Christmas is almost upon us! Now Halloween and Bonfire Night have both passed, Christmas is the next big festive celebration in the UK, which means Christmas gift guides are a coming to this here blog… With Christmas on the horizon many people are now considering when it’s appropriate to get the decorations out of storage – I am firmly in the NOT UNTIL DECEMBER CAMP, but that’s because my birthday is on the 11th and I like to be décor free on my big day. Anways, before you start decking the halls, it may be wise to consider whether you have every possible area covered. It’s likely you already have a tree and maybe some tinsel or wreaths tucked away, but have you considered window decorations? Window décor is actually a big thing for me, as I live in an apartment so floor space is limited, but jazzing up the balcony doors and windows doesn’t take any floor space. So, here are a few ways I like to dress my windows for the festive season…
If you have a large, exposed window, then you could hang a festive wreath or two from your curtain pole. Some wreaths may look rather bulky, but they’re actually incredibly lightweight for their size, so there’s no need to worry about the curtain pole being overworked with a heavy load. By using a thick ribbon in a Christmassy red or green colour, you can create a great feature that draws the eye to the winter scene outside your home, without blocking out too much light.
Cascading lights are my fave as they can really help to create a Christmas feel in your living room, particularly if they’re in a festive shape. Plus, the decorations don’t have to be too overly festive if you’re worried about it looking a little ‘tacky’. Think trees, mountains and lakes rather than elves, Santa and reindeer. You could even complement this aesthetic by getting some patterned vertical blinds in a winter scene.
Use the Sill
Understandably, some people don’t want to obscure their window or block out any natural light in winter months when the daylight hours are shorter. If you feel the same, then consider using the window sill rather than the window itself. You can use it to decorate with candles, ornaments, nativity scenes, or even seasonal flowers, potpourri or pinecones.
Stencil Your Own Design
If you’d rather have something you can design yourself rather than a store-bought decoration, then why not consider stencil designs, puffy paint and wax paper? You can download your own templates online for this. Plus, not only are they easy to do and highly effective, they’re also a great way to get children involved in your ideas.
As Christmas approaches now is the perfect time to consider any possible window decorations. Perfect for drawing the eye, there are a number of ways you can make your window the most festive part of your home.
Do you decorate your windows? Throw me some ideas that I can use this festive season if you do.