What Window Treatments Look Best From Outdoors?

Matt Thelander

As a smart homeowner in Salt Lake City, you purchase 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 increase your home’s curb appeal?

These are our top picks for window treatments that look great both outside and in.

Shutters Give You Curb Appeal

Shutters are perfect for maximizing curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outdoors. With their crisp, clean geometry and thick louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and are able to seamlessly match just about any type of home. With the brilliant 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.

Salt Lake City shutters home outside

Shutters can also help give you a uniform look across each of your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of your home can give you48 a jumbled look, so being able to use the same window treatments across all those windows is a great boon. Our shutters are custom made to fit any kind and size of window, so you can get a coordinated, consistent look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are exceedingly durable and require very little upkeep, so there’s no need to worry about them looking dingy, faded or dirty in the window like you might with a fabric window covering.

Exterior shutters Salt Lake City home 

Shades In Salt Lake City Open Up Your Color Palette

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 wide variety of colors. 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 nearly endless options in colors and patterns, shades might be your most versatile option.

Don’t forget that shades require a bit more upkeep to maintain their great looks. As time passes, they can wrinkle, crease, wash out, all of which can destroy their appeal. Also keep in mind how silhouettes will cast on them at night when your inside lights are on.

Increase Your Curb Appeal With New Window Treatments

If you’re ready to catch some more eyes in your neighborhood with the help of shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 801-515-3598. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and find window treatments that work best for your Salt Lake City home.