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Orlando Coastal Window Treatment Recommendations

September 26, 2017

Living in a coastal climate like Orlando means that how you plan your home design may vary from homes in other cities in Florida. Not only do coastal homes around here have a particular style, but houses around here can also have a few aspects that other homes might not have – especially when talking about window coverings in Orlando households.

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This is what you can do with your window coverings to make a coastal home look its very best.

Preserve Your Views And Your Privacy

Homes on the Orlando coast have some of the best views of any home in Florida, and while you’d love to keep them clear 24 hours a day, you also need to think about your privacy. Thin blinds or draperies may be all the rage in some homes, but they’ll also let anyone walking outside see inside your home.

Rather, choose a window treatment with more versatility like plantation shutters, which let you have a good amount of flexibility on both your privacy as well as your views. The adjustable louvers allow for an entire spectrum of visibility, and the shutters themselves can swing open or closed, so you can change at different times of the day or just based on your needs.


Don’t Let Salty Air Damage Your Windows

Owning a home on the Florida coast means you’re no stranger to saltwater and the ocean air. Salty air can lead to rust on your car, corrosion on metal patio furniture, and damage on your window treatments and windows.

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For form and function to last you years, you need a window treatment that doesn’t hold moisture. The best waterproof window treatments will be faux wood blinds or Polywood plantation shutters. Both can shrug off moisture, keeping your window treatment and frame free from mildew, corrosion, and smells.

Keep Your Space and Your Options Open

The ocean doesn’t always have to be bad news, though. One of the best experiences of being a Orlando homeowner is opening up the windows to let in that fresh sea breeze. To make it even better, you should have a window treatment that won’t swing or flap wildly in the breeze. Stay away from light drapes or curtains that only hang from a top rod, and depending on how breezy your neighborhood gets, blinds may even be a bad idea. Instead, look for a window treatment that’s more secure, such as shutters.

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Also keep in mind how your home style could change over the next few years. Orlando interior fashion trends can shift fairly often, and installing a stylistically versatile window covering can help you keep up with 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 solid or wood colors

Spruce Up Your Coastal Home

For more help fighting back against salty ocean air, staying up to date on home design, or preserving your beautiful Orlando coast views, we can help. Get in touch by calling 407-630-7011 or use the free consultation request form below. Let’s get your home looking even more beautiful than the views around it.