Industrial style windows are becoming a very popular home accessory these days. I’ve always had a little bit of an obsession with windows, especially the 3-paned European-style windows like this, but I’m especially loving that windows are now being used in more creative ways. Industrial style windows serve as room dividers and shower doors, as well as decorative accents and windows to other rooms in one’s home. They can be old and weathered or new and modern, but either way they create a beautiful sense of depth and drama to a room.
Using windows as room dividers allows for light to enter a space, making rooms feel larger, more airy, and certainly more interesting. While not on the cheap side, as steel windows can cost up to three times the amount of regular windows, industrial style windows can make a great focal point in a room.
So, how can you use these in your home? Don’t miss my three DIY tips at the end of this post. While buying and installing actual industrial windows may be far out of your budget, you can certainly achieve the look by doing by getting your hands dirty!
GET THE LOOK! 3 Window DIYs (without the price tag!)
1. Dumpster Diving. Ok, or thrifting, flea marketing and garage sale-ing. Keep your eyes open for old windows or glass doors. I fell in love with two old windows on sale for $5 back in the US over the summer. If I could have fit them in my suitcase, they would be in Sweden right now… They look beautiful as they are or can be painted and become a great accessory in your home!
2. Paint! Whether you’ve got windows with exposed mullions or no mullions at all, why not paint both the window frame (and mullions if you’ve got ’em) a fresh coat of black or say, sunshine yellow? It’s a great way to completely change a space without needing to paint all the walls. It’s much cheaper and also more unconventional. Unconventional = good.
3. Make your own. I’ve been totally inspired by the third picture and can’t wait to build my own window frame. We’ve got this large, boring, white wall with absolutely nothing on it (which has been driving me crazy for a year now). It is the PERFECT spot for a large black window frame. Don’t worry, I’ll show you when I’m done. ;)
Do you have any ideas of your own? You know I’d love to hear them!
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