How To Improve Your Boise Home for the Holidays

Spencer Madsen

Now that the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Boise home prepared for friends and family. Like every year, there’s the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that has to be completed before company arrives. But is your house, itself, ready? Or could it use some updated living room furniture and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to give your guests an inviting place to stay, try these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas table in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are decorated, you may find that your windows seem bare and unfinished. But if you install plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your room a finished feeling that also brings out your holiday embellishments. Plantation shutters also can effectively block sun glare in the morning and evening. They are especially nice in places like the kitchen, so nobody has to roast turkey with a annoying sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Boise home for the holidays by installing shutters, you gain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when Jack Frost comes around, you can close the louvers to provide an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters are known as the best window treatments to deter air flowing through your windows -- so you keep the warm temperatures inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you want to pair energy-efficiency with status, you should go for a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, which means that every window will look great while still ensuring a consistent temperature in your rooms. 

It’s Time For Updated Furniture In The Family Room

Family room with horse painting and shutters. 
Now that your windows are dressed, you need to look at what friends and family will be seated on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are starting to come apart, the holidays can be a great time to upgrade. By switching out disheveled couch, or bringing-in a set of leather chairs by a small side table, you can give your rooms an atmosphere that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your guests will feel cozier sitting on something that wasn’t made during the Great Depression. After all, how many times can you flip over that cushion anyway?. 

Add Decorations To Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas tree.You hung the ornaments and decked out the downstairs in festive embellishments. But there’s no better feeling for your overnight guests than finding a touch of the holidays in their own bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re stressing about dinner and desserts.

Decorations don’t have to be overblown, and you shouldn’t feel like you need a house filled withmultiple decked-out trees. But a slight touch sprinkled about can do a lot for your holiday morale.

Improve Your Boise House For The Holidays By Replacing Dull Lighting Fixtures

Making sure that your lighting fixture is right for your space should be on your holiday wish list.

New sofas, decorations, and energy-efficient window treatments are nice, but it doesn’t matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should include switching out ineffective lights. Your corner lamp may provide enough light when it’s just you lounging around, but when guests arrive, you’ll need plenty of brighter lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are easy to put up and can transform your space. TheylLighting can eliminate room shadows cast from furniture. If a new lights aren’t warranted, just make sure your fixtures aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And adding a dimmer switch can allow you to modify the fixtures against your holiday fairy lights.

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

Getting ready for holiday visitors might involve some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the perfect energy-efficient plantation shutters that will keep your rooms cozy for the holidays. All you need to do is fill out the form below or call us at 208-609-9129 for a no-cost in-home consultation.