Picture Windows: How to Incorporate One into Your Design

a living room with a picture window with a view over a landscape
Architects De Rosee Sa beautifully refurbished this property with stunning views over rural Somerset (Image credit: Dave Watts)

A picture window is a clever way to create a connection between the indoors and outdoors of your property. While it’s not necessarily a separate style of glazing, the term picture window has become popular because it perfectly describes how the window is used — to frame a clear, unobstructed view as if it were a picture. 

In modern self builds, renovations and extensions, picture windows have become a popular addition, helping to deliver those wow-factor moments that really make a home feel special. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.