Tips To Improve Your Minneapolis Home for the Holidays

George Christ

As the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Minneapolis home prepared for visitors. Of course, there’s the usual trees lights and present wrapping that needs to be finished before company is allowed in. But is your house, itself, looking festive as it could? Or could it use some updated chairs, lights and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

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

Install Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas table in festive dining room. As you start decorating your home, you could look around and find that your windows appear bare and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters on your windows, you instantly give your home a inviting touch that also brings out your holiday decorations. Shutters also can effectively block sun glare during short winter days. They work great in rooms like the living room, so no guest has to sing carols with a blinding sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Minneapolis home for the holidays by getting shutters, you get both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when Jack Frost comes around, you can close the louvers and get an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters have been called the best window treatments to block air flow through your windows -- keeping the warm air inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with status, you should use a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock aluminum blinds. You can even cover your arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, ensuring each window will look great while still keeping the room warm. 

’Tis The Season For Updated Furniture In The Family Room

Living room with hardwood floors and shutters. 
After your windows are dressed, it’s time to consider what your friends will be sitting on. If your furniture pieces are starting to show their age, the holidays are the perfect time to find replacements. By switching out disheveled sofa, or bringing-in a couple leather chairs for guests, you can make a style that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your guests will feel happier sitting on a chair that wasn’t made during the Great Depression. After all, how many times can you flip over that cushion anyway?. 

Add Holiday Cheer To Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas tree.You put up the tree and covered the family room in holiday flourish. But there’s no greater feeling for your guests than finding a touch of holiday magic in their own bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re stressing about your holiday feast.

Decorations are better when they aren’t overbearing, and don’t feel like you need to fill the house withsix to seven fully decorated trees. But a slight touch sprinkled about can raise your holiday morale.

Improve Your Minneapolis House For The Holidays By Replacing Dull Lighting Fixtures

Ensuring that your lighting fixture fits your needs should be on your holiday wish list.

New sofas, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are appreciated, but it doesn’t matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should include upgrading ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your floor lamp can provide enough light when it’s just you lounging around, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll need plenty of adequate lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are a snap to put up and can effortlessly liven up a room. TheylLighting can fix room shadows in the corners. If a new lights aren’t an option, just make sure that your current ones aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And adding a dimmer switch can allow you to adapt the fixtures with your holiday tree lights.

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

Getting your house ready for holiday visitors might encompass some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you install the best energy-efficient plantation shutters that will make your home cozy for the holidays. All you need to do is send in the form below or give us a call at 952-856-8130 for a free in-home consultation.