When you think about a new look for your San Jose home, what comes to mind?
New floors? Brand-new furniture? Even new appliances or new drawers and cabinets?
What if you could make a bigger impact with less money by looking at just one part of your home?
What you might want to focus on first in your San Jose home design is 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 house looks and feels. The more light that comes inside, the more your space can look washed out and faded, no matter how much thought you put into the color scheme. Too little light, and it might look drab and dim, making all your work pointless.
To make matters worse, the amount of light and the angle of the sun changes as the day goes on, so there won’t be one perfect level of light throughout the day.
To fight against this, install window treatments that can adjust how much light they block easily and quickly. The best choices for that are roller shades or plantation shutters.
Windows Should Determine Other Parts Of Your Interior Design
You can move furniture. You can change lighting (somewhat). You can even remove parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are usually there to stay, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time and money.
We recommend that you decide what part you want your windows to play, and then plan your design around that. Should your windows be the focal point of the room? Open up the space around the window and put in a window treatment with stunning, eye-catching colors to draw eyes in. Maybe you’d rather the windows be an accent that highlights other parts of the room? In that case, get something like stunning white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space.
Either way, start with the windows, and go from there.
Windows Are The Eyes Of The Home
It might be cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but there's a lot of truth in it as well. Throughout the day, the eyes of people passing by are naturally going to be guided to the windows.
Use that to your advantage by choosing window treatments that accentuate your windows and your home. Some great ideas for that are:
Interior shutters - The bright louvers and crisp lines of shutters actually tend to make your window look larger than other choices.
Accent drapes - Drapes that add flair to the top corners of your window can help create a gorgeous silhouette when the sun goes down and your interior lights are on.
Luxury roller shades - Brightly colored or patterned shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to a somewhat neutral home exterior.
Start With the Windows, End With a Beautiful Home
So if you’re thinking about a fresh look for your home, windows should definitely be on your list. If you’re ready, Sunburst San Jose can help. Give us a call at 916-542-1305 or fill out the form below to get a free in-home consultation tailored to your schedule.