How to improve interior design with windows

Windows play an important role in the interior design of any room. The view they offer, the light they let in and the overall aesthetics they create contribute to making a property more appealing. Properly selected and installed windows not only make your home more beautiful and cozy, but they will also keep your home at a comfortable temperature saving you money. Canglow has extensive experience in window installation and replacement in Alberta and in this article, we will join our experts in sharing with you the features of windows and how they can add to the ambiance of a room.

Natural Light

Natural light is an asset to any home. It enhances your mood, making it an important component of a healthy lifestyle. And as the world becomes increasingly eco-friendly, it can reduce energy consumption. With the right windows, you can create a unique design for your space and bring new colors to your room through natural light.

  • Bay and Bow Windows: These windows are made of several windows connected in an angular fashion allowing them to bring sunlight into the room from different angles.
  • Picture Windows: Picture windows are made up of large rectangular panes of glass providing an unobstructed view and a great source of light.
  • Casement Windows: Another type of window that provides large panes for great views and lighting, these windows are also known for their excellent ventilation and superior ease of use.

Windows That Complement the Room

If you are working with an architect to design your home, you have a choice as to what type of windows will be installed. If you have large rooms with high ceilings, clearstory windows are a good choice as they are located above eye level to let light and fresh air in. Multistory windows are another good option as these are often used in atriums and multistory foyers.

Naturally, if you have small rooms, choose windows with a lower sill height.

Getting the perfect view from the window

Installing a skylight is another great way to let natural light into your room. They also save space that is taken up when installing windows on your interior walls.

When installing skylights, various design features must be taken into account. They come in fixed and opening designs, and window designs can be used to control light and improve energy efficiency. There are also different materials and skylights that can affect the longevity of the window as well as how light enters the room.

Consider Opacities

In most rooms, you will want the pure light that is provided by transparent glass. However, in rooms like bathrooms, you will want light to come in, but you will also want to ensure privacy. In these cases, translucent glass is a great option as it allows light to enter but obscures the view.

Translucent windows come in a variety of styles and designs. In addition to the standard versions, Canglow also produces translucent windows to individual orders.

Are Clerestory Windows Right for You?

Clerestory windows are located close to the roof line, so they let in plenty of light and fresh air without taking up valuable wall space. This makes them perfect for anyone who likes to display art throughout their home. They can also provide the appearance of a roofline that floats above the structure, a feature that is aesthetically pleasing to some.

Think of the Orientation of Your Property

If you are working on the design of your home from the ground up, consider sunlight and climactic changes. If you are an early riser, you will want to position your windows so sunlight comes in early in the day. Late risers, on the other hand, will want to keep sunlight out during the morning hours.

Play with the Shapes and Sizes of Your Windows

There are many ways you can play with the shapes and sizes of your windows to create visual interest. Fixed windows, for example, can provide a picturesque effect, especially when combined with operable windows. They are also low maintenance, low in cost, and do a great job of providing your rooms with natural light.

Fixed windows come in a variety of shapes including round, circle, oval and even octagon and trapezoid. Imagine the effect they will give when placed on top or next to the operable windows in your home.

Other options for playing with window shapes include the installation of transom windows which are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Narrow windows can add an unusual aesthetic and let light into small spaces and keyhole windows can be installed between rooms to increase interest.

Glazing Options

Many types of glazing can be used on windows to improve the thermal insulation, sound insulation and effect the way light comes into the house. Solar glazing is recommended for its ability to regulate temperature inside a building and reduce glare. It is also a great way to protect your paint and furniture from fading due to exposure to light.

Playing with Color

If you want to add color to your interiors and exteriors, your window trim is a great way to do so. You can paint wood windows in the color of your choice or can buy vinyl windows that come in a variety of colors and don’t require any painting. Some vinyl windows even provide different colors on each side so you can get one color for your interior and another for your exterior.

While some homeowners will want to paint their window frames the same color as the interior or exterior of their homes, others can choose different colors to make their décor pop.

Choose Windows to Match Your Room’s Style

To make the most of your interior design, you will want to choose windows that match your rooms’ style. Double hung, multi-light windows, for example, are best for traditional décor. The grille design you choose can make the style lean in a more classic or contemporary direction.

If you are looking for a more contemporary style for your window, casement windows will provide the clean look you are after. The grilles used can provide a softer, more transitional look while solid panes are great for modern styles.

It All Starts with the Installation

No matter what type of window you choose, the right installation will be the first step to providing stylish windows that withstand the test of time.

If you are looking for window installation Alberta, then Canglow is ready to help you in this matter. We offer a wide selection of windows, ensuring that among them, you will find just the right one to match the interior of your home. We then provide top-quality technology to ensure that your windows run smoothly and are as energy efficient as possible. We offer free estimates, convenient financing, and a lifetime warranty.

Windows are such an important part of your interior design. Plan carefully to make sure your windows are doing all they can to make your rooms look terrific and follow up with quality installation you can trust. We can’t wait to see how your windows transform your property. Contact us for a free estimation.


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