Window shopping is what I always do when I look at a home to purchase. What I mean is – the windows are one of the most important home design elements in my book. I love lots of windows and the more unique, the better.
I’m the type of person who craves natural light. I also have claustrophobia which probably plays into my need for ample windows so I can see outside. I love the rusticity of this window in a bump-out area.
Mullioned windows are my favorite. And yes, I prefer all the individual pieces of glass as opposed to the inserts you can buy to place on a large, single piece of window glass.
Here’s a pair of windows that aren’t heavily trimmed, but I love the height of them. They’re not your typical everyday window and make the room unique even it’s not prettily decorated.
I guess you could call me a window snob, but look at the beauty a gorgeous window brings to any space! Remember the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles? I’ll take this hall of windows instead.
The very first home I purchased was a Sears catalog kit home and it had a windowed back porch similar to this room. We used it as our breakfast nook and I loved sitting out there.
How charming is this bump-out that was created with floor-to-ceiling windows? It’s like you’re sitting out in the garden without having to brave the elements.
Creating beautiful garden spaces just outside your windows makes them that much more enjoyable. This window isn’t super fancy, but it has a fantastic (and affordable) view.
Gorgeousness! Do you see the more contemporary window at the peak of the ceiling? I could live in this room.
How about soaring windows in a stately home that’s beautifully decorated?
When I first looked at my current home, the windows just inside the front door in my entryway captured my heart.
And when I saw the windows in my farmhouse kitchen, I knew I’d buy the house despite what the upstairs might look like.
When my daughter bought her bungalow house, we both loved the windows – and it’s something everyone notices when they get the official tour.
What design element is most important to you when looking at homes? Is there a feature you prefer above all others?