Create a centred layout between windows
|Centered fireplace and seating|
Christian Gladu Design
A centered bed below a small window can do wonders to fill in the awkward space below. Hanging drapes that also frame the bed adds an additional layer of interest to the vignette.
Disguise the size
If centering your layout around a window isn't an option there are other ways to make those cramped windows look more important. Your next bet is to "fake it".
Using a custom shutter to fill the space
|Is that a shutter I see?|
This shutter is added to the wall below the window to create a longer, more interesting area for the draperies to hug. Adding the table below this faux treatment finishes the look. You could also get the same effect with top down cellulars with an outside mount or even a woven blind attached permanently below the window.
|Go large or go home|
Fake it totally
No window at all? Don't let that stop you from having a spectacular space.
|Backlit stained glass|
Work with contrast
|Window frame painted black|
Sometimes you can use high contrast to actually make a small window work in a space. It seems contrary to common sense, but it does work if you choose the right setting. If there was only one window in this room and it was smaller it would not look as spectacular. Of course, when using black it is important to have other black elements in the space to move your eye around.
|Dark drapes repeat the brown accent wall|
I think this space could be further enhanced by having something under each window. I am not a lover of the dark lines and the blank wall showing between them. Check out the next section for ideas to further enhance this contrasted look.
Fill in empty space
1. Use art to trick the eye
I think this is a stunning space because of how the windows were treated. Isn't it well balanced and interesting?
2. Use furniture and accessories
This is an interesting solution for a small window. A second framed mirror was added below the window to fool the eye into thinking the window is much larger. Then a chest of drawers and a lamp was added to complete the look.
|Working with bright accessories|
I love the stools and the drapery fabric. This is an excellent example of where a piece of art with vibrant oranges would work below the window or I might add a more substantial piece of furniture. A fantastic start.
|Using every trick mentioned|
3. Use paneling
|Window framing is part of paneling design|