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Dallas Interior Design: Start With the Windows

July 09, 2018

When you think about a new look for your Dallas home, what comes to mind?

New floors? New furniture? Maybe new appliances or new drawers and cabinets?

What if you could make a bigger impact with less money by focusing on something else?

What you need to focus on first in your Dallas home design is your windows and window treatments. We’ll tell you why.

Natural Light Plays a Huge Role

It can’t be overstated how important natural light is to how your house looks and feels. 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 complicate things, the angle that sunlight comes in will change throughout the day, so there’s never going to be one constant level of light that makes your space look its best.

To combat this, put in window treatments that can be adjusted easily and quickly. The best choices for that are roller shades or plantation shutters.

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Windows Should Determine Other Parts Of Your Design

You can reposition furniture. You can move lighting (somewhat). You can even take out parts of walls when you renovate. But windows are almost always there to stay, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend.

We recommend that you decide the role you want your windows to play, and then design around that. Do you want your big windows to be the focal point of the room? Open up the space around the window and install a window treatment with stunning, bright colors to grab attention. Maybe you’d rather the windows be an accent that highlights other things in the room? In that case, get something like bright white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space.

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Whatever you prefer, start your plan 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 that doesn’t make it not true. No matter the time of day, the eyes of passersby are drawn to the windows.

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Use that to your advantage by putting in window treatments that play up your home’s features. Some great ideas for that are:
  • Interior shutters - The solid louvers and crisp lines of shutters actually tend to make your window look bigger and bolder than other choices.

  • Accent drapes - Drapes that accent the top corners of your window can help create a stunning silhouette when the sun sets and your interior is lit up.

  • 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 Stunning Home

So if you’re dreaming about a fresh look for your home, windows should definitely be one of your priorities. If you’re ready, Sunburst Dallas can help. Give us a call at 214-301-5066 or complete the form below to get a free in-home consultation at a time convenient for you.