Which Window Treatments Look Great From Outdoors?

Stefano Diotaiuti

As a savvy Nashville homeowner, you weigh your choices in window treatments based on how they can make your interior look. But have you given any attention to which window treatments look best from outdoors, and which ones increase your home’s curb appeal?

Below are our best picks for window treatments that look great both outside and in.

Plantation Shutters Give You Curb Appeal

Shutters are fantastic for maximizing 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 complement just about any type of building. With the stunning whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or natural looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can complement any type of siding you have, from wood siding to brick to shingle style siding.

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Shutters are able to add some uniformity across all your windows. If your window treatments are all wildly different you could end up with a jumbled look, so being able to use the same window treatments across all those windows is a huge boon. Shutters can be custom made to fit any kind and size of window, so you can get a coordinated, uniform look no matter what.

Finally, shutters are super durable and require very little upkeep, so there’s no need to worry about them looking shoddy, sun-bleached or dusty in the window like you would with a fabric window treatment.

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Shades Offer Color Versatility

Though they don’t offer the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest things shades have going for them are their clean, solid look and huge number of color options. If you have an incredibly particular color scheme that you want to stick to across your house – 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.

Don’t forget that shades need a bit more maintenance to keep their stylish looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, crease, discolor, meaning all of their appeal goes away. Also keep in mind how silhouettes will cast on them in the evening when you have the lights on indoors.

Grab Your Neighbors’ Attention With New Window Treatments

If you want to add to both the inside and outside appeal of your home with shutters, drapes or shades, give us a call today at 615-236-8530. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and help you find your perfect window treatment.