25 Inspiring Outdoor Window Treatments

25 Inspiring Exterior Window Treatments and DIY Tutorials | Remodelaholic.com #windows #shutters #awnings #diy @Remodelaholic

25 Inspiring Exterior Window Treatments

Putting up exterior window treatments such as shutters and window boxes can beautify your home while adding some practical benefits. On top of curb appeal (both through flowers and paint colors), awnings and closable shutters can help keep the house cool and shield windows from the elements.

See what kind of curb appeal you can add with 25+ inspiring exterior window treatments – shutters, awnings, and more! (featured image via Lowe’s Creative Ideas)

Looking to dress up your windows inside? Check out this post of 25 DIY Window Coverings.

See more of the beautiful home exteriors I’ve been pinning

Exterior Window Treatments to Add Color

exterior shutters - colorful cottage shutters with awning and window boxes, Jane Coslickbright cottage windows | Jane Coslick

window box - diy tutorial, Lowe's Creative Ideasbuild and plant a colorful window box | Lowe’s Creative Ideas

window box - colorful box and trim, via WeHeartItpainted window trim and window box | via We Heart It


Shutters can be functional, especially if you live in a high storm area. But decorative shutters are a fairly quick and inexpensive way to dress up your exterior windows. You can buy premade shutters in a variety of materials at your local home improvement store, or you can easily DIY them as well! We just shared the tutorial for building our cottage style board and batten wood shutters:

diy wood shutters tutorial

Thrifty Decor Chick shows you how she made both her window shutters and her window boxes from old fence posts.

exterior shutters - how to build shutters and window boxes, Thrifty Decor Chick

The girls at East Coast Creative made their shutters and a variation of a window box — a shelf with holes for plant pots!

exterior shutters - tutorial for shutters and window box, East Coast Creative

Give your windows character like Hello Newmans did with these tall thin window shutters.

exterior shutters - tutorial for tall thin window shutters, Hello Newmans

And, hello, awesome window shutters! Mandi from Vintage Revivals shows you how to make these chevron/herringbone wooden window shutters:

exterior shutters - chevron herringbone wood shutters, Vintage Revivals

And check out these amazing barn door style shutters! I love me some barn doors

exterior window treatment - barn door shutter, Wolveridge Architects on ArchDailyRustic Sliding Barn Door Shutter | Wolveridge Architects on ArchDaily
(and the inside of this house is amazing!)

exterior window treatment - two story barn door shutter, Northeast Collaborative ArchitectsTwo-Story Sliding Barn Door Window Covering | Northeast Collaborative Architects

Wide Sliding Window Shutter | Wagner Hodgson via Houzz


Awnings typically manage to work double-duty, adding curb appeal while also filtering the sunlight that comes into your home and protecting your windows from the elements. Traditional cloth awnings come in a variety of sizes and styles, but a wood awning is striking!

Exterior Wooden Pergola Window Awning | Architect Ana Williamson via Houzz

window awning - how to build and install wooden pergola window awnings,Twelve Oaks ManorWood Window Awning and Tutorial | Twelve Oaks Manor

And, if you are getting REALLY creative, try a piece of an old car…

¼`Awning From Car Hatch Window | Leger Wanaselja Architecture on Dwell

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  1. Great round-up!! I’m loving the window boxes…especially the red one. My house is gray/white with a red door. I think the red window boxes would look fantastic on my little house. Thanks for the great ideas!!