I have this thing with Windows

I have this thing with Windows

One of the first things I notice when I go into someone’s home is their windows.  I love them to be sparkly clean and well dressed.

I adore big bay windows looking out onto the street. I keep looking at new houses and these always attract me. I can imagine sitting  by the them reading as the sunlight pours in.

 

 

 

I have this thing with Windows

Stained glass . particularly in doorways, make me especially happy when the sunshine streams through and the colours dance in the hallway.

Roof windows completely delight me:  being able to see the blue skies of summer, fluffy clouds, teeming rain and of course the stars. Oh I would love some roof windows. There is a great practical guide to roof windows  over at  Solstro Roof that shows they are entirely do-able.

I like to see well dressed ones too, I am not a fan of fussy or patterned curtains. Lace nets make me twitch for some reason, despite my home town of Nottingham having the most fabulous lace making history.

I like plain blinds too, simple, sleek, clean lines that block out all the light.

 

I have this thing with Windows

I also really like white and blue wooden shutters that open up onto balconies, onto gardens or directly onto the street. I went to Rome once and I stayed in a hotel which had the most beautiful wooden shutters that opened up on to a tiny balcony on a busy buzzy plaza. I would stand drinking coffee watching the handsome men on their vespa and smelling pizza and sunshine. It was blissful.

If you look up the hashtag on Instagram #Ihavethisthingwithwindows you will find over 13,ooo photographs people have shared of their favourite from churches to random houses they have passed, from ships to  sheds. Windows are adored everywhere.

I guess quite a few of us have a bit of a thing about windows!

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