Indianapolis Interior Fashion: Focus on the Windows07/09/2018Bill Burke When you think about a new look for your Indianapolis home, what comes to mind? New flooring? Different furniture? Maybe new appliances or cabinets and finish? What if we told you that you could make a bigger impact on a smaller budget by focusing on something else? What you might want to focus on first in your Indianapolis home design is your windows and window treatments. We’ll show you why. Natural Light Plays a Big Part 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 colors you’re using. Too little light, and it might look drab and dim, and just plain unattractive. To complicate things, the amount of light and the angle of the sun varies as the day goes on, so there’s never going to be one perfect level of light throughout the day. To combat this, think about window treatments that can adjust how much light they block easily and quickly. Our recommendations are roller shades or plantation shutters. Windows Will Determine Other Parts Of Your Design You can always move furniture. You can move lighting (somewhat). You can even take out parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are almost always there for good, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time and money. So what you should do is decide the role 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 put in a window treatment with bold, eye-catching colors to draw eyes in. Or would you prefer the windows to be an accent that helps support other parts of the room? In that case, put in something like neutral tone Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space. 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 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 putting in window treatments that add to your home’s best features. Here are a few ways you can do that: Interior shutters - The wide louvers and clean lines of shutters will help make your window look larger than most other window treatments do. Accent drapes - Drapes that add flair to the top corners of your window can frame your window and make a stunning silhouette when the sun sets and your interior is lit up. 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 definitely be on your list. When you’re ready, Sunburst Indianapolis can help. Give us a call at 317-558-9066 or complete the form below to get a free in-home consultation at a time convenient for you.