Ways To Improve Your Dallas Home for the Holidays

Collins Jones

As the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's time to get your Dallas home prepared for Yuletide guests. Of course, there’s the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that should to be finished before everyone arrives. But is your house, itself, ready to go? Or could it use some updated living room furniture and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you want to give your guests a comforting home, try some of these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas table with candles in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are decorated, you might discover that your windows appear cold and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters on your windows, you instantly give your room a inviting feeling that also brings out your holiday embellishments. Shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare in the morning and evening. They work great in rooms like the dining room, so nobody has to share their pumpkin pie with a blinding sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Dallas home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you attain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can shut the treatments and get an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters have been called the premier window coverings to deter air flowing through your windows -- so you keep the nice air inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you want to pair energy-efficiency with durability, you will want to use a faux wood shutter, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which means that every window will look great while still providing energy-efficiency. 

Now’s the time For New Furniture In The Family Room

Family room with built-in shelving and shutters. 
Now that your windows are dressed, you should consider what your friends will be seated on. If your furniture pieces are starting to look a little ratty, the holidays are the perfect time to upgrade. By replacing a worn-out couch, or putting a couple leather chairs for guests, you can make a feeling that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your family will be cozier sitting on something that wasn’t purchased during the Great Depression. After all, how many times can you clean that cushion anyway?. 

Add Decorations To Every Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas tree.You hung the ornaments and decked out the downstairs in festive embellishments. But there’s nothing better for your overnight guests than finding a bit of the holidays in their bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re fussing about dinner and desserts.

Decorations don’t have to be overblown, and try not to think that you need to fill the house withsix to seven decked-out trees. But a slight touch sprinkled about can raise your holiday morale.

Improve Your Dallas House For The Holidays By Replacing Ineffective Lighting Fixtures

Making sure that your lighting fixture fits your space should be on your holiday list.

New furniture, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are great, but it may not matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should include replacing ineffective lighting fixtures. Your floor lamp may seem fine when it’s just you lounging around, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll need to get some brighter lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are a snap to put in and can effortlessly liven up your space. Lights can eliminate room shadows cast from furniture. If a an updated light isn’t in the cards, just make sure your fixtures don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And using a dimmer switch will help you to modify the fixtures with your holiday tree lights.

Sunburst Will Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Preparing for holiday company might involve some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you choose the best energy-efficient plantation shutters that will make your house warm and cozy. All you need to do is complete the form below or contact us at 214-301-5066 for a free in-home consultation.