San Diego Interior Fashion: Focus on the Windows07/09/2018Tyson Williams When you think about a new look for your San Diego home, what comes to mind? New floors? Different 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 big a part natural light plays in 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. Too little light, and it might look drab and dim, making all your work pointless. To complicate things, the angle that sunlight comes in will change as the day goes on, so there won’t be one perfect level of light that makes your space look great. To counter 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 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 almost always 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 design 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. Or would you prefer the windows to be an accent that helps support other parts of the room? In that case, get something like bright 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 Yes, it’s 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 big 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 an otherwise 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 at a time convenient for you.