Plantation shutters in a bright living room

Phoenix Coastal Window Treatment Design Tips

September 26, 2017

Living in a coastal region like Phoenix means that how you plan your home design might be a little different than homes in other cities in Arizona. Coastal homes around here have both a distinct style, as well as a few aspects that other homes lack – especially when talking about window coverings in Phoenix homes.

Phoenix Arizona shutters in living room
 
These are just a few things you’re able to do with your window coverings to make your coastal house look its very best.
 

Keep Your Views And Your Privacy

Houses on the Phoenix coast boast some of the most beautiful views of any Arizona home, and even though you might prefer to have your windows unobstructed 24 hours a day, you also need to think about your privacy. Thin blinds or drapes may be popular in some homes, but they’ll also let any random passersby see into your home.

Instead, try a more versatile window decor like plantation shutters, which offer a great deal of flexibility on both your privacy as well as your views. The tilting louvers allow for an entire spectrum of visibility, and the actual shutters can swing open or closed, so you can adjust throughout the day or based simply on your mood.

 

Don’t Let Salty Air Affect Your Windows

Living near the Arizona coast means you’re no stranger to saltwater and the ocean air. Salty air can contribute to rust on your vehicle, corrosion on your gutters, and damage on your window treatments and windows.

White shutters in Phoenix beach home
 
For long-lasting functionality and looks, you need a window covering that won’t retain moisture. That means faux wood, either faux wood blinds or faux wood plantation shutters. Both can shrug off moisture, keeping your entire window free from mildew, damage, and bad odors.
 

Keep An Open Mind, Keep An Open Space

The ocean does have upsides, however. One of the best feelings in Phoenix homes is swinging your windows open to let in that fresh sea breeze. To help with that, you should have a window treatment that doesn’t swing or blow wildly in the air. Say no to sheer drapes or curtains that dangle from a rod, and depending on how windy your area gets, you may also want to stay away from blinds. Instead, look for a more secure window treatment, such as shutters.

Phoenix family room shutters

Also keep in mind how your home design could change over time. Phoenix home fashion trends can shift fairly often, and choosing a versatile window covering can help you adapt to new trends. Some window treatments that will adapt with the times better than others include:

  • Solid white interior shutters

  • Neutral tone roller shades

  • Faux wood blinds in a natural wood grain

Spruce Up Your Coastal Home

For more help combatting salty ocean air, staying fashion-forward, or maintaining your beautiful Phoenix coast views, Sunburst can help. Call our team at 480-485-7743 or fill out the free consultation request form below. Let’s get your home looking even more stunning than the views around it.

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