Which Window Treatments Look Even Better From Outdoors?

Gary Harding

As a smart Colorado Springs homeowner, you weigh your choices in window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you given much thought as to which window treatments look best from the exterior, and which ones may add to your house’s curb appeal?

Here are our top picks for window treatments that can elevate the looks of your home’s exterior.

Shutters Maximize Curb Appeal

Shutters are great for upping your curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outside. With their crisp, solid shape and wide louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and complement just about any style of building. With the brilliant 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 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 messy look, so being able to use the same window treatments across all your windows is a substantial boon. Our shutters are custom made to fit any style and size of window, so you can get a clean, uniform look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are exceedingly resilient and low-maintenance, so you’ll never have to worry about them looking shoddy, wrinkled or dusty in the window like you might with a fabric window covering.

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Shades In Colorado Springs Offer Color Versatility

Though they don’t add the same “pop” as shutters do, the most notable benefits of shades are their clean, solid look and ability to color match. If you have a very specific color scheme in mind that you want to adhere to across your siding, roof, trim, and windows – shades are the window treatment for you. With nearly endless choices in colors and patterns, shades might be your most versatile option.

Keep in mind with shades that they require a bit more upkeep to maintain their pristine 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 can appear behind them at night when your inside lights are on.

Start Thinking About Both Sides of Your Home With New Window Treatments

If you want to catch some more eyes in your neighborhood with the help of shutters, drapes or shades, give us a call today at 303-625-6431. We’ll show you all of your options, and find great looking window treatments.