How To Improve Your Atlanta Home for the Holidays

Dan Taylor

With the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's time to get your Atlanta home in order for Yuletide guests. You have the usual sprucing up that has to be completed before everyone arrives. But is your home, itself, ready to go? Or does it use some new furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you want to give your guests a warm and cozy place to stay, try some of these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Christmas spread in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are up, you might find that your windows look cold and unfinished. But if you install plantation shutters over your windows, you give your home a inviting feeling that also brings out your holiday embellishments. Plantation shutters also can effectively block sun glare in the morning and evening. They work great in rooms like the dining room, so nobody has to finish their turkey dinner with a harsh sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Atlanta home for the holidays by getting shutters, you attain both beauty and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can close your shutters and get an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters are known as the premier window coverings to deter air flow through your windows -- and that keeps the warm temperatures inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you want to combine energy-efficiency with style, you should use a faux wood shutter, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, which means that every window will look stylish while still keeping a even temperature in your rooms. 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In The Family Room

Family room with built-in shelving and shutters. 
Now that your windows are adequately covered, it’s time to look at what friends and family will be sitting on. If your furniture pieces are starting to look a little ratty, the holidays are the perfect time to find replacements. By upgrading a worn-out couch, or adding a set of leather chairs by a small side table, you can create an atmosphere that’s perfect for lounging around. Plus, your family will be much more comfortable sitting on a chair that hasn’t been around since the Great Depression. After all, that pack of cards can’t level your couch forever. 

Add Holiday Cheer To Every Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas decor.You hung the ornaments and decked out the main rooms in full holiday cheer. But there’s nothing better for your guests than finding a tiny piece of the holidays in their own bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re worrying about dinner and desserts.

Decorations don’t have to be overbearing, and don’t feel like you need to fill the house withsix to seven tinseled pine trees. But a modest detail here or there can do a lot for your holiday morale.

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

Ensuring that your lighting fixture is right for your needs should be on your holiday improvement list.

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are nice, but it may not matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should include replacing ineffective lights. Your shaded table lamp may seem fine when it’s just you at home, but when guests arrive, you’ll want plenty of brighter lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are easy to put in and can do wonders for an area. TheylLighting can eliminate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a new lights aren’t an option, just make sure the ones you have are full of new bulbs. And adding a dimmer switch will help you to modify the fixtures with your holiday decorations.

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

Getting ready for friends and family might involve one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you choose the best energy-efficient interior window treatments that will make your home warm and cozy. Just complete the form below or call us at 404-962-8517 for a free in-home consultation.