Windows play a huge role in the amount of natural light in your home, the temperature, airflow and the view — whether this be of your garden or, if you’re lucky enough, a breathtaking ocean panorama. On top of this, windows are also one of the few features in a home that need to work in harmony with the exterior and interior in both a practical and aesthetic sense.
Windows are also great for creating a focal point or interesting design feature in the home. A custom-designed window in an unusual shape or unexpected location can become a work of art by framing a great view or adding a much-needed architectural element to a space. Looking to make a statement with your windows? Here are 10 designs that are sure to inspire.
Every room of this slick, contemporary home on Australia’s northern beaches has a beach or garden view. The glass louvre windows blend in perfectly with the coastal aesthetic and also allow the owners to effortlessly control the airflow and enjoy the sea breeze. (Photo Credit: Maree Homer / bauersyndication.com.au)
Large format windows are great for opening your home up to natural light but, without the right product, energy efficiency can become an issue. Viridian’s speciality LightBridge™ double glazing (pictured) effectively controls the flow of heat in and out of a room, allowing you to have expansive glazing while still achieving an energy-efficient home. (Photo Credit: Homes to Love)
In a bid to create a high-performing, energy-efficient home, salvaged Tasmanian oak-framed casement windows positioned along the north face of the property allow the winter sun to penetrate deep into the living room while providing the perfect vantage point to soak up the garden views. (Photo Credit: Martina Gemmola / bauersyndication.com.au)
A entire wall of Viridian LightBridge™ double glazing opens up this narrow hallway, increasing natural light and enhancing the feeling of space. (Photo Credit: Homes to Love)
A design feature in its own right, a wall of casement-style windows creates much needed light in this basement-level bedroom as well as an eye-catching display. (Photo Credit: Martina Gemmola / bauersyndication.com.au)
Vertical blades outside the gable windows of this Australian farmhouse can be adjusted to control the amount of sunlight entering the home while showcasing the spectacular panoramic oceans views. (Photo Credit: Martina Gemmola / bauersyndication.com.au)
Classic plantation shutters create an architectural feature of the bay window in this light-filled bedroom, as well as provide privacy. (Photo Credit: Annette O’Brien / bauersyndication.com.au)
Floor-to-ceiling windows in Viridian’s LightBridge™ double glazing allows this family living room to be flooded with natural light and enjoy views over the garden and swimming pool while providing protection against damaging UV rays. (Photo Credit: Homes to Love)
Floor-to-ceiling windows with sophisticated, black steel frames make the most of the picturesque views over Australia’s Sydney Harbour while giving this home a contemporary edge. (Photo Credit: Prue Ruscoe / bauersyndication.com.au)
Filling the home with natural light and inviting the outdoors in, these large steel-framed picture windows create an overwhelming sense of space and openness in this minimalist abode. Photo: Derek Swalwell / bauersyndication.com.au
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