5 Great Window Casing Ideas
When designing or updating a home, most homeowners put a lot of thought into room layouts, paint colors, and where they’re going to put their brand new couch. So when a contractor asks a homeowner what type of casings to use for their windows, most people tend to stare blankly. Here at The Moulding Company, our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions about window casings that you may have. Keep reading to learn more and discover a few window casing ideas for your home.
What is the Casing of a Window?
First, you may be wondering what a window casing is. Simply put, the casing of a window is the moulding that goes around the frame of your windows inside and outside of your house. Window casings are installed to keep your home sealed against the elements, pests, and extreme temperatures. There are several window casing styles that you can put around your window frames to match the aesthetic of your home and really give it that extra “pop.”
Complete Window Casing
A complete window casing encompasses the entirety of your window by surrounding all four sides with moulding. They can be as simple or complex as you like, making them more decorative or modern. Complete window casings can also be stacked in multiple layers to trim out the window both inside and outside of your house so that they match.
If you’re into a more simplistic, but still decorated look, choosing a traditional window casing style is probably more up your alley. Typically, traditional window casings can be found in older homes and lay flat against both the interior and exterior of the home. You’ll also mostly find them with simple stool and apron designs that complement the traditional style and also add a slight touch of flair to the look.
While simple in style, modern window casing styles are designed to blend in with the surrounding architecture rather than standing out. With clean lines that often match the color of the material surrounding the window, modern window casings should not distract from the glass or view to the outdoors. You also will not see ornate or complex designs with any of these modern window casing looks.
More practical than decorative, a low-profile casing is another window casing style that tends to lay flat against your home. If you don’t like the look of trim or want things to look more minimal, low-profile casings will offer great protection without distracting from your home’s aesthetics. Your windows will seamlessly blend into your home without any issue.
While there are a lot more simplistic styles to window casings, as we just discussed, there are also more ornate designs as well. For anyone that loves the more layered or stacked look and enjoys more ornate details, high-profile casings are likely the choice for you. With endless options, these window frames can surround your entire window to bring a more luxurious look to your home.
What to Consider When Choosing Window Casing
Most of the time, making a choice about your window casing is going to depend on your preferred design aesthetic or what the decor is like in the rest of your home. Do you like the look of stained wooden trim, or maybe a specific paint color that makes your rooms pop? Regardless of your preference, The Moulding Company is here to help you with your choices.
Choosing Interior Window Trim
If the exterior of your home looks more traditional than your modern interior, you can luckily always make them different. In most homes, the interior window trim is what people tend to focus on the most when making choices. It’s important to make sure you choose a style that you not only love, but that also matches the rest of your home even if you change furniture or wall colors. We recommend looking at photos of various window frames and their styles to try and notice a theme in the styles that you like. And, as always, feel free to talk to one of our professionals about helping you choose a style.
Choosing Exterior Window Trim
Your exterior window trim is important when it comes to keeping the elements out of your home. There are various window casing styles that look better with specific types of homes. For example, Ranch and Craftsman-style homes tend to feature simple exterior trim, while Victorian or Tudor styled homes have a more ornate look. In addition, the exterior design of your house may not match what you chose for your interior window casings, so make sure to keep that in mind.
When you’re planning or designing your home, we understand that moulding and trim tend to be overlooked. Here at The Moulding Company, we want to make sure that doesn’t happen. We’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure you pick the right window frames for your home so that you don’t have to change them down the road. Reach out to us today to ask any questions and to see what we can do to help!