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Fort Lauderdale Interior Fashion: Why Windows Are Important

July 09, 2018

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

New flooring? New 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.

Natural Light Plays a Huge Role

It can’t be overstated how much natural light determines how your space looks and feels. The more light that comes inside, the more your space can look washed out and faded, no matter what colors you’re using. Not enough light, and it might look drab and dim, and just plain unattractive.

To complicate things, the angle that sunlight comes in will change as the day goes on, 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. Our recommendations are roller shades or plantation shutters.

Fort Lauderdale dining room design

Windows Will Determine The Rest Of Your Design

You can always 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 make a plan 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 stunning, 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, install 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 are naturally going to be guided to the windows.

Fort Lauderdale exterior window shutter 
Take advantage of that by choosing window treatments that accentuate your windows and your home. 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 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 lights are on indoors.

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

Start With the Windows, End With a Beautiful Home

So if you’re thinking about a refresh 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 fill out the form below to get a free in-home estimate at a time convenient for you.