Imagine walking into a room and, instead of just seeing normal four walls, feeling transported somewhere else. When people think about how they want a room to look, they often are considering only the interior design, and forgetting the very build of the room. Larger windows are an essential part of expanding and accentuating your interior.
The main reason people do want larger windows is because there’s a view just beyond that wall—and this certainly is an excellent motive. If your property has a beautiful look out of the ocean, mountains, the city, or some other beautiful landscape, you’ve paid a hefty price for it. So why not enjoy it? Being able to look out and appreciate the landscape around you without any effects of weather or temperature is an amazing luxury, not to mention an inspiring sight that will improve the rest of the room.
More Natural Light
A less-thought of reason to choose larger rooms in your home design is the bright and cheery feeling it gives. According to Complete Dezign, people gravitate toward rooms with natural light, and for good reason—no matter how well-lit you make your rooms with light fixtures, nothing can beat the sun itself for improving mood and providing illumination for activities such as reading and writing. You also can save on electricity by having lots of natural light, especially if you choose to put them in walls that the sun will more likely face throughout the seasons. Larger windows bring the outdoors indoors in this way as well—giving you sun, without the expense of the heat!
Creates Illusion of Space
Like a mirror, a larger window can open up even a small room and create a feeling of space that four enclosed walls and tiny windows simply can’t. Being able to see outdoors and having more natural light combine to create a sense that the room is bigger than it actually is—and this can also benefit the interior design you later decide on, allowing for more items without creating a feeling of clutter. As Build points out, the size of a window can also determine the focal point of the room, deciding where the furniture is put.
You have many choices to make as you build your perfect home—windows can get forgotten in the mix. To create an open, bright, and inspiring atmosphere, window placement and window size can make a huge difference. Opt for larger windows to get the most of a room, large or small!