Ways To Improve Your Southern California Home for the Holidays

Kimball Jones

Now that the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Southern California home ready for friends and family. You have the usual sprucing up that needs to be completed before everyone arrives. But is your house, itself, ready? Or does it use some new furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to provide an inviting place to stay, try a few of these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Install Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Holiday spread in festive dining room.

After decorating the tree and garland, you might notice that your windows seem dull and drab. By putting up plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your home a classic look that also highlights your decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare during short winter days. They are especially nice in places like the living room, so no one has to drink egg nog with a annoying sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Southern California home for the holidays by getting shutters, you get both beauty and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can shut the treatments for an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters have been called the top window coverings to block heat loss through your windows -- keeping the pleasant temperatures inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you want to pair energy-efficiency with style, you should use a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than basswood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than cheap aluminum blinds. You can even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which means that all your windows will look great while still ensuring a even temperature in your home. 
 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In The Family Room

Living room with built-in shelving and shutters. 
Once your windows are adequately covered, you need to determine what your friends will be sitting on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are starting to show their age, the holidays can be a great time to find replacements. By replacing a worn-out sofa, or adding a set of leather chairs by the fire, you can create a look that’s perfect for lounging around. Plus, your guests will be much cozier sitting on something that hasn’t been around since the Eisenhower administration. After all, that pack of cards won’t level your sofa forever. 
 

Add Holiday Cheer To Every Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas decor.

You hung the ornaments and decked out the family room in festive embellishments. But there’s nothing better for your overnight guests than falling asleep to a touch of the holidays in their own bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re worrying about your holiday feast.

Decorations shouldn’t be overblown, and don’t think that you need a house filled withsix to seven fully decorated trees. But a modest bit here or there can raise your holiday mood.

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

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

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are great, but it doesn’t matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should include upgrading ineffective lighting fixtures. Your shaded table lamp may work when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when people come over, you’ll want to get some better lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are simple to install and can transform a room. TheylLighting can eradicate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. 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 lets you modify the fixtures to you holiday fairy lights.

Sunburst Can Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Beautiful Interior Shutters

Getting your house ready for friends and family might involve some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you find the perfect energy-efficient plantation shutters that will make your home warm and cozy. Just complete the form below or call us at 888-611-2474 for a complimentary in-home consultation.