Raleigh Home Fashion: Focus on the Windows07/09/2018Blake Jarman When you think about redoing the interior of your Raleigh home, what are your priorities? New flooring? Brand-new 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 honing in on a different part of your home? Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. This is why. Natural Light Is Incredibly Important It can’t be overstated how important natural light is to 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, making all your work pointless. To make things worse, the angle that sunlight comes in varies as the day goes on, so there won’t be one perfect level of light throughout the day. To thwart this, install window treatments that let you adjust the levels of light easily and quickly. The best choices for that are roller shades or plantation shutters. Windows Should Influence The Rest Of Your Home You can always move furniture. You can change lighting (to an extent). You can even take out parts of walls when you redesign. But windows are usually there to stay, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time and money. So what you should do is decide what part 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 install a window treatment with stunning, bright 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, install something like bright white Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room. Whatever you want to do, start your plan with the windows, and work from there. Windows Are The Eyes Of The Home Yes, it’s cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but there's a lot of truth in it as well. Day or night, the eyes of people walking or driving by will naturally go to the windows. Take advantage of that by putting in window treatments that accentuate your windows and your home. Here are a few ways you can do that: Interior shutters - The bright louvers and crisp lines of shutters will help make your window look bigger and bolder than other choices. Accent drapes - Drapes that add flair to the top corners of your window can frame your window and make a gorgeous silhouette when the sun goes down and your lights are on indoors. Luxury roller shades - Attention-grabbing shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to an otherwise neutral home exterior. Start With the Windows, Finish With Your Dream Home So if you’re dreaming about a fresh look for your home, windows should easily be an area of focus. When you’re ready, Sunburst Raleigh can help. Give us a call at 919-887-9198 or fill out the form below to get your free in-home estimate tailored to your schedule.