted on: 29 December 2016

Smaller apartments and spaces don't always come with a lot of room for decoration. However, you can still use window treatments to change the look and feel of your space. Here's how you can use window treatments from a company like Snyders Shades & Shutters to transform your small space.

1. Consider Minimalism

Minimalist design favors smaller spaces. The less stuff in a space, the larger the space will look and feel. The same principle can apply to your window treatments. The more loose, or "airy," the treatment, the better. Don't overdo it with your treatments. Adding too many elements can work against what you're trying to achieve.

2. Go With Brighter Colors

Brighter colored window treatments will also brighten your space. In turn, your space will feel larger than it really is. For smaller spaces, lighter window treatments will work best. Heavy treatments and dark colors will actually make a small space seem even smaller and enclosed.

3. Hang from the Ceiling, Rather than the Window

When choosing window treatments, look for those you can hang from the ceiling, or at least from higher up than the window itself. When people look up at your light curtain, their eyes will keep going up. This will make your space appear larger as well.

4. Make Your Window the Center of Attention

Drawing the eye towards a large window will also work towards making the overall spaces seem larger. Making a window the focus of a room isn't the easiest thing to do. The space has to have a large enough window. Giving it eye-catching treatments, such as colorful curtains or blinds, can draw the eye towards it. Setting up a small seating area right in front of the window can do the same thing.

5. Use Motorized Window Treatments

You've probably seen motorized window treatments many times. Even if you never saw any up close, they often make an appearance in movies and shows to highlight someone's relative wealth. Not everybody lives in giant apartments and homes.

Don't worry, you can use motorized window treatments in a smaller space and on smaller windows as well. The benefits are the same, and that little something it adds to your space is worth the small effort of installing them.

All of the tips for window treatments also apply to motorized options. The lack of cords, strings, and pulleys will also serve to make your space seem that much larger. Apply any or a combination of all these tips to the windows in your space. They will definitely make a difference.