Philadelphia Home Fashion: Windows Make a Home07/09/2018Holly Perron When you think about redoing the interior of your Philadelphia home, what’s on your list?New flooring? Brand-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 Philadelphia home design is your windows and window treatments. We’ll show you why.Natural Light Is KeyWe can’t say enough about how big a part natural light plays in how your house looks and feels. look washed out and faded, no matter what colors you’re using. Too little light, and it might look drab and dim, making all your work pointless.To complicate things, the amount of light and the angle of the sun will change throughout the day, so there’s never going to be one constant level of light that makes your space look great.To fight against this, put in window treatments that can be adjusted easily and quickly. Our recommendations are roller shades or plantation shutters.Windows Will Influence Other Parts Of Your Interior DesignYou can reposition furniture. You can move lighting (usually). You can even take out parts of walls when you renovate. But windows are almost always there for good, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend.So what you should do is decide what role you want your windows to play, and then plan your design around that. Would you prefer the large windows were the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and put in a window treatment with bold, bright colors to draw eyes in. Maybe you’d rather the windows be an accent that highlights other things in the room? In that case, choose something like bright white Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room. No matter your preference, start your plan with the windows, and work from there.Windows Are The Eyes Of The HomeIt’s probably a cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it any less true. Day or night, the eyes of people walking or driving by are naturally going to be guided to the windows. Use that to your advantage by choosing window treatments that play up your home’s features. Here are a few ways you can do that:Interior shutters - The bright louvers and clean lines of shutters will actually make your window look larger 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 lights are on.Luxury roller shades - Patterned or bold colored roller shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to an otherwise neutral home exterior.Start With the Windows, Finish With a Beautiful HomeSo if you’re dreaming about a fresh look for your home, windows need to be one of your priorities. When you’re ready, Sunburst Philadelphia can help. Give us a call at 215-874-4897 or use the form below to get your free in-home estimate at your own leisure.