Seven Chic Window Ideas for Your Home
They say that eyes are the windows to the soul and, as many great architects and designers know, windows are—well—the windows to your home’s soul. They’re some of the most expressive features of your home’s façade and can make an immediate impression on visitors and passersby.
2021 is shaping up to be a year with some dramatic but remarkably sophisticated trends that will keep your home looking chic for years to come. Below are seven trends to consider for your home this year:
Black Window Frames
It’s a simple change with a dramatic effect: opting for black window frames. Many new windows can be constructed with black aluminium frames, but you can also easily paint your existing frames to give your home a modern and smart update.
If you are opting for a more significant renovation or are building from scratch, consider choosing one wall in which to include a large picture window that goes all the way down to the floor. This modern design idea will bring more light into your home, help the structure blend in more seamlessly with its natural surroundings and be the envy of every houseguest.
This is a trend that’s been on the rise for the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down in 2021. Arched windows are both a stylish nod to traditional architecture and a marker of modern sophistication. Plus they let in more light, help to give the room a sense of height and proportion and, well, just look darn great.
Once a common feature of mid-century modern homes, windows that wrap around the corner of a room are back and looking better than ever. They provide tons of light, help to dissolve the boundary between inside and out, and can help give your home the look of a glowing jewel box at night. Nothing screams chic like a glass corner.
Doors Instead of Windows
Replacing a picture window with a patio door has long been a popular way to bring in more light, provide better access to the outdoors and simply bring a fresh look to a room. Today there are so many door options available that this is one trend that you can tailor to any taste. Traditional French doors can lend your home a classic appeal, while new, high-tech sliding doors can even replace an entire wall (though they will likely work best if you live in a climate that’s warm most of the year).
For rooms that can’t usually accommodate large windows or doors, like kitchens, bathrooms and hallways, skylights are the perfect amenity to bring in natural light and make a space feel bigger, brighter and more joyous. Modern skylights are expertly constructed, but consider getting a top-notch local professional to install them to ensure that you never find yourself with a leak.
Energy Efficient Windows
Helping the environment is on the top of almost everyone’s mind in 2021. Opting to upgrade your existing windows to new energy efficient models is one way you can help to reduce your carbon footprint and make the world a greener place (as a bonus, you’ll likely save money on your energy bills over the long term too!). This is a trend that’s likely to last, so why wait?