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Choosing Window Coverings for Coastal Décor

Coastal style is the perfect way to bring the beach home. It’s streamlined, breezy, and relaxed, with a few touches of seaside charm and practicality thrown in for good measure. Coastal décor sticks to a light color palette rooted on hues of white and beige with blues and greens used as accent colors. Natural materials and natural light are also key pieces of coastal style to emulate the sunniness and natural serenity of summer beach outings.

Choosing Window Coverings, Hunter Douglas Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Vinyl Shutters near Apex, North Carolina (NC)

Abundant natural sunlight also helps to maintain the light and airy feel of contemporary coastal style. When choosing window coverings for your beach-inspired décor, look for treatments that use natural materials like woven woods, stay within the coastal color palette, and allow for plentiful but controlled natural sunlight.

Wood Shades

Wood shades meld seamlessly into coastal style, especially when kept in lighter colors. Raw materials not only help build the earthy feel of coastal design, but they also add textural details and natural charm to décor. When choosing window coverings for coastal style, explore both soft and hard wood treatments to find a style the fits the unique beach theme in your home.

  • Woven Wood Shades: A gorgeous soft shade woven from woods, grasses, and reeds whose raw but refined look is right at home in coastal style.
  • Shutters: A classic wooden window treatment, internal plantation-style shutters have clean lines and an open design ideal for beach-inspired rooms.

White Shades

White makes an idyllic color for window treatments in beach-inspired décor. As the lightest of the neutral tones, white keeps the aesthetic feeling light and fresh, creating a bright backdrop for interior design.

  • Shutters: Modern interior shutters come in a range of colors including several shades of white and natural wood tones that homeowners can explore when choosing window coverings to harmonize with their coastal tastes.
  • Drapery: Fabric choices for custom drapes number in the hundreds and include not only white fabrics, white patterns, and beach-inspired prints but also a range of textile opacities to capitalize on both light and color.

Light-Loving Shades

Choosing window coverings to optimize natural light means looking for a treatment that can both allow light and block it to make a room usable around the clock. While coastal design calls for bright natural light, one’s privacy needs will require some protection against open windows.

  • Sheer Shades: Innovative sheer shades from Hunter Douglas use sheer and opaque materials to create a soft, shutter like design that can both open up to allow ample natural light or close to block it completely with both horizontal and vertical applications.
  • Shutters: The tilting louvers on plantation style shutters give homeowners the ability to easily control how much or how little natural sunlight enters balancing the décor aesthetic’s need for natural light and homeowners’ need for privacy and light control.

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Transform the style of your home into a seaside retreat by choosing window coverings in tune with today’s trends in coastal design. Find style advice and the latest Hunter Douglas treatments at Benchmark Shutters & Shades.

Benchmark Shutters & Shades serves the Low Country, including Raleigh-Durham, Chapel Hill, and Apex, North Carolina. Request a consultation for help choosing window coverings for your home.