Ways To Improve Your Destin Home for the Holidays

Eric Ramsey

With the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's time to get your Destin home prepared for visitors. Of course, there’s the usual trees lights and present wrapping that needs to be completed before everyone arrives. But is your house, itself, looking festive as it could? Or could it need some new chairs, lights and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you think your guests deserve an inviting place to stay, try some of these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Christmas table in festive dining room.

Once the tree and garland are decorated, you could look around and notice that your windows look bare and unfinished. But if you install plantation shutters on your windows, you give your home a inviting feeling that also highlights your decorations. Shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare from sunrise to sunset. They are perfect in places like the living room, so no one has to open presents with a annoying sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Destin home for the holidays by installing shutters, you gain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when Jack Frost comes around, you can shut the louvers to provide an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters have been called the top window coverings to block air flowing through your windows -- and that keeps the nice air inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with style, you should go for a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than basswood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock 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 keeping the room warm. 
 

’Tis The Season For Updated Furniture In The Family Room

Living room with hardwood floors and shutters. 
Now that your windows are covered, you should look at what friends and family will be sitting on. If your chairs are beginning to look a little ratty, the holidays can be a great time to upgrade. By replacing disheveled sofa, or putting a set of leather chairs for guests, you can make a feeling that’s perfect for lounging around. Plus, your guests will be cozier sitting on furniture that wasn’t made during the Eisenhower administration. After all, that book can’t level your couch forever. 
 

Decorate Each Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas tree.

You hung the ornaments and decorated the main rooms in holiday flourish. But there’s no greater feeling for your guests than waking up to a touch of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re worrying about getting everything in the oven.

Decorations are better when they aren’t overbearing, and try not to feel like you need a house filled withseveral tinseled pine trees. But a modest touch sprinkled about can keep up your holiday mood.

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

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

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient window treatments are appreciated, but it may not matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should include replacing ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your floor lamp may work when it’s just you at home, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll need plenty of adequate lighting.

Most lights are easy to put in and can do wonders for an area. TheylLighting can fix room shadows in the corners. If a new lights aren’t warranted, just make sure your fixtures don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And using a dimmer switch will help you to adapt the fixtures to you holiday tree lights.

Sunburst Can Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Getting ready for friends and family might include one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you choose the perfect energy-efficient shutters that will keep your home holiday ready. Just complete the form below or give us a call at 850-203-0419 for a no-cost in-home consultation.