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Ways To Improve Your Indianapolis Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

With the holidays are here and upon us, it's a great reason to get your Indianapolis home prepared for Yuletide guests. Of course, there’s the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that should to be finished before everyone arrives. But is your home, itself, ready to go? Or could it use some updated living room furniture and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to give your guests a warm and cozy atmosphere, try these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Shutters

Christmas spread in festive dining room. As you start decorating for the holidays, you might find that your windows look dull and drab. By installing plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your home a classic feeling that also accentuates your decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively block sun glare from sunrise to sunset. They are especially nice in rooms like the living room, so nobody has to drink egg nog with a blinding sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Indianapolis home for the holidays by getting shutters, you attain both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can close the treatments to provide an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are known as the best window treatments to stop heat loss through your windows -- keeping the nice temperatures inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you are looking to combine energy-efficiency with status, you should use a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than basswood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You can even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which ensures that all your windows will look stylish while still keeping a consistent temperature in your home. 

Now’s the time For New Furniture In The Family Room

Living room with horse painting and shutters. 
After your windows are dressed, it’s time to consider what your friends will be seated on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are starting to show their age, the holidays are a wonderful time to find replacements. By upgrading an old sofa, or adding a couple leather chairs for guests, you can make a feeling that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your guests will be cozier sitting on furniture that wasn’t made during the Great Depression. After all, those cushions can’t get any fluffier on their own. 

Add Decorations To Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You strung the lights and decorated the main rooms in full holiday cheer. But there’s nothing better for your guests than waking up to a bit of the holidays in their own bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re stressing about dinner and desserts.

Decorations don’t have to be overbearing, and don’t feel like you need to cram inseveral tinseled pine trees. But a slight detail here or there can keep up your holiday spirit.

Improve Your Indianapolis House For The Holidays By Redoing Dull Lighting Fixtures

Ensuring that your lighting fixture fits your space should be on your holiday wish list.

New furniture, decorations, and energy-efficient window treatments are great, but it doesn’t matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should always include definitely include upgrading ineffective lighting fixtures. Your corner lamp may work when it’s just you lounging around, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll need plenty of better lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are simple to put up and can transform a room. Lights can fix room shadows in the corners. If a an updated light isn’t in the cards, just make sure your fixtures aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And adding a dimmer switch lets you adapt the fixtures to you holiday tree lights.

Sunburst Will Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Plantation Shutters

Getting ready for holiday company might involve one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you choose the perfect energy-efficient shutters that will make your house holiday ready. Just complete the form below or contact us at 317-558-9066 for a complimentary in-home consultation.