Fort Myers Coastal Window Treatment Design Recommendations09/26/2017Charlie Cole and Brady Parker Living in a coastal area like Fort Myers means that how you think about your home design may be a little different than homes in other parts of Florida. Coastal homes in our area have both a particular style, as well as a few considerations that other homes lack – especially when talking about window treatments in Fort Myers households. These are just a few things you can do with your window treatments to make a coastal house look incredible.Preserve Your Views And Your PrivacyHouses near the Fort Myers coast boast some of the most fantastic views of any home in Florida, and while you may like to keep them unobstructed all day long, you also need to think about your privacy. Thin blinds or draperies may be popular in a few homes, but they’ll also let any random passersby see into your home.Instead, choose a window treatment with more versatility like plantation shutters, which let you have a good amount of flexibility on maintaining your privacy as well as your views. The tilting louvers give you a wide range of visibility, and the shutter panels themselves can swing fully open or shut, so you can change how much privacy you have at various hours of the day or based simply on your needs.Don’t Let Salty Air Damage Your WindowsOwning a home on the Florida coast means you’re accustomed to the salty air from the ocean. The ocean air can lead to rust on your car, corrosion on metal patio furniture, and mildew on your window treatments and windows. For stylish looks that last a lifetime, you need a window treatment that doesn’t retain 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 free from mold, damage, and smells.Keep Your Space Open, Keep Your Fashion Options OpenThe coastal doesn’t always have to be bad news, though. One of the best experiences of being a Fort Myers homeowner is swinging your windows open to let that fresh open air come inside. To help with that, you need a window treatment that doesn’t swing or flap wildly in the air. Stay away from sheer drapes or curtains that dangle from a rod, and depending on how much wind your neighborhood gets, blinds may even be a bad idea. Rather, look for a more secure window treatment, like shutters. Also keep in mind how your home style might change over time. Fort Myers interior fashion trends can change fairly often, and buying a stylistically versatile window covering can help you adapt to new trends. Some window treatments that will stay in fashion throughout different trends include:Solid white plantation shuttersNeutral tone honeycomb shadesFaux wood blinds in solid or wood colorsFind the Perfect Window Treatment For Your Coastal HomeFor more help fighting back against salty ocean air, staying up to date on home design, or maintaining your beautiful Fort Myers coast views, Sunburst can help. Get in touch by calling 239-208-6577 or use the free consultation request form below. Get the inside of your home looking even more stunning than the views outside.