Which Window Treatments Look Great From the Exterior?

Spencer Madsen

As a smart homeowner in Boise, you buy window treatments based on how they look inside your home. But have you given much thought as to which window treatments look best from the exterior, and which ones can give your home some added curb appeal?

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

Shutters Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Shutters are fantastic for maximizing curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outdoors. With their bright, clean geometry and thick louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and are able to seamlessly match just about any type of home. With the stunning whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or beautifully rustic 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.

Boise shutters home outside

Shutters are able to give you a consolidated look across all your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of your home can give you48 a messy look, so the ability to coordinate the window treatments across all your windows is a huge 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 incredibly durable and easy to clean, so there’s no need to worry about them looking shoddy, wrinkled or dusty in the window like you might with a fabric window covering.

Exterior shutters Boise home 

Shades In Boise Offer Color Versatility

Although they don’t offer the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest things shades have on their side are their clean, solid look and huge number of color options. If you have an incredibly specific color combo in mind that you want to adhere 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.

Keep in mind with shades that they require a bit more upkeep to keep their great looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, crease, wash out, 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 draw some more attention to your home with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 208-609-9129. We’ll walk you through all of your options, and help you find great looking window treatments.