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Ways To Improve Your Dallas Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

As the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's the perfect opportunity 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 comes. But is your house, itself, ready to go? Or could it use some updated furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you want to give your guests a comforting atmosphere, try a few of these ways to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Christmas table with candles in festive dining room. After putting up the tree and garland, you may discover that your windows look dull and drab. By putting up plantation shutters on your windows, you instantly give your room a inviting feeling that also brings out your holiday embellishments. Plantation shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare in the morning and evening. They are especially nice in rooms like the living room, so no one has to drink egg nog with a blinding sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Dallas home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you attain both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when Jack Frost comes around, you can shut the treatments and get an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters have been called the best window coverings to deter air flowing through your windows -- and that keeps the nice air inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with style, you should go for a faux wood shutter, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which means that all your windows will look beautiful while still keeping the room warm. 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In The Living Room

Family room with built-in shelving and shutters. 
Now that your windows are adequately covered, you should consider what guests will be seated on. If your furniture pieces are starting to look a little ratty, the holidays can be a great time to start anew. By upgrading disheveled couch, or putting a set of 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 Eisenhower administration. After all, that pack of cards won’t level your sofa forever. 

Decorate Every Room In The House

Traditional bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You hung the ornaments and decorated the main rooms in festive embellishments. But there’s no better feeling 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 your holiday feast.

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

Improve Your Dallas House For The Holidays By Changing Out 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 nice, but it may not matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should include replacing ineffective lighting fixtures. Your floor lamp may work when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll need to get some brighter lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are easy to put in and can do wonders for a room. Lights can fix room shadows cast from furniture. If 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 Beautiful Interior Shutters

Preparing for friends and family might involve a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you install the best energy-efficient shutters that will make your house warm and cozy. All you need to do is fill out the form below or contact us at 214-301-5066 for a no-cost in-home consultation.