Ways To Improve Your Nashville Home for the Holidays

Stefano Diotaiuti

Now that the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's a great reason to get your Nashville home in order for Yuletide guests. Of course, there’s the usual sprucing up that needs to be completed before everyone arrives. But is your home, itself, ready? Or could it use some new furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you want to provide a warm and cozy place to stay, try a few of these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Holiday table in festive dining room.

After putting up the tree and garland, you could look around and find that your windows look bare and unfinished. But if you install plantation shutters over your windows, you can give your rooms a inviting touch that also brings out your holiday decorations. Interior shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare in the morning and evening. They are perfect in places like the living room, so no one has to open presents with a blinding sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Nashville home for the holidays by installing shutters, you gain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can close the louvers for an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters have been called the best window treatments to deter air flow through your windows -- so you keep the nice air inside and the wintry air out.

Of course, if you are looking to combine energy-efficiency with status, you should go for a faux wood treatment, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than basswood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than cheap aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, ensuring every window will look beautiful while still maintaining a consistent temperature in your home. 

It’s Time For New Furniture In The Family Room

Family room with horse painting and plantation shutters. 
Now that your windows are dressed, you should look at what guests will be sitting on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are beginning to come apart, the holidays can be a great time to find replacements. By upgrading disheveled sofa, or putting a set of leather chairs by the fire, you can create an atmosphere that’s perfect for lounging around. Plus, your family will be much more comfortable sitting on a chair that hasn’t been around since the Great Depression. After all, those cushions can’t get any fluffier on their own. 

Decorate Every Room In The House

Traditional bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You put up the tree and covered the family room in full holiday cheer. But there’s nothing better for your guests than falling asleep to a touch of the holidays in their bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re worrying about your holiday feast.

Decorations are better when they aren’t heavy-handed, and you shouldn’t think that you need to cram inmultiple tinseled pine trees. But a modest bit sprinkled about can do a lot for your holiday mood.

Improve Your Nashville House For The Holidays By Changing Out Ineffective Lighting Fixtures

Ensuring that your lighting fixture is right for your needs should be on your holiday improvement list.

New sofas, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are appreciated, but it doesn’t matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should always include definitely include switching out ineffective lighting fixtures. Your corner lamp can provide enough light when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when guests arrive, you’ll want plenty of adequate lighting.

Most lights are easy to put in and can transform an area. TheylLighting can eradicate room shadows cast from furniture. If a new lights aren’t in the cards, just make sure your fixtures don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And adding a dimmer switch lets you modify the fixtures to you holiday fairy lights.

Sunburst Will Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Beautiful Interior Shutters

Getting ready for friends and family might include a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you choose the perfect energy-efficient plantation shutters that will make your rooms holiday ready. All you need to do is fill out the form below or give us a call at 615-236-8530 for a no-cost in-home consultation.