Tips To Improve Your Houston Home for the Holidays

Cory Cryer

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 decorating, cooking, and cleaning that needs to be finished before company arrives. 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 want to give your guests a warm and cozy place to stay, try some 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. After decorating the tree and garland, you might notice that your windows look dull and drab. By installing plantation shutters on your windows, you instantly give your rooms a inviting touch that also highlights your decorations. Shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare from sunrise to sunset. They are perfect in rooms like the dining room, so no guest has to eat their cranberries with a harsh sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Houston home for the holidays by installing shutters, you gain both beauty and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can shut your shutters to provide an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters are known as the top window treatments to stop heat loss through your windows -- so you keep the nice temperatures inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you want to combine energy-efficiency with style, you should use a faux wood treatment, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than 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 maintaining a constant temperature in your home. 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In Your Home

Living room with horse painting and shutters. 
Now that your windows are adequately covered, 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 disheveled couch, or putting a few leather chairs for guests, you can give your rooms an atmosphere that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your family will be much happier sitting on something that wasn’t purchased during the 1930’s. After all, how many times can you clean that cushion anyway?. 

Add Decorations To Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas tree.You hung the ornaments and decorated the main rooms in festive embellishments. But there’s no better feeling for your guests than waking up to a bit of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re stressing about getting everything in the oven.

Decorations are better when they aren’t overblown, and try not to think that you need to cram insix to seven tinseled pine trees. But a small bit sprinkled about can keep up your holiday spirit.

Improve Your Houston House For The Holidays By Replacing Dull Lighting Fixtures

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

New furniture, decorations, and energy-efficient window treatments are great, but it won’t matter if no one can see them. 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 lighting fixtures are a snap to put up and can transform your space. TheylLighting can eradicate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a a new fixture isn’t an option, just make sure your fixtures don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And installing 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 your house ready for holiday company might include a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the best energy-efficient plantation shutters that will make your rooms warm and cozy. Just fill out the form below or call us at 713-853-9629 for a no-cost in-home consultation.