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Boise Coastal Window Treatment Design Recommendations

September 26, 2017

Living in a coastal area like Boise means that how you think about your home decor may be a little different than homes in other parts of Idaho. Coastal homes in our area have both a unique style, as well as a few aspects that other homes may not have – especially when it comes to window treatments in Boise homes.

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Here’s what you can do with your window coverings to make your coastal house look fantastic.

Protect Your Views And Your Privacy

Houses near the Boise coast have some of the most fantastic views of any Idaho home, and while you’d love to have your windows unobstructed 24 hours a day, you also need to think about your privacy. Thin blinds or drapes might be popular in some homes, but they’ll also let anyone walking outside see inside your home.

Instead, choose a more versatile window decor like plantation shutters, which offer a good amount of flexibility on maintaining your view and your privacy. The movable louvers give you a wide range of visibility, and the actual shutters can swing fully open or shut, so you can change how much privacy you have at various hours of the day or based simply on your needs.


Don’t Let Salty Air Affect Your Window Treatments

Living near the Idaho coast means you’re all too familiar with the salty air from the ocean. Salty air can cause rust on your vehicle, corrosion on metal patio furniture, and mildew on your window treatments and windows.

Plantation shutters in Boise coastal home
For stylish looks that last a lifetime, you need a window covering that won’t retain moisture. Think faux wood, whether that means faux wood blinds or Polywood plantation shutters. Either window treatment will shrug off moisture, keeping your window free from mold, corrosion, and musty scents.

Keep Your Space and Your Options Open

The ocean doesn’t always have to be bad news, though. One of the best experiences of being a Boise homeowner is swinging your windows open to let that fresh open air come inside. To do that, you want a window treatment that won’t sway or flap wildly in the breeze. Say no to light drapes or curtains that dangle from a rod, and depending on how windy your neighborhood gets, blinds may even be a bad idea. Rather, look for a window treatment that’s more secure, such as shutters.

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Also keep in mind how your home design might change over the next few years. Boise home fashion trends can change fairly often, and going with a stylistically versatile window treatment can help you adapt to new trends. Some window treatments that will stand the test of time better than others include:

  • Solid white interior shutters

  • Neutral tone cellular shades

  • Faux wood blinds in a natural wood grain

Get More Help For Your Coastal Home

For more help fighting back against salty ocean air, staying on the forefront of home fashion, or maintaining your stunning Boise coast views, Sunburst can help. Get in touch by calling 208-609-9129 or use the free consultation request form below. Let’s get your home looking even more beautiful than the views outside.