Get inspiration for stylish ways to integrate natural light into any room
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Traditional sash windows
A row of wood-trimmed sash windows forms the perfect frame for an incredible view.
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This style lends a subtle English influence to a dining room, evoking gradeur without being ostentatious.
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Floor-to-ceiling French doors open an entire wall to a small deck. Light-reflecting flat white paint covers old paneling, allowing for more natural light to flow into the room.
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A skylight allows for unobstructed natural light in a uniquely structured room.
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This popular style of window works in any room and can be fashioned with a crank, lever, or handle opener.
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Slanted window wall
Slanted window walls of tempered glass combine with a new oak floor and a crisp red, white, and blue palette to create a warm and contemporary interior. The designer chose a primary color palette to reinforce the classic modernity of the window design while giving the room added visual appeal.
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This style is perfect for high-ceilinged rooms. It allows for maximum use of wall space, which can be outfitted with built in cabinets and shelves, without sacrificing natural light.
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Not just a maritime detail, a porthole window can add a chic, modern touch to any room.
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Hopper (bottom-hinged) windows
A bottom-hinged window helps you save usable space while adding a light-filled freshness to a kitchen.
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Large openable skylights that double as windows fill the area with natural light making it perfect for detail work. Sconces just above the work surface add even more illumination.
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Rather than a series of smaller windows, this style allows for grander outside views and yet more natural light to enter a room.