Accentuate the beauty of your home with contemporary window pediment designs, made of long-lasting PVC, to create enduring curb appeal. Small details like exterior molding, pediments, sills and trim can really elevate a home’s overall appearance.
Let’s take a look at exterior window pediments, including some different styles and design trends that are sure to inspire, so you can decide if they’re the right fit for your home.
The Benefits of an Exterior Window Pediment
Pediments originated in Greek architecture. However, they’ve stood the test of time thanks to their visual impact. Pediments are decorative features that are placed at the tops of windows or doors that add charm, sophistication, and value to your home.
The window pediment is an underutilized exterior feature. Too often, homeowners forget how much an understated accent to windows and pediments can add to their home. Window pediments are great because they’re generally simple to install, and they’re an excellent way to spruce up your home’s exterior or tie an aesthetic together.
Ultimately, adding an exterior window pediment to your home has clear aesthetic benefits. Plus, with so many window pediment styles to choose from, you’re sure to find one that will execute your vision exactly as you imagined.
5 Unique Window Pediment Styles
There are Craftsman-style pediments, Victorian-style pediments, Gingerbread-style pediments and more. So whether you’re looking for a trending home design style or something totally unique, the chances are that there’s a window pediment style that’s perfect for your home.
If you don’t find one that fits your vision, you can always have your window pediments and other finishing touches custom built to give you precisely what you want.
If you’re unsure what design is right for you, here are five exterior window pediment styles to get you started:
1. An Understated Open-Arch Pediment Paired with Craftsman-Style Gable Brackets
This home is a picture-perfect example of how pairing finishing touches like gable brackets and open-arch window pediments can bring the entire look together. The cream-colored window pediments add an understated flair to the tops of all the windows while allowing the gable brackets to pull focus. The color choices here play into the overall design, too. Even with all the finishing touches, your eye still gets drawn to the dramatic entryway, thanks to the boldness of the dark door.
2. A Half-Round Sunburst Window Pediment with Custom Trim
This charming window pediment is a terrific example of what a little creativity can do. The half-round sunburst window pediment sits right above the center window. It does a wonderful job of pulling your eye toward the custom-fabricated arch and column piece above the entire window unit. The dramatic trim pieces all work together to create a charming and unique final look.
3. Perfectly-Cut Arch Pediment with A Dramatic Paned Window
This beautiful paned window could’ve been left like it was and still been a showstopper. However, the homeowner knew that a perfectly-cut arch pediment could help elevate this window to new heights. The stark difference between the white trim pieces and neutral-colored stonework helps to bring the window into focus. The custom-cut arch with the small keystone in the middle does a fabulous job at bringing the look together without being overly dramatic.
4. Simple Stacked Molding and Emulated Pediments for Dimension
In this example, you can see how something as simple as stacking trim can make a huge impact. This tiny window could’ve easily gotten lost, but by stacking thick trim around the outside of the window, the homeowners were able to add dimension and proportion to bring attention back to the window. If you look closely, you can see that they’ve emulated a sunburst window pediment on the top and sides of the window to add visual intrigue without adding unnecessary bulk.
5. An Arched Exterior Window Pediment with Dramatic Columns and Mantles
Unlike the other examples on the list, this final style is what a window could look like with dramatic finishing touches. From the arched window pediment and keystone to the columns and mantles, these homeowners held nothing back. By doing so, they were able to take this window from elegant to opulent with a few simple touches.
Take Your Home to the Next Level with PVC Millwork’s Window Pediment Options
There are lots of benefits to having an exterior window pediment, and with numerous styles to choose from, there’s no reason not to consider installing window pediments on your home’s exterior.
However, rather than choosing a wood or vinyl window pediment that will break down over time, consider a no-maintenance PVC and polyurethane window pediment, expertly crafted to stand the test of time and won’t require repainting or restaining.
At PVC Millwork, we offer window pediments that are low-maintenance, affordable and easy to install. In fact, all our window pediment options provide:
- Affordability and Superior Quality
- Increased Durability
- UV Resistance
- Style and Visual Impact
- Insect Resistance
- Moisture Resistance
- Flame Retardance
- Unlimited Customization
Whether you want an already-designed option from our in-stock collection or custom fabrication, we can help. Check out our window pediments here or contact us today to learn more about our custom fabrication process.