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The Best Window Coverings for Curb Appeal

The Best Window Coverings for Curb Appeal
Having a beautiful home isn’t just about the interior, but the exterior as well. If you want to make a bold statement that the neighbors can admire, you need curb appeal. Making your house look stylish from the inside out is no easy feat. But with a few adjustments, your home will start to grab everyone’s attention.


Matching colors


You might want to give all of your rooms different decor, but from the outside windows look more appealing if the colors are the same. When you close your blinds, they’re solid window coverings, so if all the pigments are in unison, it provides the exterior of your home with a clean, crisp appearance. If you live in a neighborhood with an HOA, be sure to check with your neighborhood’s homeowners association before you make any major changes-- some developments have strict rules on what a home needs to look like from the outside.

Faux Wood Blinds


Nothing adds flair like wooden window coverings. Not only are they easy to see from the street, but they also provide a touch of elegance to your decor. Not to mention the solid colors blend well with different hues. So if your house has bright shutters on the outside of the windows, the faux wood will still look great with it.

Home exterior with garage and driveway

Solar Shades


These clean-looking window coverings allow the homeowner to pick the level of transparency in the shade. While these are very similar to roller shade, they offer the added benefit of reducing UV rays and heat from the sun. If you are looking for a shade that benefits your home’s appearance as well as your electricity bill, consider solar shades for rooms that get the most sun.

Roller Shades


Installing roller shades is a great way to give your house a sophisticated look. There’s something modern and chic about roller window coverings that make windows stand out. They provide a sleek, solid style that makes your home look unique, especially if you use a fun color.

Drapery


Drapery is easily seen from the outside, and it also provides a stylish touch to the inside as well. Not to mention it helps maintain insulation by blocking the sun in hot months and protecting your home from the cold air during the colder seasons. It is easy to layer over blinds or shades and offers windows shape and a look of luxury.

Roman Shades


Roman shades give windows a decorative look that matches various styles. What’s incredible about these window coverings is that they are crafted with thick fabrics, which means they can be easily seen from the street. Not only that but they also form an elegant fold when they’re pulled all the way to the top. The design creates a glamorous style that only roman shades can provide.

Woman looking out big bright window with curtains and blinds

Window Boxes


This article is supposed to be about window coverings, but sometimes they require cute accessories to maximize curb appeal. You don’t have to place window boxes on all of your windows, but they’re a nice bonus to the front side of your home. Pick a color that makes the exterior pop or add in flowers that will make your neighbors look twice. Having a gorgeous home exterior is all about giving your house an extra touch and window boxes are the way to go. But make sure they're on attached nice and tight; otherwise the drooping boxes will throw everything off.

Maintain The Outside


Speaking of falling window boxes, that brings about another point. Make sure the rest of the house looks good. There’s no point in putting up nice window coverings to create curb appeal if the outside of the house looks bad. Give your panels a new paint job if need be, and keep the grass cut and trimmed. No matter how good your windows look, no one will notice if there are other things blocking the view.

Do You Want The Most Gorgeous House On The Block?


Making your house stand out from the rest takes a bit of creativity, but it’s possible. There’s something about window treatments that can change the entire look of a design, and it’s no different from the outside. The most important thing to remember is that curb appeal is about originality as well. If you make your home look just like everyone else in the neighborhood, it may not stand out the way you want it to. Plus, depending on where you live, you might also be in an area where all the homes are designed like one another. And if that’s the case, you’ll definitely need to do something bold to gain curb appeal. So give it a bit of flair and add some of your personality to your decor and it’s sure to turn heads.

 

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