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Cleveland Coastal Window Treatment Ideas

September 26, 2017

Owning a home in a coastal area like Cleveland means that how you think about your home decor might be a little different than homes in other parts of OH. Coastal homes in our area have both a unique style, as well as a few considerations that other homes may not have – even when talking about window coverings in Cleveland homes.

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Here’s what you’re able to do with your window coverings to make your coastal house look its very best.
 

Keep Your Views And Your Privacy

Homes near the Cleveland coast can have some of the best views of any home in OH, and even though you might prefer to have your windows clear day and night, you should also think about your privacy. Thin blinds or drapes may be all the rage in a few homes, but they’ll also let any random passersby see into your home.

Rather, choose a window treatment with more versatility like plantation shutters, which give you a good amount of flexibility on maintaining your view and your privacy. The adjustable louvers allow for an entire spectrum of visibility, and the actual shutters can swing fully open or shut, so you can change how much privacy you have at different times of the day or based simply on your mood.

 

Don’t Let Salty Air Affect Your Windows

Owning a home on the OH coast means you’re no stranger to the salty air from the ocean. The ocean air can lead to rust on your car, corrosion on your gutters, and mildew on your window treatments and windows.

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For form and function to last you years, you want a window treatment that doesn’t hold moisture. Your best bet is faux wood, so think about faux wood blinds or Polywood plantation shutters. Either window treatment will shrug off moisture, keeping your window free from mold, corrosion, and bad odors.
 

Keep Your Space Open, Keep Your Fashion Options Open

The ocean does have upsides, though. One of the best experiences of being a Cleveland homeowner is opening up the windows to let in that fresh sea breeze. To make it even better, you need a window treatment that doesn’t sway or blow wildly in the air. Stay away from light drapes or curtains that only hang from a top rod, and depending on how breezy your neighborhood gets, blinds might be something to skip as well. Rather, look for a a window treatment that will stay put, like shutters.

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It’s also a good idea to think about how your decor could change over the next few years. Cleveland home fashion trends can change 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 honeycomb 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 preserving your stunning Cleveland coast views, we can help. Get in touch by calling 440-561-6787 or fill out the free consultation request form below. Get started on making your home even more beautiful than the views outside.

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