What Window Treatments Make Your Home Look Best From Outdoors?

Eric Ramsey

As a savvy Tampa homeowner, you decide on your window treatments based on how they look inside your home. But have you given much thought as to which window treatments look best from the other side of your windows, and which ones can give your home some added curb appeal?

Here are our best recommendations for window treatments that make your home’s exterior look even better.

Plantation Shutters Maximize Curb Appeal

Shutters are great for improving your curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outdoors. With their crisp, solid shape and wide louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and complement just about any type of home. With the classic whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or beautifully rustic 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 can also help give you a uniform look across all your windows. If your window treatments are all wildly different you may end up with a jumbled look, so the ability to use the same window treatments across all those windows is a huge benefit. Shutters can be custom-built to fit any type and shape of window, so you can get a tight, even look no matter what.

Finally, shutters are super durable and low-maintenance, so there’s no need to worry about them looking shoddy, sun-bleached or dusty in the window like you might with a fabric window covering.

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Shades In Tampa Open Up Your Color Palette

Even though they may not offer the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest benefits of shades are their clean, solid look and wide variety of colors. If you have a very specific color combo that you want to stick to across your siding, roof, trim, and windows – shades are the window treatment for you. With nearly endless options in colors and patterns, shades are a do-it-all window treatment.

Keep in mind with shades that they need a little more maintenance to maintain their pristine looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, crease, fade and stain, meaning all of their appeal goes away. Also keep in mind how silhouettes will cast on them in the evening when you have the lights on indoors.

Grab Your Neighbors’ Attention With New Window Treatments

If you’re ready to add to both the inside and outside appeal of your home with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 813-580-7288. We’ll show you all of your options, and find window treatments that work best for your Tampa home.