Adding Windows With Character

windows in Allen TX

When you look into getting new windows in Allen, TX, you probably already have a lot of goals in mind. You want your new windows to be energy efficient so your home can be comfortable and so you can save money on your energy bills. But now’s the time to make changes to your windows, if you want to do so. Adding character to your home is something many homeowners want to do to give the house more style and curb appeal. These are a few things you could consider doing to add character to your home through your windows.  

Contrast The Colors 

White windows are still the most popular, but if you want your home to really pop and have some extra color, you might want to contrast the colors instead. Homes can blend windows into the siding color and look great, but contrasting the color will give the home some added character. Black is a really popular window color right now so if you have a light-colored home, that could work for you. Otherwise, dark browns, grays, and other neutral tones in a darker color can contrast home colors as well.  

Add Shapes 

Most windows are rectangular in shape, though some are also squares. If you want to add some extra character to your house, you might add a few windows in different shapes. You could put a circle above a door, a triangle in the hallway, and an octagon in the bathroom. Those shapes show from outside as well as inside and add character to both sides of the house.  

Consider Bow Or Bay 

If you want to go all out with shapes, consider adding a bay or bow window to one room of the house. These windows actually extend out of the house, giving you more space while they add architectural interest both inside and out. You can put one of these windows in the breakfast nook in the kitchen, in the dining room for extended table space, or in the living room for a reading area. Anywhere you place it, it will add more character to the house as a whole.  


Some homeowners like their windows to be free of grids so they can show more of their view and there’s nothing wrong with that. But some houses look nice with grids to show some extra style and character. You could put the grids on the windows in the front while leaving the side and back windows free.  

When you’re ready to make a move towards new windows in Allen, TX, it’s your chance to do things a little differently and add some character to your home. Contact Southwest Door & Window by calling (214) 341-2212 for a free consultation. We’ll take a look at your current window set-up and let you know what we suggest to bring extra character to your home. Stop by our showroom at 10255 Miller Rd Dallas, TX 75238 so we can show you some window examples and see what your preferences are.