If you have bought a house with a view, then every day can feel like you’ve won the jackpot. You don’t need to travel to experience gorgeous scenery or a cityscape metropolis; it’s all there outside of your window.
Making the most of your house’s location is imperative. There’s little point in living amongst such a gorgeous view if you’re not going to be able to see it from inside the house. Thankfully, there are a few interior design ideas you can put into use to ensure that you get the most from your stunning location — so read on to find out more…
1)) Keep Wall Art Simple So You Don’t Distract From The View
There’s no need to go overboard with your wall art choices if you’ve got a view to display. A nice combination is to focus on wall art that isn’t images, but typography. This complements the external view without detracting from it, while still ensuring that your walls are not going to look unbearably empty.
If you don’t want to use any wall art at all, then opt for wallpaper over paint. Choosing a textured wallpaper is best if you intend to leave the wall otherwise bare; it offers some interest, but without demanding attention.
2) The Bigger The Windows, The Better
It’s worth considering the likes of Renewal by Andersen windows to help show your view to its full potential. You want windows to be as tall and wide as possible, ideally in every room, but especially the kitchen and living rooms — that’s where families spend most of their time. A view is not much use if you only see it when you’re outside the house, so large windows are a must to help keep the vista in sight even when you’re indoors. It might be a bite in your budget, but it’s an investment that will repay itself over and over — in your enjoyment, and in house value should you eventually decide to move on.
3) Choose Curtains Instead Of Blinds
Curtains can be wonderful, but they also have a tendency — even when pulled back — to obscure the view out of your window. On the other hand, blinds are unobtrusive, only blacking out the very top of the window when not in use.
If you follow the second point here and have large windows installed, then buying blinds might become very expensive. Bear in mind that you don’t necessarily have to buy custom blinds; most blinds can be cut down to fit if you have access to a jigsaw.
4) Angle Furniture Towards The Window
Most homes tend to angle their furniture towards the television, but in a house with a view, it’s worth positioning strategically so you can also see out of the window from a sitting position. This might take some experimentation, depending on your layout, but is well worth it if you can manage it.
Living in a house with a beautiful view is a gift that keeps on giving. By implementing the above, you can be guaranteed to make the most of it.