Five contemporary window designs to inspire your home

Interiors- Doors and Windows Dated:  Jan. 23, 2014
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Windows add a mystic charm to a house, don’t you think? They are like extensions of our personalities, connecting us to the big wide world out there and at the same time tempting the outsiders to peek into our house and perhaps, into our lives too. Traditionally, windows have been viewed as a functional element of architecture, designed to bestow some privacy to the owners as well as let in some natural light and fresh air. But with changing times, window designs have undergone a fundamental transformation and their aesthetic beautification, if not more, than at least considered at par with their utility value for a stylish house décor. If you have been looking to make a style statement with contemporary and elegant window designs, look no further than below to inspire your décor.

 

Bay and Bow Windows

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Having its origins in Victorian style architecture, bay and bow windows with their outward projection design, are wonderful additions to homes with space constraints. The most common design is a fixed window in the middle, supported by ventilation windows on both sides. What is more, you can put your imagination to play to dress up these windows with drapes, hold backs and sheers.

 

Slider Windows

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A fast picking trend in modern homes, slider windows glide smoothly along their track, offering an unobstructed view of exteriors and hence usually considered the best for balconies and decks. Energy efficient, practical, easy to operate and low maintenance add to their further popularity.

 

Awning and Casement Windows

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Awning and casement window designs can give you the flexibility to control how much privacy, air and light you want inside your home.  They are typically common in European modern architecture and make a convenient design for places prone to harsh winter weather. Awning windows are perched at higher altitudes in the house and always open upwards outside. A vertical representation of an awning window is the casement window, which with a side hinge, opens half inward and half outward.

 

Specialty Windows

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Also known as geometric windows, specialty windows can be customized to your needs. They are mostly used to pep up the look of door and other windows of the house primarily because there is a minimal scope of ventilation in their design. But they give a beautiful stand alone look too. They can take any shape – arcs, triangles, circles, diamonds, trapezoid or anything else you desire. 

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