What Window Treatments Look Best From Outdoors?

Lisa Renee Nieberding

As a savvy homeowner in Cincinnati, you purchase window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you given any attention to which window treatments look best from outdoors, and which ones may add to your house’s curb appeal?

Here are our best picks for window treatments that look best from outdoors.

Shutters Offer Top Curb Appeal

Shutters are perfect for maximizing curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outside. With their bright, solid lines and pronounced louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and complement just about any style of home. With the stunning whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or beautifully rustic 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 uniform look across each of your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of the house can give you48 a jumbled look, so being able to use the same window treatments across all those windows is a huge benefit. Our shutters are custom-built to fit any style and shape of window, so you can get a clean, even look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are exceedingly resilient and low-maintenance, so there’s no need to worry about them looking dingy, wrinkled or dusty in the window like you would with a fabric window covering.

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Shades Open Up Your Color Palette

Though they may not offer 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 your siding, roof, trim, and windows – shades are probably going to be your best bet. With nearly endless choices in colors and patterns, shades might be your most versatile option.

Keep in mind with shades that they require a little more maintenance to maintain their beautiful looks. Over time, they can wrinkle, fold, fade and stain, meaning all of their appeal goes away. Also be mindful of how silhouettes can appear behind them at night when you have the lights on indoors.

Increase Your Curb Appeal With New Window Treatments

If you want to add to both the inside and outside appeal of your home with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 513-216-9740. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and find great looking window treatments.