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Southern California Coastal Window Treatment Design Recommendations

September 26, 2017

Owning a home in a coastal climate like Southern California means that how you plan your home design may be a little different than homes in other parts of California. Not only do coastal homes here have a distinct style, but homes here can also have a few factors that other homes lack – especially when talking about window treatments in Southern California homes.

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These are just a few things you’re able to do with your window treatments to make your coastal house look fantastic.

Preserve Your Views And Your Privacy

Houses near the Southern California coast have some of the prettiest views of any home in California, and while you may like to keep them clear day and night, you also need to think about your privacy. Thin blinds or draperies might be all the rage in some homes, but they’ll also give outsiders a clear view of your home.

Instead, try a window treatment with more versatility like plantation shutters, which offer a great deal of flexibility on both your view and your privacy. The adjustable louvers give you a wide range of visibility, and the actual shutters can swing open or closed, so you can change at different times of the day or based simply on your mood.


Don’t Let Salty Air Damage Your Windows

Owning a home near the California coast means you’re no stranger to the salty air from the ocean. The ocean air can lead to rust on your car, corrosion on your gutters, and damage on your window treatments and windows.

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For long-lasting functionality and looks, you need a window treatment that doesn’t retain moisture. That means faux wood, either faux wood blinds or Polywood plantation shutters. Either window treatment will shrug off moisture, keeping your window treatment and frame free from mold, damage, and musty scents.

Keep Your Space and Your Options Open

The coastal doesn’t always have to be bad news, though. One of the best feelings in Southern California homes is swinging your windows open to let that fresh open air come inside. To help with that, you should have a window treatment that doesn’t swing or flap wildly in the breeze. Stay away from light drapes or curtains that only hang from a top rod, and depending on how breezy your neighborhood gets, blinds may even be a bad idea. Instead, look for a more secure window treatment, like shutters.

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Also keep in mind how your home style could change over time. Southern California interior design trends can change fairly often, and purchasing a stylistically versatile window treatment can help you adapt to new trends. Some window treatments that will stand the test of time better than others include:

  • Solid white interior shutters

  • Earth tone honeycomb shades

  • Faux wood blinds in solid or wood colors

Spruce Up Your Coastal Home

For more help combatting salty ocean air, staying up to date on home design, or maintaining your stunning Southern California coast views, we can help. Call our team at 888-611-2474 or use the free consultation request form below. Get started on making your home even more stunning than the views around it.