What Window Treatments Look Great From the Exterior?

Dennis Rooney

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?

These 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 building. 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 coordinated, 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, sun-bleached or dirty in the window like you might with a fabric window covering.

Exterior shutters New York City home 

Shades Offer Color Versatility

Although they may not offer the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest benefits of shades are their clean, solid look and ability to color match. If you have a very specific color scheme that you want to stick to across your siding, roof, trim, and windows – shades are what you want. With hundreds of choices in colors and textures, shades might be your most versatile option.

Remember that shades need a bit more maintenance to keep their awesome looks. As time passes, they can wrinkle, fold, fade and stain, all of which can destroy their appeal. Also be mindful of how silhouettes can appear behind them in the evening when you have the lights on indoors.

Beautify Your Home Inside and Out 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 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.