Your home windows may be important, but they can also dictate more of your interior design than you might think. Depending on what kind of style they are and where they sit, your windows could also show you the best way to arrange your furniture and generally decorate the inside of your home. Start thinking of your design from the window first and you might have some new ideas come to you.
Seeing the whole room
First, let's start with a possible misconception you don't even know you're making. Window seats can be a lovely place to sit, and there's usually nothing wrong with putting tables, couches or other pieces of furniture close to an attractive window. They can help emphasize the view, be a great way to soak up some sun and, as an added bonus, show off your new windows to all of your guests.
However, Better Home & Gardens pointed out, there's a possible downside to trying too much of this. Filling a room with too much furniture can leave it feeling cramped, and squeezing furniture against a window could be counterintuitive if it doesn't match the size and layout. Don't forget to take a step back and look at the room as a whole for a bit of a refresher.
A helpful solution
Furniture can also help you solve a problem when your windows are spaced in unusual ways around your home. A Houzz article gave a few examples of furniture and window arrangements, mentioning how furniture can balance out the empty space when there are windows skewed to one side. Another example given is the way tall cabinets can make small, narrow windows at the top of a room seem less unusual and give a sort of geometry to the room, as well as some functionality.
"Don't forget to take a step back and look at the room as a whole for a bit of a refresher."
Finally, don't forget blinds, curtains, drapes and other hangings when it comes to window dressing. Sturdy interior shutters may be a good match, and the same Houzz article also suggested using drapes to cover windows entirely, framing a single pane instead.
This might not work for everyone, but that's part of the point. When you figure out what works with your windows, you may be that much closer to finding a distinctive style or arrangement for your entire home.
That's also a reason to consider custom window replacement, to get even more of the attention to detail and specificity that your home needs. Windows can often be attractive pieces themselves as well as important sources of light that let you frame everything else in a room.
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