Tips To Improve Your Philadelphia Home for the Holidays

Holly Perron

With the holidays are here and upon us, it's time to get your Philadelphia home prepared for Yuletide guests. You have the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that should 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 interior shutters?

If you want to give your guests a comforting home, try some of these ways to improve your home for the holidays.

Install Energy-Efficient Shutters

Holiday spread in festive dining room. After trimming the tree and garland, you could look around and find that your windows seem dull and drab. By installing plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your home a inviting feeling that also brings out your holiday decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively block sun glare during short winter days. They are perfect in places like the living room, so no one has to sing carols with a annoying sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Philadelphia home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you gain both beauty and energy-efficiency. That’s because when Jack Frost comes around, you can close the louvers and get an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters are known as the top window treatments to stop air flowing through your windows -- and that keeps the warm temperatures inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you are looking to pair energy-efficiency with durability, you should use a faux wood shutter, like our Polywood® plantation 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 all your windows will look beautiful while still maintaining a even temperature in your home. 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In The Family Room

Living room with built-in shelving and shutters. 
Now that your windows are adequately covered, you need to look at what friends and family will be sitting on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are beginning to come apart, the holidays are a wonderful time to find replacements. By switching out disheveled couch, or adding a set of leather chairs by the fire, you can give your rooms an atmosphere that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your friends will be much cozier sitting on something that hasn’t been around since the Eisenhower administration. After all, that book can’t level your sofa forever. 

Decorate Every Room In The House

Bedroom decorated for Christmas.You hung the ornaments and decked out the family room in festive embellishments. But there’s nothing better for your overnight guests than finding a bit of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re fussing about your holiday feast.

Decorations shouldn’t be overbearing, and you shouldn’t think that you need to cram insix to seven tinseled pine trees. But a slight touch sprinkled about can do a lot for your holiday mood.

Improve Your Philadelphia House For The Holidays By Redoing Ineffective Lighting Fixtures

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

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are nice, but it may not matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should include switching out ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your corner lamp may work when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when people come over, you’ll need to get some brighter lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are simple to put in and can effortlessly liven up your space. Lights can eradicate room shadows in the corners. If a an updated light isn’t an option, just make sure that your current ones are full of new bulbs. And using a dimmer switch will help you to adjust the fixtures against your holiday fairy lights.

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

Getting your house ready for friends and family might include a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the best energy-efficient interior window treatments that will keep your house holiday ready. All you need to do is fill out the form below or give us a call at 215-874-4897 for a complimentary in-home consultation.