When you think about a new look for your Tampa home, what’s on your list?
New floors? Brand-new furniture? Even new appliances or new drawers and cabinets?
What if you could make a huge impact on a smaller budget by honing in on a different part of your home?
What you need to focus on first in your Tampa home design is your windows and window treatments. Here’s why.
Natural Light Is Key
We can’t say enough about how big a part natural light plays in how your house looks and feels. If too much light comes in, your space will look washed out and faded, no matter what colors you’re using. Not enough light, and it might look drab and dim, and just plain unattractive.
To make matters worse, the angle that sunlight comes in changes as the day goes on, so there won’t be one perfect level of light throughout the day.
To counter this, install window treatments that can alter light easily and quickly. Our recommendations are roller shades or plantation shutters.
Windows Will Influence Other Parts Of Your Design
You can reposition furniture. You can move lighting (usually). You can even remove parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are for the most part there for good, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time and money.
The best thing to do is first decide the role you want your windows to play, and then make a plan around that. Do you want your big windows to be the centerpiece of the room? Open up the space around the window and put in a window treatment with stunning, bright colors to draw eyes in. Or would you prefer the windows to be an accent that highlights other parts of the room? In that case, get something like stunning white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space.
No matter your preference, start with the windows, and go from there.
Windows Are Your Home’s Eyes
It’s probably a cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but there's a lot of truth in it as well. Day or night, the eyes of people walking or driving by will naturally go to the windows.
Use that to your advantage by installing window treatments that add to your home’s best features. These are a few ideas for that.
Plantation shutters - The bright louvers and clean lines of shutters will actually make your window look bigger and bolder 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 sets and your lights are on indoors.
Custom roller shades - Attention-grabbing shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to an otherwise neutral home exterior.
Start With the Windows, Finish With a Beautiful Home
So if you’re planning a redesign for your home, windows should easily be an area of focus. If you’re ready, Sunburst Tampa can help. Give us a call at 813-580-7288 or complete the form below to get a free in-home estimate tailored to your schedule.