Tips To Improve Your Boston Home for the Holidays

Holly Perron

With the holidays are here and upon us, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Boston home prepared for Yuletide guests. You have the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that should to be finished before family arrives. But is your house, itself, looking festive as it could? Or could it need some updated chairs, lights and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you think your guests deserve a comforting atmosphere, try a few of these ways to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Shutters

Holiday table with candles in festive dining room. After decorating the tree and garland, you might notice that your windows appear cold and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters over your windows, you can give your rooms a classic touch that also accentuates your decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare during short winter days. They work great in rooms like the living room, so no one has to drink egg nog with a harsh sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Boston home for the holidays by installing shutters, you attain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can shut the louvers to provide an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are known as the premier 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 are looking to pair energy-efficiency with style, you will want to use a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than basswood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, which ensures that all your windows will look stylish while still keeping a even temperature by your windows. 

Now’s the time For Updated Furniture In The Living Room

Family room with horse painting and shutters. 
Once your windows are covered, it’s time to determine what guests will be sitting on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are beginning to look a little ratty, the holidays can be a great time to start anew. By upgrading a worn-out sofa, or adding a set of leather chairs for guests, you can make a style that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your friends will feel happier sitting on furniture that hasn’t been around since the Great Depression. After all, that matchbook can’t level your sofa forever. 

Add Decorations To Every Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas decor.You put up the tree and covered the downstairs in festive embellishments. But there’s no better feeling for your overnight guests than waking up to a bit of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re worrying about your holiday feast.

Decorations don’t have to be heavy-handed, and don’t think that you need to cram inseveral fully decorated trees. But a slight detail in the corners can raise your holiday spirit.

Improve Your Boston House For The Holidays By Redoing Dull Lighting Fixtures

Making sure that your lighting fixture is right for your space should be on your holiday list.

New furniture, decorations, and energy-efficient window treatments are nice, but it doesn’t matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should include replacing ineffective lights. Your floor lamp can provide enough light when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll need plenty of adequate lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are easy to put in and can do wonders for a room. Lights can fix room shadows cast from furniture. If a new lights aren’t in the cards, just make sure your fixtures are full of new bulbs. And installing a dimmer switch lets you adapt the fixtures against your holiday decorations.

Sunburst Will Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Beautiful Interior Shutters

Getting your house ready for holiday company might encompass some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the best energy-efficient plantation shutters that will make your house cozy for the holidays. Just complete the form below or call us at 781-352-2205 for a no-cost in-home consultation.