Tips To Improve Your Oklahoma City Home for the Holidays

Tyler Jorgensen

With the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's time to get your Oklahoma City home ready for friends and family. Like every year, there’s the usual sprucing up that should to be done before everyone arrives. But is your house, itself, ready to go? Or could it use some updated chairs, lights and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you think your guests deserve a warm and cozy home, try a few of these ideas to improve your home for the holidays.

Install Energy-Efficient Shutters

Holiday table with candles in festive dining room.

Once the tree and garland are trimmed, you might discover that your windows look bare and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters over your windows, you can give your home a finished feeling that also brings out your holiday decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare during short winter days. They are especially nice in places like the dining room, so nobody has to eat their cranberries with a blinding sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Oklahoma City home for the holidays by getting shutters, you get both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can shut your shutters to provide an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are known as the best window coverings to deter air flowing through your windows -- keeping the nice air inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you want to combine energy-efficiency with durability, you will want to use a faux wood treatment, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, which means that all your windows will look beautiful while still keeping the room warm. 
 

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

Living room with hardwood floors and shutters. 
After your windows are dressed, it’s time to look at what guests will be sitting on. If your chairs are beginning to come apart, the holidays are the perfect time to find replacements. By upgrading a worn-out couch, or adding a set of leather chairs by the fire, you can create an atmosphere that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your guests will be much more comfortable sitting on a chair that hasn’t been around since the Great Depression. After all, how many times can you flip over that cushion anyway?. 
 

Add Decorations To Each Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas decor.

You hung the ornaments and decorated the downstairs in holiday flourish. But there’s no greater feeling for your overnight guests than finding a bit of the holidays in their own bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re worrying about getting everything in the oven.

Decorations are better when they aren’t heavy-handed, and don’t think that you need a house filled withmultiple tinseled pine trees. But a modest bit sprinkled about can keep up your holiday spirit.

Improve Your Oklahoma City House For The Holidays By Changing Out Inadequate Lighting Fixtures

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

New furniture, decorations, and energy-efficient window treatments are great, but it won’t matter if they are poorly lit. Improving your home for the holidays should always include definitely include switching out ineffective lighting fixtures. Your shaded table lamp might work when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when people come over, you’ll want to get some adequate lighting.

Most lights are a snap to install and can effortlessly liven up an area. TheylLighting can fix room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a new lights aren’t in the cards, just make sure the ones you have are full of new bulbs. And using a dimmer switch can allow you to adjust the fixtures to you holiday decorations.

Sunburst Can Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Plantation Shutters

Getting your house ready for holiday company might involve one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the perfect energy-efficient shutters that will make your home warm and cozy. All you need to do is send in the form below or contact us at 405-300-4664 for a no-cost in-home consultation.