When you think about redoing the interior of your San Antonio home, what comes to mind?
New floors? Different furniture? Perhaps new appliances or cabinets and finish?
What if we told you that you could make a huge impact on a smaller budget by focusing on something else?
Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. This is why.
Natural Light Plays a Huge Role
We can’t say enough about how big a part natural light plays in how your house looks and feels. The more light that comes inside, the more your space can look washed out and faded, no matter what colors you’re using. Not enough light, and it might look drab and dim, and just plain unattractive.
To make things worse, the amount of light and the angle of the sun changes throughout the day, so there won’t be one perfect level of light that makes your space look its best.
To combat this, put in window treatments that can be adjusted easily and quickly. The best choices for that are roller shades or plantation shutters.
Windows Will Determine The Rest Of Your Home Fashion
You can reposition furniture. You can move lighting (somewhat). You can even remove parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are usually there for good, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time and money.
The best thing to do is first decide the role you want your windows to play, and then design around that. Do you want your big windows to be the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and pick a window treatment with stunning, eye-catching colors to grab attention. Maybe you’d rather the windows be an accent that helps support other things in the room? In that case, install something like stunning white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space.
Whatever you prefer, start with the windows, and work from there.
Windows Are Your Home’s Eyes
Yes, it’s cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but there's a lot of truth in it as well. No matter the time of day, the eyes of people walking or driving by are drawn to the windows.
Take advantage of that by putting in window treatments that add to your home’s best features. Some great ideas for that are:
Plantation shutters - The wide louvers and clean lines of shutters will actually make your window look bigger and bolder than other window treatment options.
Accent drapes - Drapes that adorn the top corners of your window can frame your window and make a beautiful silhouette when the sun sets and your indoor lights are on.
Custom roller shades - Attention-grabbing shades drawn halfway down your window can add some flair to a somewhat neutral home exterior.
Start With the Windows, End With a Beautiful Home
So if you’re thinking about a fresh look for your home, windows should easily be on your list. If you’re ready, Sunburst San Antonio can help. Give us a call at 210-876-0377 or fill out the form below to get your free in-home estimate tailored to your schedule.