Plantation shutters in a bright living room

St. George Coastal Window Treatment Tips

September 26, 2017

Owning a home in a coastal climate like St. George means that how you plan your home design may vary from homes in other cities in UT. Coastal homes in our area have both a distinct style, as well as a few considerations that other homes lack – even when it comes to window treatments in St. George homes.

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

Keep Your Views And Your Privacy

Homes on the St. George coast boast some of the most fantastic views of any UT home, and even though you’d love to have your windows clear all day long, you should also think about your privacy. Sheer blinds or drapes may be popular in a few homes, but they’ll also let any random passersby see into your home.

Rather, try a more versatile window decor like plantation shutters, which give you a lot of flexibility on both your privacy as well as your views. The adjustable louvers offer a wide range of visibility, and the actual shutters can swing fully open or shut, so you can adjust at different times of the day or just based on your style.

 

Don’t Let Salty Air Damage Your Windows

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

Plantation shutters in St. George beach home
 
For form and function to last you years, you want a window covering that doesn’t hold moisture. The best waterproof window treatments will be faux wood blinds or faux wood plantation shutters. Either window treatment will shrug off moisture, keeping your window treatment free from mildew, damage, and bad odors.
 

Keep Your Space Open, Keep Your Fashion Options Open

The ocean doesn’t always have to be bad news, however. One of the best feelings in St. George homes is opening up the windows to let the coastal breeze sweep through your home. To make it even better, you should have a window treatment that won’t swing or flap wildly in the air. Stay away from light drapes or curtains strung from a rod, and depending on how much wind your neighborhood gets, blinds might be something to skip as well. Rather, look for a window treatment that’s more secure, such as shutters.

St. George family room shutters

Also keep in mind how your decor could change over the next few years. St. George interior fashion trends can change fairly often, and choosing a stylistically versatile window covering can help you keep up with trends. Some window treatments that will stay in fashion throughout different trends include:

  • Solid white plantation shutters

  • Neutral tone roller 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 St. George coast views, Sunburst can help. Call our team at 435-485-9332 or use the free consultation request form below. Get started on making your home even more breathtaking than the views outside.

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