Fort Lauderdale Interior Fashion: Start With the Windows

Danielle Micich

When you think about a new look for your Fort Lauderdale home, what are your priorities?

New flooring? Different furniture? Maybe new appliances or sparkling finished counters?

What if we told you that you could make a bigger impact with less money by focusing on something else?

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

Fort Lauderdale home design windows

Natural Light Plays a Big Part

It can’t be overstated how much natural light determines how your space looks and feels. look washed out and faded, no matter what colors you’re using. Not enough 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 throughout the day.

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

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Windows Will Determine The Rest Of Your Design

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

We recommend that you decide the part you want your windows to play, and then design around that. Do you want your big windows to be the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and choose a window treatment with bold, eye-catching colors to draw the eye in. Maybe you’d rather the windows be an accent that helps support other things in the room? In that case, choose something like bright white Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room.

Fort Lauderdale dining room concept

 

Whatever you prefer, start your plan with the windows, and work 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 any less true. Throughout the day, the eyes of people walking or driving by will naturally go to the windows.

Fort Lauderdale exterior window shutter
 
Take advantage of that by choosing window treatments that play up your home’s features. Here are a few ways you can do that:
  • Custom shutters - The bright louvers and crisp lines of shutters will actually make your window look bigger and bolder than other choices.

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

  • Luxury roller shades - Attention-grabbing shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to an otherwise neutral home exterior.

Start With the Windows, End With a Beautiful Home

So if you’re thinking about a new direction for your home, windows should easily be on your list. If you’re ready, Sunburst Fort Lauderdale can help. Give us a call at 561-440-8535 or complete the form below to get a free in-home estimate at a time convenient for you.