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Dallas Coastal Window Treatment Design Recommendations

September 26, 2017

Owning a home in a coastal region like Dallas means that how you think about your home design can be a little different than homes in other parts of Texas. Not only do coastal homes in our area have a distinct style, but houses around here can also have a few aspects that other homes may not have – especially when it comes to Dallas shutters in living room

Let’s talk about what you can do with your window treatments to make your coastal home look fantastic.
 

Protect Your Views And Your Privacy

Houses near the Dallas coast have some of the best views of any home in Texas, and even if you’d love to keep them clear day and night, you also need to think about your privacy. Sheer blinds or draperies might be all the rage in some homes, but they’ll also let anyone walking outside see inside your home.

Rather, opt for a window treatment with more versatility like plantation shutters, which offer a lot of flexibility on both your view and your privacy. The movable louvers offer a wide range of visibility, and the actual shutters can swing open or closed, so you can change how much privacy you have at different times of the day or based simply on your needs.

 

Don’t Let Salty Air Affect Your Window Treatments

Owning a home near the Texas coast means you’re no stranger to the salty air from the ocean. The ocean air can cause rust on your vehicle, corrosion on your gutters, and damage on your window treatments and windows.

Plantation shutters in Dallas coastal home
 
For long-lasting functionality and looks, you need a window covering that won’t hold moisture. The best waterproof window treatments will be faux wood blinds or Polywood plantation shutters. Either window treatment will shrug off moisture, keeping your window treatment and frame free from mildew, damage, and bad odors.
 

Keep An Open Mind, Keep An Open Space

The ocean doesn’t always have to be bad news, though. One of the best feelings in Dallas homes is swinging your windows open to let the coastal breeze sweep through your home. To help with that, you need a window treatment that doesn’t sway or flap wildly in the air. Stay away from sheer drapes or curtains strung from a rod, and depending on how much wind your neighborhood gets, blinds might be something to skip as well. Instead, look for a window treatment that will stay put, such as shutters.

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It’s also a good idea to think about how your home style might change over time. Dallas interior design trends can shift fairly often, and installing a versatile window covering can help you adapt to new trends. Some window treatments that will adapt with the times better than others include:

  • Solid white plantation shutters

  • Neutral tone roller shades

  • Faux wood blinds in a natural wood grain

Spruce Up Your Coastal Home

For more help combatting salty ocean air, staying up to date on home design, or maintaining your stunning Dallas coast views, we can help. Call our team at 214-301-5066 or use the free consultation request form below. Let’s get your home looking even more beautiful than the views outside.

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