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What Window Treatments Help Your Home Look Best From the Exterior?

June 19, 2017

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 best 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 bright, 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 all-natural looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can complement any type of siding you have, from brick siding to shingle siding and beyond.

Destin shutters home outside

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 style and size of window, so you can get a coordinated, uniform look no matter what.

Finally, shutters are super resilient and require very little upkeep, so you won’t have to worry about them looking shoddy, wrinkled or dusty in the window like you would with a fabric window treatment.

Exterior view of shutters Destin home 

Shades In Destin Offer Color Versatility

Even though they may not have 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 what you want. With hundreds of choices in colors and patterns, shades are a do-it-all window treatment.

Don’t forget that shades need a bit more upkeep to keep their beautiful looks. As time passes, they can wrinkle, fold, wash out, 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, call Sunburst today at 850-203-0419. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and find great looking window treatments.