Sure, having huge windows with beautiful sights is the dream. However, for most city-dwellers, the reality is quite a bit different than the imagined wall length windows in your home or apartment. Small windows need just as much care as larger ones, especially in areas of the Greater Toronto Area where cold, light and energy saving are a necessity! Prime Window Coverings has you covered for all your custom window coverings Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton and further. If you’ve ever wondered what the best window treatments are for smaller windows, you’re in luck, as this blog will give you some excellent ideas from the experts at Prime Window Coverings about what you can do within your home.

  1. Valance Treatment

A valance is a window treatment which covers only the top most part of a window, making it perfect for smaller windows as they allow in plenty of light, and make your window and area look larger. When you think of a valance, most people’s mind goes immediately to the seventies. However, valance window treatments are a lot more popular nowadays than you might think. With plenty of fabrics, styles and customization options including the ability to put in a roller shade beneath your valance treatment, this treatment can go a long way in providing you with the necessary shade, while not covering too much of your window.

  1. Roller Shades

This one is a no-brainer. Roller shades are a great treatment option as they allow your window to be covered when necessary, but are easily retracted when you just want to see that light. Because of their functionality as well as the literal millions of design fabrics and patterns, you can decorate to suit your style and your home’s overall aesthetic. For darker rooms, consider an opaque roller shade to let in as much light as possible, while not sacrificing your privacy!

  1. Cellular Shades

These kinds of window coverings are among the most versatile choices for any window type. They allow you to block as much light as you’d like, coming in first place in Canada for energy-efficiency and customization. Cellular shades can be raised and folded much like regular roller shades, but fold up into a virtually negligible stack, leaving your window as bare and free as possible when not in use. These shades are perfect for sun-facing windows and offer a good layer of insulation in places such as basements!


  1. Roman Shades

Roman shades are particularly useful, as they draw the attention away from the window with their myriad of fabric choices and patterns. These window coverings stack at the top of your window, then are pulled down to cover the entirety. Because of the way they are stacked, they can create a certain softness around your window, which detracts from the window itself and pulls the viewer’s vision up toward the ceiling.

  1. Solar Shades

Similar to roller shades, solar shades roll up and stack neatly. However, these customizable opaque coverings are intended to let in a lot more light than other forms of window treatments, making them perfect for windows which need the most privacy, but could benefit the most from light. Perfect for basements and smaller bathroom windows, solar shades also provide you with temperature control where you need it most. For small homes, basement apartments and condos, custom shades are perfect for Mississauga and the GTA.

It doesn’t matter how large your windows; Prime Window Coverings is here for you. We’re your one stop shop offering all kinds of window treatments; fabrics, drapes, blinds, shades, rods and motorization in the Greater Toronto Area. Our amazing team can help you find the perfect window treatment fit for your home. We serve the Greater Toronto Area, from Hamilton, Oakville and Brampton, to Vaughan, Scarborough and Toronto! Contact us today for a free consultation!

Prime Window Coverings is your number one source for custom window treatments Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area. Call or message us today for a free in-home consultation!