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

Bill Burke

As a smart Indianapolis homeowner, you decide on your window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you given any attention to which window treatments look best from the other side of your windows, and which ones increase your home’s curb appeal?

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

Plantation Shutters Offer Top Curb Appeal

Shutters are perfect for maximizing curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outdoors. With their crisp, clean lines and wide louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and are able to seamlessly match just about any style of house. With the stunning whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or nature-inspired looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can complement any type of siding you have, from brick siding to shingle siding and beyond.

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Shutters can also help give you a uniform look across each of your windows. If your window treatments are all wildly different you could end up with a messy look, so being able to coordinate the window treatments across all your windows is a huge boon. Shutters can be custom-built to fit any type and size of window, so you can get a tight, uniform look no matter what.

Finally, shutters are incredibly resilient and low-maintenance, so you won’t have to worry about them looking dingy, sun-bleached or dusty in the window like you would with a fabric window covering.

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Shades Offer Color Versatility

Though they don’t add the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest things shades have on their side are their clean, solid look and wide variety of colors. If you have a very particular color scheme in mind that you want to adhere to across your house – shades are probably going to be your best bet. With nearly endless options in colors and textures, shades are one of the most versatile options.

Don’t forget that shades require a little more upkeep to maintain their awesome looks. As time passes, they can wrinkle, fold, wash out, meaning all of their appeal goes away. Also keep in mind how silhouettes will cast on them at night when you have the lights on indoors.

Increase Your Curb Appeal With New Window Treatments

If you’re ready to catch some more eyes in your neighborhood with the help of shutters, drapes or shades, give us a call today at 317-558-9066. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and find your perfect window treatment.