Dallas Interior Design: Why Windows Are Important07/09/2018Collins Jones 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 big a part natural light plays in 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, making all your work pointless. To make things worse, the angle that sunlight comes in will change throughout the day, so there’s never going to be one constant level of light throughout the day. 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. Windows Should Determine Other Parts Of Your Home Fashion 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 make a plan around that. Would you prefer the large windows were the centerpiece of the room? Open up the space around the window and install a window treatment with bold, 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. Whatever you want to do, 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. Throughout the day, the eyes of passersby are drawn to the windows. Use that to your advantage by putting in window treatments that play up your home’s features. These are a few ideas for that. Interior shutters - The big louvers and crisp lines of shutters actually tend to make your window look bigger and bolder than other window treatment options. Accent drapes - Drapes that accent the top corners of your window can help create a gorgeous silhouette when the sun sets and your interior is lit up. 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 Your Dream Home So if you’re planning a fresh look for your home, windows need to be an area of focus. 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.