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Boston Home Design: Start With the Windows

July 09, 2018

When you think about redoing the interior of your Boston home, what’s on your list?

New floors? New furniture? Perhaps new appliances or cabinets and finish?

What if you could make a bigger impact with less money by focusing on something else?

Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. We’ll show you why.

Natural Light Plays a Huge Role

It can’t be overstated how important natural light is to how your house looks and feels. look washed out and faded, no matter what your color scheme is. Not enough light, and it might look drab and dim, regardless of how much work you put in.

To make matters worse, the angle that sunlight comes in will change throughout the day, so there won’t be one perfect level of light that makes your space look its best.

To fight against this, install window treatments that can alter light easily and quickly. The best choices for that are roller shades or plantation shutters.

Boston dining room design

Windows Will Influence The Rest Of Your Home Fashion

You can always reposition furniture. You can change lighting (usually). You can even remove parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are for the most part there for good, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time and money.

So what you should do is decide what part you want your windows to play, and then design around that. Should your windows be the centerpiece of the room? Open up the space around the window and choose a window treatment with stunning, eye-catching colors to draw eyes in. Or would you prefer the windows to be an accent that highlights other parts of the room? In that case, get something like bright white Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room.

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Either way, start your plan 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 is some truth to that cliche. Throughout the day, the eyes of people passing by are naturally going to be guided to the windows.

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Use that to your advantage by installing window treatments that play up your home’s features. Here are a few ways you can do that:
  • Interior shutters - The bright louvers and crisp lines of shutters can actually make your window look larger than most other window treatments do.

  • Accent drapes - Drapes that adorn the top corners of your window can help create a beautiful silhouette when the sun goes down and your indoor lights are on.

  • Luxury roller shades - Attention-grabbing shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to your more neutral home exterior.

Begin With the Windows, Finish With a Beautiful Home

So if you’re planning a new direction for your home, windows need to be one of your priorities. If you’re ready, Sunburst Boston can help. Give us a call at 781-352-2205 or complete the form below to get a free in-home consultation tailored to your schedule.