Ready to find some new window treatments in for your home, but not sure exactly what you’re looking for? Start by researching what goes with your home’s architectural style.

Traditional Architecture

American Craftsman & Farmhouse

These homes are defined by a more rustic style. They are usually one to two stories, occasionally featuring dormers in the roofs. Materials often include stonework or exposed wood. Many have front porches built under an overhanging roof. Intricate woodwork and stained-glass windows can also be seen as details in some homes.


This home style is one of the oldest and most popular in the United States. The traditional style often features simple shapes and evenly balanced features. This usually means two- or three-story homes, with large, rectangular windows with exterior shutters. The shutters can be functional or decorative.

There are a number of deviations in style depending on the area where the home was built. England and other European counties influenced a number of colonial-style homes, creating a number of individual styles along the way.


One of the most dramatic architectural styles, Victorian homes are full of beautiful details that have attracted homeowners for hundreds of years. These homes are multiple stories and can have intricate woodwork, stained glass, towers or large porches on the exterior of the home. Many are painted in less traditional colors, making them stand out among other homes.

If your home features any of these classic styles, consider plantation shutters. The clean lines and natural look are a perfect fit for traditional architectural styles. For an even more traditional style, choose shutters that can be pushed into a fold in your window casing.

And if you want a touch of modern convenience, certain interior shutters can be created using a polymer substitute while maintaining the look of wood. LouverWood® shutters hold up over time and insulate three times better than wood shutters for summertime heat and winter chill.

Contemporary Architecture


Modern-style homes have strong lines in their architecture. Most feature rectangular shapes in their construction and may even skip the traditional pitched roof in favor of flat or curved roofs. Large windows are also an essential part of this style, as homeowners favor natural light. Some may have open floor plans, and they often incorporate natural materials like stone or wood.

These homes work with a range of window treatments. Shutters with large louvers can fit a modern aesthetic and incorporate energy efficiency when created with insulating LouverWood®. The clean lines work well with a more modern style.

Roller shades also offer a simple, sleek style for modern homeowners. They come in a variety of fabrics and opacity levels.

Last, sheer shades can offer a balance of privacy and natural light for homeowners looking to maintain the natural elements of their home.

Both shade styles can smart automated systems for easy operation. All you’ll need to do is tap your smartphone to move your window treatments.


Suburban homes can be inspired by a variety of older home styles. Because they vary so much, homeowners have almost endless options for their homes. Our Louver Shop team can help you narrow down what window treatments can work with your home and décor.

No matter the style of your home, it’s up to you to choose window treatments that work for your needs. Louver Shop is happy to help you find the right fit. Call us at 888-249-5655 or request a free, in-home consultation online. We’ll bring the showroom to you.