American Colonial Window Treatments
Colonial homes are typically outfitted with double hung windows and need window treatments that can accommodate this construction.
American colonial window treatments. Many homeowners in this period added extra insulation to their windows with simple tab curtains in small florals or muted plaids. Shutters were the original window treatment used since the days of ancient greece to simultaneously block unwanted sunlight protect interiors and provide ventilation. Plantation shutters are stylistically the perfect pairing for colonial home windows. Polywood plantation shutters give the added bonus of energy efficiency with their custom weather stripping.
Their clean lines neutral tones and craftsmanship give them a style as timeless as the home itself. Colors include shades of blue on an ivory background. And now shutters are still used and is still considered as the best window treatments for colonial styled homes in terms of aesthetics and functionality. Most commonly used in warmer climates louvered shutters with wide blades opened and closed via a central rod were particularly popular in the deep south.