Charlotte Home Fashion: Start With the Windows07/09/2018Neil Blackwelder When you think about a new look for your Charlotte home, what’s on your list? New floors? New furniture? Even new appliances or sparkling finished counters? What if we told you that 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 Plays a Huge Role It can’t be overstated how much natural light determines how your home looks and feels. Too much light pouring in through your windows can make the colors look washed out and faded, no matter how much thought you put into the color scheme. Not enough light, and it might look drab and dim, making all your work pointless. To complicate things, the angle that sunlight comes in will change as the day goes on, so there won’t be one constant level of light throughout the day. To combat this, install window treatments that can adjust how much light they block easily and quickly. Our recommendations are roller shades or plantation shutters. Windows Will Determine The Rest Of Your Home Fashion You can always reposition furniture. You can change lighting (somewhat). You can even remove parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are usually there for good, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend. So what you should do is decide the part you want your windows to play, and then design around that. Do you want your big windows to be the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and choose a window treatment with brilliant, eye-catching colors to grab attention. Would you rather the windows act as an accent that highlights other things in the room? In that case, get something like bright white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space. Either way, start with the windows, and go from there. Windows Are The Eyes Of The Home It might be cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it any less true. Day or night, the eyes of people passing by will naturally go to the windows. Use that to your advantage by choosing window treatments that accentuate your windows and your home. Some great ideas for that are: Custom shutters - The bright louvers and clean lines of shutters can actually make your window look bigger and bolder than other choices. Accent drapes - Drapes that adorn the top corners of your window can help create a beautiful silhouette when the sun sets and your interior is lit up. Luxury roller shades - Patterned or bold colored roller shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to an otherwise neutral home exterior. Start With the Windows, End With a Beautiful Home So if you’re thinking about a new direction for your home, windows need to be on your list. When you’re ready, Sunburst Charlotte can help. Give us a call at 980-231-1116 or complete the form below to get a free in-home consultation at your own leisure.