View of plantation shutters from the exterior

What Window Treatments Look Best From Outside?

June 19, 2017

As a smart homeowner in Boston, you purchase window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you given any attention to which window treatments look best from outdoors, and which ones increase your home’s curb appeal?

These are our top picks for window treatments that can elevate the looks of your home’s exterior.

Plantation Shutters Maximize Curb Appeal

Shutters are great for improving your curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outdoors. With their crisp, solid geometry 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.

Boston shutters home outside

Shutters are able to give you a uniform look 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 huge benefit. Shutters can be custom made to fit any type and shape of window, so you can get a clean, consistent look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are super resilient and low-maintenance, so you won’t have to worry about them looking shoddy, sun-bleached or dusty in the window like you would with a fabric window treatment.

Exterior view of shutters Boston home 

Shades In Boston Open Up Your Color Palette

Though they may not have the same “pop” as shutters do, shades’ biggest benefits are their clean, solid look and ability to color match. 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. Over the course of a few months, 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.

Beautify Your Home Inside and Out With New Window Treatments

If you want to add to both the inside and outside appeal of your home with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 781-352-2205. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and find your perfect window treatment.

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