5 Window Treatment Ideas to Brighten Up a Small Room

Decorating a small space is no easy feat. Along with making room for all your furniture essentials, you’re tasked with incorporating décor accents that won’t visually clutter the space.

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Fortunately, the right window treatments can make a big difference in opening up a small room. From sheer drapes, to patterned roller shades and more, here are five window treatments that will brighten up a cramped, dim room in no time

1. Belgian Sheer Linen Drapes

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A little Belgian Sheer linen can go a long way in brightening up a small room. Gauzy and ethereal, sheer drapes composed of Belgian linen are a chic way to open up a cramped space. Thanks to their lightweight construction, Belgian Sheer Linen Drapes in neutral tones, such as Off-White or Oatmeal, allow natural light to flow into a small room, so it appears bigger and brighter at the same time.

2. Earth-Toned Linen Shades

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Never underestimate the impact of earth-toned shades in a small room. Not only do roman shades made of linen in natural hues, such as Oatmeal Belgian Linen Flax and Mist Gray Belgian Flax Linen, look light and airy, due to their clean lines and compact shape, they make a tight room feel less cluttered, while visually expanding the space.

3. Patterned Roller Shades

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For stylish window treatments with a pop of color and personality, consider installing patterned roller shades in a small room. Along with supplying a dash of drama to energize a cramped room, blackout roller shades in a lively pattern, like Pisces Indigo or Patch Sage, allow you to shut out light at your leisure—so you can turn a small bedroom into a cozy sleeping space in no time.  

4. Organic Cotton Drapes

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Breezy but versatile, organic cotton drapes are a goofproof way to open up a small space without overpowering the other décor elements in the room. Consider ones in a light neutral shade, such as Birch or Bisque for a boho-friendly look, or try drapes in a cool hue, like Cool Lavender, to bring a modern touch of color to a room.

5. Colorful Velvet Drapes and Shades

teal velvet drapes 

If you think bold colored window treatments won’t work in a small space, then you are mistaken. In addition to creating visual interest in a tight area, drapes or roman shades in an eye-catching shade and fabric, like Teal Velvet or Sapphire Velvet, instantly brighten up a cramped room, without taking up an inch of floor space.

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