Las Vegas Interior Fashion: Focus on the Windows07/09/2018Darik Neilson When you think about remodeling your Las Vegas home, what are your priorities? New floors? Different furniture? Maybe new appliances or cabinets and finish? What if you could make a bigger impact on a smaller budget by focusing on something else? Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. We’ll tell you why. Natural Light Plays a Big Part It can’t be overstated how much natural light determines how your house looks and feels. look washed out and faded, no matter what your color scheme is. Not enough light, and it might look drab and dim, regardless of how much work you put in. To complicate things, the angle that sunlight comes in will change throughout the day, so there’s never going to be one perfect level of light throughout the day. To combat this, think about window treatments that can be adjusted easily and quickly. Your best bets are roller shades or plantation shutters. Windows Should Influence The Rest Of Your Interior Design You can always move furniture. You can change lighting (somewhat). You can even remove parts of walls when you redesign. But windows are usually there for good, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend. We recommend that you decide the role you want your windows to play, and then plan your design around that. Should your windows be the focal point of the room? Open up the space around the window and put in a window treatment with brilliant, eye-catching colors to draw the eye in. Or would you prefer the windows to be an accent that helps support other things in the room? In that case, choose something like bright white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space. Whatever you want to do, start your plan with the windows, and go from there. Windows Are Your Home’s Eyes Yes, it’s cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it not true. Throughout the day, the eyes of people passing by will naturally go to the windows. Take advantage of that by installing window treatments that accentuate your windows and your home. These are a few ideas for that. Plantation shutters - The solid louvers and crisp lines of shutters will help make your window look larger than other window treatment options. Accent drapes - Drapes that accent the top corners of your window can frame your window and make a stunning silhouette when the sun goes down and your lights are on indoors. Custom roller shades - Attention-grabbing shades drawn halfway down your window can add some flair to your more neutral home exterior. Start With the Windows, End With a Beautiful Home So if you’re thinking about a new direction for your home, windows should definitely be an area of focus. If you’re ready, Sunburst Las Vegas can help. Give us a call at 702-850-6619 or complete the form below to get a free in-home estimate at a time convenient for you.