When you think about a new look for your Indianapolis home, what comes to mind?
New flooring? Different furniture? Maybe new appliances or sparkling finished counters?
What if we told you that you could make a bigger impact on a smaller budget by focusing on something else?
Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. Here’s why.
Natural Light Plays a Huge Role
We can’t say enough about how big a part natural light plays in how your space 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 make things worse, the amount of light and the angle of the sun will change as the day goes on, so there’s never going to be one perfect level of light throughout the day.
To combat this, look for window treatments that let you adjust the levels of light 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 (usually). 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.
The best thing to do is first decide the role you want your windows to play, and then design around that. Would you prefer the large windows were the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and put in a window treatment with stunning, eye-catching colors to grab attention. 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
It might be cliche to refer to windows as “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it any less true. No matter the time of day, the eyes of people walking or driving by are naturally going to be guided 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:
Custom 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 adorn 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 your more neutral home exterior.
Start With the Windows, Finish With Your Dream Home
So if you’re planning a fresh look for your home, windows need to be on your list. When you’re ready, Sunburst Indianapolis can help. Give us a call at 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below to get a free in-home consultation tailored to your schedule.