What Window Treatments Look Best From the Exterior?

Kimball Jones

As a smart Southern California homeowner, you decide on your window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you given much thought as to which window treatments look best from the other side of your windows, and which ones increase your home’s curb appeal?

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

Shutters Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Shutters are fantastic for upping your curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outside. With their crisp, clean shape and thick louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and complement just about any style of house. With the stunning whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or muted and 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 can also help add some uniformity across each of your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of your home can give you48 a jumbled look, so being able to coordinate the window treatments across all those windows is a great benefit. Our shutters are custom-built to fit any style and size of window, so you can get a clean, uniform look no matter what.

Finally, shutters are incredibly durable and easy to clean, so there’s no need to worry about them looking dingy, wrinkled or dirty in the window like you would with a fabric window covering.

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Shades Open Up Your Color Palette

Even though they may not add the same “pop” as shutters do, shades’ biggest benefits are their clean, solid look and wide variety of colors. If you have an incredibly specific color combo in mind that you want to adhere to across every party of your home – shades are the window treatment for you. With nearly endless options in colors and patterns, shades are a do-it-all window treatment.

Don’t forget that shades require a little more upkeep to maintain their beautiful looks. As time passes, they can wrinkle, fold, fade and stain, all of which can destroy their appeal. Also be aware of how silhouettes will cast on them at night when you have the lights on indoors.

Increase Your Curb Appeal With New Window Treatments

If you’re ready to catch some more eyes in your neighborhood with the help of shutters, drapes or shades, give us a call today at 888-611-2474. We’ll walk you through all of your options, and help you find window treatments that work best for your Southern California home.