Interior windows between rooms are elements that you can include in a new building project or the one that is meant for renovating. One thing that you must know is that something like brings certain functions to the home design.
There are at least four major functions that this kind of window has. The first is for bringing more light to certain rooms in the house, particularly the ones that do not come with any exterior windows to allow natural sunlight to enter the place at day time. The rooms can also already have windows, but the light is not enough to make it brighter.
The second function is related to the air circulation inside the house. An Interior window like this can make the airflow in the interior better. You can obtain this one only if you use tilting windows or the ones that you can fully open.
The third function of the interior window located in between rooms is to make the one or both rooms look more spacious. It can also bring a more open impression to a small place.
The fourth is the decorative function. Some interior windows come with interesting designs that make any interior look fascinating.
In this post, we will present to you examples of awesome interior windows between rooms that you can use as inspirations for your next project. All the examples here are not limited only in the look but also functions, so check them all out!
- Glassless Windows with Sliding Closures
- Interior Transom Windows for a Windowless Bedroom
- Sharing Lights between Rooms with Frosted Glass Window
- Frosted Glass Window to Add Extra Privacy in Open-Style Bathroom
- Reclaimed Interior Windows for Better Air Circulation
- Better Bathroom Air Circulation with Indoor Tilting Interior Window
- Interior Window for a More Open Atmosphere in a Small Kitchen
- A More Spacious Feel in Home Office with Indoor Glass Windows
- Glass Interior Window between a Room and Hallway
- Louvered Interior Window for Flexibility in Providing What You Need
- Interior Window with an Equal Height and Position with the Exterior Window
- Room Partition with Interior Window Feature
- Extra Light in Staircase Area with Interior Glass Window
1. Glassless Windows with Sliding Closures
Not all interior windows come with glass in the design. Some of them are glassless as the ones that you can see in this first example.
This window is a part of the black interior partition used to separate a home office with a living room next to it. As you can see, it is a double window with a slide opening.
The color of this interior element is made the same with the partition’s hue for consistency. Besides, it can trick eyes to make the windows look like a single unity with the partition when closed.
When talking about the function, this window provides flexibility. For example, when the homeowner needs to focus more on his work without being disturbed by anything that happens in the living area, he can close the sliding window. On the other hand, if he needs more air or just a more open visual, he can open it.
If you are curious about how the window looks like when seen from the other side of the room, here we have the picture for you. It seems as simple as the black partition.
2. Interior Transom Windows for a Windowless Bedroom
Interior windows are available in various designs that look the same as those installed as a part of the home exterior. It means that you can choose any type you want as long as it is suitable for the home style and the function you need the most.
In this next example, you can see transoms in a windowless bedroom located right next to a small open kitchen. From the picture above, you can see that the windows only take the upper space of the walls to not create a limitation in placing furniture in other items in the room.
Another thing that we can notice from this picture is that the transom is in tilting style. It means that you can open it to allow some air to flow inside the room. Something like this is a perfect selection for windowless bedrooms.
Here is the view from inside the bedroom. As you can see, the room is quite small, so that the window style becomes an excellent choice. With it, the vertical space of the wall makes it possible to place some furniture in the room, including the bunk bed, the shelf in the corner, and the high-back chair.
Here is another example of the use of a transom window for a windowless bedroom. The size of the transom used here is smaller than the one used in the previous example.
These interior windows have a function to improve the air circulation in the shared bedroom. As shown in the picture, the type is the one that you can open.
Other than that, the windows are also functional for spreading the light better to the room. The ceiling light from the hallway can enter the room through the glass transom and makes the room brighter.
3. Sharing Lights between Rooms with Frosted Glass Window
For you who want the extra light but do not want to lose the privacy value, we suggest you choose a type of interior window. Here, we are not talking about the window style or shape. Instead, we are talking more about the material.
It is none other but frosted glass like the one shown in the picture of a midcentury living room above. The long window is part of a wall separating the living area with space next to it.
As you can see, the glass material can let enough light pass through it and make the interior brighter at day. Although so, people from the next room still cannot see what is happening in the living area through the glass, which means that the privacy value is well-kept.
As we already told you earlier, an interior window like this comes in different styles and shapes, including the ones you can customize. This way, you can pick the one that matches the interior design of your home.
4. Frosted Glass Window to Add Extra Privacy in Open-Style Bathroom
In this subheading, we will still talk about the use of a frosted glass interior window. However, we will tell you something even more specific.
The thing that we meant is the use of this interior window type as a part of bathroom design. Something like this offers an aesthetic visual while at the same time can serve the light-sharing function.
Although so, you must remember that the idea is not good to use in the public bathroom in your house. The reason is that although the view inside the bathroom area is not clearly seen from the next room, some silhouette is still visible, and it may create some discomfort.
That is why we want to say that it is more suitable to apply in a bathroom that becomes a part of a bedroom. The best example is the master bedroom.
Take a look at the picture of a bedroom above. It comes with an open-style bathroom with a half-wall covering the tub and shower to not be visible from the sleeping area.
In the wall, there is a diamond-shaped frosted glass window included. It looks beautiful in a very simple way, and we love it.
5. Reclaimed Interior Windows for Better Air Circulation
Whether in a new house you want to build or in the one you want to renovate, you must know that the interior windows should not always be brand new. Choosing some reclaimed items can be great, too, since it will create a distinct beauty look in your house.
Other than the look, you can get this window type at a lower price. This way, you can get the function you need inside the house but do not have to go over-budget.
If what you need the most is better air circulation, then the type of interior window that we suggest you choose is the one that you can fully open. This type is the best to choose for the purpose.
The thing that you may find problematic when choosing it is about the opening. The idea could be hard to make true when you do not have a lot of empty vertical space on the wall for the windows or plan to use the area for something else.
If you are thinking about the same problem, you can look at the picture of an eclectic interior above. The positioning of the fully-open interior windows in this design is just perfect. It is o the top part of the wall so that it does not create any disturbance even when you fully open them for the best air circulation in the house.
6. Better Bathroom Air Circulation with Indoor Tilting Interior Window
Bad air circulation is a problem that often occurs in bathrooms too. In most cases, it makes the room feel hot and steamy whenever you use the space.
Interior windows can be the solution for such problems if, by any chance, you can’t add an exterior one. However, since the room is a bathroom, you must carefully consider some points.
First, except if you are fine with it, the window should not be made from clear glass material. Some alternatives that you can consider are frosted glass or louvered windows.
Second, since the problem is related to the room’s air circulation, the interior window type must have an even more specific design. It must allow the air to flow properly in the bathroom from the room next to it.
The best type to choose here is a tilting window like the one you see above. In the design example shown in the picture, the window is even made from frosted glass material. It is an excellent choice for you who give a deep concern to the room’s privacy value.
7. Interior Window for a More Open Atmosphere in a Small Kitchen
The open kitchen concept by using interior windows is something that is not only suitable to apply in public dining places, like restaurants. The fact is that this design is used in a lot of houses right now.
From a visual perspective, this design offers a pleasant visual, which is usually visible from the dining area. Although so, of course, choosing the design also means that you will have the responsibility always to keep the kitchen area clean and neat. It is the only way to make the view inside there nice to see through the windows.
From the design point of view, some benefit is obtainable when you add interior windows to your kitchen, particularly when it is rather small. It can create more open and spacious visuals that make the room more comfortable to use for cooking. As a bonus, the extra light will enter the place too.
There are so many interior window designs you can use when applying this idea. If you need an example, you can see the picture above.
Here is another example that you can see too. In this design, the frame of the interior windows becomes one with the door’s frame. More portions of glass material like this can create a more open visual, and it is good for a small kitchen as the one you can see in the pic.
This one shows a rather different design because the room is an open kitchen-dining combination. No matter what, it still excellently gives the open feel that you want.
We also love the square window design as well as the color. It looks simple, yet stylish.
8. A More Spacious Feel in Home Office with Indoor Glass Windows
The home office must be a place where you can work comfortably at home without being disturbed by any other activities happening around you. However, making it fully-closed might not be a good idea because it will only give you a block when finishing your job.
For this kind of room, glass interior windows can be the right element to add. These items can create a more spacious visual for a more comfortable working place at home.
The example that you can see in the picture is a good one. It does not only give all the things we mentioned earlier but also a better air circulation for the home office that, at the same time, also works as a library.
Please take a closer look at the picture. The lower part of the glass windows can be opened to allow air to flow inside the room.
This picture shows a small home office with a dark grey hue on the wall. The detail that we want you to focus on from this design is, of course, the square glass window.
The addition of this interior element does not only create a spacious visual for a more comfortable working place. It also allows more light from the next room to enter the home office. It is excellent for dealing with the darkness caused by the grey wall paint.
9. Glass Interior Window between a Room and Hallway
The hallway is another home part that often gives us a cramped and dark feeling when not designed properly. The existence of interior windows is something that can make everything better.
The hallway can get a broader vision with the interior windows, so the cramped impression will be gone. Besides, it can get an additional source of light from the room next to it.
The hallway picture that you can see above is an example. As you can see, there is an interior window in between it and the living room that gives it a more spacious feeling.
Here is another example for you to take a look. It proves that the internal window size should not always be as big as the one shown in the earlier picture to get the open sensation.
In this dining room, the hallway interior design is made to be more functional. It is paired with a floating cabinet that is accessible from the dining area.
10. Louvered Interior Window for Flexibility in Providing What You Need
This next design is awesome because of the flexibility value that you can get from it. It is none other but a louvered interior window as the one that you can see in the picture above.
We said that it is a flexible choice because you can decide how much you want the air to flow into the room. The more you open the louvered-glass, the more you will receive air inside the room.
If the louver material is from frosted glass or even blackout glass, you will get even more benefits. It is none other but a flexible privacy value for the room.
11. Interior Window with an Equal Height and Position with the Exterior Window
If you want to add an interior window in your home design, here is another suggested design to pick, particularly when the thing you need the most is better natural lighting. The idea meant here is to locate the window in an equal height position with another window connected to the house’s exterior.
The visualization of this kind of interior window is more or less the same as the one you can see above. In the pic, it is clear that the interior window position is equal to the exterior window located in the next room. This way, they light circulation from outside can flow well in the house.
12. Room Partition with Interior Window Feature
Some interior windows also become a part of other items in the interior. The most common example is room partition.
Something like this is often used in an open-style interior. It is used to create a separate room function, such as a new home office added by using a partition in a living room just like the one you can see in the picture.
If, after the partition is added, the room is quite small or narrow, the existence of an interior window feature in the partition is everything needed. It can separate the room white while keeping the open feel in the new space.
13. Extra Light in Staircase Area with Interior Glass Window
The last but not least awesome design that we want you to know is the interior window, which location is in the wall nears the staircase area. The situation is more or less the same as the hallway location that we have talked about earlier.
The staircase area is often dark because of the walls surrounding it. Adding an interior window, at least in a side, can enhance the brightness in the staircase area. Besides, it can also avoid the narrow and cramped impression in there.
At first, it might be odd to add interior windows between rooms. However, after you see all the ideas and inspirations that we shared above, it is so certain you will think about everything differently now.
The sure thing to remember is that everything depends on what you need the most. Besides, it would be nice to consider how the room looks if there is an interior window included in the design. This way, you do not have to worry that the house will lose its pleasant look.
Another thing that you must not forget also is that the idea to include an interior window is not only applicable to a new building project. You can also add the same element when you want to renovate your house to be a better living place for you and your family.