Focal points are the design elements that immediately stand out and capture attention. Windows would make a great focal point, but some homeowners are concerned that window decor might interfere with indoor lighting. Fortunately, with the right design, it’s possible to decorate the surrounding walls and wood window frame without blocking sunlight. If decor is strategically placed, it can even help draw attention to the natural light coming from your windows.
Here’s how you can use windows as focal points without interfering with indoor lighting:
Frame Your Windows With Neutral Sheer Curtains
Sheer curtains allow light to pass through, making a room feel airier. As a rule of thumb, you should stick to neutral curtain colors, unless you want to create more contrast. Neutral-colored sheer curtains highlight a composite window frame’s architectural lines without drawing too much attention to themselves. If neutral colors are too subdued for your taste, you can hang some unique paintings or mirrors with metallic frames at the sides, all of which can a bit of personality to any room.
Create a Seating Area Beneath Your Windows
A couch or seating arrangement underneath your windows can serve as a base for your interior’s focal point. If you want more contrast within this particular space, you can choose a couch in bold or solid, dark colors.
Place an Area Rug in Front of the Couch
A rug in front of your couch can help enhance the homey feel of your interior. The rug needs to complement the sheer curtain’s neutral colors. Otherwise, it might draw attention away from the windows.
When to Consult a Professional
Coordinating colors and textures can be tricky. You might even need new windows to bring your interior design together. If you’re having trouble with your interior design, there’s always the option of consulting a professional window contractor.
Skyline Windows of Richmond offers a wide variety of premium windows and doors, including wood, composite, and fiberglass window options. To get a free estimate, call us at (804) 729-8344 or fill out this form. Talk to us today!