How To Improve Your Colorado Springs Home for the Holidays

Gary Harding

With the holidays are here and upon us, it's time to get your Colorado Springs home ready for friends and family. Like every year, there’s the usual trees lights and present wrapping that has to be done before family is allowed in. But is your house, itself, looking festive as it could? Or could it need some new chairs, lights and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you want to provide a warm and cozy home, try a few of these ways to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Shutters

Holiday table with candles in festive dining room. As you get into decorating the house, you may find that your windows appear bare and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters on your windows, you give your room a inviting touch that also accentuates your holiday embellishments. Interior shutters also can effectively block sun glare during short winter days. They are especially nice in places like the kitchen, so no guest has to bake pumpkin pie with a annoying sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Colorado Springs home for the holidays by getting shutters, you gain both beauty and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can close the treatments and get an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters are known as the top window coverings to stop air flowing through your windows -- keeping the warm temperatures inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with style, you will want to use a faux wood treatment, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which ensures that every window will look stylish while still keeping a constant temperature in your home. 

’Tis The Season For Updated Furniture In The Living Room

Family room with hardwood floors and shutters. 
After your windows are covered, it’s time to consider what friends and family will be sitting on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are beginning to show their age, the holidays are a wonderful time to upgrade. By upgrading disheveled couch, or putting a set of leather chairs by the fire, you can give your rooms a style that’s perfect for lounging around. Plus, your guests will be happier sitting on something that hasn’t been around since the Eisenhower administration. After all, how many times can you flip over that cushion anyway?. 

Add Holiday Cheer To Each Room In The House

Bedroom decorated for Christmas.You strung the lights and decorated the main rooms in full holiday cheer. But there’s no better feeling for your overnight guests than falling asleep to a tiny piece of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re fussing about your holiday feast.

Decorations shouldn’t be overblown, and you shouldn’t feel like you need a house filled withsix to seven fully decorated trees. But a modest bit here or there can do a lot for your holiday spirit.

Improve Your Colorado Springs House For The Holidays By Redoing Dull Lighting Fixtures

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

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are great, but it may not matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should always include definitely include replacing ineffective lights. Your corner lamp can seem fine when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll need to get some better lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are a snap to put in and can effortlessly liven up an area. Lights can eradicate room shadows in the corners. If a a new fixture isn’t warranted, just make sure your fixtures aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And adding a dimmer switch will help you to adjust the fixtures with your holiday tree lights.

Sunburst Can Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Plantation Shutters

Preparing for holiday company might involve a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you choose the perfect energy-efficient plantation shutters that will make your house warm and cozy. Just send in the form below or give us a call at 303-625-6431 for a complimentary in-home consultation.