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How to Style Garden Windows in 3 Simple Ways

Garden windows were a common feature of homes in the 1980s. Also called greenhouse windows, they are typically built as protruding glass structures with sloping roofs. If you’re planning a window replacement project, you might want to consider getting these windows.

Often installed in the kitchen, this type of window is pretty amazing because it allows more light to enter a room. It also provides a nice, little space where you can put plants and other decorative items on display.

In this article, Renewal by Andersen® of Des Moines, a trusted provider of replacement windows, shares three simple ways you can style garden windows to fit modern homes.

Choose Your Plants

Take advantage of the natural light of your garden window by placing a number of small plants and flowers on it. Make sure to arrange them in a way that doesn’t look cluttered. It would be nice to make them look bountiful without taking up every inch of space. Alternatively, you can go with one bigger plant to take center stage. This can easily create an impact on your home’s interior.

Mix Up the Decor

Don’t be afraid to mix random items from your kitchen to decorate your garden window. This is also a great opportunity to show more of your personality. From pots and pans to candles and vases, you can play around with various items and still create a cohesive look. It’s up to you how many items you’ll be putting on display. But, again, ensure a purposeful arrangement that doesn’t look cluttered.

Keep It Simple and Clean

You can’t go wrong with a minimalist approach. Keeping it clean and simple puts the spotlight on the design of your window, and it helps create a spacious and airy vibe.

Renewal by Andersen of Des Moines provides exceptional services as well as high-quality windows and exterior doors. Call us at (515) 209-3000, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We offer our expertise to customers in Ankeny, IA, and the surrounding areas.


"On 1/30/2014, Ben, Eli, and Nate put in our new Renewal by Andersen of Des Moines picture window in our living room. We love it! It has made an amazing difference in sound, warmth, and BEAUTY! A lot more light too. They were so efficient and neat. Thanks guys! We couldn’t be any more pleased! Mark from Zepher Aluminum recommended your company when he was working on a project where I work."

Julie J. - Menlo, IA
February 2014

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