Plantation shutters in a bright living room

Cincinnati Coastal Window Treatment Tips

September 26, 2017

Owning a home in a coastal climate like Cincinnati means that how you think about your home design can vary from homes in other parts of OH. Coastal homes around here have both a particular style, as well as a few considerations that other homes lack – especially when talking about window coverings in Cincinnati homes.

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

Protect Your Views And Your Privacy

Homes on the Cincinnati coast boast some of the prettiest views of any home in OH, and even though you’d love to have your windows clear all day long, you should also think about your privacy. Sheer blinds or draperies may be all the rage in a few homes, but they’ll also let anyone walking outside see inside your home.

Rather, opt for a window treatment with more versatility like plantation shutters, which offer tons of flexibility on both your view and your privacy. The tilting louvers give you a wide range of visibility, and the panels themselves can swing fully open or shut, so you can change your privacy levels at various hours of the day or just based on your style.

 

Don’t Let Salty Air Damage Your Windows

Owning a home near the OH coast means you’re no stranger to the salty air from the ocean. Salty air can cause rust on your vehicle, corrosion on metal patio furniture, and mildew on your window treatments and windows.

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For stylish looks that last a lifetime, you want a window covering that doesn’t retain moisture. Your best bet is faux wood, so think about faux wood blinds or Polywood plantation shutters. Either window treatment will shrug off moisture, keeping your window treatment free from mildew, damage, and musty scents.
 

Keep Your Space Open, Keep Your Fashion Options Open

The coastal does have upsides, however. One of the best feelings in Cincinnati homes is swinging your windows open to let in that fresh sea breeze. To make it even better, you need a window treatment that doesn’t sway or flap wildly in the breeze. Stay away from light drapes or curtains strung from a rod, and depending on how windy your neighborhood gets, you may also want to stay away from blinds. Rather, look for a more secure window treatment, such as shutters.

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Also keep in mind how your home design could change over the next few years. Cincinnati interior fashion trends can change fairly often, and installing a versatile window treatment can help you keep up with trends. Some window treatments that will adapt with the times better than others include:

  • Solid white interior shutters

  • Earth tone honeycomb shades

  • Faux wood blinds in a natural wood grain

Spruce Up Your Coastal Home

For more help combatting salty ocean air, staying fashion-forward, or maintaining your stunning Cincinnati coast views, we can help. Get in touch by calling 513-216-9740 or fill out the free consultation request form below. Get started on making your home even more beautiful than the views outside.

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