Whether you have a budding interest in interior home design or it’s something you do for a living, the first thing you need to consider when working with a space is the focal point. One of the most basic elements of interior design is the room’s focal point, which is the place where someone’s eyes should automatically gravitate to upon walking into a room. Since the focal point emphasizes the design of the rest of the room, styling your window right can help you with the design of the rest of your home.
Accentuate Your Window
If you already have a bay window in your home and don’t know what to do with it, consider setting up the rest of your room to accentuate the window. Balance the window out with two, similarly sized features like a pair of armchairs. If you’re looking for a way to add plenty of light and style to a room while increasing your home’s value, then read on to learn more about what is a bay window and how you can make one work for you.
Why Bay Windows?
If you are considering updating our home and are looking for the right design upgrade, perhaps you have been considering installing a new a bay window in your home. Bay windows have three or more sides and they protrude from the exterior wall of a home at either 30 or 45 degree angles.
These types of windows are very versatile and can be made to fit any home’s style. A new bay window can be just the thing you need to improve your home’s lighting, value, energy efficiency, and curb appeal. These windows are known to be found typically in the front of a home, but they are also excellent additions to the side or back of a home, especially when there’s a lovely view.
Bay windows are created by joining different window types to achieve the jutted-out shape and to allow for maximum sunlight as well as the right amount of ventilation. Picture and architectural windows make up the larger window panes that don’t open or close while the rest of the configuration can be made up of basic casement, single hung, and double hung windows in wooden, aluminum-clad, or vinyl materials.
If your home has a rustic feeling to it with lots of wood throughout, then you’d want to consider going with wooden window frames when installing a new bay window (or upgrading an outdated one). While vinyl and aluminum-clad frames are great for low maintenance, choosing a material that suits the atmosphere of your home is priority.
It’s hard to beat the simple pleasure of sitting next to your favourite window and reading a book, listening to music, visiting with loved ones, or all of the above. It’s easy to accentuate a focal point bay window with seating, especially if you have a sense of what you want the atmosphere of the room to be. A bench or cushion can make for some casual seating while a plush armchair or pair of chairs invite people to sit down and get comfortable for a good while.
You can’t go wrong when you centre a room and its décor around natural light and a good view. Bay windows tick many boxes in terms of energy efficiency, style, and versatility for any home — perhaps it’s time you install one into yours.