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Which Window Treatments Look Great From the Exterior?

June 19, 2017

As a smart homeowner in Southern California, you weigh your choices in window treatments based on how they look inside your home. But have you given much thought as to which window treatments look best from outdoors, and which ones may add to your house’s curb appeal?

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

Plantation Shutters Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Shutters are perfect for maximizing curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outdoors. With their bright, solid lines and pronounced louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and can accentuate just about any style of building. With the brilliant whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or 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. If your window treatments are all wildly different you could end up with a messy look, so being able to coordinate the window treatments across all those windows is a substantial boon. 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 incredibly durable and require very little upkeep, so there’s no need to worry about them looking shoddy, faded or dusty in the window like you would with a fabric window covering.

Exterior view of shutters Southern California home 

Shades In Southern California Offer Color Versatility

Even though they may not add the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest strengths of shades are their clean, solid look and wide variety of colors. If you have a very particular color scheme that you want to stick to across every party of your home – shades are probably going to be your best bet. With hundreds of options in colors and patterns, shades are a do-it-all window treatment.

Keep in mind with shades that they require a bit more upkeep to maintain their pristine looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, fold, discolor, all of which can destroy their appeal. Also be mindful of how silhouettes can appear behind them at night when your inside lights are on.

Beautify Your Home Inside and Out With New Window Treatments

If you want to make both your home’s interior and exterior look even better with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 888-611-2474. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and find window treatments that work best for your Southern California home.