A coastal home—whether it’s your primary residence, summer retreat or it’s simply your style—calls for a tranquil aesthetic, window treatments included. And while understated window treatments are key to anchoring a room’s design, they also need to stand up to the elements and protect interiors from the sun, while elevating your view.
Read on for stylish beach house window treatments that play well on the shoreline.
- Faux Wood Shutters - The closer your home is to the water, the more important it is to have window treatments that can stand up to humidity and moisture. Faux wood shutters are a good choice; when you opt for faux, you don’t have the concerns you get with real wood in terms of warping. Plus, shutters have a beachy feel—and you can throw them open to welcome in the refreshing sea breeze.
- Woven Wood Shades - The natural fibers of woven wood shades infuse texture into a coastal home and create visual interest in rooms that are primarily white—all while beautifully filtering sunlight.
- Solar Shades - As their name implies, solar shades are designed to beat heat and glare, making them ideal coastal shades. They also provide UV protection, all while maintaining your view to the outside.
Solar shades are available in a variety of openness factors—that is, how much light and UV rays can filter through the shade material, depending on the tightness of the weave. The tightest weave provides the most privacy (though fabric color also affects view-through).