View of plantation shutters from the exterior

What Window Treatments Look Great From Outside?

June 19, 2017

As a smart New York City homeowner, you weigh your choices in window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you ever thought about which window treatments look best from the exterior, and which ones may add to your house’s curb appeal?

Below are our best recommendations for window treatments that look best from outdoors.

Shutters Maximize Curb Appeal

Shutters are perfect for upping your curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outside. With their bright, clean lines and pronounced louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and are able to seamlessly match just about any style of house. With the brilliant whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or muted and natural looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can be a great counterpoint to any kind of siding, from shingle to brick to stone.

New York City shutters home outside

Shutters are able to give you a uniform look across each of your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of the house can give you48 a jumbled look, so the ability to coordinate the window treatments across all your windows is a great boon. Shutters can be custom-built to fit any kind and shape of window, so you can get a tight, uniform look no matter what.

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

Exterior view of shutters New York City home 

Shades In New York City Offer Color Versatility

Although 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 that you want to stick to across every party of your home – shades are probably going to be your best bet. With hundreds of choices in colors and textures, shades are one of the most versatile options.

Remember that shades need a bit more maintenance to keep their stylish looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, fold, fade and stain, all of which can destroy their appeal. Also keep in mind how silhouettes can appear behind them in the evening when you have the lights on indoors.

Start Thinking About Both Sides of Your Home 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 631-246-3930. We’ll walk you through all of your options, and help you find window treatments that work best for your New York City home.

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