Preparing your home for the holiday season? Add window decorating to your to-do list. Similar to string lights lining the rooftop and jingle bells on the front door, window décor is a festive way to spread Christmas cheer to all who pass your home. Read on for our list of easy ways to decorate your windows.
Wreaths are a timeless choice for holiday window décor. After all, these ornamented circles of greenery look lovely both outside and indoors. Use a wide ribbon and curtain rod to hang one inside. For the porch and patio, hang wreaths directly on window panes using an adhesive or magnetic hook.
Christmas swags are bundles of greenery that often droop downward in an angel-wing or teardrop shape. They’re a nice alternative to traditional wreaths and often come decorated with ribbon, berries, or other holiday ornamentation.
Similar to the mantel or stairway, windows are a lovely place to display your holiday garland. Drape a single strand of garland from the top corners of your window frame or bundle on the window sill with decorative accents. Real evergreen branches with red berries are particularly rustic and chic.
In addition to garland, decorate your window sill with holiday accents, such as candlesticks, a nutcracker, or tabletop trees. Most window sills are only two to three inches deep, however, so pay attention to the size of your décor before you buy.
When you’re done decorating the tree, use any spare Christmas lights to brighten your windows. Indoor lights are fairly lightweight and easy to hang inside the window frame using thumb tacks or small pins. You’ll love the glow inside your home, and the lights will emit a romantic twinkle outside. Don’t limit yourself to white lights, either – use red, green, or multi-colored lights if you prefer.
Similar to garland, drape a thick strand of string from each side of your window frame and attach holiday greeting cards using small clothespins. It’s simple, charming, and a great way to enjoy messages and photos from family and friends.
Window decals are an easy way to decorate your windows and are fun for the entire family. They’re traditionally playful and easy to remove when the holiday ends, too. If you prefer, cut out paper snowflakes or candy canes and hang using string or clear tape. While particularly popular on front-facing or patio door windows, they’re also a delightful way to spruce up a child’s bedroom windows.
Exchange your everyday curtains or valances for something more festive – simply follow the lead of your current décor and holiday color palette to find the right look.
Finally, if your home is blessed with beautiful bay windows, turn one into a cozy reading nook where you can watch the snow fall or curl up with a cup of hot cocoa. All you need is a soft throw, plush pillow, and chic serving tray to finish the look.
Use your imagination and create a Christmas window display to enjoy all season long. Keep it simple or combine multiple ideas from the list above to discover a look that’s perfect for you and your home.