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Austin Coastal Window Treatment Design Ideas

September 26, 2017

Living in a coastal region like Austin means that how you think about your home design may be a little different than homes in other parts of Texas. Not only do coastal homes here have a distinct style, but homes here can also have a few considerations that other homes lack – especially when it comes to window coverings in Austin households.

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These are just a few things you’re able to do with your window coverings to make your coastal house look its very best.

Preserve Your Views And Your Privacy

Homes near the Austin coast have some of the most beautiful views of any home in Texas, and while you’d love to keep them clear 24 hours a day, you also need to think about your privacy. Thin blinds or drapes might be all the rage in a few homes, but they’ll also let anyone walking outside see inside your home.

Rather, choose a more versatile window decor like plantation shutters, which give you tons of flexibility on both your view and your privacy. The movable louvers allow for an entire spectrum 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 style.


Don’t Let Salty Air Affect Your Windows

Owning a home on the Texas coast means you’re accustomed to the salty air from the ocean. The ocean air can lead to rust on your vehicle, corrosion on your gutters, and mildew on your window treatments and windows.

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For form and function to last you years, you want a window covering that doesn’t hold moisture. The best waterproof window treatments will be 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 and Your Options Open

The coastal does have upsides, though. One of the best experiences of being a Austin homeowner is opening up the windows to let that fresh open air come inside. To do that, you need a window treatment that doesn’t swing or blow wildly in the breeze. Stay away from sheer drapes or curtains that dangle from a rod, and depending on how breezy your neighborhood gets, you may also want to stay away from blinds. Rather, look for a window treatment that’s more secure, like shutters.

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It’s also a good idea to think about how your home style could change over time. Austin interior fashion trends can shift fairly often, and going with a stylistically versatile window treatment can help you adapt to new trends. Some window treatments that will adapt with the times better than others include:

  • Solid white interior shutters

  • Earth tone cellular shades

  • Faux wood blinds in neutral or earth tones

Get More Help For Your Coastal Home

For more help fighting back against salty ocean air, staying fashion-forward, or preserving your beautiful Austin coast views, we can help. Call our team at 512-549-6077 or use the free consultation request form below. Let’s get your home looking even more breathtaking than the views around it.