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Window Interior Design Tips For Your Beautiful Home

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Windows have been used as a metaphor in philosophy and religion, literature and art since ancient cultures. As you contemplate the view from a window near you, you may be asking yourself: what does the window signify? Bellow we share some amazing tips for window interior design for your home.

Looking Out

The first thing that comes to mind when you think about window interior design is looking out. What do you see? Is the view pleasant, interesting or challenging? Windows can frame a view and give it perspective, perhaps drawing our attention to a particular item or train of thought.

The window can act as a portal, allowing your thoughts to roam around freely. There’s a sense of freedom that comes from a view through the window. It’s the boundary between inside and outside, the known and the unknown, safety vs danger or boredom vs excitement depending on the situation and your state of mind. You can imagine yourself going somewhere else, travelling as far as the eye can see. All you have to do is open the window and take off.

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Despite having seen a fair amount of the world, I still love travelling –
I just have an insatiable curiosity and like looking out of a window.
(Michael Palin)

Open Window Interior Design

While an open window can be an invitation to go somewhere, it can also be a symbol of fresh air coming in, not just literally but also metaphorically in terms of new ideas, new thoughts and ways of doing things. It’s ‘a breath of fresh air’ that can be helpful to review our thought and actions.

Conversely, closing a window can mean to shut down unwanted outside influences or to reject a certain viewpoint, but it can also symbolise protection from danger or aggression.

The window is the boundary between the inner and outer world. Gazing out of the window can suggest inaction, shyness or reluctance – you watch the world go by outside without participating, preferring to watch instead.

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Because forgiveness is like this:
a room can be dank because you have closed the windows, you’ve closed the curtains.
But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside.
In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart.
(Desmond Tutu)

The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit,
showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us.
(Robert Louis Stevenson)

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which you must see the world.
(George Bernard Shaw)

Clean window

In addition to the view it affords, the window itself can also have a significance. If it is clean, perhaps we’re seeing things clearly in our minds and hearts, while a dirty window can suggest an obstruction or blockage to stop us from ‘seeing the whole picture’.

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Begin challenging your assumptions. Your assumptions are the windows on the world.
Scrub them off every once in a while or the light won’t come in.
(Alan Alda)

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
(Sydney J Harris)

Broken Window Interior Design

A broken window is a sudden change that typically symbolises upheaval. Whether we are so desperate to get out that we’ve smashed the glass to break free, or whether our view of the world has been shattered by some form of painful realisation, a broken window pane signifies disruption that takes time to fix.

The phrase ‘people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones’ is often used to symbolise vulnerability and exposure to attack – the glass suggesting that there is nowhere to hide.

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Don’t throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass.
(Benjamin Franklin)

Looking Within

Finally, windows have strong spiritual meanings, as many beautiful stained glass windows in churches everywhere illustrate. The ‘window to the soul’ symbolises looking beyond the physical, beyond the body, to what lies within. The light streaming in through a window can be a special connection with the spiritual self, allowing you to ‘see the light’.

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Let there be many windows to your soul,
that all the glory of the world may beautify it.
(Ella Wheeler Wilcox)

Many a doctrine is like a window pane.
We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
(Khalil Gibran)

People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
(Elisabeth Kübler-Ross)

For the information in this article, Sussex-based specialist The Window Shutter Company were consulted.

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