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Which Window Treatments Look Best From Outside?

June 19, 2017

As a smart homeowner in Washington DC, you purchase window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you given much thought as to which window treatments look best from the exterior, and which ones may add to your house’s curb appeal?

Here are our best recommendations for window treatments that look great both outside and in.

Shutters Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Shutters are great for maximizing curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outdoors. With their crisp, clean lines and wide louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and complement just about any type of house. With the brilliant whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or natural looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can complement any type of siding you have, from shingle to brick to stone.

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Shutters are able to give you a consolidated look across each of your windows. If your window treatments don’t match you could end up with a jumbled look, so being able to use the same window treatments across all your windows is a great benefit. Shutters can be custom made to fit any kind and shape of window, so you can get a tight, consistent look no matter what.

Finally, shutters are super resilient and require very little upkeep, so you won’t have to worry about them looking shoddy, wrinkled or dirty in the window like you would with a fabric window treatment.

Exterior view of shutters Washington DC home 

Shades In Washington DC Open Up Your Color Palette

Though they may not have 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 scheme in mind that you want to adhere to across your house – shades are the window treatment for you. With hundreds of choices in colors and patterns, shades are one of the most versatile options.

Don’t forget that shades need a little more maintenance to maintain their stylish looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, fold, wash out, all of which can destroy their appeal. Also keep in mind how silhouettes can appear behind them in the evening when your inside lights are on.

Grab Your Neighbors’ Attention 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 240-339-2588. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and help you find your perfect window treatment.