What Window Treatments Look Great From Outdoors?

Holly Perron

As a smart homeowner in Boston, you purchase window treatments based on how they look inside your home. But have you given any attention to which window treatments look best from the other side of your windows, and which ones can give your home some added curb appeal?

These are our top picks for window treatments that look great both outside and in.

Plantation Shutters Maximize Curb Appeal

Shutters are great for maximizing curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outdoors. With their crisp, solid lines and pronounced louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and complement just about any type of building. With the bright whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or all-natural looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can be a great counterpoint to any kind of siding, from wood siding to brick to shingle style siding.

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Shutters are able to add some uniformity across all your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of your home can give you48 a jumbled look, so the ability to use the same window treatments across all your windows is a substantial benefit. Shutters can be custom made to fit any style and shape of window, so you can get a clean, consistent look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are super resilient and easy to clean, so there’s no need to worry about them looking dingy, faded or dusty in the window like you would with a fabric window treatment.

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Shades Open Up Your Color Palette

Though they may not offer the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest benefits of shades are their clean, solid look and wide variety of colors. If you have an incredibly specific color scheme that you want to stick to across your house – shades are probably going to be your best bet. With nearly endless 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, which can make them lose any appeal they had. Also be aware of how silhouettes will cast on them at night when your inside lights are on.

Start Thinking About Both Sides of Your Home With New Window Treatments

If you want to draw some more attention to your home with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 781-352-2205. We’ll show you all of your options, and find your perfect window treatment.