As a happy homeowner, you want your home to look great both inside and out. When it comes to how your home looks from the outside. Front door style, decor, color theme, landscaping, and architecture all come into play. Window treatments make a style difference both inside and outside of the home. If you have never noticed window treatments on homes as you drive around the neighborhood, now you will! Curb appeal sets your home apart on a street of similar houses and creates a great first impression. Also, it is crucial if you plan to sell your house soon. Realtors even use it as a selling point.
Inside, window treatments in separate rooms may be unrelated to each other but on the outside, they work together. That doesn’t mean you need to install the same window treatments in each window, unless you want to, of course.
To help, Budget Blinds has some ideas on how to choose window coverings to boost curb appeal.
For simplicity, use neutral colors
Using neutral tones is always a safe option for window treatments. If your style is pretty simple, try Cellular Shades or Vinyl Blinds. But if you want a little pop of color, play around with soft pastels. You want to compliment your interior color scheme while creating a cohesive look from the outside. Cellular Shades allow for privacy while still letting in plenty of natural light. Vinyl Blinds come from durable, stain-free, care-free PVC.
For contemporary style, go bold
If you like the idea of creating a bold look that is sure to shine from the outside, add a pop of color! This is especially great to brighten homes with white or gray exteriors. Be mindful to choose a color that works with all seasons and that you won’t get tired of seeing for years to come. Aluminum Blinds or Composite Shutters come in a wide range of vibrant colors. Aluminum blinds are lightweight, moisture-resistant, and dust-resistant, making them a popular choice. Composite Shutters are insulating, durable, and known for their great style.
Use wood for a classic look
If you have a classic style, Wood Blinds or Shutters might be the way to go. Wood is goes with just about anything and comes in many stains, colors, and finishes. If you have other wood elements in your front or back yard, wood window treatments will look great. Plantation Shutters are great for achieving a traditional, rustic look. Café Shutters are a great alternative if you want noticeable style and functionality. If you're concerned about summer humidity, Faux Wood Blinds look like real wood but withstand moisture. Bamboo Shades or Woven Wood Shades are natural, eco-friendly options
Create super clean style with matching window treatments
For a very clean look on the outside, use matching or identical window treatments in every room. Budget Blinds’ window treatments are custom-fit for windows with unique shapes and sizes. If the home has two or more floors, consider one type of treatment for each floor.
Complement the front door
If you have a front door that draws attention, consider window coverings that match or complement it. For example, if you have a black front door, try Vinyl blinds or Composite Shutters in black or white. Another options is to create a contrast with bright window treatments.
For a stained, natural wood door, wood window treatments can be custom stained to match. Decorative Grilles are a beautiful design accent that can complement the front door too.
Dress up a base window treatment
If you think one style of window covering is too boring for the inside, use a base window treatment and pair it with drapes or valances. Drapes with white lining gives a uniform look on the outside while allowing different patterns and colors inside. The added layer also provides more privacy, insulation, and light control.
Cellular, Roller, Solar, Sheer, or Motorized Shades are great base options. Sheer Shades are an elegant choice for enhancing curb appeal. Roller Shades provide a sleek, contemporary look. Shutters or window blinds work well with drapery panels or curtains too.
Finally, while exterior window treatments don't make a big difference on the inside decor, it's still important that we mention them here. Outdoor shutters are available in a host of colors and finishes. Exterior shutters are ideal for added privacy and security, and enhanced peace of mind. They are great for enclosed balconies, outdoor rooms, outdoor kitchens, and patios. They can make a big statement and impact your curb appeal.
We hope these tips on selecting the right window coverings help you enhance your curb appeal. If style and decor isn’t really your thing and you want to talk to an expert, schedule a FREE in-home consultation with us. Our style experts would love to help.
Budget Blinds of Marion serves Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Robins, Atkins, Palo, Anamosa, Ely, Mount Vernon, Cascade, Dubuque and much more. We are locally owned and operated to ensure you’re getting the best service possible. We are backed by the nation’s largest window coverings franchise to ensure you’re getting the best products and warranties. These two combinations make us the perfect fit for any project both big and small.
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