If eyes are the windows into one’s soul, windows are the channel through which one can view the soul of a house. Windows rank high on functionality and decorative potential, hence they are probably one of the most underestimated and overlooked parts of a home despite how essential they are.
They usher in natural light and fresh air, can be well-placed to take advantage of a beautiful view outside one’s house, and even expand the visual appeal of a house. We will be introducing several dreamy windows to inspire you to put more thought into the design of various windows for any house to look complete.
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It should be illegal to exclude full-length windows from any respectable list of perfect windows for your home. Full-length windows are popular for good reason – they engulf any room in natural light, and the sight of being surrounded by glass panes is the fantasy of almost any interior designer. They can accentuate just about any view, be it one of a concrete jungle or lush greenery, lending to a glamorous atmosphere for any apartment or house. Moreover, having big glass panels visually enlarge a living space, which is really the cherry on top of everything else full-length windows can offer.
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For those that prefer the look of filtered light for their room, windows that complement blinds well are instrumental to letting in the right tone of natural light enter your home. Experimenting with the extent of light allowed to shine through can result in a diversity of moods being created. For example, letting in minimal light into a room with mostly hardwood furniture can brighten up an otherwise dull-looking room without the light being too glaring. Or, one could utilise the sparing amounts of light coming through as elements that contribute to a romantic atmosphere in the room – with dim, warm lighting and some privacy afforded by the blinds.
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Translucent windows are typically thought of as being solely relegated to the sphere of bathroom windows, but that notion could not be more wrong. While they do make for an ideal level of privacy and lighting in a bathroom, that does not necessarily indicate that it cannot be applied to other rooms to great effect. Translucency can be ideal for keeping out harmful ultraviolet rays while getting the essential light necessary for a clean and bright aesthetic, and providing a sense of peace and privacy in other sections of the home like the dining area. Furthermore, having frosted glass windows can temper the feeling of overexposure that comes with large or full-length windows by ushering in misty natural light that is sufficient for a dreamy air in one’s room.
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Bay windows have become a hot favourite amongst pretty much everyone. They embody a rather simple concept of a large window with a window-sill or ledge for one to sit on or decorate. This has allowed bay windows to compete in popularity with full-length windows, wherein bay windows are perfect for those who want a ledge to lounge upon or embellish with ornaments while being almost just as all-encompassing that a full-length window is. They are versatile for about any style of room, be it traditional or modern-style rooms, due to the plethora of designs available for bay windows. You can aim for a modern, business-chic looking dark bay window, or perhaps a classic white, florally engraved window bay for an elegant home. Regardless, the bay window is sure to fit both your needs and tastes.
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To conclude, we present picture windows as a subject of intrigue and appreciation. They are stationary windows that cannot be opened and hence do not allow for the entrance of fresh air. Instead, they largely function as the lens through which someone sitting in their home can marvel at the wondrous beauty of natural scenery or skyscrapers outside their window. This, however, does tend to be its main limiting function despite their beauty since picture windows should ideally be complemented by a decent view. Regardless, they are equally popular options for those who enjoy sitting, staring out the window and contemplating.