Which Window Treatments Make Your Home Look Best From Outdoors?

Tyler Jorgensen

As a savvy San Antonio homeowner, you carefully choose 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 outdoors, and which ones increase your home’s curb appeal?

These are our best recommendations for window treatments that look best from outdoors.

Shutters Offer Top Curb Appeal

Shutters are fantastic for maximizing curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outdoors. With their crisp, clean shape and wide louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and can accentuate just about any type of house. With the stunning 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.

San Antonio shutters home outside

Shutters are able to give you a consolidated look across each of your windows. If your window treatments don’t match you could end up with a jumbled look, so the ability to coordinate the window treatments across all your windows is a substantial benefit. Shutters can be custom-built to fit any kind and size of window, so you can get a coordinated, uniform look no matter what.

Finally, shutters are super resilient and low-maintenance, 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 shutters San Antonio home 

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 a very particular color combo 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 might be your most versatile option.

Remember that shades require a little more upkeep to maintain their awesome looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, fold, wash out, all of which can destroy their appeal. Also be mindful of how silhouettes will cast on them at night when you have the lights on indoors.

Increase Your Curb Appeal With New Window Treatments

If you want to catch some more eyes in your neighborhood with the help of shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 210-876-0377. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and help you find window treatments that work best for your San Antonio home.