Gorgeous Window Designs for Your Dining Room

by Rachel Lyon, Direct from the Designers™’ Assistant Editorial Director

Love entertaining your friends and family? Create a dynamic dining space that your guests are sure to love by enhancing it with gorgeous window designs. When you think about windows for your dining room, consider the feel that you want to create. Does your window design create a comfortable and welcoming space for your friends and family? Here are some tips to help get you started!

These Wood-Ultrex Casement Windows from Integrity® from Marvin® Windows and Doors allow plenty of natural light and beautiful views into this cozy dining area.

Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors Wood-Ultrex Casement Windows

Frame the View

If you have something fantastic to see, it would be a shame to not draw attention to it. Just as you would frame a work of art, you should think of your windows as borders to help show off the outdoors for you to admire from the inside. Any window will do, but if you have a particularly stunning view—such as an impressive mountain or cityscape in the distance—consider that less is more when there is a single focal point. Why not install a picture window to give it the definition it deserves?

Integrity® from Marvin® Windows and Doors produces all kinds of windows to fill your every need. Beyond beautiful casement, awning, and glider windows, Integrity Windows offers Polygon Windows in a variety of shapes and sizes up to six by eight feet across. These are perfect for picture windows and will automatically add a point of interest to your dining room no matter what there is to see outside.

Even though this dining room doesn’t have much of a view to see, the use of Wood-Ultrex Awning Windows high on the wall allows light to filter in and instantly adds some warmth.

Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors Wood-Ultrex Awning

Get Creative with Light

Dining rooms traditionally employ special kinds of lighting like chandeliers, but that doesn’t mean you should forgo letting windows help cut down your electricity bills and ignore the natural beauty that they add to any space. Depending on which direction your dining room faces and any obstacles that could block sunlight, you can arrange your windows to optimize exposure.

Patio doors are becoming more popular for use in dining rooms, because they are a great, easy way to add floor-to-ceiling windows and give you the option to open them up. When the weather warms up, just open them and your dining room suddenly becomes like a patio at a trendy restaurant. Take in fresh spring air or a crisp autumn breeze and upgrade your entire dining experience as a result.

On the other hand, if you don’t have the option to utilize patio doors and even standard windows pose a challenge, don’t give up hope. High windows will still let in plenty of light, and direct it down to where it’s needed, in lower-level dining rooms. This is a great way to breathe life into an arrangement that might seem dark and dreary at first glance.

This beach house is outfitted with plentiful windows to dramatically reduce the need for artificial lighting. Due to the coastal location, Wood-Ultrex IMPACT Casement Windows were installed to protect against damage from winds.

Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors Wood-Ultrex IMPACT Casement

Balance Beauty with Practicality

You never know what life will throw at your windows, so you should make sure that they’re ready for anything. Especially during busy hosting seasons, when dining room traffic is at its peak and the weather is more likely to be inclement, the durability and efficiency of windows become much more important concerns.

Integrity Windows sets itself apart from the competition with the use of Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass, which is many times stronger and more stable than standard vinyl and wood-vinyl composite windows. In addition to this, with dual panes and glazing options suited to every environment, you’ll find that Integrity Windows will help keep you warm in the winter. These are matters that all homeowners can appreciate, but for those who require extra protection from storms along the coast, the IMPACT line of products will offer additional peace of mind.

Outfit your home with windows that will brighten your space without compromising on strength and efficiency. Find your local Integrity Windows dealer and get started creating your perfect window design today!

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