Bow windows open your room with a view

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Bow windows are curved bay windows that extend beyond the exterior walls of your home, adding great visual space to any room, offering an expansive view, and inviting ambient light to warm up your interiors. Federal-style architecture of the 1830s introduced these windows to America to bring light into rooms of dark wood paneling. Today you'll find sets sold with four to six windows arranged in a graceful, out-bowing arc. Modern options include insulating glass, tints and patterns.

Typically, the windows on the outer edges of the bow set have operating casements to adjust for ventilation, while the center windows are stationary. Individual windows are mulled together to give the set uniformity. Depending on your budget and existing architecture, you may want to add a bow where you currently have a flat, wide window. Add curved or laminated seat headboards to create an authentic, stylish finish.

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    19 August 2013 at 10:28 am

    I'm surmising that you want to RENDER the Glass rahter than PAINT ON IT as some answerers are thinking.If you light the glass well and paint what you see, that will be a good starting point. Less is more so don't get too involved with reflections of reflections, of reflections. Keep the edges crisp and the contrast relatively high while using cool colors and you should be well on your way.

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