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Boise Interior Design: Start With the Windows

July 09, 2018

When you think about remodeling your Boise home, what comes to mind?

New floors? New furniture? Perhaps new appliances or cabinets and finish?

What if you could make a bigger impact with less money by looking at just one part of your home?

Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. Here’s why.

Natural Light Is Incredibly Important

We can’t say enough about how important natural light is to how your space looks and feels. 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 amount of light and the angle of the sun varies as the day goes on, so there’s never going to be one perfect level of light that makes your space look its best.

To combat this, install window treatments that can alter light easily and quickly. The best choices for that are roller shades or plantation shutters.

Boise dining room design

Windows Will Influence Other Parts Of Your Home

You can always reposition furniture. You can move lighting (usually). You can even remove parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are almost always there to stay, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend.

So what you should do is decide the part you want your windows to play, and then design around that. Would you prefer the large windows were the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and install a window treatment with stunning, bright colors to grab attention. Or would you prefer the windows to be an accent that highlights other parts of the room? In that case, get something like bright white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space.

Boise dining room concept

Whatever you prefer, start with the windows, and work from there.

Windows Are The Eyes Of The Home

Yes, it’s cliche to refer to windows as “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it any less true. Throughout the day, the eyes of people passing by are drawn to the windows.

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Use that to your advantage by choosing window treatments that play up your home’s features. These are a few ideas for that.
  • Custom shutters - The big louvers and crisp lines of shutters will help make your window look larger than other window treatment options.

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

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

Begin With the Windows, End With a Beautiful Home

So if you’re thinking about a new direction for your home, windows need to be an area of focus. If you’re ready, Sunburst Boise can help. Give us a call at 208-609-9129 or use the form below to get your free in-home estimate at your own leisure.