San Jose Coastal Window Treatment Recommendations

Curtis Orton

Living in a coastal climate like San Jose means that how you plan your home decor will be a little different than homes in other parts of California. Coastal homes here have both a unique style, as well as a few factors that other homes may not have – especially when it comes to window coverings in San Jose homes.

San Jose California shutters in living room
This is what you’re able to do with your window coverings to make a coastal house look its very best.

Keep Your Views – And Your Privacy

Houses on the San Jose coast boast some of the best views of any California home, and even though you’d love to have your windows clear 24 hours a day, you should also think about your privacy. Thin blinds or drapes might be popular in some homes, but they’ll also give outsiders a clear view of your home.

Rather, try a more versatile window decor like plantation shutters, which give you tons of flexibility on both your privacy as well as your views. The movable louvers offer a wide range of visibility, and the shutter panels themselves can swing fully open or shut, so you can change at different times of the day or just based on your needs.

Don’t Let Salty Air Affect Your Windows

Living on the California coast means you’re no stranger to the salty air from the ocean. The ocean air can result in rust on your vehicle, corrosion on metal patio furniture, and mildew on your window treatments and windows.

Plantation shutters in San Jose beach home
For stylish looks that last a lifetime, you want a window covering that won’t retain moisture. Your best bet is faux wood, so think about faux wood blinds or faux wood plantation shutters. Both can shrug off moisture, keeping your window free from mold, corrosion, and musty scents.

Keep An Open Mind, Keep An Open Space

The coastal doesn’t always have to be bad news, however. One of the best experiences of being a San Jose homeowner is swinging your windows open to let that fresh open air come inside. To do that, you want a window treatment that won’t swing or flap wildly in the breeze. Stay away from sheer drapes or curtains that only hang from a top rod, and depending on how much wind your neighborhood gets, blinds might be something to skip as well. Rather, look for a window treatment that’s more secure, such as shutters.

San Jose living room shutters 

It’s also a good idea to think about how your home style could change over time. San Jose home fashion trends can shift fairly often, and choosing a stylistically versatile window covering can help you keep up with trends. Some window treatments that will adapt with the times better than others include:

  • Solid white interior shutters

  • Neutral tone roller shades

  • Faux wood blinds in solid or wood colors

Get More Help For Your Coastal Home

For more help preventing damage from salty ocean air, staying fashion-forward, or preserving your beautiful San Jose coast views, we can help. Get in touch by calling 916-542-1305 or fill out the free consultation request form below. Get started on making your home even more breathtaking than the views outside.