Homes are no different from clothing and automobiles — all experience trends where one item is hot while another style has become outdated.
If you don’t want to get left behind, it’s important to update yourself with the latest window ideas and trends.
This guide highlights the biggest movements in the window industry at the moment.
Popular Window Styles
Bay windows have always been a highly desirable style of window to have in your home. However, the push to remodel a home to include bay windows is turning into a trend.
Bay windows make any room feel larger and more open. They work especially well in a living room or study. Or you might want to consider adding them to a dining area to create a cozy nook.
Another trendy window style is the “window wall,” where the glass essentially represents the entire wall. Window walls are popular in contemporary homes yet also are moving into single-family homes.
This trend is far from cheap yet provides numerous benefits like unparalleled natural light and sweeping views of the surrounding landscape.
If you can’t afford window walls, try skylights. Windows above eye level are gaining a lot of traction in contemporary homes and remodels.
Clerestory windows, a series of small windows that line the top of a structure’s wall, just beneath ceiling, are another hot style.
Trendy Window Coverings
The type and style of window are important, yet it’s only half the equation. You also need to envision how you plan to decorate new or existing windows.
Trendy window coverings can do more than refresh your space; they can make an old window look new again.
Window coverings aren’t a one-size-fits-all type of product. What works on one window and home may not do the same for your own house. So, use your intuition.
The biggest push is to use window treatments as design accents; that is, use treatments with a unique pattern in the fabric that draws the eye away from other decor in the room. It is a subtle feature in drapes, blinds, shades and valances, yet it works!
Popular Window Materials
We’ll break this down into two sections: materials for the actual window and materials for window treatments.
Vinyl windows are popular due to their energy efficiency and affordability. If you are shopping around on a bigger budget, fiberglass has superior insulation and structural performance.
Meanwhile, popular window treatment material includes woven wood, silk or velvet. Wood evokes an eco-friendly home. Meanwhile, silk and velvet offer a classy and luxurious appearance.
Eco-Friendly Window Designs
Environmentally friendly products are the biggest trend in all types of home improvement products.
Whether you think it’s a fad that will eventually fade or the future, it is a good idea to jump aboard for now.
Everything is becoming eco-friendly and your windows are one of the greatest sources of it in the home.
The best replacement windows can substantially reduce energy costs and are starting to get produced with more sustainable, earth-friendly materials.
You may not associate the latest technology with home products like windows, yet even mundane products are getting completely revolutionized.
Some of the latest window technology includes windows that change from clear to opaque with the push of a button, glass that draws solar power, bird-friendly windows and even self-cleaning windows.