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How To Improve Your Houston Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

Now that the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's time to get your Houston home in order for Yuletide guests. You have the usual sprucing up that needs to be finished before company comes. But is your home, itself, looking festive as it could? Or could it use some new furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

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

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Holiday table with candles in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are decorated, you may notice that your windows look dull and drab. But if you install plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your rooms a inviting touch that also highlights your decorations. Shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare during short winter days. They are perfect in rooms like the dining room, so no guest has to finish their cranberries with a blinding sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Houston home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you get both beauty and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can shut the louvers to provide an energy-efficient assist. 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 chilly air out.

Of course, if you chose to combine energy-efficiency with style, you should use a faux wood shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than cheap aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, which ensures that all your windows will look stylish while still keeping a consistent temperature in your home. 
 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In Your Home

Living room with hardwood floors and shutters. 
Now that your windows are dressed, it’s time to look at what guests will be sitting on. If your chairs are beginning to look a little ratty, the holidays are a wonderful time to start anew. By replacing a worn-out couch, or putting a few leather chairs for guests, you can give your rooms an atmosphere that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your family will feel happier sitting on something that wasn’t purchased during the 1930’s. After all, how many times can you clean that cushion anyway?. 
 

Decorate Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You hung the ornaments and decorated the downstairs in festive embellishments. But there’s nothing better for your guests than waking up to a touch of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re worrying about getting everything in the oven.

Decorations are better when they aren’t overbearing, and try not to think that you need a house filled withsix to seven decked-out trees. But a small touch here or there can keep up your holiday mood.

Improve Your Houston House For The Holidays By Changing Out Ineffective Lighting Fixtures

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

New sofas, decorations, and energy-efficient plantation shutters are great, but it won’t matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should include switching out ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your corner lamp might provide enough light when it’s just you at home, but when people come over, you’ll need to get some brighter lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are easy to put up and can transform a room. TheylLighting can eradicate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a an updated light isn’t an option, just make sure your fixtures aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And adding a dimmer switch lets you modify the fixtures to you holiday decorations.

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

Getting ready for holiday company might include some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the best energy-efficient plantation shutters that will make your home holiday ready. Just complete the form below or call us at 713-853-9629 for a free in-home consultation.

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