Plantation shutters in a bright living room

Charlotte Coastal Window Treatment Ideas

September 26, 2017

Owning a home in a coastal climate like Charlotte means that how you think about your home decor may vary from homes in other cities in NC. Not only do coastal homes in our area have a particular style, but they’ll also have a few considerations that other homes lack – even when talking about window treatments in Charlotte homes.

Charlotte NC shutters in living room
 
Let’s talk about what you can do with your window coverings to make a coastal home look incredible.
 

Preserve Your Views And Your Privacy

Homes on the Charlotte coast have some of the best views of any NC home, and even if you might prefer to keep them unobstructed day and night, you should also think about your privacy. Sheer blinds or drapes may be popular in a few homes, but they’ll also let anyone walking outside see inside your home.

Instead, try a more versatile window decor like plantation shutters, which let you have a good amount of flexibility on maintaining your view and your privacy. The tilting louvers give you a wide range of visibility, and the actual shutters can swing open or closed, so you can change how much privacy you have throughout the day or just based on your needs.

 

Don’t Let Salty Air Affect Your Windows

Living near the NC coast means you’re all too familiar with the salty air from the ocean. Salty air can result in rust on your vehicle, corrosion on your gutters, and mildew on your window treatments and windows.

White shutters in Charlotte coastal home
 
For stylish looks that last a lifetime, you want a window treatment that doesn’t hold moisture. Your best bet is faux wood, so think about faux wood blinds or faux wood plantation shutters. Both can shrug off moisture, keeping your window free from mildew, damage, and bad odors.
 

Keep An Open Mind, Keep An Open Space

The coastal doesn’t always have to be bad news, though. One of the best feelings in Charlotte homes is swinging your windows open to let that fresh open air come inside. To do that, you need a window treatment that won’t swing or blow wildly in the air. Stay away from sheer drapes or curtains that dangle from a rod, and depending on how much wind your area gets, blinds may even be a bad idea. Rather, look for a window treatment that’s more secure, like shutters.

Charlotte family room shutters

It’s also a good idea to think about how your home design might change over the next few years. Charlotte home design trends can change fairly often, and going with a stylistically versatile window treatment 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 solid or wood colors

Get More Help For Your Coastal Home

For more help combatting salty ocean air, staying fashion-forward, or maintaining your beautiful Charlotte coast views, we can help. Get in touch by calling 980-231-1116 or fill out the free consultation request form below. Get started on making your home even more breathtaking than the views outside.

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