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Virginia Beach Coastal Window Treatment Design Tips

September 26, 2017

Living in a coastal climate like Virginia Beach means that how you think about your home decor might vary from homes in other parts of Virginia. Coastal homes here have both a distinct style, as well as a few factors that other homes lack – even when talking about window treatments in Virginia Beach households.

Virginia Beach Virginia shutters in living room
Here’s what you can do with your window treatments to make a coastal house look incredible.

Preserve Your Views And Your Privacy

Homes on the Virginia Beach coast can have some of the most fantastic views of any Virginia home, and even though you might prefer to keep them unobstructed all day long, you also need to think about your privacy. Thin blinds or draperies may be popular in some homes, but they’ll also let anyone walking outside see inside your home.

Rather, choose a window treatment with more versatility like plantation shutters, which give you a good amount of flexibility on both your privacy as well as your views. The tilting louvers give you a wide range of visibility, and the panels themselves can swing fully open or shut, so you can adjust your privacy levels at different times of the day or just based on your mood.


Don’t Let Salty Air Damage Your Window Treatments

Living on the Virginia coast means you’re no stranger to the salty air from the ocean. The ocean air can result in rust on your car, corrosion on your gutters, and damage on your window treatments and windows.

White shutters in Virginia Beach coastal home
For form and function to last you years, you need a window covering that doesn’t retain moisture. That means faux wood, either faux wood blinds or faux wood plantation shutters. Both can shrug off moisture, keeping your entire window free from mildew, corrosion, and bad odors.

Keep Your Space and Your Options Open

The coastal air isn’t all bad, however. One of the best experiences of being a Virginia Beach homeowner is opening up the windows to let the coastal breeze sweep through your home. To make it even better, you need a window treatment that won’t sway or flap wildly in the breeze. Say no to light drapes or curtains strung from a rod, and depending on how windy your neighborhood gets, blinds may even be a bad idea. Rather, look for a more secure window treatment, like shutters.

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Also keep in mind how your decor might change over the next few years. Virginia Beach interior fashion trends can shift fairly often, and going with a versatile window treatment can help you keep up with trends. Some window treatments that will adapt with the times better than others include:

  • Solid white plantation shutters

  • Earth tone honeycomb shades

  • Faux wood blinds in solid or wood colors

Spruce Up Your Coastal Home

For more help preventing damage from salty ocean air, staying on the forefront of home fashion, or preserving your beautiful Virginia Beach coast views, Sunburst can help. Get in touch by calling 757-210-6448 or fill out the free consultation request form below. Get started on making your home even more stunning than the views outside.