Tips To Improve Your Charlotte Home for the Holidays

Neil Blackwelder

With the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's a great reason to get your Charlotte home ready for visitors. Of course, there’s the usual sprucing up that has to be completed before company is allowed in. But is your home, itself, ready? Or does it need some updated furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

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

Install Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas table in festive dining room.

Once the tree and garland are trimmed, you might notice that your windows look bare and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters over your windows, you instantly give your rooms a classic look that also highlights your holiday embellishments. Interior shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare during short winter days. They are especially nice in places like the living room, so nobody has to drink egg nog with a annoying sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Charlotte home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you gain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can shut the treatments to provide an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters are one of the top window treatments to block air flow through your windows -- and that keeps the warm air inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with style, you should go for a faux wood treatment, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood shutters, ensuring all your windows will look beautiful while still bringing energy-efficiency. 
 

It’s Time For Updated Furniture In The Family Room

Family room with horse painting and shutters. 
Once your windows are dressed, you should consider what your friends will be sitting on. If your furniture pieces are beginning to come apart, the holidays are a wonderful time to start anew. By switching out disheveled sofa, or putting a couple leather chairs by the fire, you can give your rooms a style that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your friends will be much cozier sitting on something that wasn’t made during the Eisenhower administration. After all, those cushions won’t get any flatter. 
 

Add Holiday Cheer To Every Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas decor.

You strung the lights and decorated the main rooms in holiday flourish. But there’s nothing better for your overnight guests than waking up to a touch of the holidays in their bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re fussing about your holiday feast.

Decorations shouldn’t be overblown, and you shouldn’t feel like you need a house filled withsix to seven decked-out trees. But a small touch here or there can raise your holiday mood.

Improve Your Charlotte 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 chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient window treatments 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 floor lamp might seem fine when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when guests arrive, you’ll need to get some adequate lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are a snap to install and can transform a room. Lights can eliminate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a new lights aren’t in the cards, just make sure that your current ones are full of new bulbs. And installing a dimmer switch can allow you to modify the fixtures with your holiday decorations.

Sunburst Can Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Beautiful Interior 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 plantation shutters that will keep your home cozy for the holidays. Simply send in the form below or call us at 980-231-1116 for a complimentary in-home consultation.