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Honolulu Interior Fashion: Focus on the Windows

July 09, 2018

When you think about a new look for your Honolulu home, what are your priorities?

New flooring? Different furniture? Maybe 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?

Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. We’ll show you why.

Natural Light Is Key

We can’t say enough about how big a part natural light plays in how your space looks and feels. If too much light comes in, your space will 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 amount of light and the angle of the sun will change throughout the day, so there won’t be one constant level of light that makes your space look its best.

To fight against 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.

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Windows Should Determine The Rest Of Your Design

You can reposition furniture. You can move lighting (somewhat). You can even take out parts of walls when you redesign. But windows are almost always there for good, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend.

You’re best path is to decide what part you want your windows to play, and then make a plan around that. Would you prefer the large windows were the centerpiece of the room? Open up the space around the window and install a window treatment with stunning, bright colors to draw eyes in. Would you rather the windows act as an accent that highlights other things in the room? In that case, choose something like stunning white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space.

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Either way, start with the windows, and go from there.

Windows Are Your Home’s Eyes

Yes, it’s cliche to refer to windows as “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it any less true. Throughout the day, the eyes of people passing by will naturally go to the windows.

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Take advantage of that by choosing window treatments that accentuate your windows and your home. These are a few ideas for that.
  • Custom shutters - The bright louvers and crisp lines of shutters actually tend to make your window look larger than most other window treatments do.

  • Accent drapes - Drapes that add flair to the top corners of your window can frame your window and make a beautiful silhouette when the sun goes down and your lights are on indoors.

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

Start With the Windows, End With Your Dream Home

So if you’re planning a redesign for your home, windows should definitely be something you focus on. If you’re ready, Sunburst Honolulu can help. Give us a call at 808-797-2004 or complete the form below to get a free in-home estimate at a time convenient for you.

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