5 ways to incorporate windows into interior design
Windows are an inherent part of the design. They are both functional as well as aesthetic commodities. Without windows you cannot have natural light or ventilation within the interiors, which is functionally redundant. Living spaces without natural light and ventilation become absolutely redundant. So since these openings are a living essential, designers have come up with inventive ways to incorporate them into designs. Making windows a part of the interior space could be challenging, especially if you’re dealing with small openings. Larger ones are easier to deal with because they could be amped up with the requisite blinds, panelings and other furnishings. We now have the concept of French windows, vertical windows, arched windows and more. Below, let’s look at a few ways to incorporate the best window designs in your interiors.
- Horizontal framed
The window design in the image below is all about creating a wide, spacious look about the interior with a bit of contemporary intervention in the mix. Since such a large window cannot be opened up in a single mirror frame, and equal compartments are infinitely boring, the designers have created a wonderful pattern in the mix that is both straight laced and functional in the best ways.
- The L-shaped formation
For those windows that are stuck against the outer edges of any room, the L-shaped design is the best choice. This gives the window design an edge that is totally classic yet contemporary at the same time. The image below shows an L-shaped window that has been designed specifically to enhance the quality of the interior ambiance while providing a spectacular view of the context outside.
- Vertical window design
These can be created in an area that needs a limitless view to the outside – preferably in the living room or the bedroom. Vertical windows can also make the space seem taller and more spacious than it is. This illusory quality is one of the best features to have in a small space. These could be design either simply – in a modern way – as shown in the image below, or you could add a classical touch and make them French windows.
- Modish window design
This kind of a window design can span large or small portals, but the main feature that makes it a spectacular choice for contemporary homes is the window treatment. You cannot create traditional paneling inside, but have to cover it up with shutters, blinds or even shades – no curtains or drapes.
- Rounded windows
These windows are all about emulating the contemporary aesthetic, though they do tend to become redundant in function. Rounded windows are purely for ambiance and could be difficult to treat in a functional way. This is mostly because the cut of the windowpanes makes it impossible for them to open up – which ends up cutting off the ventilation. So if you’re looking for style and not pragmatics, this one is for you.