WIndow Dressing Ideas & Tips For Any Season




Window dressing can be a lot of fun.

Millions of people now really get into the different seasons, and changing up your surroundings, keep them interesting. Not to mention, it is a lot of fun too. Windows are great on their own, of course, they are, they let in all of the glorious sunlight. But you can make them even more of a focal point if you choose to. 

It helps if you have great windows to start with. If you don’t, then you should consider a vinyl windows replacement. It will look better and save money by stopping heat escaping.

We finally had the opportunity to replace our old window panes this last Summer with new vinyl ones and let me tell you, it has been the best transition yet.


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The first thing you should do before you dress any windows is to give them a good clean.

Make sure you use a smear-free cloth or solution so that you don’t end up with smudges and grey patches. Homemade window cleaner isn’t hard to make and usually smells great.

Below are a few tips I recommend when it comes to dressing up your windows all year round.


Printed Panels

If you have long windows or french doors, then the chances are you want to make the most of the light that they let in. Beautiful printed fabric panels can do the job and look pretty doing it. Voile fabric panels are easy to fit and change when the season changes. They can have a real country feel if you use whitewashed wood for the pole and the curtain rings. 

Shutters

Many homes now have wooden shutters screwed down on the outside of the home for aesthetics. And while they do look cute, you can get some real ones fitted inside that work. There are so many different styles you are bound to find one that works for you. You can get full shutters, which will completely block out the sunlight, making them ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms. You can opt for waterproof ones for the bathroom and kitchen. 

Seasonal

When the summer rolls around, you can put a vase of beautiful yellow daffodils and other brightly colored flowers. Autumn time, October and November pumpkins, faux toadstools, and other autumnal inspired ornaments are lovely. Red and orange flowers, with berries and gold ribbons, are beautiful to look at too. When the festive season in full swing, Poinsettias are the perfect plant to have on your window ledge. 

Natural

If you love the natural look, then bamboo blinds are the ones for you. They come in a range of thicknesses, and colors work perfectly with all room types and window sizes. Although the only drawback of these is that you won’t be able to let as much light in as you might with voile, and you are limited as to how high you can roll them up. 

Outside

When it comes to window dressing, you can make use of the outside too. Hanging window boxes with a range of herbs and flowers will always give you something to look at. And herbs are particularly useful if you like to cook or enjoy nice smells wafting through the window on the warm summer evenings. 

Dressing a window can be part of the whole seasonal decoration and can be a really joyous way to celebrate and have fun in your home. 






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