What is a house without a window? You can imagine it like you are encapsulated in a box that does not have any holes to breathe with. A window is a symbol of freedom which is why jail cells have small or no windows to look at because freedom is deprived to those who are locked up. In the living room setting, you would also feel that you are locked in a box if your window does not have the tenacity to look like a window.
Since windows are part of your walls, having them created blandly and colorlessly may make your house seem to have something missing in it. I bet you are irritated to look at something that feels incomplete especially in the living room where you spend your quality time from a long day at work. Which is why it being possibly the best time for you to make that decision and have that window of yours changed to something better. Take off those boring looking curtains and start reconstructing a good window design that is going to make your living room look less like a jail and more like a decent looking one.
The window design blends in with the living room. There are tons of ways to make an ordinary looking window into something extraordinary and awesome to look at. There are also so many designs to choose from that can have your window looking from boring to something worthwhile. Aside from choosing a window design, there are also ways to have your window styled up to look great. This would include choosing a curtain as well as putting decors and arranging sofa sets and tables. So here are 17 Ways to Jazz Up Your Living Room Windows.
Choosing the Small Window Design. Now, this might be the most important part of all the ways. This is where you must decide on whether you would go on one design or the other. Here is a tip, for small living room areas, you can choose standard window designs. These are the standard window sizes that occupy half the wall. It suits smaller living rooms and makes them less visible from the outside.
Small window designs can also be great if you have placed your huge sofa just below it. This makes the window fully shown while the sofa is inserted underneath. Small window designs may need good looking frames to make it lively and not boring. Choose to have open windows instead of sliding ones in small living room windows.
Choosing the Large Window Design. For bigger living room areas, you can go on full windows that you can make your entrance to the porch as well. You can have full glass windows with elegant metallic designs. On the other hand, you can also choose to have big living room windows with thicker frames. Large window designs may be of a large quantity of frame design or it can be full glass. Just choose what you think is best for your living room.
Choosing the Traditional Opening Window. This is the classic window that you can just choose to open a door whether inwards or outwards. These windows are usually great for simple window designs and especially if you prefer that fresh air in the morning. This type of window also has a variety of design from wooden to steel frame.
Choosing the Sliding Window. This gives elegance to the living room windows that you have. The sliding window type lessens the frame in the window and emphasizes on pure glass. Large sliding windows can be used as entrance doors to porches and standard sizes may fit a person to enter (just in case there is a fire emergency). Although it is elegant in design, you should know how to maintain its sliding function otherwise, in a matter of years or months, the sliding functionality would no longer be as smooth as it was before. However, sliding windows are easy to open and does not consume space when opening a window. You may want to have an upgrade to a sliding window if you rarely open your window or if you want to have an elegant living room entrance to the porch. Most of the sliding door windows are rarely opened.
Choosing the Full Glass Window. And I mean the type that doesn’t open. Yes, you can choose to have full glass windows just like in buildings. If you are worried about ventilation, you can always make ventilation passages through your ceiling. Full glass windows are great if you want not to have it opened. Full glass windows make the living room look like a building office or a hotel room. Its sophisticated design is great for big or small living room spaces. One of the practical disadvantages for this type of window is it does not have any openings at all. You need to break it when there is an emergency. However, in terms of design, this is also one of the more practical choices in windows since you need not to maintain any hinges or locks. You just need to have the windows clean and shiny every day.
Wooden Window Frames. When you already took the decision to have the design of the window, you can also choose in making customizations in your window frames. Window frames can make a window look boring or may make it sophisticated. Wooden frames look good and would bring a retrospective look on the window design. Wooden frames are the most usual designs in windows but it never stops making windows look great and classy. Wooden windows can have different shades or colors depending on the wood. Lighter wooden colors are great for bright living rooms. Darker wooden colors are great sliding windows.
Steel Frames. There are also steel frames that are made for huge all glass windows to have some stability on the windows. One can have a steel frame design especially when the glass of the window is gothic. You can choose to have steel frames that would look like medieval setting windows.
Clear Glass. The most common in all the window glasses and the widely used. This type of glass can be fiberglass to make it look hard and solid. Clear glasses are used in most sliding windows and to full glass windows. The best thing about clear glasses is visibility to the outside. On the other hand, with clear glasses, you are also visible from the outside which lowers living room privacy. However, in that case, you can have thick curtains that you can set to cover the windows if you choose to make your living room invisible in the inside. g
Printed Glass. Aside from settling on a really good design when it comes to windows. You may also want to consider in choosing the glass for that window. Aside from the usual clear glass that are commonly used by various household owners, there are also other choices to consider. One of which is the printed design glass. There are a lot of print design from abstract to flower designs that you can put on your windows.
Lead Glass Windows. Another is the lead glass which is something like clear glasses but when you look through it, the image is blurry. Leaded glasses are shiny like diamonds and filters sunlight rays to enter the living room.
Frost Window Glass. There is also what we call the frost glass. It is a glass that still gets light to go through but you won’t be able to see anything through it. Frost Glass designs are meant for modern living room designs that is preferably to have cool glass windows rather than a clear one.
Get the Thick Curtains. Well there is really no correct curtain or formal standards in choosing a curtain. However, you can use your creativity and choose a curtain with a good design that blends in with your good windows. Thick curtains usually go along with large windows. Thick curtains also can be used to cover the whole window making it not visible from the outside if you prefer to be private. Dark designs such as maroon or monochromes makes the room look dimmer and relaxing.
Get the Lighter Curtains. On the other hand, you may want to have bright airy curtains if your living room wall paint is themed to have bright colors in it. Airy white curtains complement a bright living room wall. Muted Orange is also another light color that you can consider if you want to have a brighter look in your windows. Lighter curtains would also make the living room visible from the outside. If you would like to impress your neighbors on how great your living room is from the outside then get yourself some light curtains.
The Feng Shui. Well, if you are superstitious, then why not get a Feng Shui Master to have things rearranged in the right way in your living room. However, creativity is the key to rearranging things in your house which also complements the windows in a lot of ways. One of the best arrangement that is also done by many household owners is putting the sofa near the windows. This is quite suitable for small living room areas that have 1 or 2 windows. Arranging sofa sets and other things in your living room also hypes up the image of the windows.
Decorate. Yes, you can put some decors in your window area and make it look better. One way to decorate is to put things like vases or lamps near the window area. You can also put a table in the window area and put decors in it. Decor makes windows more meaningful and prevents it to be boring and bland. Just do not overdo putting in decors in the windows. Anything that is exaggerated may make it look worse rather than make it look better. Keep it simple and decorate things that are only suitable for your window design.
Match it with the Wall (Match with Less Contrast). You can match colors of walls and windows from your preferred taste in designing living rooms. Bright airy curtains go along those walls that has white and bright wallpaper and paint. This also goes to darker wall paints. This also makes the whole living room look brighter.
Match it with the Wall (Match with Contrast). Your frame colors can also be in contrast with the wall colors to put emphasis on window design and make it look noticeable and stunning. Bright wall paints and dark window frames would look fantastic with the right type of windows. However, without contrast of colors, the window frame may not show visible and may look like part of the wall. So, it is better that there is a little contrast in colors to make the window frame and the whole window visible and emphasized. Also, too much contrast may also make the windows as if it is not part of the living room anymore. So, keep the colors matched perfectly and look for some window and wall color designs in the internet or in magazines.
There you go, 17 Ways to Jazz up Your Living Room Windows. You can choose some of the options and may be considered to have your living room windows look elegant. One of the best ways to have your living room window jazzed up is to start looking for preferred designs that you want to follow. It is not necessary to have your windows reconstructed, you just need to find a creative touch on them to make it more attractive. Some windows just need a sense of changing the curtains. While others may need a full upgrade to make it look wonderful. The key word is “creativity”, you can have your own ways to jazz up and redesign your living room windows. Keep it simple and not exaggerated.