A ‘Louver’ or ‘Louvre’, is a window blind or shutter with horizontal slats which are angled to admit light and air while keeping the rain and direct sunlight away. Louvers in the modern world not only help in light modulation but are also a source of aesthetic stimulus. They are not just windows but when brought into facades as fenestrations, they act as a space defining feature. Louvers can be used in various ways which add to the style and elegance of a room bringing forth an old world charm. With modern technology these old world windows have given a new twist to our rooms’ interiors.
Louvers can be used as facades giving new and rustic charm to a building i.e. Clay tiles are used these days which rotate round a horizontal axis. This is an example of a modern interpretation of louvers—this kind of dynamic façade changes throughout the day with the breeze. The volumes within the room stay animated by magnificent play of light. Louvres are often used in modern contemporary homes to give a touch of the old.
Use them as windows
If you have no dearth of space and want a different look, a wood-louvered window can be used for clerestory light which can easily be complimented with a brick wall to bring in a rustic charm. These louvres with a touch of innovation will make for beautiful windows in your home which adds to its style, chic and charm quotient.
Use it for Interiors
Don’t underestimate the use of Louvers within homes. They can act as great dividers and yet maintain the openness. Horizontal wooden louvers or pivot windows are a fantastic way to open and close the spaces within the house when required.
Louvers can also be used in closets and storage spaces and help in letting them breathe! This will not only add style but adequate ventilation to your room. Moreover, your closets will no longer have that musty smell.
Accentuate the outdoor connect with nature by installing open or closed Louvers. They are great as weather protections and for providing privacy. Partial cover allows the magnificent outdoor view while protecting you from rain. Also, the cover shades you from sun’s rays and blocks the harsh weather outside.
When rotated on vertical axis, Louvers can act as a cover overhead for your courtyard. Protecting you from the rain and harsh sun, this very concept is awesome.
Replace walls with Louvers. Use wooden louvered dons with rotating frame and witness the magic. They are a treat for the outdoor areas as they tender the right amount of privacy and yet giving you the complete view.
Whatever reasons may be, go find an excuse to use these magnificent ‘Louvers’ and add their charm to your room.
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