We often say breathe, to relax! In work from home schedules especially amid the surging cases in a pandemic, breathing fresh air to provide oxygen to the mind and body is of utmost importance. Proper breathing also reduces burnout, stress and anxiety but how to do it when we are confined to our homes and are not out in open green spaces? Well, look at your window! They are like opening doors to the delightful vistas, you wish to treat your eyes with. While window corners are a subject of desire for any interior decor master, they are key for proper ventilation. Here, we have charted out the best ideas to not only stylise your window spots but make them airier to let you ‘breathe’!
While window corners are a subject of desire for any interior decor master, they are key for proper ventilation.
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There is a fine chance that if you are based in a populous country like India, then congestion will be a problem. Even if you own a lavish apartment in South Mumbai’s top multi-storey properties, chances are fair that the size of the apartment will be pretty small compared to the steep prices for it. But no worries, as some home decor tips hitched around windows, can help create the illusion of big and open space. You can use sheer and light coloured linen curtains in white, baby blue, lemon yellow, ivory or off white on your window panels. Stretch them to the ceiling and let them fall from a great height to amplify the illusion of big open spaces. Their translucent material will enable adequate light and air to avoid dinginess and give the feeling of larger spaces with winds soothing you whenever you sit near a window. They will also ensure privacy besides breeziness.
You can use sheer and light coloured linen curtains in white, baby blue, lemon yellow, ivory or off white on your window panels.
While most of us leave no stone unturned when it comes to adorning window area, we often forget that ventilation is equally crucial besides accentuating aesthetics. Awning windows at the top of rooms is a stupendous option to increase airiness and let fresh air in. Also, you need not worry about the Monsoon season as you can open awning windows in the rain without the fear of getting your interiors wet. All thanks to the intricate water-resistance of such windows. The windows work wonders in summer also, if you install them with energy-efficient glass that prevents heating of rooms and keeps them cool.
Awning windows at the top of rooms is a stupendous option to increase airiness and let fresh air in.
Types of windows
While awning is a great option for more ventilation, there are many other types of windows like bay and casement that can ensure better airing. If you have casement windows across two opposite sides of your room then they will provide excellent ventilation and prevent stale air. Bay windows are also very effective in air circulation as their flankers fill the room with fresh air coming from two directions rather than one.
It is not always the curtains or window panels that amplify the show of windows. Aesthetically alluring accents like soft woolly mats, lamps, wall hangings of plants, paintings and hanging chairs will totally revamp your window seating corner. Moreover, add a small bookshelf near your window so you can spend hours, flipping through the pages of your favourite book as you snuggle in a cozy reading corner. The plants and paintings will add positive vibes and more oxygen levels respectively. You can also place your yoga mat near the window to ensure you literally breathe the fresh air as you intoxicate yourself through yoga and exercise.
Â If you want to bet a ranch for bold designs, then go for bold colour-blocked curtains with big florals or patterns on it.
Choice of curtains
With an eclectic range of designer curtains in the market, we are often in two minds on what to choose for our house. While a sharp contrast of curtains eg. lavender with dark purple will enhance the swanky appeal at the window area, elongated patterns like lines will create an illusion of great vertical height to the room. On the other hand, if you wish to add a touch of punk then go for colourful neon-coloured tassel curtains. Those, who wish to add a surreal enchantment to the windows, can go for taffeta curtains with ruffles on the edges. If you want to bet a ranch for bold designs, then go for bold colour-blocked curtains with big florals or patterns on it. They will bring instant attention to the window area. If you wish to bring a regal and evergreen charm then this rare combination of black and white will work best. If you are operating for adorning windows in a kids room then you can go for soft pastel and baby colours of blue, pink, purple, orange and yellow.