How to use your windows to create stunning interiors
While windows may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about interiors, they have a significant impact on the ambiance of your home.
Not only do they usher in natural light, the keystone to a comfortable ambiance, but they can also provide the most attractive feature of any room – a stunning view.
Read on to see how you can use your windows as a point of focus to create stunning interiors
Choose windows that complement the room
If you are fortunate enough to plan your home design, there are options available that can benefit your living space.
Consider that a small room can benefit from the extra sunlight and outdoor views that a taller custom window will bring.
Sash windows are packed with character, and they are also are perfect for upper stories, as they allow easier access to the outside for cleaning and provide free air conditioning, boosting the air quality of your room (find out more in our piece about sash windows here.)
When you choose styles, think about how you can not only accentuate but enhance your home.
Frame the perfect view
It is difficult to match the feeling of serenity in waking up to an ocean view, seeing the seasons change outside your window or watching the world pass by.
Windows are more than functional, they capture the outside world and usher it in to your living space.
When choosing your perfect windows, think about how to maximise your view when framing these outdoor scenes. Not only do you have many options when it comes to materials, you can also consider adding a pop of colour to the frames or interior sill to complement the view outside.
Cast some light on your dream design
Natural light is a must for comfort and good health. Plants will thrive in conditions where they have plenty of light and wither in the darkness, and we are not so different.
Ample natural lighting is the foundation of a bright and healthy interior, so consider how to maximise the resource of natural daylight when thinking about your window and interior layout.
Consider that the colour and finish of paint can lighten a room – while bold, rich colours like burgundy, navy and even black can be stylish and welcoming, in a dim room they will have the opposite effect. Glossy paint rather than matte will also give a boost to your interior lighting.
You can also boost the amount of light in a darker room by pairing windows with strategically placed mirrors, reflecting daylight and lifting the ambiance of your interior.
Embrace your history
Original sash windows have bags of character, and it just takes a little care and attention from skilled craftspeople to breath life back into them
Historically, sash windows were made to last for generations, and with a little effort and expertise even those that look beyond repair can be returned to their former glory.
By taking the time to care for existing windows in your home, you can preserve a feature that brings character to your interiors that cannot be replicated.
Consider your privacy needs
The functionality of a room has an impact on its ambiance, and when considering the light in a bathroom, bedroom or hallway, the balance when obscuring natural light in exchange for privacy is a delicate matter.
There are many situations where privacy is the priority, but that doesn’t mean that natural light is off the table as an option.
The good news is that the translucency of glass can be tailored to your needs, and experts can help you navigate the choices available to ensure that every room in your house is functional and tasteful.
Live your best life, safe and sound
The best windows will give great views and function seamlessly while working double time in the background.
Experts in the industry will be able to provide you with features such as burglar-proof fittings and the option to drown out outside noise, literally keeping you safe and sound.
Draft and weather proofing are also options, so that none of the warm and cosy feelings are lost to the outside.
If you never have to think about how good of a job your windows are doing, it is likely that your windows are doing their job, leaving you free to create your dream space in your home.
Design your interiors to account for your windows
When thinking about your interiors, consider the orientation of your windows and how this may affect your lifestyle.
The morning sun flooding a bedroom can be a dream for some, but for those working late nights the addition of blackout blinds can be a lifesaver to catch extra sleep in the day.
If you have a large window that maximises the light, consider how the addition of extra blankets and rugs to that room will add an element of cosiness when watching the winter bluster outside, these can then be stored away during the warmer months.
Maximise the assets of your home with your choice of windows and remember that interior choices can then be used to enhance these assets and tailor them to changes in life.
Create visual interest
There are more options for window placement than the standard classic proportions, and playing around with the configurations of your windows can add character to your home, inside and out.
Expert fitters can guide you through the process of choosing custom windows shapes and sizes.
This can help you make the most of views and lighting while highlighting the architecture of your home and creating points of interest.
Use your window wall as artwork
Using the view from your windows as inspiration for your interiors guarantees that your décor won’t go out of style.
Creating a harmony with colours and textures inspired by the view is a classy way of creating a seamless style where your windows become a timeless work of art.
Embrace the changing seasons with seasonal décor and choose styles which reflect or contrast with the exterior views for impact.
Trust the experts to help bring out the best from your home
The logistics and functioning of windows is rarely something that homeowners need to think about.
The unique Fairco finish on our products means minimal maintenance, leaving you free to enjoy your newly transformed home.
This year, Fairco are hosting our own Operation Transformation, helping you create a home which sparks joy.
With over 35 years of experience, 18,000 delighted customers and 65% of our custom coming through recommendations, you can trust Fairco to transform your home.
Visit us for a free consultation at fairco.ie