There is a lot to take in when you start redecorating a room. Where do you start?
A good place to start is deciding on a focal point. This is the section of the room that will draw most of the attention. Anything can be a focal point; a center piece, a fireplace, a sofa, or even a houseplant. The lights, colors, and the overall décor, all contribute into the making of a focal point.
While a lot of the attention centers around the furniture and rugs, little though is given to architectural features already present in the room, like windows, fireplaces, or built-in bookshelves. Selecting any one of them as the focal point not only simplifies the redecoration process, it also maintains the visual integrity of the room.
Windows are undoubtedly one of the most eye-catching features of a room. The steady flow of natural light forms an instant connection with the world outside which is pretty hard to resist. Moreover, if your windows frame a beautiful view, it will be a waste if you don’t make it the focal point of your room.
You can simplify your décor with focus windows. While some windows are too beautiful to ignore, other windows might need some special attention before they can step up into the role.
How to Make Your Windows a Focal Point
The good news is that you don’t need costly renovations to make your windows the primary focus. A few clever tweaks will get you there.
Paint the Moulding
If you already have an ornate moulding, your task become simpler. But even with an ordinary window, you can work wonders with a fresh coat of paint. Paint it white, or any other color that would make the moulding stand out against the walls. You can also get new moulding installed to gel in more with the look you have in mind.
Decorate the Sill
If you have a wide enough window sill, you can use it to display some of your choicest artifacts. Windows form a perfect backdrop against which you can showcase you style and taste beautifully, without taking up precious floor space. To add a bit of freshness, you can also put your house-plants on the sill, or just put them next to the window. The tantalizing combination of light and greenery would definitely draw the attention to the windows.
Rearrange the Furniture
Arrange the furniture in a way that the full length of the window remains visible. In this way, you can make the most of the light, as well as the scenery. When you place your seats and sofas are all the windows, the glass frame and the view automatically become dominant over the other decorative elements.
Select an Eye-Catching Window Covering
Window coverings can add that extra-bit needed to take your beautiful windows to another level. Depending on the specific requirements of the room, along with your aesthetic choices, you can select from a wide range of products that are both stunning and useful. Let’s look at a few of them.
Zebra Blinds for a Minimalistic Look
If you are looking for something that make the window pop, go for zebra blinds.
These blinds are perfect for the minimalistic look. Practical, multi-functional, and extremely versatile, these blinds are available in attractive color combinations. While the unique design immediately catches the eye, the blind can be used to aid in the insulation, light filtering, and privacy of the room.
Zebra blinds come in alternating slats of sheer and solid vanes. The sheer vanes allow in adequate light, while the solid vanes restrict the visibility. At night, you get the option of aligning the solid vanes to provide privacy.
Both the sheer and solid vanes work together to insulate the room. These versatile blinds are equally at home with both modern and the traditional look, and can be used in any room.
Printed Curtains for Tall Windows
A long window calls for a different treatment. You need something that both compliments the design and adds some volume to your unique windows. Tall windows call for a bit of sophistication, and curtains are best suited for the job. When open, the curtains act like a frame for the beautiful windows and the enthralling view beyond. When closed, these curtains can improve the atmosphere of the room in numerous ways.
Curtains come in different designs and materials. With sheer curtains, you will get a delicate look for the room. Sheer curtains will allow partial visibility, while the filtering the light to fill the room with a muted glow of light. For additional glamour, pair your sheer curtains with dark, blackout curtains. These curtains will allow you to cut off the light completely. The thick material also cancels noise and helps retain the heat within the room.
Shutters for the Traditional Home
Shutters can be a great way of altering the look of your windows. Shutters add both grace and character to any room, drawing all eyes to the windows. The solid structure of shutters is also useful in preserving energy and cutting down the noise.
The greatest benefit, however, comes in the form of light filtering and privacy. Keep the shutters open when you need a lot of light. When the glare becomes too much, close the shutters and adjust the slats to allow in as much light as you need. Close the slats completely when you need darkness and privacy.
Woven Wood Blinds for the Rustic Look
For homeowners going for that rustic look, woven wood blinds are an excellent option.
Woven wood blinds are eco-friendly blinds that come with a quintessential earthy look. Available in a variety of weave, as well as natural colors, these blinds would go a long way in transforming your windows into an art exhibition. The blinds keep the room cool by reflecting heat and filtering the light.
With these small changes and beautiful window coverings, turn your windows into the wow factor that visitors are going to talk about for a long time.