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How To Improve Your Bluff City Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

As the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's a great reason to get your Bluff City home in order for friends and family. Of course, there’s the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that should to be finished before family comes. But is your home, itself, looking festive as it could? Or could it use some updated furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to provide an inviting place to stay, try a few of these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas spread in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are trimmed, you might discover that your windows look bare and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters over your windows, you give your room a finished feeling that also highlights your holiday decorations. Interior shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare from sunrise to sunset. They are especially nice in places like the living room, so no guest has to drink egg nog with a annoying sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Bluff City home for the holidays by installing shutters, you attain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can shut the treatments to provide an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters have been called the premier window treatments to stop air flow through your windows -- and that keeps the pleasant air inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you are looking to combine energy-efficiency with status, you will want to use a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than basswood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood shutters, ensuring all your windows will look great while still providing energy-efficiency. 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In The Living Room

Family room with horse painting and plantation shutters. 
Now that your windows are covered, it’s time to consider what friends and family will be sitting on. If your furniture pieces are beginning to look a little ratty, the holidays can be a great time to upgrade. By replacing disheveled sofa, or bringing-in a couple leather chairs for guests, you can make a style that’s perfect for lounging around. Plus, your guests will be happier sitting on a chair that wasn’t made during the Eisenhower administration. After all, how many times can you turn that cushion anyway?. 

Add Decorations To Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas decor.

You strung the lights and decorated the main rooms in holiday flourish. But there’s no greater feeling for your guests than finding a bit of holiday magic in their own bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re stressing about dinner and desserts.

Decorations are better when they aren’t heavy-handed, and don’t think that you need to cramsix to seven fully decorated trees. But a slight touch sprinkled about can keep up your holiday mood.

Improve Your Bluff City House For The Holidays By Replacing Dull Lighting Fixtures

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

New sofas, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are appreciated, but it won’t matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should include replacing ineffective lighting fixtures. Your corner lamp can work when it’s just you lounging around, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll need to get some better lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are a snap to put in and can effortlessly liven up your space. Lights can eradicate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a new fixture isn’t in the cards, just make sure your fixtures aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And installing a dimmer switch can allow you to modify the fixtures to you holiday fairy lights.

Sunburst Can Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Beautiful Interior Shutters

Getting ready for holiday company might involve a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the best energy-efficient shutters that will keep your rooms warm and cozy. All you need to do is complete the form below or contact us at 276-685-5343 for a no-cost in-home consultation.