17 Creative Interior Window Between Rooms

by Katie Williams

Windows that open indoors are called internal windows. Internal windows have very nice effects on the design of our house. We can make these windows fixed as well as in all the shapes of retractable windows. We can make almost any size of internal windows. Let’s take a look at why we should prefer internal windows.

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We can prefer internal windows because of about 5 different functions.

The first reason that comes to mind is to make more use of natural light. Due to reasons such as the displacement of the sun during the day and the location of the house, natural lighting may be insufficient in the morning hours. Some rooms don’t even have window openings. For such reasons, we can use the internal window to create brighter spaces.

We can make the windows used indoors as fixed, and we can also make them collapsible.  Thus, secondly, we can provide natural air inlet and outlet circulation.

Third, we can see these internal windows as a sound barrier. Especially in places such as offices, we can use it openly if we wish, if we want to make a private conversation, we can create a sound barrier by closing it.

As the fourth, we can see it as a decoration choice. We can use plain framed windows, or we can design interior windows according to our taste and create different atmospheres in our homes.

Finally, we can make the spaces look bigger by using internal windows. It will add depth and be a very useful alternative, especially for small spaces.

When we consider all these, you can prefer internal windows both functionally and decoratively with pleasure.

How do you make an internal window?


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Before you start, you will need to cut out an opening in your wall.

  1. Start off by making a wooden frame as you want
  2. Cut your vertical rafters to size, and test to ensure they fit into the opening.
  3. Then apply the glue and place them.
  4. Measure the horizontal gap and cut the rafters to size. Apply the glue.
  5. Place the bracket inside the frame. Screw all 4 screws in, one by one.
  6. After the formed frame, arrange your window according to the design you want.

17 Different Internal Window Ideas

1. Create a private space

Do you need a special space for yourself from time to time? As you can see in the picture,  you can take your place in the main space when necessary and enjoy your private area by creating a sound barrier when necessary, with the large opening windows that you can add.

2. Abundant Natural Light


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You can create more spacious spaces by reflecting the natural lights coming from the outside to other rooms. As can be seen in the picture, the light beams coming from the outside are reflected towards the hall. The window is fixed because there is a transition and  what we really want here are the light transitions.

3. Nerves as much as imagination


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Yes, it is a really good example of internal windows, both aesthetically and functionally.  These partitions provide additional light to the first-floor room and also look like a framed display when viewed from the living area.

4. Provide air flow

For this example we can provide airflow by creating a space when necessary, and by keeping it completely closed when necessary, you can separate the space and provide a  sound barrier Pivot window detail can be preferred for airflow. A transition is provided by using an example. In this picture, both the internal window functions were fulfilled and it also played the role of transition between spaces.

5. Keep it simple

So simple yet so inspiring. Instead of a solid wall, install a window panel. A window is not necessarily a window function. With a few slats, we can both create a beautiful atmosphere and create a reflective closed screen effect between spaces.

6. Decorative pleasure


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By choosing a beautiful decorative frame, your internal window become a work of art. As you can see, a different atmosphere and depth has been added to the space by using different types of cases.

7. Two functions at once

How would you like to both create a depth of space, create a light and bright space and equip these areas with decorative shelves?

As you can see, by adding shelves to the horizontal frames of the windows, both space is saved and a gordel sun is provided. In addition, with the shelves used, it has been completely prevented from being open and a privacy area has been provided.

8. Create Depth

Any furniture used in small spaces will compress the space more. Especially in areas with the least light, such as dressing rooms or halls, the space becomes more small for adding each piece of furniture. With internal windows, we can make the spaces look younger and create a sense of depth.

9. Different Purposes

Do you want to use the same room for different functions? Something like this is often used in an open style interior. It is used to create a new space by using a partition in the bed area with a work area just like you can see in the picture.

By using a high window, we can provide privacy and ensure homogeneous distribution of light. We can easily prefer this type of design, especially if there is more than one bed in the same room.

10. Use Natural Air Condition


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Not a window but a glazed door that performs the same function, it helps maintain a sense of flow between different spaces. This home office benefits from additional light leaking through the glass in the doors, but the room can still be sealed for better sound and heat insulation. Also, it separates the main space from a region close to the entrance and prevents someone from outside suddenly entering the main space.

11. Small Space, Plenty Of Design

The open kitchen concept, where internal windows are used, is not only suitable for public dining venues such as restaurants. The fact is that this design is currently used in many homes.

From a visual point of view, this design offers a nice visual that can often be seen from the dining area. Although, of course, choosing the design also means that you will have the responsibility to keep the kitchen area clean and tidy at all times. It’s the only way to make the view inside nice to see from the windows.

In terms of design, we can reap some benefits when you add internal windows to our kitchen, especially when it’s quite small. It can create more open and spacious visuals that make the room more comfortable for cooking. As a bonus, the extra light will also enter the ground.

We can also use a folding window instead of a fixed window. If we take into account that the kitchen area is a small and windowless area in the picture, it also adds depth to the space, apart from the light distribution. When necessary, we can separate the spaces by using closed doors, and when necessary, we can fold the windows and use the sill part as a  bar table.

12. Prefer Nerve-free

This is the same function used in a different window style. We can change the atmosphere  by using the pop-up window on the bar table top. Another thing that draws our attention  from this picture is that the transom is in horizontal style.

This means we can open it to  allow some air to flow through the room. A functional bar table is used just below the  window. If necessary, we can enjoy our meal here. We can also make it completely closed and prevent bad odour from entering your living spaces.

13. Firstly privacy

For those of you who want extra light but don’t want to lose the value of privacy, we  recommend choosing a type of internal window. We are not talking about window style or  shape here. Instead, we talk more about the material.

As you can see, the glass material can let enough light through and make the interior  brighter during the day. Despite this, people in the next room still can’t see what’s going on  in the living space through the glass, meaning the privacy value is well protected.

14. Imagine And Make It Happen

What we will do is limited by our imagination. It will create a visual solemnity for spaces  with decorative internal windows as in the example.

In the same frame, we can use different types of glass as well as asymmetrical shapes. We  can make these glasses transparent, translucent or opaque. Only after we determine what  we need for the space, everything is left to our imagination.

15. End the stuffiness

Poor air circulation is a common problem in bathrooms. In most cases, it makes the room  feel warm and steamy every time we use the space.

If you cannot add an exterior window in any way, internal windows can be the solution to  such problems. But since the room is a bathroom, we should carefully consider some points.

First, if we don’t mind, the window should not be made of clear glass material. Some  alternatives we can consider are frosted glass or louvered windows.

Secondly, the type of interior window should have an even more special design, since the  problem is with the air circulation of the room. It should allow the air in the bathroom to  flow smoothly from the room next to it.

16. Try The Blinds


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We can take total control by adding shutters to the windows. If we want, we can close our  shutters and block the view of the interior to provide a space of complete privacy. If we  want, we can open our blinds and close our windows to let the sunshine in but prevent the  sound and smell from coming out. And of course, if we want, we can open both our blinds  and windows to provide natural ventilation. In addition, blinds are an element of decoration  and we see how well it is used in the example below.

17. Set Area

In our last example, a clear glass sample embellished with oval decorative panels was used.  Where people from different groups such as a cafe, restaurant, library, etc. can be together,  but at the same time, they can spend time in private areas.

We may prefer an internal  window in areas where we can feel the atmosphere of the space and receive sufficient light,  without feeling stuck between 4 walls.

We can provide privacy with fully closed internal  windows for private meetings or private group activities when necessary. In addition, since  it is very easy to implement our wishes in design, we can add a different atmosphere to the  space.

At first, adding internalwindows between rooms may seem strange. But after seeing the inspirations, we can change our mind.

The sure thing to remember is that it all depends on what we need the most. Also, it would  be nice to consider how the room would look if there was an internal window included in  the design. In this way, we do not have to worry that the house will lose its pleasant appearance.

Another thing to remember is that the idea of adding interior windows is not  just applicable to a new building project. We can add the same element when we want to  renovate our home so that it is a better living space for us and our family.

We examined 17 different examples of internal windows by answering the questions of  what are the internal windows, what are their functions and how they are made. We hope you found this article useful and interesting as you go about decorating your own internal window.

Please do let us know your thoughts in the comments below! It’s always a pleasure  to hear from our readers on what they agree with or disagree with.

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