How To Improve Your Miami Home for the Holidays

David White

As the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Miami home in order for Yuletide guests. You have the usual trees lights and present wrapping that has to be completed before family arrives. But is your house, itself, looking festive as it could? Or does it use some new chairs, lights and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to give your guests an inviting place to stay, try a few of these ideas to improve your home for the holidays.

Install Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Christmas table with candles in festive dining room. As you begin decorating for the holidays, you might discover that your windows look cold and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters over your windows, you instantly give your home a finished touch that also accentuates your holiday embellishments. Shutters also can effectively block sun glare during short winter days. They work great in rooms like the living room, so no one has to drink egg nog with a harsh sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Miami home for the holidays by installing shutters, you attain both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can shut the louvers and get an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are known as the top window treatments to block air flow through your windows -- and that keeps the nice temperatures inside and the wintry air out.

Of course, if you chose to combine energy-efficiency with durability, you should use a faux wood shutter, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than basswood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You can even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, which ensures that every window will look great while still keeping the room warm. 

It’s Time For Updated Furniture In The Family Room

Living room with hardwood floors and plantation shutters. 
Once your windows are adequately covered, you should consider what your friends will be sitting on. If your chairs are beginning to look a little ratty, the holidays are a wonderful time to upgrade. By replacing a worn-out sofa, or putting a few leather chairs for guests, you can make an atmosphere that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your family will be cozier sitting on something that wasn’t made during the Eisenhower administration. After all, that book can’t level your recliner forever. 

Add Decorations To Every Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas decor.You strung the lights and decorated the downstairs in festive embellishments. But there’s nothing better for your guests than waking up to a bit of the holidays in their bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re fussing about your holiday feast.

Decorations shouldn’t be overbearing, and you shouldn’t feel like you need a house filled withseveral tinseled pine trees. But a modest detail sprinkled about can raise your holiday mood.

Improve Your Miami House For The Holidays By Replacing Inadequate Lighting Fixtures

Making sure that your lighting fixture is right for your needs should be on your holiday list.

New furniture, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are appreciated, but it doesn’t matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should always include definitely include switching out ineffective lights. Your floor lamp may work when it’s just you at home, but when guests arrive, you’ll want plenty of better lighting.

Most lights are easy to install and can do wonders for a room. TheylLighting can eradicate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a a new fixture isn’t an option, just make sure that your current ones aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And using a dimmer switch will help you to adjust the fixtures to you holiday fairy lights.

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

Getting ready for holiday visitors might include one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you install the perfect energy-efficient interior window treatments that will keep your home cozy for the holidays. Just fill out the form below or call us at 305-520-7515 for a complimentary in-home consultation.