Are you looking for an affordable way to make changes to your home? Here are the top window design trends of 2019 so you can upgrade your house.
You’re looking for ways to update your home, and nothing has been satisfying enough so far. You’ve painted. You’ve replaced your furniture. Yet still, you feel like you’re in an old house trying to look younger.
One upgrade so many homeowners overlook is their windows. You might think of windows as necessary for your energy efficiency, but they have far more of an impact on the home’s look than you realize.
The key is choosing modern styles that will bring your home into 2019. If you need some help with your updated window design, try these popular trends.
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Hottest Trends in Window Design
As with any other part of your home, there are windows that come into style and out of style all the time. These trends are sure to bring you a beautiful, high-end style.
Take It To the Bay
Bay windows are always one of the first things people fawn over during a house showing. It makes the whole room feel larger and more open. Of course, this is easiest to add if your walls are already shaped with an outcropping.
There are plenty of ways to incorporate bay windows into your design. One of the most popular choices is to put one in your living room or other living space. This creates a cozy nook where you can envision yourself curling up with a great book.
Another option is to use bay windows to create a breakfast nook in your kitchen or nearby area. A tiny table for two will complete the look.
You could also use a bay window to capitalize on another major trend: luxurious master bedrooms. It’s the perfect way to create a relaxing seating area.
This trend is most popular in contemporary homes like high-rise condos, but it’s making its way to single family homes as well. The idea is simple: dedicate an entire wall to windows alone.
There are a few caveats, of course. First, you need to ensure that the windows you choose complement your style well.
Second, it’s crucial to have a professional install the windows and to ensure that they seal them and soundproof them well. That many windows can be a serious drain on your temperature control if they leak.
Windows In the Sky
Love the natural light of windows but don’t love the idea of being visible to everyone outside? You’ll love this next trend: windows above eye level.
There’s one type of window called a clerestory window. This window is high up, often forming a border around the top of your wall. It’s a beautiful feature that gives you light without making you feel like you’re on display.
Skylights are becoming popular for this reason as well. With both skylights and elevated windows, though, it’s worth the cost to invest in remote control operated blinds to control the light.
Accent Window Treatments
Speaking of controlling the light from your windows, that isn’t the only purpose of window treatments. There’s a huge trend today of capitalizing on window treatments as design accents.
Try drapes or other window coverings that have a unique pattern in the fabric, for instance. Make sure the colors complement your wall colors and other colors in the room.
That’s just one example. Check out these trends for more great design ideas for your window treatments.
Stepping Away From Conventional Grilles
Grilles are the parts of a traditional window frame that divide the window into parts by forming a grid-like pattern. Even for homes with a traditional style, these are falling by the wayside.
Instead, more homeowners are opting for large solitary panels in their windows. It provides a clean, contemporary look.
However, this isn’t to say that all grilles are outdated. It’s also popular today to play with unique ways to lay out the grilles. For instance, you could have a large panel window with a row of grilles at the top and the bottom.
Another popular choice for those who like a traditional style is to use diagonal grilles so they form a diamond-like shape.
Getting Adventurous with Frame Colors
In past years, it’s been conventional to always match your window frame to the trim in the room. It’s also been conventional that both of these pieces are either white or have any number of wood tones.
Today, you can toss those rules out your beautiful and on-trend window. More and more homeowners are using their window frames as design accents. For instance, you can use a black frame to stand out on a white wall.
Around ten years ago, homeowners were loving curved windows and window arches. Today, that trend has fallen off. Modern homeowners are all about clean lines and rectangular shapes.
That’s not to say that you can’t still have accent pieces on your windows. For instance, instead of a rounded arch on top of a window, go with a long rectangle. It adds interest without taking your look back in time.
Showing Off Your Outdoor Space
We’re seeing a huge trend in home design of capitalizing on outdoor space. Homeowners are going all-out with their decks, installing full kitchens and creating outdoor living spaces that are as well-designed as their indoor spaces.
If you’re taking advantage of that trend, make sure your windows complement it. Install plenty of windows in the outdoor walls that border your outdoor space. The more windows there are and the more of your outdoor space they show, the better.
This serves a few purposes. First, it helps you show off all the work you’ve done outside. Second, it makes the outdoor space look more inviting and connected to your indoor space.
Bringing Your Windows Into 2019
Everyone knows that installing new windows can boost your home’s value and improve your energy usage if you choose efficient options. Few homeowners realize what an effect it will have on their home’s design until the installation is done, though.
The window design tips above can help you take advantage of your new windows and give you a beautiful, up-to-date look. For more great ways to improve your home, check out our home improvement blog.