Now that the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's a great reason to get your Charlotte home prepared for friends and family. You have the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that has to be completed before family is allowed in. But is your home, itself, ready to go? Or does it need some updated furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient plantation shutters?
If you think your guests deserve a warm and cozy home, try some of these tips to improve your home for the holidays.
Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters
Once the tree and garland are decorated, you may notice that your windows appear 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 from sunrise to sunset. They work great in places like the dining room, so no guest has to share their cranberries with a annoying sunset hitting them in the face.
By improving your Charlotte home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you gain both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when Jack Frost comes around, you can shut the treatments to provide an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters are one of the top window treatments to stop heat loss through your windows -- and that keeps the warm air inside and the cold air out.
Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with durability, you should go for a faux wood treatment, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which means that every window will look great while still keeping the room warm.
It’s Time For Updated Furniture In The Living Room
After your windows are adequately covered, you should look at what your friends will be sitting on. If your furniture pieces are beginning to come apart, the holidays are a wonderful time to upgrade. By switching out disheveled sofa, or putting a set of leather chairs for guests, you can create a style that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your friends will be much cozier sitting on a chair that wasn’t made during the Eisenhower administration. After all, that pack of cards can’t level your couch forever.
Add Holiday Cheer To Every Room In The House
You strung the lights and decorated the downstairs in holiday flourish. But there’s nothing better for your guests than falling asleep to a touch of the holidays in their bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re fussing about your holiday feast.
Decorations shouldn’t be overbearing, and you shouldn’t feel like you need to cram insix to seven tinseled pine trees. But a small bit here or there can raise your holiday spirit.
Improve Your Charlotte House For The Holidays By Replacing Dull Lighting Fixtures
New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient plantation shutters are appreciated, but it won’t matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should include replacing ineffective lights. Your corner lamp might seem fine when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when people come over, you’ll need to get some adequate lighting.
Most lighting fixtures are easy to put up and can transform a room. Lights can fix 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 Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters
Getting ready for friends and family might involve a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you install the perfect energy-efficient shutters that will keep your home cozy for the holidays. Just send in the form below or give us a call at 980-231-1116 for a complimentary in-home consultation.