View of plantation shutters from the exterior

Which Window Treatments Make Your Home Look Great From the Exterior?

June 19, 2017

As a smart homeowner in Austin, you decide on your window treatments based on how they can make your interior look. But have you ever thought about 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 make your home’s exterior look even better.

Plantation Shutters Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Shutters are fantastic for improving your curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outside. With their crisp, solid shape and thick louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and complement 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.

Austin shutters home outside

Shutters can also help give you a uniform look across each of your windows. If your window treatments are all wildly different you might end up with a messy look, so the ability to coordinate the window treatments across all those windows is a substantial boon. Our shutters are custom made to fit any style and size of window, so you can get a clean, even look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are super resilient and easy to clean, so there’s no need to worry about them looking shoddy, faded or dusty in the window like you might with a fabric window covering.

Exterior view of shutters Austin home 

Shades In Austin Offer Color Versatility

Though they don’t add the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest things shades have going for them are their clean, solid look and ability to color match. If you have a very particular color combo that you want to stick to across your house – shades are the window treatment for you. With nearly endless choices in colors and patterns, shades are a do-it-all window treatment.

Remember that shades require a little more maintenance to maintain their awesome looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, fold, fade and stain, which can make them lose any appeal they had. Also be aware of how silhouettes will cast on them in the evening when your inside lights are on.

Start Thinking About Both Sides of Your Home With New Window Treatments

If you want to make both your home’s interior and exterior look even better with shutters, drapes or shades, give us a call today at 512-549-6077. We’ll show you all of your options, and find window treatments that work best for your Austin home.

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