Boise Interior Design: Windows Make a Home07/09/2018Spencer Madsen When you think about remodeling your Boise home, what comes to mind? New floors? Different 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? What you should focus on first in your Boise home design is your windows and window treatments. We’ll show you why. Natural Light Is Incredibly Important We can’t say enough about how big a part natural light plays in 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. Too little light, and it might look drab and dim, regardless of how much work you put in. To make things worse, the amount of light and the angle of the sun will change as the day goes on, so there’s never going to be one perfect level of light throughout the day. To combat this, put in window treatments that can alter light easily and quickly. The best choices for that are roller shades or plantation shutters. 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 redesign. 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. 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, bright colors to grab attention. Would you rather the windows act as an accent that highlights other parts of the room? In that case, get something like stunning white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space. Whatever you prefer, start with the windows, and work from there. Windows Are The Eyes Of The Home It might be cliche to refer to windows as “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it any less true. No matter the time of day, the eyes of passersby are drawn to the windows. Use that to your advantage by choosing window treatments that accentuate your windows and your home. These are a few ideas for that. Interior shutters - The big louvers and crisp lines of shutters will help make your window look larger than other choices. Accent drapes - Drapes that adorn the top corners of your window can help create a stunning silhouette when the sun goes down and your lights are on indoors. Luxury roller shades - Brightly colored or patterned 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 refresh 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.