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Seattle Coastal Window Treatment Design Recommendations

September 26, 2017

Owning a home in a coastal area like Seattle means that how you plan your home decor can vary from homes in other cities in Washington. Not only do coastal homes in our area have a unique style, but homes here can also have a few considerations that other homes might not have – even when it comes to window coverings in Seattle homes.

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These are just a few things you’re able to do with your window coverings to make your coastal home look its very best.

Preserve Your Views – And Your Privacy

Homes near the Seattle coast have some of the most fantastic views of any Washington home, and even if you may like to have your windows unobstructed day and night, you also need to think about your privacy. Thin blinds or draperies may be all the rage in a few homes, but they’ll also give outsiders a clear view of your home.

Rather, choose a more versatile window decor like plantation shutters, which offer a good amount of flexibility on both your privacy as well as your views. The movable louvers offer a wide range of visibility, and the panels themselves can swing open or closed, so you can change your privacy levels at different times of the day or just based on your style.


Don’t Let Salty Air Affect Your Window Treatments

Owning a home near the Washington coast means you’re all too familiar with saltwater and the ocean air. Salty air can lead to rust on your vehicle, corrosion on your gutters, and damage on your window treatments and windows.

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For form and function to last you years, you want a window treatment that won’t hold moisture. Think faux wood, whether that means faux wood blinds or faux wood plantation shutters. Both can shrug off moisture, keeping your entire window free from mold, damage, and musty scents.

Keep Your Space and Your Options Open

The coastal does have upsides, though. One of the best experiences of being a Seattle homeowner is opening up the windows to let the coastal breeze sweep through your home. To make it even better, you want a window treatment that won’t swing or flap wildly in the air. Say no to sheer drapes or curtains that dangle from a rod, and depending on how windy your neighborhood gets, you may also want to stay away from blinds. Instead, look for a window treatment that’s more secure, like shutters.

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It’s also a good idea to think about how your home style could change over the next few years. Seattle home fashion trends can change fairly often, and going with a versatile window covering can help you keep up with trends. Some window treatments that will stand the test of time better than others include:

  • Solid white interior shutters

  • Earth tone cellular shades

  • Faux wood blinds in a natural wood grain

Find the Perfect Window Treatment For Your Coastal Home

For more help preventing damage from salty ocean air, staying on the forefront of home fashion, or preserving your stunning Seattle coast views, we can help. Get in touch by calling 360-464-2277 or use the free consultation request form below. Get started on making your home even more breathtaking than the views outside.