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Atlanta Interior Design: Start With the Windows

July 09, 2018

When you think about renovating, redesigning, or just refreshing the looks of your Atlanta home, what are your priorities?

New floors? New furniture? Even new appliances or sparkling finished counters?

What if we told you that you could make a bigger impact on a smaller budget by focusing on something else?

What you might want to focus on first in your Atlanta home design is your windows and window treatments. This is why.

Natural Light Plays a Huge Role

It can’t be overstated how big a part natural light plays in how your house looks and feels. look washed out and faded, no matter how much thought you put into the color scheme. Too little light, and it might look drab and dim, making all your work pointless.

To make things worse, the angle that sunlight comes in varies throughout the day, so there’s never going to be one constant level of light throughout the day.

To combat this, think about window treatments that can be adjusted easily and quickly. Your best bets are roller shades or plantation shutters.

Atlanta dining room design

Windows Will Determine The Rest Of Your Interior Design

You can move furniture. You can change lighting (to an extent). You can even remove parts of walls when you renovate. But windows are usually there to stay, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend.

We recommend that you decide the role 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 bold, bright colors to grab attention. Or would you prefer the windows to be an accent that highlights other parts of the room? In that case, install something like neutral tone Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room.

Atlanta dining room concept

Whatever you want to do, start your plan with the windows, and work from there.

Windows Are The Eyes Of The Home

It’s probably a cliche to refer to windows as “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it not true. Throughout the day, the eyes of people passing by are drawn to the windows.

Atlanta exterior window shutter 
Use that to your advantage by choosing window treatments that add to your home’s best features. Some great ideas for that are:
  • Interior shutters - The bright louvers and clean lines of shutters will help make your window look bigger and bolder than other window treatment options.

  • Accent drapes - Drapes that accent the top corners of your window can help create a gorgeous silhouette when the sun goes down and your interior is lit up.

  • 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 Stunning Home

So if you’re planning a redesign for your home, windows need to be on your list. When you’re ready, Sunburst Atlanta can help. Give us a call at 404-962-8517 or fill out the form below to get a free in-home consultation at your own leisure.