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What Window Treatments Look Best From Outside?

June 19, 2017

As a savvy Gainesville homeowner, you carefully choose window treatments based on how they can make your interior look. But have you given much thought as to which window treatments look best from the other side of your windows, and which ones increase your home’s curb appeal?

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

Shutters Maximize Curb Appeal

Shutters are perfect for upping your curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outside. With their bright, solid shape and wide louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and are able to seamlessly match just about any type of building. With the classic 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 wood siding to brick to shingle style siding.

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Shutters can also help give you a consolidated look across all your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of your home can result in48 a jumbled look, so being able to coordinate the window treatments across all your windows is a substantial boon. Shutters can be custom made to fit any style and size of window, so you can get a clean, even look no matter what.

Finally, shutters are super resilient and easy to clean, so you’ll never have to worry about them looking dingy, wrinkled or dirty in the window like you would with a fabric window treatment.

Exterior view of shutters Gainesville home 

Shades In Gainesville Open Up Your Color Palette

Though they may not add the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest strengths of shades are their clean, solid look and ability to color match. If you have a very particular color combo in mind that you want to adhere to across your siding, roof, trim, and windows – shades are what you want. With hundreds of options in colors and patterns, shades might be your most versatile option.

Don’t forget that shades require a bit more maintenance to keep their awesome looks. Over time, they can wrinkle, fold, fade and stain, which can make them lose any appeal they had. Also be mindful of how silhouettes will cast on them in the evening when your inside lights are on.

Increase Your Curb Appeal With New Window Treatments

If you want to draw some more attention to your home with shutters, drapes or shades, give us a call today at 813-602-5966. We’ll show you all of your options, and help you find your perfect window treatment.