San Antonio Interior Fashion: Why Windows Are Important07/09/2018Antonio Meza When you think about renovating, redesigning, or just refreshing the looks of your San Antonio home, what’s on your list? New floors? Different furniture? Even 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 important natural light is to 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, making all your work pointless. 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 throughout the day. To combat this, install 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 Design You can reposition furniture. You can move lighting (somewhat). You can even remove parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are almost always 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. Would you prefer the large windows were the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and pick a window treatment with stunning, eye-catching colors to draw eyes in. Maybe you’d rather the windows be an accent that helps support other things in the room? In that case, choose something like bright 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 that doesn’t make it any less true. Throughout the 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. These are a few ideas for that. 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 add flair to 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 complete the form below to get your free in-home estimate at a time convenient for you.