Keeping Up With Home Design Trends

Keeping Up With Home Design Trends

Interior design trends change every year. The New Year is still a month away, but bloggers, designers, and stylists are already figuring out what the hot trends of 2019 will be. Trying to stay stylish when trends change so quickly can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to your home. After taking stock of some of the year's upcoming design tendencies, Fixhome found that custom decorative windows and window grilles will always have a place in the home, regardless of where the trends go.


According to HGTV, Benjamin Moore's Metropolitan (gray), Behr's Blueprint, and Sherwin-Williams' Cavern Clay are going to be the top colors of 2019. Meanwhile, Decor Mag is calling "Nightwatch green" the color of the year. Regardless of what color you decide to paint your kitchen, living room, or trim, Fixhome's window grilles can be painted or stained to match.


Pattern trends can be hard to keep up with and tend to cycle in and out quickly. Elle Decor says Ikat and geometric patterns have been overused but florals are in this year. Meanwhile, Decor Mag argues geometric and tribal patterns are still in. Thankfully, choosing a pattern is easy when it comes to window grilles. Not sure if you prefer colonial or diamond patterned grilles? Check out our guide on choosing the right window grille style for your home.


The most consistent advice across all the sources and articles about 2019's interior design trends was to incorporate more greenery into one's living and working spaces. Sometimes this was encouraged through green colored paints or fabrics, but many stylists pointed towards bringing more plants into the home. Succulents may have been a hot trend in 2018, but as Interiors Online writes, plants will never go out of style. That means you can't go wrong with Fixhome's garden planter window, which is the perfect way to bring some green color and life into your home.

Whether you love to keep up with design trends, or prefer timeless design, decorative windows and window grilles will fit in with whatever inspires you. We know one thing for certain: maintaining a finished and comfortable home never goes out of style.

Window Grilles Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Window Grilles Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Selling your home? One major factor in successfully selling your home is the house's curb appeal. Curb appeal refers to how attractive your home appears to onlookers from the street. It is the first impression your home gives to potential buyers, and is important to get right if you want to draw interest in your house. One easy way to add curb appeal to your home is with window grilles. Window grilles are a low cost investment that are easy to install, and quickly transform the facade of your home to be much more eye-catching to passerby and potential buyers.

Window Grilles & Curb Appeal


What's In A Name? A Window Grille Vocabulary Lesson

window grilles add value to your home


A muntin is a bar that separates two panes of glass within a window, helping to hold the window glass in place.


A mullion is a bar that separates units of windows. 

Sash Divider:

A sash divider is an individual bar that divides panes of glass in a window. A sash divider is different than a muntin in that it is not physically dividing the glass, but is placed on top of the glass to create the appearance of a divided window.


A window grille (also called a window grid) is a collection of sash dividers that are bound together. Window grilles do not actually separate panes of window glass, but sit on top of one big window pane and create the appearance that the glass is divided into diamonds, rectangles, squares, or other shapes.


A window grate is a frame made up of intersecting parallel and vertical bars. It is usually made out of iron or other heavy metal material, and is often used for security purposes.

Divided Light:

A divided light window is made up of several individual panes of glass that are held together by muntins.

Stimulated Divided Light (SDL):

A stimulated divided light window is made up of one pane of glass that has a window grille placed on top of it, creating the illusion of divided window panes.

How Custom Window Grilles Add Value to Your Home

How Custom Window Grilles Add Value to Your Home

When making home improvements, it's important to prioritize decisions that will result in a return on your investment. The value of your home is important because it affects your property taxes, and what you might sell your home for. It can also be an indicator of overall financial health. Someone who is looking to improve the value of their home has a number of options available, many of which can be expensive and time consuming. Adding window grids to your home is an easy way to add value to your home without expending a huge investment up front.

So, how do window grids, also known as window muntins or mullions, add value to your home?

Help make your home stand out. 

Windows are an important part of a home's outward presentation, and leaving them bare and empty is no way to make a good first impression. Install window grids and make a strong impact on those who are seeing your home for the first time. Additionally, window grids can add to the uniformity of a home's style, making your house feel well-designed and more modern.

Show a well maintained home. 

Window grids add a polished feel to your home, and show potential buyers or appraisers that the homeowner has been active in maintaining the upkeep of the house. A house where the cosmetic aspects have been preserved will convey a sense that the functional aspects of the home have also been well cared for.

Make your home feel move-in ready.

A house will be more desirable to buyers and have a higher value if it feels move-in ready. The less work that potential new owners have to do, the better, and window grilles add a sense of completion to your home.


Property value is determined by a number of different variables. Location, current market demand, and home size & layout, and are all part of the calculation. Many of these things are out of a homeowner's control, but DIY home improvements are cost affective and realistic ways homeowners can make a difference.