Christmas is less than a week away so if you haven’t begun to decorate your house, now is a good time to start! While the tree will definitely be the focus, have you thought about how you are going to add to the windows as well? After all, it is here that you’ll be able to show off your festive decorations and also gain some extra visual benefits as the light shines on in during the day. Luckily, you can do up your windows quite easily using some standard Christmas accessories as well as some more alternative belongings. Here are some cool ideas to decorate windows for holidays!
Hanging Bobs and Baubles
The simplest way to adorn your household windows is to hang up a variety of Christmas decorations using the curtain rails or hooks. For tilt and turn windows, you can even slip the strings through the gaps and close them to hold up the ornaments. Additionally, wide bay windows can be embellished with several wreaths. In this way, you get the combination of green and bright light during the day, and a constant herbal scent thanks to the leaves these wreaths are made of. Of course, there are plenty more options for you to hang from your sliding or casement windows this holiday season:
- Embroidered snowflakes
- Beaded garlands
- Colourful ribbons
- Glass ornaments
- Pine garlands
If you can’t attach these decorations with the curtain rail or hooks, you can use suction caps or reusable adhesive such as Blu-Tack. The good news is that just about any ornament can be hung up to use your window’s qualities in this manner. Check out quick decoration ideas for Christmas.
Using the Window Sill
If you’re lucky enough to have a bay window or some other design that has a sill, you can utilise this extra space to create your very own Christmas display. Let us say you’ve decided to install some stylish double glazed bay windows in Bristol. The sill offered by these excellent home additions will be wide enough to hold a hearty Christmas display. When creating these decorative pieces, you can use the following objects:
- Children’s holiday artwork
- Family Christmas photographs
- Cards sent from friends and family
- Decorative holiday stockings
- Festive nutcracker collections
If you’ve been gathering any one type of object over the years, be it a nativity scene or selection of traditional Santas, you can arrange them on your window sill and create a lovely festive atmosphere.
Thinking Outside the Box
Of course, there are many more ways in which you can transform your home this holiday season. If you’re lacking with ornaments or are seeking something more unique, there are a number of unusual window decoration ideas for Christmas. To give you a head start though, we’ll list two out-of-the-box solutions to your festive embellishment issues. These are suitable for just about any household.
- Use liquid paper to draw snowflakes on your windows. These can be removed with nail polish remover once Christmas is over.
- Combine Epsom salt with flat beer. Once the crystals are dissolved, apply the solution to your windows with a soft sponge. After drying, your windows will then gain a frosted look similar to ice!
You can easily combine these methods with any of the above ideas as well, using your imagination to create some highly festive household decorations. You can also see fabulous ideas to decorate home for Christmas here.
Whether you have some casement or tilt and turn windows in your home, you should now have plenty of inspiration for bringing the holiday spirit indoors. Making this moment special is merely matter of a little imagination and a large dose of fun. Regardless of what you decide to do, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
Madeline Varley is a freelance writer for Caddy Windows, a company that was established in 1992. They specialise in the distribution and installation of quality uPVC doors and windows in Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.