Tips To Improve Your Detroit Home for the Holidays

Steve Hill

As the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's time to get your Detroit home prepared for visitors. Of course, there’s the usual sprucing up that needs to be finished before family comes. But is your house, itself, looking festive as it could? Or does it use some new living room furniture and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to give your guests an inviting atmosphere, try a few of these ideas to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas table in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are trimmed, you might discover that your windows look bare and unfinished. By installing plantation shutters on your windows, you instantly give your room a classic feeling that also accentuates your holiday decorations. Interior shutters also can effectively block sun glare in the morning and evening. They work great in places like the living room, so no guest has to sing carols with a annoying sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Detroit home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you gain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can close the louvers for an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are known as the premier window coverings to deter air flowing through your windows -- keeping the pleasant air inside and the wintry air out.

Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with status, you will want to use a faux wood shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than basswood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock aluminum blinds. You can even cover your arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, which means that all your windows will look beautiful while still keeping the room warm. 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In Your Home

Family room with hardwood floors and plantation shutters. 
Once your windows are covered, you should determine what guests will be sitting on. If your chairs are starting to come apart, the holidays are the perfect time to upgrade. By replacing disheveled sofa, or adding a set of leather chairs by the fire, you can make an atmosphere that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your family will be more comfortable sitting on something that wasn’t made during the Great Depression. After all, those cushions won’t get any cleaner. 

Decorate Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom decorated for Christmas.You strung the lights and decked out the downstairs in festive embellishments. But there’s no better feeling for your overnight guests than waking up to a tiny piece of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re worrying about dinner and desserts.

Decorations are better when they aren’t heavy-handed, and you shouldn’t feel like you need to cram inseveral tinseled pine trees. But a small touch in the corners can keep up your holiday mood.

Improve Your Detroit House For The Holidays By Redoing Dull Lighting Fixtures

Ensuring that your lighting fixture fits your space should be on your holiday improvement list.

New furniture, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are nice, but it may not matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should include switching out ineffective lighting fixtures. Your floor lamp might provide enough light when it’s just you lounging around, but when people come over, you’ll want to get some adequate lighting.

Most lights are a snap to install and can do wonders for an area. Lights can fix room shadows cast from furniture. If a new lights aren’t an option, just make sure your fixtures are full of new bulbs. And using a dimmer switch can allow you to modify the fixtures to you holiday decorations.

Sunburst Can Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Plantation Shutters

Preparing for holiday company might encompass one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the best energy-efficient interior window treatments that will keep your home holiday ready. Just send in the form below or contact us at 248-429-9294 for a complimentary in-home consultation.