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Miami Interior Fashion: Start With the Windows

July 09, 2018

When you think about redoing the interior of your Miami home, what comes to mind?

New flooring? Brand-new furniture? Perhaps new appliances or new drawers and cabinets?

What if we told you that you could make a huge impact on a smaller budget by focusing on something else?

Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. We’ll tell you why.

Natural Light Is Key

It can’t be overstated how important natural light is to how your home looks and feels. Too much light pouring in through your windows can make the colors look washed out and faded, no matter what your color scheme is. Too little light, and it might look drab and dim, making all your work pointless.

To make matters worse, the amount of light and the angle of the sun will change throughout the day, so there won’t be one constant level of light that makes your space look its best.

To thwart this, think about window treatments that can be adjusted easily and quickly. Your best bets are roller shades or plantation shutters.

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Windows Should Influence The Rest Of Your Home Fashion

You can always move furniture. You can change lighting (somewhat). You can even remove parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are for the most part there for good, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend.

You’re best path is to decide what part you want your windows to play, and then make a plan 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, eye-catching colors to draw eyes in. Would you rather the windows act as an accent that helps support other parts of the room? In that case, install something like bright white Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room.

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Either way, start your plan with the windows, and go from there.

Windows Are The Eyes Of The Home

It’s probably a cliche to refer to windows as “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it any less true. Day or night, the eyes of passersby are naturally going to be guided to the windows.

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Use that to your advantage by putting in window treatments that accentuate your windows and your home. Some great ideas for that are:
  • Plantation shutters - The bright louvers and clean lines of shutters can actually make your window look bigger and bolder than most other window treatments do.

  • Accent drapes - Drapes that add flair to the top corners of your window can frame your window and make a beautiful silhouette when the sun goes down and your indoor lights are on.

  • Custom roller shades - Patterned or bold colored roller shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to your more neutral home exterior.

Begin With the Windows, End With Your Dream Home

So if you’re thinking about a new direction for your home, windows need to be something you focus on. When you’re ready, Sunburst Miami can help. Give us a call at 305-520-7515 or fill out the form below to get a free in-home consultation tailored to your schedule.