Plantation shutters in a living room

Ways To Improve Your Austin Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

With the holidays are here and upon us, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Austin home in order for visitors. Of course, there’s the usual trees lights and present wrapping that should to be done before family is allowed in. But is your house, itself, ready? Or could it use some new chairs, lights and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you want to provide an inviting atmosphere, try a few of these ideas to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Shutters

Holiday table in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are decorated, you might discover that your windows appear dull and drab. But if you install plantation shutters on your windows, you give your home a classic feeling that also accentuates your holiday embellishments. Plantation shutters also can effectively block sun glare during short winter days. They are perfect in places like the living room, so no guest has to drink egg nog with a harsh sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Austin home for the holidays by installing shutters, you attain both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can close the treatments to provide an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters have been called the top window coverings to stop heat loss through your windows -- and that keeps the pleasant air inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you are looking to pair energy-efficiency with style, you will want to use 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 can even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood shutters, ensuring every window will look beautiful while still keeping the room toasty. 
 

It’s Time For Updated Furniture In The Family Room

Living room with hardwood floors and plantation shutters. 
Once your windows are covered, it’s time to determine what your friends will be seated on. If your chairs are starting to show their age, the holidays can be a great time to upgrade. By switching out a worn-out couch, or adding a couple leather chairs by the fire, you can give your rooms a feeling that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your family will be much more comfortable sitting on something that hasn’t been around since the Great Depression. After all, those cushions can’t get any cleaner. 
 

Decorate Every Room In The House

Traditional bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You put up the tree and decked out the main rooms in holiday flourish. But there’s nothing better for your guests than waking up to a touch of the holidays in their own bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re stressing about your holiday feast.

Decorations don’t have to be overbearing, and you shouldn’t feel like you need a house filled withseveral fully decorated trees. But a slight touch in the corners can raise your holiday morale.

Improve Your Austin House For The Holidays By Changing Out Dull Lighting Fixtures

Ensuring that your lighting fixture fits your needs should be on your holiday list.

New furniture, decorations, and energy-efficient window treatments are nice, but it won’t matter if they are poorly lit. Improving your home for the holidays should always include definitely include upgrading ineffective lights. Your floor lamp may provide enough light when it’s just you lounging around, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll need plenty of brighter lighting.

Most lights are a snap to install and can do wonders for your space. Lights can fix room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a new lights aren’t in the cards, just make sure the ones you have are full of new bulbs. And using a dimmer switch will help you to adjust the fixtures to you holiday decorations.

Sunburst Can Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Plantation Shutters

Getting your house ready for holiday company might include a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you install the perfect energy-efficient interior window treatments that will keep your house cozy for the holidays. Just send in the form below or contact us at 512-549-6077 for a free in-home consultation.

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