With 2021 in the rearview mirror and the arrival of the new year, you might be thinking about home improvements and renovations for the upcoming year. One key part of the home to look at is the windows.
Window changes can be a significant home improvement project to increase the comfort and value of your home or an easy way to change a room’s appearance with a quick change in window dressings. Whether you plan on getting replacement windows installed or are just looking for new ways to dress them up, here are some of the popular window trends to keep an eye on for the coming year.
While most of the talk with new windows tends to be around their function, many homeowners choose to make the windows themselves part of the room’s design by making them a focal point. In past years, it has been popular to have a similar colored window frame as the walls, which allows them to blend together. Light and neutral colors have been favored to provide a bright, light atmosphere.
Current trends are leaning more towards making the window frame stand out as a bold accent by using a contrasting color. The most popular option is a black frame to create a strong, striking visual contrast.
For those who want to take advantage of this trend but don’t need to replace their windows at this time, adding in some black window dressings or accents can create a similar effect as black window frames.
Many homeowners love having open floor plans in their homes, and this has been a popular style for many years. However, with several years of repeated lockdowns, many also saw value in being able to separate spaces without losing the open feeling or blocking out natural light.
This has made glass window partitions extraordinarily popular. For people who just needed some element of privacy for a workspace or to create a bit of separation between the kitchen and living area, glass partitions created a best of both worlds’ solution.
Another trend inspired by the pandemic era, merging indoor and outdoor spaces, has been a favorite style for people who have spent much of the past two years cooped up inside their homes. This blending is inspired by a Nordic architectural trend and achieved with the addition of large unobstructed windows, skylights, and patio doors to maximize views of the outdoors and allow for plenty of natural light to enter the home.
Also, adding operable windows allows for plenty of fresh air to enter and circulate through your home, complementing the merging of indoor and outdoor areas. If you’re planning to make changes to your windows, follow these tips for inspiration on popular trends in window styles and dressings in 2022 that will likely remain popular for many years to come.
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