Whether you’re fitting a baseboard or casings, matching the window trims with the rest of the interiors has always been a struggle. The trims can look as elegant and eye-catching, but they either stick out or vanish with the rest of the interior
In this post, your window replacement experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Philadelphia share three tips to keep in mind when matching window trims with the rest of the interior.
- Trim Sizes
The size of the window trims should be always to scale or proportionate to the rest of the room. This is a bit tricky to ascertain as there’s no set formula that determines the size and scale ratio of the window trim relative to the interior.
We recommend you look for a sample and visualize how it looks when installed on your window. If it seems oversized or a bit lacking in dimensions, then it’s not a good fit for your interior.
- Consider the Architectural Style
Certain replacement windows fit a home better when it’s a certain style. Bay and bow windows fit traditionally designed homes better while the sleeker design of picture and sliding windows feel right at home in modern and contemporary properties. The same applies to the window trims.
If your interior has a modest and relatively minimalist architectural style, it’s a design faux pas if you choose an extravagant window casing. Design elements should be consistent for them to work properly and have your intended effect.
- Color is Key
Finally, pay attention to the overall color palette of your room and use it as a guide for your trims. The window trims will obviously stand out from the rest, but there’s a thin line between standing out and looking out of place. The color of your trim should complement the overall color scheme of the roof, even if the colors seem to contrast.
For example, earthy colors may seem like a sharp contrast to warm yellows, but since they are right next to each other on the color wheel, the colors work well and blend together harmoniously despite its contrasting tones.
Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be able to find the right trim for your replacement windows. At Renewal by Andersen® of Philadelphia , you can count on us to provide you top-of-the-line products and expert workmanship every time. Get in touch with us today at (610) 563-2190 to learn more. We are window replacement experts serving homeowners throughout Philadelphia, PA.