What Window Treatments Look Best From the Exterior?06/19/2017Eric Ramsey As a smart Destin homeowner, you buy window treatments based on how they look inside your home. But have you ever thought about which window treatments look best from outdoors, and which ones may add to your house’s curb appeal? Below are our top picks for window treatments that look great both outside and in. Plantation Shutters Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal Shutters are great for maximizing curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outside. With their crisp, clean lines and thick louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and can accentuate just about any type of home. With the bright whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or beautifully rustic looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can complement any type of siding you have, from shingle to brick to stone. Shutters can also help add some uniformity across all your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of the house can result in48 a jumbled look, so being able to use the same window treatments across all your windows is a great boon. Shutters can be custom made to fit any type and size of window, so you can get a coordinated, uniform look no matter what. Finally, shutters are incredibly resilient and require very little upkeep, so there’s no need to worry about them looking shoddy, wrinkled or dusty in the window like you would with a fabric window treatment. Shades In Destin Offer Color Versatility Although they may not offer the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest things shades have going for them are their clean, solid look and wide variety of colors. If you have a very specific color combo that you want to stick to across your house – shades are probably going to be your best bet. With hundreds of choices in colors and patterns, shades are a do-it-all window treatment. Don’t forget that shades require a bit more upkeep to keep their beautiful looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, crease, discolor, meaning all of their appeal goes away. Also be aware of how silhouettes can appear behind them in the evening when your inside lights are on. Start Thinking About Both Sides of Your Home With New Window Treatments If you’re ready to draw some more attention to your home with shutters, drapes or shades, give us a call today at 850-203-0419. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and find great looking window treatments.