When it comes to decorating and designing a home, window trim is often overlooked. Window trim does more than just hide the sides of the windows; it can have a dramatic effect on how the room looks and feels.
Whether you’re going for a simple, understated look or a more complex, one-of-a-kind style, picking the right window trim enhances your windows and beautifies the overall appearance of the room.
Here are a few tips and tricks to picking the right window trim for your room.
Play With Colour
Window trim punctuates a room’s most basic elements, so you’ll want to pick your window trim colour carefully to match the rest of the room.
- Use contrast to create a focal point -If the rest of your room has deep, dark hues and solid colours, then trimming your windows with a vibrant white can make the colour “pop.” The stronger the contrast, the more details will stand out. This serves as a natural focal point for the room, drawing the eye from one area to the next.
- Work with your colour scheme -If solid white is too strong a contrast for your taste, then use cues from your colour palette to select an off-white or beige that matches the rest of the room. The easiest way to do this is to choose various colour swatches and put them side-by-side. Some shades of white and off-white will give a cooler or warmer feel to the room depending on the other colours used in the paint.
Give the Illusion of Space
The size and shape of your window trim can also affect the overall size of the room. Subtle differences in window trim can give the illusion of a longer wall or lower ceiling to make a room feel spacious or cozy.
- Raise or lower a ceiling – Using larger, more decorative trim above your window decreases the gap between your window and the ceiling. This gives the illusion of a lower ceiling, making the room feel smaller and cozier. In contrast, using minimal window trim maximizes the space you already have in a room, giving a few extra inches of visual space and resulting in a seemingly higher ceiling.
- Lengthen or shorten a room – Wider window trim makes your windows look bigger, drawing attention to the window rather than the walls. This makes the room feel smaller but it also emphasizes the use of natural light. Thinner window trim has the opposite effect. It still provides clean lines for a beautiful room, but it emphasizes the wall space, making the room feel larger.
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