What Window Treatments Make Your Home Look Best From Outdoors?

Richard Rampton

As a smart homeowner in Chicago, you weigh your choices in window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you given any attention to which window treatments look best from the other side of your windows, and which ones may add to your house’s curb appeal?

Below are our top picks for window treatments that make your home’s exterior look even better.

Shutters Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Shutters are perfect for improving your curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outdoors. With their bright, solid shape and thick louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and can accentuate just about any style of home. With the brilliant whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or natural looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can be a great counterpoint to any kind of siding, from brick siding to shingle siding and beyond.

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Shutters can also help give you a consolidated look across all your windows. If your window treatments are all wildly different you might end up with a jumbled look, so the ability to coordinate the window treatments across all your windows is a great benefit. Shutters can be custom made to fit any kind and size of window, so you can get a coordinated, uniform look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are super resilient and low-maintenance, so you won’t have to worry about them looking dingy, wrinkled or dirty in the window like you would with a fabric window covering.

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Shades In Chicago Open Up Your Color Palette

Though they may not 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 a very particular color scheme that you want to stick to across every party of your home – shades are the window treatment for you. With nearly endless options in colors and patterns, shades are one of the most versatile options.

Keep in mind with shades that they need a bit more upkeep to maintain their awesome looks. Over the course of a few months, 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 at night when you have the lights on indoors.

Grab Your Neighbors’ Attention 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 847-250-6544. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and find window treatments that work best for your Chicago home.