Destin Home Design: Why Windows Are Important07/09/2018Eric Ramsey When you think about renovating, redesigning, or just refreshing the looks of your Destin home, what’s on your list? New floors? Different furniture? Maybe new appliances or sparkling finished counters? What if we told you that you could make a huge impact with less money by honing in on a different part of your home? What you need to focus on first in your Destin home design is your windows and window treatments. Here’s why. Natural Light Is Incredibly Important It can’t be overstated how big a part natural light plays in how your home 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. Not enough light, and it might look drab and dim, making all your work pointless. To make matters worse, the amount of light and the angle of the sun varies as the day goes on, so there’s never going to be one constant level of light throughout the day. To fight against this, put in window treatments that let you adjust the levels of light easily and quickly. The best choices for that are roller shades or plantation shutters. Windows Will Influence Other Parts Of Your Design You can move furniture. You can move lighting (to an extent). You can even take out parts of walls when you renovate. But windows are almost always there to stay, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend. The best thing to do is first 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 pick a window treatment with bold, eye-catching 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, put in something like stunning white Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room. Whatever you prefer, start with the windows, and go from there. Windows Are Your Home’s Eyes It might be cliche to refer to windows as “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it not true. Day or night, the eyes of people walking or driving by will naturally go to the windows. Use that to your advantage by putting in window treatments that add to your home’s best features. Here are a few ways you can do that: Interior shutters - The solid louvers and crisp lines of shutters will actually make your window look larger than most other window treatments do. Accent drapes - Drapes that accent the top corners of your window can help create a stunning silhouette when the sun goes down and your interior is lit up. Luxury roller shades - Brightly colored or patterned shades drawn halfway down your window can add some flair to an otherwise neutral home exterior. Begin With the Windows, End With Your Dream Home So if you’re dreaming about a refresh for your home, windows need to be an area of focus. If you’re ready, Sunburst Destin can help. Give us a call at 850-203-0419 or complete the form below to get a free in-home consultation at a time convenient for you.