What Window Treatments Make Your Home Look Even Better From the Exterior?

Blake Jarman

As a savvy Raleigh homeowner, you purchase window treatments based on how they can make your interior look. But have you ever thought about which window treatments look best from outdoors, and which ones increase your home’s curb appeal?

Below are our best recommendations for window treatments that look great both outside and in.

Plantation Shutters Maximize Curb Appeal

Shutters are great for improving your curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outside. With their bright, solid lines and pronounced louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and can accentuate just about any style of building. With the brilliant whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or all-natural looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can complement any type of siding you have, from wood siding to brick to shingle style siding.

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Shutters are able to give you a consolidated look across all your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of your home can give you48 a jumbled look, so being able to use the same window treatments across all those windows is a substantial benefit. Shutters can be custom made to fit any type and size of window, so you can get a tight, uniform look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are super durable and low-maintenance, so you’ll never have to worry about them looking dingy, faded or dirty in the window like you might with a fabric window treatment.

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Shades Offer Color Versatility

Though they don’t have the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest benefits of shades are their clean, solid look and wide variety of colors. If you have a very particular color scheme in mind that you want to adhere to across your house – shades are probably going to be your best bet. With nearly endless choices in colors and textures, shades are one of the most versatile options.

Keep in mind with shades that they require a little more upkeep to keep their great looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, fold, fade and stain, meaning all of their appeal goes away. Also keep in mind how silhouettes will cast on them at night when your inside lights are on.

Increase Your Curb Appeal With New Window Treatments

If you want to draw some more attention to your home with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 919-887-9198. We’ll show you all of your options, and help you find window treatments that work best for your Raleigh home.