25 Inspiring Outdoor Window Treatments

Exterior Window Treaments to DIY

Exterior window treaments like shutters, window boxes, and awnings add curb appeal and beauty to your home! Try these, and see more ideas on the previous page

Window Boxes

Window boxes are easy to build yourself and add both character and color when you fill them with beautiful flowers! I shared a few links to tutorials above, and here are some of my favorite less-than-boxy window boxes. Having separate flower pots makes it easy to bring your blooms inside and help them flourish year-round!

window box - simple shelf with brackets and flower pots, Chiots RunWindow Ledge with Plant Pots | Chiot’s Run

window box - tutorial for diy shelf with pots, Our Vintage Home LoveTutorial for Window Shelf With Set-In Flower Pots | Our Vintage Home Love

window box - lumber and duct covers, Better Homes and GardensInstructions for 2×4 and Duct Cover Window Box | Better Homes and Gardens

window seats, Sharon Neuman designWindow Ledge Seats | Sharon Neuman Architects via Freshome


Window Grills

Window grills can add security without looking like prison bars. Just look at these beautiful window grills I found:

Open Outdoor Window with Grill | Grizzly Iron, Inc on Houzz

Wrought Iron Tree Open Window Grill | Samuel H. Williamson Associates via Houzz

Curved Wrought Iron Window Grill with Planter Shelf | Grizzly Iron, Inc via Houzz


Non-Traditional Window Treatments

And then there are always a few features that I find that just don’t fit the other categories. Creativity knows no bounds!

I love this horizontal mounted shutter style window covering:

Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects via Houzz

And can you imagine having the whole wall of windows open up so you can walk outside? Awesome for parties!

Steven Dalton Architects via Houzz


Seasonal Outdoor Window Decor

What to do with those window boxes when the flowers fade? Add some holiday decor!

Use fall flowers and pumpkins like Hoosier Homemade and Six in the Suburbs did…

fall window boxes with mums, Hoosier HomemadeHoosier Homemade

fall window box decor, Six in the SuburbsSix in the Suburbs

And swap it out for winter-style greenery or pinecones for the holidays.

winter holiday greenery in window boxes, Mariani Landscape via Traditional HomeMariana Landscape via Traditional Home

pine cones in window boxes for winter, RealSimpleReal Simple

And Thrifty Decor Chick shows you how to hang wreaths on your shutters — no more blocking your window view!outdoor christmas window decor, Thrifty Decor Chick

What kind of outdoor window treatment do you have on your home? I love our shutters, but my (new) windows could sure use a good cleaning before winter hits (like DIY Divas teach here)… How about yours?

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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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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!!