Kingsport Interior Fashion: Focus on the Windows07/09/2018Jacob Hayes When you think about redoing the interior of your Kingsport home, what’s on your list? New floors? Different furniture? Even new appliances or new drawers and cabinets? What if you could make a huge impact on a smaller budget by honing in on a different part of your home? Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. This is why. Natural Light Is Key We can’t say enough about how important natural light is to how your house looks and feels. The more light that comes inside, the more your space can look washed out and faded, no matter how much thought you put into the color scheme. 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 changes as the day goes on, so there’s never going to be one constant level of light throughout the day. To thwart this, get window treatments that can adjust how much light they block easily and quickly. Our recommendations are roller shades or plantation shutters. Windows Should Determine Other Parts Of Your Design You can always move furniture. You can change lighting (to an extent). You can even take out parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are usually there for good, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time and money. You’re best path is to decide what role you want your windows to play, and then make a plan around that. Do you want your big windows to be the focal point of the room? Open up the space around the window and install a window treatment with bold, bright colors to grab attention. Would you rather the windows act as an accent that helps support other things in the room? In that case, put in something like stunning white Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room. No matter your preference, start with the windows, and go from there. Windows Are The Eyes Of The Home Yes, it’s cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but there's a lot of truth in it as well. No matter the time of day, the eyes of passersby will naturally go to the windows. Use that to your advantage by installing window treatments that add to your home’s best features. Here are a few ways you can do that: Interior shutters - The big louvers and clean lines of shutters can actually make your window look bigger and bolder than most other window treatments do. Accent drapes - Drapes that accent the top corners of your window can help create a beautiful silhouette when the sun sets and your lights are on indoors. Custom roller shades - Patterned or bold colored roller shades drawn halfway down your window can add some flair to a somewhat neutral home exterior. Start With the Windows, End With Your Dream Home So if you’re planning a redesign for your home, windows should definitely be an area of focus. If you’re ready, Sunburst Kingsport can help. Give us a call at 276-378-7422 or complete the form below to get a free in-home estimate at a time convenient for you.