When you think about a new look for your San Diego home, what comes to mind?
New floors? New furniture? Maybe new appliances or new drawers and cabinets?
What if you could make a huge impact with less money by honing in on a different part of your home?
What you should focus on first in your San Diego home design is your windows and window treatments. We’ll tell you why.
Natural Light Is Incredibly Important
We can’t say enough about how important natural light is to how your house looks and feels. look washed out and faded, no matter what your color scheme is. Too little light, and it might look drab and dim, and just plain unattractive.
To make things worse, the angle that sunlight comes in varies as the day goes on, so there’s never going to be one perfect level of light that makes your space look great.
To fight against this, look for window treatments that can be adjusted easily and quickly. The best choices for that are roller shades or plantation shutters.
Windows Will Influence The Rest Of Your Home Fashion
You can always reposition furniture. You can change lighting (somewhat). You can even take out parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are usually there for good, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend.
So what you should do is decide the role you want your windows to play, and then make a plan around that. Should your windows be the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and choose a window treatment with stunning, bright colors to draw the eye in. Would you rather the windows act as an accent that helps support other parts of the room? In that case, get something like stunning white Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room.
No matter your preference, start with the windows, and go from there.
Windows Are The Eyes Of The Home
It might be cliche to refer to windows as “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 will naturally go to the windows.
Take advantage of that by choosing window treatments that accentuate your windows and your home. Some great ideas for that are:
Plantation shutters - The solid louvers and clean lines of shutters actually tend to make your window look larger than other choices.
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 indoor lights are on.
Luxury roller shades - Brightly colored or patterned shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to your more neutral home exterior.
Begin With the Windows, Finish With a Beautiful Home
So if you’re dreaming about a fresh look for your home, windows should easily be something you focus on. If you’re ready, Sunburst San Diego can help. Give us a call at 760-405-8887 or use the form below to get your free in-home consultation tailored to your schedule.