Which Window Treatments Look Great From the Exterior?06/19/2017Trevis Bruce As a smart homeowner in Jacksonville, you carefully choose window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. 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 top recommendations for window treatments that can elevate the looks of your home’s exterior.Plantation Shutters Up Your Home’s Curb AppealShutters are perfect for maximizing curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outdoors. With their bright, solid lines and pronounced louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and can accentuate just about any style of house. With the brilliant whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or nature-inspired 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.Shutters are able to add some uniformity across all your windows. If your window treatments are all wildly different you might end up with a messy look, so being able to coordinate the window treatments across all those windows is a huge boon. Shutters can be custom made to fit any style and shape of window, so you can get a clean, even look no matter what.Lastly, shutters are incredibly durable and require very little upkeep, so there’s no need to worry about them looking shoddy, faded or dusty in the window like you would with a fabric window covering. Shades Offer Color VersatilityEven though they may not add the same “pop” as shutters do, shades’ biggest benefits are their clean, solid look and ability to color match. If you have a very particular color scheme that you want to stick to across your siding, roof, trim, and windows – shades are what you want. With hundreds of options in colors and patterns, shades are a do-it-all window treatment.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, discolor, all of which can destroy their appeal. 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 TreatmentsIf you want to make both your home’s interior and exterior look even better with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 904-289-1663. We’ll show you all of your options, and find window treatments that work best for your Jacksonville home.