Nashville Interior Design: Why Windows Are Important07/09/2018Stefano Diotaiuti When you think about remodeling your Nashville home, what’s on your list? New flooring? Different furniture? Maybe new appliances or cabinets and finish? What if you could make a huge impact on a smaller budget by focusing on something else? What you need to focus on first in your Nashville home design is your windows and window treatments. Here’s why. Natural Light Is Key It can’t be overstated how big a part natural light plays in how your home looks and feels. If too much light comes in, your space will look washed out and faded, no matter what colors you’re using. Too little light, and it might look drab and dim, regardless of how much work you put in. To complicate things, the angle that sunlight comes in changes as the day goes on, so there’s never going to be one constant level of light that makes your space look its best. To combat this, look for window treatments that can adjust how much light they block easily and quickly. The best choices for that are roller shades or plantation shutters. Windows Should Influence Other Parts Of Your Home Fashion You can always reposition furniture. You can change lighting (usually). You can even take out parts of walls when you renovate. But windows are for the most part there to stay, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend. So what you should do is decide what part you want your windows to play, and then plan your design around that. Would you prefer the large windows were the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and put in a window treatment with stunning, bright colors to draw the eye in. Would you rather the windows act as an accent that highlights other things in the room? In that case, get something like stunning white Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room. Whatever you want to do, start your plan with the windows, and work from there. Windows Are Your Home’s Eyes Yes, it’s cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it any less true. No matter the time of day, the eyes of people walking or driving by are drawn to the windows. Take advantage of that by putting in window treatments that play up your home’s features. Here are a few ways you can do that: Interior shutters - The solid louvers and crisp lines of shutters will help make your window look larger than most other window treatments do. Accent drapes - Drapes that add flair to the top corners of your window can help create a gorgeous silhouette when the sun goes down and your interior is lit up. Custom roller shades - Patterned or bold colored roller shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to an otherwise neutral home exterior. Start With the Windows, Finish With a Stunning Home So if you’re thinking about a redesign for your home, windows need to be one of your priorities. When you’re ready, Sunburst Nashville can help. Give us a call at 615-236-8530 or complete the form below to get your free in-home estimate at a time convenient for you.