What Window Treatments Look Best From Outdoors?

George Christ

As a smart homeowner in Minneapolis, you weigh your choices in window treatments based on how they look inside your home. But have you ever thought about which window treatments look best from outdoors, and which ones may add to your house’s curb appeal?

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

Shutters Maximize Curb Appeal

Shutters are great for upping your curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outdoors. With their crisp, solid lines and thick louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and complement just about any type of house. With the stunning whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or natural looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can be a great counterpoint to any kind of siding, from shingle to brick to stone.

Minneapolis shutters home outside

Shutters can also help give you a uniform look across all your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of the house can give you48 a jumbled look, so being able to use the same window treatments across all those windows is a huge boon. Shutters can be custom-built to fit any style and shape of window, so you can get a tight, consistent look no matter what.

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

Exterior shutters Minneapolis home 

Shades 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 wide variety of colors. If you have a very specific color combo that you want to stick to across your siding, roof, trim, and windows – shades are the window treatment for you. With nearly endless choices in colors and patterns, shades are one of the most versatile options.

Remember that shades need a little more upkeep to keep their stylish looks. Over time, they can wrinkle, crease, discolor, meaning all of their appeal goes away. Also keep in mind how silhouettes will cast on them at night 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 952-856-8130. We’ll show you all of your options, and help you find window treatments that work best for your Minneapolis home.