The Need to Accent Your Windows
Have you ever wondered whether your beautiful windows are dressed for success? Do they help accent your homes? Windows big or small, uniquely shaped or positioned, they impart a personality to your homes and influence their beauty from both within and without. They are among the most important architectural features that deeply impact the aesthetic appeal of your homes. So it is only justified that they are afforded special treatment. Leaving them bare or doing little to enhance their presence and beauty would be nothing less than a crime.
There are endless possibilities and countless design ideas that will help transform the look, feel and functionality of the windows and the spaces. You can use windows to enhance the functionality and atmosphere of a room; you can use different window treatments to help them make a statement and so much more. We have compiled a list of stuff you can do to enhance the presence of your windows without burning a hole in your wallet.
5 Ways to Accentuate the Beauty of Your Windows
1) Transform Your Bay Window into a Cozy Alcove
Bay windows make stunning additions to your rooms and infuse the right amount of drama that is needed. By jutting outward, they help create extra space in the room and which you can use to create a personal nook in the house. Add some seating arrangements, throw in some pillows, hang some smart statement lights and you are almost done. Install some stylish window treatments like wooden shutters or drapes which will help to make the bay window area the focal point in the room. If you have a home with a stunning view of the ocean or the mountains, position the bay window in such a way that it brings that view into the room. The large bay windows will help frame the view as a photo frame and further enhance the beauty of the windows and the room. The bay window space can be converted into versatile storage space as well by adding some drawers or cabinets. Use straight neat lines and contemporary décor rather than curves when it comes to designing the bay windows.
2) Adding Eye Catching Wood Valances
You have some beautifully positioned windows in your house which you have dressed up well. You have chosen the perfect style of décor and everything looks great. But when you enter the room, there seems to be something amiss. Even with the carefully chosen drapes or shades, the windows look a little bare and perhaps lacking a little drama which always helps to improve the style of a room. It is here that a wood valance can make a lot of difference. The best way to impart a complete look to your windows is by giving importance to the window treatment’s valance. The valance is the topmost part of the window which hides the curtain rods. The valance can be a draped swag, it can drape over your curtain rod or it can be a complete separate ornamental piece of hardware. It helps to pull together any window treatment and convert it into an aesthetically harmonious statement that can transform the very character of a room. There are loads of style options to choose from for your valances. Pick the one that does justice to your window treatment and see the difference it makes it your windows and the room. Wood valances are stunners and you must try them to see the impact they have on your windows.
3) Combination of Drapes and Shades/Blinds
This is one arrangement that rarely goes wrong if chosen well. How often have you felt that even after investing in some stylish window treatments like shades and blinds, the windows fail to make a statement in your rooms? They seem to just fall short of creating a spectacle and seems to blend with the existing décor. While that may not be too bad, sometimes you want the window space to do more for your rooms. It is not a bad idea at all to experiment with some gorgeous, eye-catching and luxurious draperies. Let the shades and blinds be where they are, just layer them with draperies and use the right mix of colors, bold or earthly to pull off the look. Get these draperies to hang high from near the ceiling till the floors and they look truly grand. The entire room gets a makeover in an instant. Try it once and then bask in the glory of the impact.
4) Cornices and Dramatic Uplift
You want to give your boring room and bland windows a dramatic uplift? As an alternative to wood valances, try building a cornice for your windows. Cornices bring freshness and style your rooms have been yearning for. A window cornice may be defined as an ornamental framework of wood or other materials added at the top of the windows. They cover the curtain rods and can make any window or patio door look special. They can be highly decorative or simple and contemporary or as dramatic as you want them to be. They can be anything that suits your preferences. The top of the cornice can also be used as a shelf to display decorative pieces. Cornices help to highlight the windows and give them a neat and clean look.
5) Add Plants near the Windows
An easy and most affordable way to accentuate the charm of your windows is by adding plants around your windows. There are window ledges that you can use to line up with small pots of plants with decorative leaves and flowers. You can even hang some ivy or creepers near the windows as long as they don’t interfere with your window treatments. These creepers can grow around the window frames and will help to draw focus to the window as one enters the room. Apart from enhancing the beauty of the windows, plants, as we know, helps to improve the wellness of homes, infusive positive energy, and remove toxins.
With these ideas, you do not have to stretch your finances or go overboard. They are simple and affordable with assured returns in terms of look and feel and impact on the surrounding décor.