Here are a few trends to look out for in 2018
At One Source Windows & Doors, we like to keep you informed of the latest trends in windows trends and window design so you can decide which styles are here to stay and which will soon be forgotten. Whether you live in Oklahoma City, Tulsa or the Surrounding, windows trends are important to think about. You obviously want them to be functional, bringing light into your home without losing heat. At the same time, being functional doesn’t mean they can’t add to the beauty of your home.
• Stained glass
One of the most intriguing window trends that we’ve been seeing rise in 2017 is the comeback of a very old technique: stained glass. When used as an accent on windows in a door, stained glass can add a little classic beauty to what would otherwise be purely functional windows. Because it’s a little more expensive, we’re not sure if this trend is going to catch on anyone but the most fashion-conscious but it is a great way to make your home uniquely beautiful.
• Energy efficiency
For years, the emphasis on not only making your home beautiful but helping the environment at the same time has only been gaining steam. We see no sign of this trend slowing down. Even when it comes to your windows, you can get in on this trend. Choosing window companies that offer Energy Star windows that let good light in but keep harmful UV rays out can not only help the environment, it can save you money on your Summer heating bill as well.
• Black and white is back
For the past few years, looking “modern” has meant looking sleek and efficient, having clean lines and a minimalist approach. In 2018 window trends, look for this to translate into a lot of stark black and white colors for windows. People have been updating this classic look, however, by getting creative with different shades of black and white or adding interesting accents of color strategically, to make specific features really catch the eye.
• Oversized windows
Perhaps one of the strongest window trends that will continue into 2018 has been larger windows that often doubling as outside doors. Going green means more than just helping the environment. It means bringing the inside and outside of your home closer together aesthetically too. Even if you live in OKC or Tulsa, with thermal windows, you can have French windows that open onto nature. Connecting the interior and exterior of your home is a great way to feel connected with nature.