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Virginia Beach Interior Design: Windows Make a Home

July 09, 2018

When you think about remodeling your Virginia Beach home, what comes to mind?

New floors? New furniture? Even new appliances or sparkling finished counters?

What if we told you that you could make a bigger impact on a smaller budget by honing in on a different part of your home?

Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. This is why.

Natural Light Is Key

It can’t be overstated how important natural light is to how your home 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 things worse, the amount of light and the angle of the sun will change throughout the day, so there won’t be one perfect level of light throughout the day.

To thwart this, look for window treatments that can adjust how much light they block easily and quickly. Your best bets are roller shades or plantation shutters.

Virginia Beach dining room design

Windows Will Determine Other Parts Of Your Design

You can always move furniture. You can move lighting (to an extent). You can even take out parts of walls when you redesign. But windows are usually there to stay, 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. Would you prefer the large windows were the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and put in a window treatment with brilliant, bright colors to draw the eye in. Or would you prefer the windows to be an accent that helps support other parts of the room? In that case, install something like neutral tone Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room.

Virginia Beach dining room concept

No matter your preference, start with the windows, and work from there.

Windows Are Your Home’s Eyes

It might be cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but there's a lot of truth in it as well. No matter the time of day, the eyes of passersby will naturally go to the windows.

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Use that to your advantage by putting in window treatments that play up your home’s features. These are a few ideas for that.
  • Plantation shutters - The solid louvers and crisp lines of shutters will actually 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 beautiful silhouette when the sun goes down and your interior lights are on.

  • Luxury roller shades - Brightly colored or patterned shades drawn halfway down your window can add some flair to an otherwise neutral home exterior.

Begin With the Windows, Finish With a Stunning Home

So if you’re planning a fresh look for your home, windows should easily be one of your priorities. If you’re ready, Sunburst Virginia Beach can help. Give us a call at 757-210-6448 or use the form below to get your free in-home estimate at a time convenient for you.