Living near the coast has a lot of perks. Between relaxing on the sand at Wrightsville Beach, splashing in the Atlantic Ocean, and walking along Johnnie Mercer’s Pier, those beautiful beach scenes are the kind of memories you’ll want to frame. Now, thanks to our selection of beach-inspired window treatments, you can!
What makes window treatments for a beach house different than any other home? A few things! From enjoying the gorgeous view to letting the salty sea breeze in, your beach house can benefit from a few tweaks. For “beachy keen” décor this summer, or year-round, make sure you pack your flip-flops, your sunblock, and the following window treatment tips:
Photo by Chris Davis
Drift Over to Wooden Blinds and Top-Down Bottom-Up Shades
Wooden blinds or shades allow natural light to flow into your home, and they’ll also create a rustic look, inspired by the island life (or the Tiki Bar at Carolina Beach, whichever you prefer!). If you love the look of wooden blinds, but are searching for something a bit more budget-friendly, faux wood blinds are a great option. Also known as “alternative wood blinds,” they’ll make your wallet just as happy as your coastal home.
Heritance® Hardwood Shutters by Hunter Douglas
Consider Easy, Breezy Beautiful Shutters
Speaking of wood, shutters are an easy-to-clean and low-maintenance window treatment, leaving you more time to enjoy those long, hot days and balmy summer nights. Shutters and screens are a great choice for wrap-around porches, especially when you want to dine al fresco, but would prefer to keep out prying eyes and pesky insects.
Celebrate Your Sliding Glass Doors
Retractable sliding glass doors are a must-have for any beach house. They often lead to a pool deck or terrace, serving as both a door and a huge window. For an area of your home that does double duty, you need a window treatment that’s up to the job. For coastal living, we recommend sliding panels instead of vertical blinds. Sliding panels, also known as panel tracks, are both efficient and visually effective. When closed, they create privacy from your vacationing neighbors; when open, they subtly accent an uninterrupted view.
No Ocean? No Problem!
If you don’t have a beach house and are reading this post because you like to daydream, we have good news—you can give your home a coastal look no matter where you live! The trick is to incorporate the right colors and materials into your décor. Think wooden blinds and canvas curtains in ocean-friendly hues, such as blue, green, sand, and white. With the right window treatments, every day will feel like a seaside vacation.
If you’re ready to update your windows and celebrate the “salt life,” visit Strickland’s Window Coverings today. We’re “shore” we can help you find the perfect look for your home on (or near) the beach.
Fred Kumpel is the owner of Strickland’s Window Coverings and Carolina Closet Company. Fred has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Strickland’s Window Coverings is a window treatment design center specializing in custom blinds, shades, shutters and fabric treatments for more than 70 years. Carolina Closet Company provides professionally designed and custom built organization solutions. Our complete line of home organization solutions includes unique solutions to organize closets, pantries, garages, basements, laundry rooms as well as Murphy Beds. To learn more, visit www.stricklandswindowcoverings.com and www.closetsbythesea.com. Fred can be reached at [email protected] or by calling 910.762.0944.
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