Atlanta Interior Design: Start With the Windows07/09/2018Dan Taylor When you think about renovating, redesigning, or just refreshing the looks of your Atlanta home, what are your priorities? New floors? Different furniture? Perhaps 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? Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. This is why. Natural Light Plays a Big Part It can’t be overstated how big a part natural light plays in how your house looks and feels. The more light that comes inside, the more your space can 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, and just plain unattractive. To complicate things, the angle that sunlight comes in will change throughout the day, so there’s never going to be one constant level of light throughout the day. To combat this, look for window treatments that can be adjusted easily and quickly. Your best bets are roller shades or plantation shutters. 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 almost always 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 make a plan 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, bright 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, install something like neutral tone Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room. 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 passersby are drawn to the windows. Use that to your advantage by choosing window treatments that add to your home’s best features. These are a few ideas for that. Custom 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 stunning 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 dreaming about 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.