San Jose Home Fashion: Windows Make a Home07/09/2018Curtis Orton When you think about a new look for your San Jose home, what comes to mind? New floors? Brand-new furniture? Perhaps 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. We’ll show you why. Natural Light Plays a Big Part 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, and just plain unattractive. 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 that makes your space look its best. To counter this, put in window treatments that let you adjust the levels of light easily and quickly. Our recommendations are roller shades or plantation shutters. Windows Should Determine Other Parts Of Your Interior Design You can move furniture. You can change lighting (usually). 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 centerpiece 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 Yes, it’s cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it any less true. Throughout the day, 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: Custom shutters - The bright louvers and crisp lines of shutters actually tend to make your window look larger than other choices. Accent drapes - Drapes that adorn the top corners of your window can help create a stunning silhouette when the sun goes down and your interior lights are on. Luxury roller shades - Patterned or bold colored roller 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 complete the form below to get a free in-home consultation tailored to your schedule.