Tips To Improve Your Jacksonville Home for the Holidays

Kevin McCormack

Now that the holidays are here and upon us, it's time to get your Jacksonville home ready for visitors. Of course, there’s the usual trees lights and present wrapping that needs to be completed before family arrives. But is your house, itself, ready to go? Or could it need some updated living room furniture and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you think your guests deserve a comforting atmosphere, try some of these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Install Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Holiday spread in festive dining room.

As you start decorating for the holidays, you may discover that your windows appear bare and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters on your windows, you give your home a inviting look that also brings out your holiday decorations. Interior shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare during short winter days. They are especially nice in rooms like the living room, so no guest has to open presents with a harsh sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Jacksonville home for the holidays by installing shutters, you attain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can shut the treatments and get an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters are one of the premier window coverings to stop air flowing through your windows -- and that keeps the nice air inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with status, you should use a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood shutters, ensuring every window will look great while still bringing energy-efficiency. 
 

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

Living room with built-in shelving and shutters. 
After your windows are covered, it’s time to determine what guests will be sitting on. If your furniture pieces are starting to come apart, the holidays can be a great time to find replacements. By replacing an old sofa, or adding a few leather chairs by a small side table, you can make an atmosphere that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your friends will be more comfortable sitting on a chair that wasn’t made during the Great Depression. After all, how many times can you turn that cushion anyway?. 
 

Add Decorations To Every Room In The House

Bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You hung the ornaments and decked out the downstairs in holiday flourish. But there’s nothing better for your overnight guests than finding a bit of holiday magic in their own bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re stressing about getting everything in the oven.

Decorations shouldn’t be overbearing, and try not to feel like you need a house filled withsix to seven tinseled pine trees. But a modest detail here or there can raise your holiday mood.

Improve Your Jacksonville House For The Holidays By Redoing Inadequate Lighting Fixtures

Ensuring that your lighting fixture is right for your space should be on your holiday list.

New furniture, decorations, and energy-efficient plantation shutters are appreciated, but it may not matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should include upgrading ineffective lights. Your shaded table lamp may work when it’s just you lounging around, but when people come over, you’ll want plenty of brighter lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are a snap to put in and can effortlessly liven up a room. Lights can fix room shadows cast from furniture. If a a new fixture isn’t warranted, just make sure your fixtures are full of new bulbs. And adding a dimmer switch lets you modify the fixtures with your holiday decorations.

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

Preparing for holiday company might encompass one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you choose the perfect energy-efficient interior window treatments that will keep your house warm and cozy. Just fill out the form below or contact us at 904-289-1663 for a free in-home consultation.