Window treatments remain the most popular option for styling and personalizing existing windows. One of your leading local window companies, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver, shares ideas on how to style your windows without using window treatments.
Dark Frames and Sashes
Dark frames and sashes draw the viewer’s attention to the center of the window, which adds depth to the view whether seen from the indoors or the outdoors. In most cases, they look better without window treatments.
This is the reason why black window frames have been steadily trending over the past few years. In fact, they became one of our best-selling window frames when we began to offer it as part of our regular replacement windows options. We now offer matching black hardware exclusive to all-black frames. While typically associated with contemporary architecture, black window frames look great on any home style with contrasting siding or wall color.
Molding adds detail and texture to an otherwise plain-looking wall. If your home has existing molding with a uniquely detailed profile, try replicating it on the window trim. If you have a wall with a solid color, highlight the intricacies of the molding with a similar color but contrasting finish. Glossy molding against a matte or satin wall creates an immediate visual contrast that will highlight its texture.
Molding is not a structural part of a window frame, which makes it possible for a remodeling or replacement window contractor to change the window molding without making changes to the windows themselves.
Window shelves are a rising trend in kitchen remodeling. They can extend your kitchen storage space, and can also add visual interest to existing kitchen windows without resorting to window treatments. Window shelves are installed across the windows, so you need to plan their placement carefully and make sure they don’t block window latches or make opening and closing windows difficult. Window shelves can also be installed in bedrooms, however, they should not block egress windows.