Design Ideas for Window Grills

Updated February 21, 2017

Window grills are typically made from wrought steel or some other heavy metal, and though their primary intent is to protect the glass of the window, they can still be an important decorative element in your home. Choose the window grills that best suit your style and the look of your home.


While bare vertical bars create a prison or cage-like look, horizontal bars relieve that impression. Horizontal bars are ideal for those seeking a no-nonsense look, and they can help widen the profile of a house that has a narrow appearance. Such bars can help a narrow window appear wider, and are a good choice when you have many windows to protect and only a limited budget. One way to dress up the horizontal bars a little bit is to train vines to grow on the bars.


A diamond-patterned window grill uses strong diagonals to create diamond shapes. The diamond patterned window grill has the benefit of being very sturdy and containing more metal than a simple horizontal or vertical pattern would. A diamond window grill also gives the window a look that is less harsh than a simple horizontal or vertical pattern.


A Moroccan window grill utilises a combination of tight curves, woven patterns and open spaces to create a window grill that decorates your home as much as it protects. A Moroccan window grill is ideal for a home that has a great deal of outdoor decoration and ornamentation. The intricate design of a Moroccan window grill is reminiscent of stained glass designs, and is an excellent choice when you want something more complicated than a simple barred grill.


A wooden grill offers less in the way of protection than metal grill, but still provides your home with elegant visual variety. Wood is warmer than iron, and you can use a framed wooden window grill to break up the look of a large, plain window. A wooden lattice window grill visually breaks a large pane of glass into a dozen smaller frames, thus changing the appearance of your home both inside and out.

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