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St. George Home Design: Focus on the Windows

July 09, 2018

When you think about remodeling your St. George home, what comes to mind?

New flooring? Brand-new furniture? Perhaps new appliances or sparkling finished counters?

What if we told you that you could make a huge impact with less money by honing in on a different part of your home?

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

Natural Light Plays a Huge Role

It can’t be overstated how much natural light determines 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 complicate things, the angle that sunlight comes in varies as the day goes on, so there won’t be one constant level of light that makes your space look great.

To thwart this, get window treatments that let you adjust the levels of light easily and quickly. Our recommendations are roller shades or plantation shutters.

St. George dining room design

Windows Will Influence Other Parts Of Your Interior Design

You can reposition furniture. You can change lighting (to an extent). You can even remove parts of walls when you renovate. But windows are usually there for good, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time and money.

You’re best path is to decide what part you want your windows to play, and then plan your design around that. Do you want your big windows to be the centerpiece of the room? Open up the space around the window and pick a window treatment with bold, bright colors to draw eyes in. Would you rather the windows act as an accent that highlights other parts of the room? In that case, install something like stunning white Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room.

St. George dining room concept

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

Windows Are Your Home’s Eyes

It might be cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it not true. Throughout the day, the eyes of people passing by are naturally going to be guided to the windows.

St. George exterior window shutter 
Take advantage of that by installing window treatments that accentuate your windows and your home. Here are a few ways you can do that:
  • Plantation shutters - The bright louvers and crisp lines of shutters will 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 stunning silhouette when the sun sets and your lights are on indoors.

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

Start With the Windows, Finish With a Stunning Home

So if you’re planning a refresh for your home, windows need to be something you focus on. If you’re ready, Sunburst St. George can help. Give us a call at 435-485-9332 or complete the form below to get a free in-home estimate at a time convenient for you.

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