Denver Home Design: Why Windows Are Important07/09/2018Gary Harding When you think about redoing the interior of your Denver home, what are your priorities? New floors? New furniture? Even new appliances or sparkling finished counters? What if you could make a huge impact with less money by honing in on a different part of your home? Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. Here’s why. Natural Light Plays a Huge Role We can’t say enough about how much natural light determines how your home looks and feels. If too much light comes in, your space will look washed out and faded, no matter what colors you’re using. Not enough light, and it might look drab and dim, and just plain unattractive. To make matters worse, the amount of light and the angle of the sun will change as the day goes on, so there’s never going to be one perfect level of light throughout the day. To combat this, put in window treatments that can alter light easily and quickly. Your best bets are roller shades or plantation shutters. Windows Should Determine Other Parts Of Your Design You can always reposition furniture. You can move lighting (to an extent). You can even remove parts of walls when you renovate. But windows are usually there for good, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time and money. You’re best path is to decide what role you want your windows to play, and then plan your design around that. Should your windows be the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and pick a window treatment with brilliant, bright colors to draw eyes in. Maybe you’d rather the windows be an accent that helps support other parts of the room? In that case, get something like bright white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space. Whatever you prefer, start with the windows, and go from there. Windows Are The Eyes Of The Home It’s probably a cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but there is some truth to that cliche. Day or night, the eyes of passersby are naturally going to be guided to the windows. Use that to your advantage by putting in window treatments that add to your home’s best features. Some great ideas for that are: Plantation shutters - The wide louvers and crisp lines of shutters actually tend to make your window look bigger and bolder than other window treatment options. Accent drapes - Drapes that adorn the top corners of your window can help create a gorgeous silhouette when the sun sets and your interior is lit up. Custom roller shades - Patterned or bold colored roller shades drawn halfway down your window can add some flair to your more neutral home exterior. Begin With the Windows, End With a Beautiful Home So if you’re thinking about a redesign for your home, windows should easily be on your list. When you’re ready, Sunburst Denver can help. Give us a call at 720-538-0182 or fill out the form below to get a free in-home estimate at a time convenient for you.