If your home is in a stunningly beautiful location, it would be wasteful to not take full advantage of it. Perhaps one of the best ways to this is through an open living room design, with plenty of large windows showing off the gorgeous landscape outside. This seamlessly integrates the outdoors with the safety and comfort of your own home.
Like most aspects of home décor, however, this does not come without a few drawbacks. To make an informed conclusion, you should first weigh the major pros and cons of having large windows in your living room.
1. Natural light – Arguably the biggest reason to go through with this, having big windows means plenty of sunlight will enter your home. This makes the room look much warmer, livelier, and more welcoming. When evening comes, this might be replaced with a fantastic view of the starry night sky.
2. Aesthetic appeal – In addition to the stunning views that they provide, large windows simply make the living room look much better in general. They create a sense of comfortable spaciousness, which is perfect for the place where friends and family are supposed to relax together.
3. Ventilation – Is it a wonderful, sunny day? You can open the windows and let the fresh air in, making your living room even cosier and more comfortable. Enjoy the soothing breeze whenever you want, though this might not be practical if someone in the family has allergies.
1. Cleaning – There are few things more unattractive than dirty windows, and having bigger ones naturally means that there’s more for you to clean. This is something that a lot of homeowners overlook. Unless you hire someone to do the cleaning for you, be prepared to spend a lot of time on this.
2. Privacy – One consequence of having a wide open view of the world outside is that the neighbours might be getting a good look at the inside of your own home at the same time. If you don’t want to block the view with window treatments, an easy solution to this is our privacy film or frosted glass products.
3. Decorating – This is not strictly a downside, as it can create absolutely stunning results, but there’s no denying that having large windows makes decorating the room more complicated. First is how the generous natural lighting can overpower any interior lighting you use. Second, a large portion of the wall will show the outdoors; this is a major consideration when picking colour schemes, furniture, and more.
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