Stand just outside the front of your home, and take a close look at its exterior elements. Focus on your windows. See how their arrangement adds beauty and symmetry to the front of your home? This is most likely because the front windows are of the same style and size. If this particular arrangement works so well at the front, doesn’t it make sense to just go for the same thing on every side of your home?
It does make perfect sense, but you should also know that the front windows don’t actually have to influence your choice of windows on all your home’s other sides.
You’re Free to Choose Multiple Window Styles
There are good reasons why most homeowners take a classic and symmetrical approach to the style of their front windows. For one thing, using just one window style allows for consistency in design, making the front of the home look friendlier and more appealing. And there’s also the matter of the local homeowner’s association (HOA), which most likely has guidelines that limit how “bold” and “eclectic” you can arrange your front windows. To avoid friction with the HOA, homeowners usually just comply and choose a single window style, for cohesiveness’ sake.
You may be limited in your choice of front windows, but you’ll have free rein on all the other sides. Just make sure to:
- Take design consistency into account. Even if the front and side windows differ stylistically, you can still make them look consistent with each other by having them use the same frame color, trim design, grille pattern or hardware finish. The last thing you want is for the side windows to appear too out of place with the ones in the front.
- Avoid arranging multiple window styles willy-nilly. If you plan to use multiple window styles on a single wall, don’t position them separately. This only draws attention to the fact that they’re not the same style, which makes their placement appear awkward. Instead, combine these different windows to create a single, striking arrangement. A large picture window flanked by casements on both sides, with a curved transom above, is a classic example.
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