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Hartford Interior Fashion: Windows Make a Home

July 09, 2018

When you think about remodeling your Hartford home, what are your priorities?

New floors? Different furniture? Even new appliances or new drawers and cabinets?

What if you could make a bigger impact on a smaller budget by focusing on something else?

What you should focus on first in your Hartford home design is your windows and window treatments. This is why.

Natural Light Plays a Huge Role

It can’t be overstated how much natural light determines how your space looks and feels. Too much light pouring in through your windows can make the colors look washed out and faded, no matter what colors you’re using. Not enough light, and it might look drab and dim, regardless of how much work you put in.

To make things worse, the amount of light and the angle of the sun varies throughout the day, so there’s never going to be one perfect level of light throughout the day.

To combat this, put in window treatments that can alter light easily and quickly. Our recommendations are roller shades or plantation shutters.

Hartford dining room design

Windows Should Determine The Rest Of Your Home Fashion

You can always reposition furniture. You can move lighting (usually). You can even take out parts of walls when you redesign. But windows are for the most part there for good, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time and money.

You’re best path is to decide what role you want your windows to play, and then design around that. Should your windows be the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and pick a window treatment with bold, bright colors to grab attention. Would you rather the windows act as an accent that helps support other things in the room? In that case, install something like stunning white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space.

Hartford dining room concept

Either way, 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. Throughout the day, the eyes of people passing by will naturally go to the windows.

Hartford exterior window shutter 
Take advantage of that by choosing window treatments that add to your home’s best features. Here are a few ways you can do that:
  • Plantation shutters - The wide louvers and clean lines of shutters will help make your window look larger than other choices.

  • Accent drapes - Drapes that accent the top corners of your window can help create a stunning silhouette when the sun goes down and your lights are on indoors.

  • Luxury roller shades - Patterned or bold colored roller shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to a somewhat neutral home exterior.

Begin With the Windows, End With a Stunning Home

So if you’re thinking about a refresh for your home, windows should easily be on your list. When you’re ready, Sunburst Hartford can help. Give us a call at 860-266-5459 or complete the form below to get a free in-home consultation tailored to your schedule.