When you think about a new look for your Detroit home, what comes to mind?
New floors? New furniture? Even new appliances or new drawers and cabinets?
What if you could make a bigger impact on a smaller budget by looking at just one part of your home?
Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. We’ll tell you why.
Natural Light Plays a Huge Role
We can’t say enough about how big a part natural light plays in how your space looks and feels. The more light that comes inside, the more your space can look washed out and faded, no matter what your color scheme is. Too little light, and it might look drab and dim, regardless of how much work you put in.
To complicate things, the amount of light and the angle of the sun varies as the day goes on, so there won’t be one constant level of light that makes your space look its best.
To combat this, think about 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
You can reposition furniture. You can move lighting (usually). You can even remove parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are almost always there to stay, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend.
The best thing to do is first decide what part you want your windows to play, and then make a plan around that. Would you prefer the large windows were the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and choose a window treatment with stunning, eye-catching colors to draw eyes in. Or would you prefer the windows to be an accent that highlights other things in the room? In that case, put in something like stunning white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space.
Whatever you want to do, start with the windows, and work from there.
Windows Are Your Home’s Eyes
It might be cliche to refer to windows as “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it not true. Throughout the day, the eyes of people walking or driving by are drawn to the windows.
Take advantage of that by choosing window treatments that play up your home’s features. These are a few ideas for that.
Plantation shutters - The big louvers and crisp lines of shutters actually tend to make your window look larger than most other window treatments do.
Accent drapes - Drapes that accent the top corners of your window can frame your window and make a stunning silhouette when the sun goes down and your interior is lit up.
Luxury roller shades - Brightly colored or patterned shades drawn halfway down your window can add some flair to your more neutral home exterior.
Begin With the Windows, Finish With a Stunning Home
So if you’re dreaming about a redesign for your home, windows should easily be an area of focus. If you’re ready, Sunburst Detroit can help. Give us a call at 248-429-9294 or fill out the form below to get a free in-home consultation at your own leisure.