Ways To Improve Your Indianapolis Home for the Holidays

Bill Burke

Now that the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's a great reason to get your Indianapolis home ready for Yuletide guests. You have the usual sprucing up that needs to be finished before everyone comes. But is your home, itself, ready to go? Or could it use some updated furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you think your guests deserve a warm and cozy home, try these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Install Energy-Efficient Shutters

Christmas spread in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are trimmed, you might find that your windows look cold and unfinished. By installing plantation shutters on your windows, you instantly give your home a classic feeling that also brings out your holiday decorations. Shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare from sunrise to sunset. They are especially nice in rooms like the living room, so no guest has to sing carols 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 for an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are known as the premier window treatments to block air flow through your windows -- keeping the nice temperatures inside and the chilly 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 cheap 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 the room nice. 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In The Living Room

Living room with horse painting and shutters. 
After your windows are adequately covered, you should look at what guests 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 set of leather chairs by the fire, you can make a feeling that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your family will be cozier sitting on furniture that hasn’t been around since the Eisenhower administration. After all, that pack of cards can’t level your couch forever. 

Decorate Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom decorated for Christmas.You put up the tree and decorated the main rooms in holiday flourish. But there’s no better feeling for your overnight guests than waking up to a touch of the holidays in their own bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re stressing about your holiday feast.

Decorations shouldn’t be overblown, and you shouldn’t feel like you need a house filled withseveral decked-out trees. But a slight detail here or there can keep up your holiday mood.

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 improvement list.

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

Most lighting fixtures are simple to install and can transform your space. Lights can fix room shadows cast from furniture. If a a new fixture isn’t in the cards, just make sure your fixtures don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And installing 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 your house ready for friends and family might involve one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you install the perfect energy-efficient shutters that will make your house warm and cozy. Just fill out the form below or contact us at 317-558-9066 for a complimentary in-home consultation.