Colorado Springs Interior Design: Why Windows Are Important07/09/2018Gary Harding When you think about renovating, redesigning, or just refreshing the looks of your Colorado Springs home, what comes to mind? New flooring? New furniture? Perhaps new appliances or sparkling finished counters? What if we told you that you could make a huge impact with less money by looking at just one part of your home? Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. Here’s why. Natural Light Plays a Huge Role It can’t be overstated 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 how much thought you put into the color scheme. Not enough light, and it might look drab and dim, regardless of how much work you put in. To make matters worse, the angle that sunlight comes in changes as the day goes on, so there’s never going to be one perfect level of light that makes your space look great. To thwart this, look for window treatments that let you adjust the levels of light easily and quickly. The best choices for that are roller shades or plantation shutters. Windows Will Influence Other Parts Of Your Interior Design You can always move furniture. You can move lighting (to an extent). You can even take out parts of walls when you renovate. But windows are for the most part there for good, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend. We recommend that you decide what role you want your windows to play, and then design around that. Should your windows be the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and install a window treatment with brilliant, eye-catching colors to draw eyes in. Maybe you’d rather the windows be an accent that highlights other things in the room? In that case, get something like neutral tone Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space. Whatever you want to do, start your plan with the windows, and work from there. Windows Are Your Home’s Eyes It’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 passersby 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. Some great ideas for that are: Plantation shutters - The bright louvers and crisp lines of shutters will actually make your window look bigger and bolder than other choices. Accent drapes - Drapes that adorn the top corners of your window can help create a stunning silhouette when the sun sets and your indoor lights are on. Custom roller shades - Attention-grabbing shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to your more neutral home exterior. Start With the Windows, End With a Beautiful Home So if you’re dreaming about a refresh for your home, windows should definitely be on your list. When you’re ready, Sunburst Colorado Springs can help. Give us a call at 303-625-6431 or fill out the form below to get a free in-home estimate at a time convenient for you.