For many of us, one of the most enjoyable aspects of the festive season is decorating the home. Whether you like to go all out and transform your property into a winter wonderland, or you just string a few lights up around your tree, decorating the interior and exterior of your home is a great way to get in the festive spirit.
As your windows are one of the most important features of your property, giving them a festive makeover is a must. To help get you inspired for Christmas, and ensure your home looks as good as possible, we’ve put together some of our favourite festive design ideas for your windows.
Simple but effective, a little fake snow at the corners of your windows will give your home an instant festive feel. You can buy cans of snow spray online or from local festive retailers. Practice your spray technique on some paper first to make sure you get the action just right.
If you want something that will stand out a little more, or if you want to add to your snow-filled window look, create some snowflakes for the display. You can make snowflakes out of paper, tissue or even fabric. If you have kids, get them to help you cut out some designs and attach your snowflakes to the window.
Lights are a fantastic way to brighten up your window and add some real festive cheer to your home. Before you start hanging your lights, decide if you’re going to opt for multi-coloured bulbs or keep it simple with white lights. String lights work very well at Christmas. Place the lights all around the window to create a warm, welcoming glow and brighten up your home’s exterior.
If you want to keep your festive window designs classic and timeless, opt for plants and natural materials over plastic decorations. Choose festive plants like poinsettias and miniature conifers.
Combine your chosen plants with lights or candles to complete the design and bring your windows to life. As @ELLEDECOR says, ”An assortment of poinsettias and candlesticks can enliven a drab window sill in an instant. You can even experiment with pots in varied styles and candles in different sizes.” When Christmas is over, use the plants to decorate your home until the festive season rolls around again.
If you’re not green fingered enough to look after living plants, you can still get a fantastic natural aesthetic by using foliage instead.
Evergreens like pine, holly and ivy all look great when draped around a window and laid along a windowsill. Again, adding a bit of lighting will help to liven up your display and ensure it looks good day and night.
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