When it comes to prioritising which rooms in your home to make warmer and cosier, there are few better candidates than your bedroom. The snuggest and most secure spot in any home, it’s important that you take the time to design your bedroom exactly how you like it.

From the right window options to deciding between drapes and shutters, there’s plenty to bear in mind when it comes to creating a new bedroom window design, all of which can aid you in increasing privacy and getting the most out of your bedroom’s space.

So, to help kickstart your brain into gear and start thinking about the best ways to overhaul your bedroom, here are our top suggestions for new bedroom windows and bedroom window dressing ideas.


Like any room in your home, there are a variety of window types you can incorporate into a bedroom to both enhance the sense of warmth and open your space up to those all-important morning rays.

And, given how much time you spend in your room, it’s certainly also worth selecting a window type that offers good ventilation and grants you a certain degree of privacy from any nosy neighbours.

Considering these factors, the following types of glazing styles are well-suited as bedroom windows:

  • Casement windows: The most common window type for any home and certainly the most flexible, casement windows can look great in any room – but are especially good for bedrooms. Able to open fully for maximum ventilation, you can easily style them to match traditional and contemporary spaces.
  • Sliding windows: One of the simplest options to install and open, a sliding solution is ideal if you’re considering small bedroom window ideas, though multiple sliding windows can properly ventilate a large room while offering stunning views.
  • Picture windows: Although not openable, picture windows are the right choice if you want to enjoy an unbroken vista of your garden and surroundings, though they can be combined with other window options to get the best of both worlds.

Besides settling on a common bedroom window design, it’s also worth considering one or two skylights if your bedroom is on the top floor and has a slanted roof. These will let in extra light, and you may even want to consider large glass roofing systems that open your room up to the entire sky. If that sounds like something you’re interested in, then why not download our product brochure to see our entire skylight system range?


With window options out of the way, the next thing you want to consider is how to design your windows to match your home’s décor. This will let you apply your own personal touch to the space and ensure your house aesthetic remains consistent.

First and foremost, privacy is an absolute must for any bedroom. It’s your personal space after all, so the last thing you want is to feel exposed to the elements. Georgian Bars can certainly help with this, as well as offering a traditional aesthetic, but you might also want to consider a window film that lets in light while blocking people from seeing inside.

On top of this, double-glazing is another essential bedroom window element, both to keep the heat in and reduce the impact of outside noise. With double-glazing, you can ensure your room stays warm in winter and you get a good night’s sleep all year round.

Finally, it’s not uncommon for a bedroom window design to feature some kind of small or spacious bay window or window seat. The addition of a bay window can be a great way to open up your bedroom further, welcoming in more light while providing an area for reading or study.

And if you can only fit in a small bay window, then why not consider converting it into a window seat shielded by curtains? This can create a snug reading nook where you can sit and relax on those wet weather days or before bed.


Lastly, we come to bedroom window dressing ideas. Curtains and drapes are typically the go-to choices for most homeowners, especially floor-length curtains with black-out blinds, which offer maximum light reduction for when you want to lie in.

Of course, curtains and drapes aren’t your only dressing option. Shutters are also proven to be increasingly popular in recent years. Both full-length and tiered shutters can work well in this kind of space, with white shutters offering a classic look for neutral rooms and dark shutters providing a greater degree of warmth while keeping light out.

Integral blinds are perfect for bedrooms

But if neither drapes nor shutters take your fancy, then there is always the option for blinds to be installed in front or within your windows. Whatever style you prefer, blinds offer great privacy, while still allowing a healthy amount of light to filter through when desired. Our integral blinds are the perfect contemporary solution for bedroom windows, sealed within the glass they never need cleaning and are ideally suited to our sleek aluminium window products.

With this article to hand, chances are that your mind is already racing with new bedroom window ideas and layouts. And if that’s the case, then why not reach out to the team at Express to discuss your bedroom renovation plans?

With over a decade of experience, our aluminium windows come with a ten-year guarantee against wear and tear, as well as offering incredible thermal efficiency and security. Get in touch today to see how we could help bring your dream home to life or visit our showrooms to view our full product range.

And in the meantime, don’t forget to visit the rest of our blog for more guides on how to style your windows, including our piece on the most popular living room window ideas.


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