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.
Exterior Window Treatments to Add Color
bright cottage windows | Jane Coslick
build and plant a colorful window box | Lowe’s Creative Ideas
painted 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:
The girls at East Coast Creative made their shutters and a variation of a window box — a shelf with holes for plant pots!
Give your windows character like Hello Newmans did with these tall thin window shutters.
And, hello, awesome window shutters! Mandi from Vintage Revivals shows you how to make these chevron/herringbone wooden window shutters:
And check out these amazing barn door style shutters! I love me some barn doors…
Rustic Sliding Barn Door Shutter | Wolveridge Architects on ArchDaily
(and the inside of this house is amazing!)
Two-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
Wood Window Awning and Tutorial | Twelve Oaks Manor
And, if you are getting REALLY creative, try a piece of an old car…
Awning From Car Hatch Window | Leger Wanaselja Architecture on Dwell