How To Improve Your Orlando Home for the Holidays

Todd Hansen

As the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Orlando home prepared for Yuletide guests. Like every year, there’s the usual sprucing up that has to be finished before everyone arrives. But is your home, itself, ready? Or could it need some new furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to provide a warm and cozy place to stay, try these ideas to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas table with candles in festive dining room. As you start decorating the house, you may discover that your windows appear cold and unfinished. But if you install plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your room a classic touch that also brings out your holiday embellishments. Plantation shutters also can effectively block sun glare from sunrise to sunset. They work great in places like the living room, so nobody has to sing carols with a harsh sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Orlando home for the holidays by installing shutters, you attain both beauty and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can shut your shutters and get an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters are known as the top window treatments to deter air flow through your windows -- keeping the pleasant temperatures inside and the wintry air out.

Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with status, you will want to use a faux wood treatment, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than cheap aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, which ensures that all your windows will look great while still keeping the room nice. 

Now’s the time For Updated Furniture In The Living Room

Living room with horse painting and shutters. 
Once your windows are dressed, it’s time to consider what guests will be sitting on. If your chairs are starting to come apart, the holidays can be a great time to start anew. By upgrading a worn-out couch, or putting a set of leather chairs for guests, you can make a feeling that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your friends will feel happier sitting on something that wasn’t purchased during the Eisenhower administration. After all, how many times can you clean that cushion anyway?. 

Add Decorations To Every Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas tree.You put up the tree and decked out the downstairs in festive embellishments. But there’s no better feeling for your overnight guests than falling asleep to a bit of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re fussing about dinner and desserts.

Decorations don’t have to be overbearing, and try not to think that you need to fill the house withseveral tinseled pine trees. But a modest bit here or there can raise your holiday mood.

Improve Your Orlando House For The Holidays By Changing Out Dull Lighting Fixtures

Making sure that your lighting fixture is right for your space should be on your holiday improvement list.

New sofas, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are nice, but it may not matter if they are poorly lit. Improving your home for the holidays should include upgrading ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your shaded table lamp can provide enough light when it’s just you lounging around, but when guests arrive, you’ll need plenty of adequate lighting.

Most lights are simple to put in and can effortlessly liven up your space. Lights can eradicate room shadows cast from furniture. If a an updated light isn’t in the cards, just make sure that your current ones don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And installing a dimmer switch can allow you to adjust the fixtures against your holiday tree lights.

Sunburst Will Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Getting your house ready for holiday company might involve one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you install the best energy-efficient interior window treatments that will make your house holiday ready. Simply send in the form below or call us at 407-630-7011 for a free in-home consultation.