Are you looking to spruce up your home with a redesign? Some people go all out with expensive repainting and partial reconstructions but a lot of the time this is not necessary. You can significantly spice things up simply by toying with your windows a little.
Windows are a unique part of every home. Because they are the conduit for light and air, they naturally take up space as the center of attention. Thus, it is very easy to change the look and feel of your home simply by changing what your windows look like.
There is potentially an unlimited number of ideas to try, so this should not be used as an exhaustive list. When picking out the best idea for your own home, be sure to keep in mind that windows need to be matched with the surrounding interior décor and design theme of the home—otherwise, you may end up replacing your windows or having to redesign your home shortly. That said, here are five great window design options to spruce up your home:
Bay windows consist of three windows joined at 30 – 45 degree angles. They are great for providing access to light as well as optimizing the surrounding view. By their nature, bay windows are suited to curvy rooms or rooms that have nice cozy nooks and corners, making the window area the perfect nest for reading, or simply hiding away for a while.
Clerestory windows have been a unique design feature for centuries, as they were used extensively by the Romans and the Egyptians before them. These are windows ledged higher up on the wall than usual, almost like a ledge between the wall and the ceiling. Clerestory windows are great for letting in light while providing a natural buffer against prying eyes.
They are also ideal for people who have a higher demand for wall space—for example, people who would like to hang up artwork or other things on their walls.
Sliding glass walls for Southern California homes are an excellent option. Sliding walls are technically doors but they take up entire wall spaces so you may consider them to play the part of windows too. With sliding walls, glass panels are installed such that they either slide back and stack up against each other or fold away, collapsing upon themselves, leaving unfettered access to light, air and the outside world.
Stained Glass Windows
Stained glass windows are windows that are stained with some paint or artwork, protecting your privacy without shutting out the light. While you might enjoy some art, you won’t necessarily have the best view of the outside world, so this option, while it may be great for some, is not the best for all.
If you love the outdoors, installing a skylight is a perfect way to stay connected even after dark. If you have indoor plants, a bonus is that your plants may enjoy the extra attention of the sun.
Windows can change so much about the look and feel of your home. If you are considering sprucing things up, some changes to your windows might be a good place to start—just remember to keep the overall design theme consistent.