What Window Treatments Look Best From the Exterior?

Cory Cryer

As a savvy homeowner in Houston, you weigh your choices in window treatments based on how they can make your interior look. But have you given any attention to which window treatments look best from the other side of your windows, and which ones can give your home some added curb appeal?

Below are our top picks for window treatments that can elevate the looks of your home’s exterior.

Plantation Shutters Offer Top Curb Appeal

Shutters are great for improving your curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outside. With their crisp, solid geometry and wide louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and can accentuate just about any type of home. With the brilliant whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or all-natural looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can be a great counterpoint to any kind of siding, from brick siding to shingle siding and beyond.

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Shutters can also help give you a uniform look across all your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of your home can result in48 a messy look, so the ability to coordinate the window treatments across all those windows is a great boon. Our shutters are custom made to fit any type and shape of window, so you can get a clean, uniform look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are exceedingly durable and easy to clean, so you’ll never have to worry about them looking shoddy, faded or dirty in the window like you might with a fabric window treatment.

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Shades Offer Color Versatility

Though they may not have the same “pop” as shutters do, the most notable benefits of shades are their clean, solid look and ability to color match. If you have a very specific color scheme in mind that you want to adhere to across every party of your home – shades are probably going to be your best bet. With hundreds of choices in colors and patterns, shades are one of the most versatile options.

Keep in mind with shades that they require a bit more maintenance to keep their beautiful looks. As time passes, they can wrinkle, crease, fade and stain, meaning all of their appeal goes away. Also be mindful of how silhouettes can appear behind them in the evening when your inside lights are on.

Increase Your Curb Appeal With New Window Treatments

If you’re ready to draw some more attention to your home with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 713-853-9629. We’ll show you all of your options, and help you find your perfect window treatment.