Small Window Curtain Ideas

Adele Shotton-Pugh | Posted

When you think of curtains, you probably think of long flowing curtains which hang to the floor or across a large window. However not every window in the home has the luxury of being so big. There are certain rooms in the home which have windows that are typically smaller than the rest; in these rooms many people think curtains aren’t an option however there are plenty of small window curtain ideas to choose from. The curtains you choose will largely be based on the room that the window is in; for example, in a bathroom you will likely choose curtains which provide maximum privacy however in a kitchen this may not be as much of a priority.

When choosing curtains for your home, you will first need to decide what it is you want from them; is it privacy? Light control? To complement your existing décor. This will likely dictate the material and style of curtain you choose. It is advisable to have a few small window curtain ideas in mind before you start looking as this way you can narrow down your search.

Café Curtains

Café curtains are a popular choice for kitchen windows; they are shorter than regular curtains and usually unlined. Typically, café curtains will hang on curtain rods and sit halfway down the window; they cover the bottom half making them ideal for the kitchen as they provide necessary privacy without blocking sunlight. If you’re looking to have more light control, full curtains be more suited to your needs.

White net curtains in a dark room

Made to Measure Voile Curtains

Voile curtains are often a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms; they too allow a good amount of light in but still offer a significant amount of privacy which is essential in rooms like the bathroom. Voile curtains can be a really pretty addition to your window design but are much better suited to rooms which don’t need great light control such as bathrooms and kitchens. One of the advantages of made to measure curtains is that you can choose to have them whatever length you please so they can work for smaller windows.

Made to Measure Patterned Curtains

As mentioned, made to measure curtains are great for smaller windows as you can dictate the length you desire. If you require more light control for your smaller windows; for example if you have small windows in bedrooms, then lined made to measure curtains could be a good choice. If choosing lined curtains, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to patterns and fabrics. You can easily choose something which nicely complements your interior décor.

Alternatives to Curtains

Whilst there are plenty of choices for small window curtain ideas, it is also worth taking a look at some of the alternatives. Sometimes for smaller windows blinds make a better choice; they too can be made to measure and fit smaller windows perfectly.

Grey roman blinds at a window

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are incredibly popular in UK homes, you can choose from a variety of finishes and fabrics to suit your décor perfectly. Roman blinds are great for smaller windows and still give you excellent fabric choices so you can choose something to complement the rest of the room. These are great for when you have smaller windows in bedrooms.

White roller blind heading tube attached into a supporting bracket

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds, like roman blinds, also offer a great alternative to curtains when it comes to smaller windows. Roller blinds, available in a number of designs are super easy to use and great for use in kitchens and bathrooms as well as in bedrooms with smaller windows.

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