When you’re choosing new windows for your home, their function is most likely at the top of your wish list as you decide which windows are right for your home. But you’ll also have some important design decisions to make. After you’ve decided which type of windows you wish to install from casement windows to bay or bow windows, you’ll need to start thinking about how the trim will look in your home.

One of the perks of working with Window World Twin Cities is that our windows can be completely customized for the style of your choosing. That’s why we’re sharing these great ideas for using window frame styles as a design detail in your home. Check out our list and then give us a call to start planning your new window installation project!

Beyond Basic Windows

When you think about new windows, what comes to mind? Chances are good that you picture a standard window design without putting much thought into their window frames and how they’ll fit into your home interior and exterior design. But designers today are looking at new ways to rethink window design, and that includes using the window trim strategically to make a statement.

Window frames might seem like merely a functional component, but the color of your window frames can fundamentally change the look of a room’s interior design. Likewise, window frame color choices can direct the look of a home’s exterior design.

Designing Your Custom Windows

Designing your custom windows with Window World is easy with our Window Design Center. This simple tool allows you to use our visualizer to create a virtual version of your custom window design.

Our visualizer gives you the option to look at both interior design and exterior design and alter the siding or doors as well. This helps to take the guesswork out of purchasing creative window designs and frames for your home.

Styles of Windows

Once you’ve opened up our visualizer, your next step is to choose the window design you want to work with. Choose from double-hung, sliding, casement, awning, bay, and bow windows.

Once you’ve chosen the window design you prefer, you’ll need to choose the number of lites or specific configuration of your window. For example, a sliding window is available in 2-lite or 3-lite equal or unequal sliding window designs. The beauty of being able to make these specific choices is that you’ll have the opportunity to see the complete frame you’ve chosen in action.

You can also choose one of these glass styles:

●        Colonial grid or cut glass

●        Diamond grid or cut glass

●        Prairie grid or cut glass

●        Prairie perimeter grid

●        Double prairie grid or cut glass

Creating Your Perfect Window Frame Design

Choose from one of several trim designs for your window’s interior and exterior trim design. Go with something simple and nuanced, or choose to get creative and make a splash with a dramatic color statement. For the same look inside and out, we offer white, almond, or black window trim. Our windows are also available in several different trim options for the inside or outside.

These are the hottest design trends right now:

Dramatic Black Frames

By far, the hottest interior and exterior design look right now is the look of stunning black statement trim inside and outside of your home. Black trim is making a big splash right now as the new classic for its natural elegance and style. Once the standard for castles and manors, black around windows creates both interest and contrast without drawing attention from your home’s more attractive features.

Minimalist Hues

Embrace the calming simplicity of Nordic minimalism with beige, soft maple, or light oak. Conversely, darker woods like dark oak, foxwood, cherry, and rich maple add a feeling of elegant richness to a room.

Brilliant White Frames

One of today’s most popular trending design looks is to use a white interior window frame design even when paired against a darker wall or exterior. This creates a “wow” factor by highlighting the window and transforming it into a visual feature rather than a functional component. And, if you want to brighten up any room, white frames are the best option in many cases.

Bold Pops of Color

While minimalist hues will never completely go out of style, many current trends also embrace adding some bold color here and there. With design trends in fashion and home decor using a mix of influences from various decades, you can make your window frame the center of any room by choosing a bright orange, bold red, or happy pink. The color doesn’t matter so much; it’s all about expressing your unique style and bringing in some visual appeal to the space.

Green Embrace

Hues of green are still having their moment, but you could also consider shades of blue. As many home design trends seek to bring natural elements to the interior, greens and blues create a sense of calm and also call to mind the wild world outdoors. While these colors might be harder to find for window frames, you can create your own custom frames with Window World Twin Cities.

Minimal Framing Styles

For a more contemporary or postmodern aesthetic, you may want to choose window frames that are rather narrow in width. This style allows the window itself to really shine and is ideal in a room with large windows or when you’re going for the type of window that really makes a statement, such as a bay window.

If you’re still trying to figure out the right window frame design for your window installation or window replacement, the team at Window World Twin Cities is happy to help. Give us a call today to get started.

Call Our Replacement Window Team for Your Twin Cities Windows

If you’re ready to see how new window frames can bring new life into your home design, our team at Window World Twin Cities can help. We’ll walk you through the design process and help you create a look that will have passersby stopping in their tracks. We’re now offering consultations on home exterior projects by phone to help keep our community and customers safe.

To learn more about window design options for your home, call and connect with our Window World Twin Cities window design team at 651.770.5570. You can also contact us online to get a completely free quote and find out about our other home exterior services. We look forward to hearing from you!

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