A sidelight in a building is a window, usually with a vertical emphasis, that flanks a door. Sidelights are narrow, usually stationary and found immediately adjacent doorways. While most commonly found as supporting elements emphasizing the importance of a primary entrance, sidelights may be employed at any interior or exterior door where a visual emphasis is desired, or where additional light or visibility is needed.
Typically narrow, sidelights can be placed on both or just one side of a door and can include a sash or have glass that is stopped into the frame. They are build in to see who has come and get more light through them. Be careful building in the sidelights, they shouldn’t give access to your home and in some case you need a treillage on them.
You can try contrasting sidelights to accentuate your door. Then a good idea is to paint your door with some bold color and make white-framed sidelights. If you want a more integral look, go for the same color for the door and sidelights.
Two sidelights are a usual thing to get a symmetrical look but if you want a more modern option, add just one, it’ll look cool. Get inspired by the ideas below and build in some cool sidelights!