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Easy Home Projects To Tackle Before The Holidays

November 15, 2023

The holidays are coming, but is your home ready? You’ll want everything to look perfect before guests arrive. So, before planning your parties, add easy home projects to your to-do list. Make everyone feel at home this season when you add a little paint or some new window treatments.

Update Your Window Treatments For A Quick Room Makeover

Wood blinds on a dining room window

New window treatments are an easy home project with a big impact. New, stylish window treatments will make any room look instantly beautiful for the holidays and beyond. You’ll find lots of options to pick from:

Of course, if you have any specialty windows you need covered, you will want to go with a plantation shutter. Both hardwood and Polywood shutters are custom-measured to fit your windows perfectly. Arches, circles, sidelights, or any non-standard window can be covered by a plantation shutter without sacrificing beauty or light control.

Repaint Boring Rooms In Stylish Colors

A home office with a pink accent room and white Polywood shutters on the window

A fresh coat of paint can totally transform any room that needs a little love. You might choose to brighten up a dark room with a light color or add some drama to a white space with a bold hue. If you’re short on time, keep your painting projects small. Paint an accent wall, ceiling, or trim for a fresh look. While you’re at it, do some quick touch-ups around the house where the paint has chipped or looks faded.

Rearrange Furniture And Replace Shabby Pieces

White Polywood shutters on a bedroom window over sofa and chair

You can’t sit up to a festive feast or hang out around the fire this season without the proper furniture. Before your holiday entertaining begins, have a seating plan. Rearrange furniture to make space for family games or cozy spots for catching up over warm drinks. If you’re a little short on seats, pull out ottomans and stools for parties.

You’ll also want to replace any worn-out or broken furniture. Make sure you have sturdy tables and chairs for dining, comfortable mattresses in the guest rooms, and a working recliner for falling asleep in front of the game.

Brighten Things Up With New Light Fixtures Or More Natural Light

Stylish light fixtures and open Polywood shutters in a living room

The holiday season is all about lights, so now is the perfect time to update your light fixtures. If yours look outdated, change them out for something stylish before entertaining. You can also go high-tech by installing smart bulbs around your home.

You can utilize natural light, too. If you’re upgrading your window treatments this season, look for styles that open easily on sunny winter days. Interior shutters or transitional shades will do the trick. Both give you several options for managing light, whether you want full sunshine streaming in or partial light.

Prepare Your Entryway For Visitors

Polywood shutters on entryway sidelight windows

Everyone visiting for the holidays will come through your door, so ensure your entryway is ready. Put out a new welcome mat and a tray for wet shoes. Make space in the closet for extra jackets. Clean any scuff marks or fingerprints off the doorway. Keep the sun out of guests’ eyes with elegant interior shutters on your sidelight windows. These small details will give everyone a warm welcome.

Preparing Your Home For The Holidays? Let Sunburst Help With New Window Treatments

You have a lot to do before the holidays. Let Sunburst take care of the window treatments. We carry the most beautiful window treatments and make installation fast and easy. Just call 877-786-2877 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation, and then cross “new window treatments” off your to-do list.