Eyes are the window to the soul, and windows are the eyes of a house. They give insight to a home’s character and personality through their style, construction and detail.
That said, nothing dates a house like a window that hasn’t been “in” for several decades. Window styles come and go, but if your windows are from an era of brown leather and wood paneling, it might be time to consider a window renovation. Here are a few timeless window styles that will keep your house feeling bright, modern and fresh.
When considering new home windows, you want to make sure the styles you pick fit well into your home remodel. Even the most up-to-date styles can look out of place if not set in the right environment. Big, arched bay windows will feel out of place in a minimalist, angular home just as much as snappy windows with steel blinds and simple treatment will feel out of place in a classy, country-style home. But if you truly want to select a window style that will last, remember this: simpler is better. Overwrought and excessively ornate window styles are the quickest to give their age away, particularly when the nuances of their design stop being a fad and start being a faux pas. Look for windows with simple curves or clean, minimalist shapes. A modern, minimalist window can always be dressed up with stylish window treatments, but a more ornate window is difficult to dress down again.
And lastly: treatment is everything. Even the biggest, brightest, most open windows can look dingy and drab with out-of-date curtains and blinds. Windows with heavy valances, festoons or jabots will draw the eye in a bad way. These thick curtains will block the light and darken the room while drawing attention to themselves. When you’re shopping for window treatments, pick out styles that will complement your home and highlight the architecture of your windows, not distract from it.
If you need help with a home remodel project, contact Window World TX today!