How To Improve Your Tampa Home for the Holidays

Eric Ramsey

As the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Tampa home prepared for friends and family. You have the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that has to be done before family arrives. But is your house, itself, looking festive as it could? Or could it need some updated chairs, lights and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you want to provide a warm and cozy place to stay, try a few 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 might find that your windows seem dull and drab. By installing plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your rooms a classic touch that also brings out your holiday decorations. Interior shutters also can effectively block sun glare from sunrise to sunset. They work great in places like the dining room, so no one has to finish their turkey dinner with a blinding sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Tampa home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you gain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can shut the louvers and get an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are known as the top window coverings to block air flowing through your windows -- and that keeps the pleasant air inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with style, you will want to use a faux wood treatment, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock aluminum blinds. You can even cover your arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which ensures that every window will look stylish while still bringing energy-efficiency. 

Now’s the time For New Furniture In Your Home

Living room with hardwood floors and shutters. 
Now that your windows are dressed, it’s time to look at what friends and family will be sitting on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are starting to come apart, the holidays are a wonderful time to find replacements. By upgrading a worn-out sofa, or putting a few leather chairs for guests, you can make an atmosphere that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your friends will feel more comfortable sitting on furniture that wasn’t made during the 1930’s. After all, that book won’t level your couch forever. 

Add Decorations To Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas decor.You strung the lights and decorated the main rooms in full holiday cheer. But there’s nothing better for your guests than finding a touch of the holidays in their own bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re stressing about your holiday feast.

Decorations don’t have to be heavy-handed, and you shouldn’t think that you need to cram inseveral fully decorated trees. But a modest bit sprinkled about can keep up your holiday morale.

Improve Your Tampa House For The Holidays By Redoing Inadequate Lighting Fixtures

Ensuring that your lighting fixture fits your space 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 upgrading ineffective lighting fixtures. Your shaded table lamp may seem fine when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when guests arrive, you’ll want plenty of adequate lighting.

Most lights are simple to install and can do wonders for an area. Lights can eliminate room shadows in the corners. If a an updated light isn’t an option, just make sure the ones you have are full of new bulbs. And adding a dimmer switch will help you to modify the fixtures against your holiday decorations.

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

Getting your house ready for holiday visitors might involve some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the best energy-efficient shutters that will make your rooms holiday ready. All you need to do is send in the form below or call us at 813-580-7288 for a free in-home consultation.