Symmetry makes for good interior design most of the time. But with awkwardly placed windows, achieving a sense of balance is harder. Rarely do people install off-center units on purpose, but they can sometimes come into being after certain home improvements, like wall additions.
If you have offset windows, here are ways to make them the focal point or at least keep them from being an aesthetic liability:
Use a Counterweight
Renewal by Andersen® of Kentucky recommends using furniture to balance the visual weight of asymmetrically placed windows. An equally sized cupboard or cabinet is a clever choice to fill the empty space of the windowless portion of the same wall. If you have short windows close to the ceiling, a tall closet or bookshelf that matches their height can make the wall less unpleasantly bare.
Paint Interior With a Light Color
For bay, bow, specialty or picture windows that overlook rather unattractive views, de-emphasizing them with light colors is smart to help draw attention away. Covering them with blinds or shutters is also a good option to control privacy and daylight transfer, as well as block the unappealing panorama.
Further, white window frames and trim can set off warmer interior elements. If you want to highlight the dark-stained wood details of your room, white can put the spotlight on them.
Install Wall-to-Wall Drapes
A sneaky technique to work around asymmetrical double-hung, casement or sliding windows is hanging drapes from wall to wall. These coverings allow you to conceal unattractive parts of the windows.
Let Renewal by Andersen of Kentucky help solve your biggest design dilemmas with window replacement. During your free, in-home consultation, our representative can help you put the right elements together to achieve your aesthetic goals. Call us at (859) 629-4649 now to schedule our initial visit to your home in Lexington, KY.