Recently it was the time of year when people go all out on decorating their homes, whether it was the porch, the doors, or the roof. Even the windows. It was a chance for everyone to show off their creativity when it came to decorating for the holidays, giving everyone a chance to show off their artistic talents or design skills when it came to creating something people on the street could stop and admire.
That being said, just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean you have to pack everything up and go back to plain house. Instead, you can continue decorating your home to liven it up and make it stand out to people on the street. Whether that would be to commemorate any other holiday that’s about to pass, or just to show off your ideas and talent. Below are tips on how to decorate your windows to make them more interesting and unique to you and your household.
Paint is a great temporary solution if you’re not ready to commit to sticking items on your windows as most mediums, such as acrylic or tempra, will wash off with just water. You can choose from many colors, and there’s no need for stencils or stickers unless you really want them because the paint itself will give your window some character. A quick google search can give you a list of options for permanent or temporary painting techniques and what materials would be best for either.
Window stickers that correspond to the holiday or seasons are a great way to make your windows look festive without having to spend too much time or money on materials. They’re also very easy to clean up. You can even outline the stickers with some glitter glue for extra effect if you want to.
Use Window Blinds
If you don’t want to put anything directly onto your windows, you can instead use window blinds. They come in a range of colors and designs, so you will be able to find the one that’s right for you. Keep in mind that this is a much more permanent solution as you’re actually installing this directly onto your window and can be very difficult to take down if you’re not careful. Window blind installation is also a simple job, but it still might be best to allow a professional to do it so that it’s done right.
This next entry works in tandem with other mediums, such as paint or window crayons in order to make it work. Stencils are a great way to make the exact picture you want directly on your window, as they provide a necessary outline for what you’re trying to draw. This can make decorating much, much easier instead of trying to figure out how to draw anything by hand. Just be careful with how you secure the stencil to your window while drawing, as tape or glue can leave residue behind that’s difficult to wash off.
When it comes to decorating your windows, lights are a must for any time of year. Depending on the type of lights you choose to use, there are different ways you can utilize them in your decorating. You can use lights to outline the window or parts of the window, or you can place them in the window sill to show off a knick knack or other decoration like a display case.
To make an inexpensive DIY decoration for your windows, all you need is some paper, tape, and maybe some glitter glue. Cut out any design you want, and use double-sided tape to stick it on your window. This is also a great option for if you like to decorate depending on upcoming seasons or holidays, as it’s easy to remove for a quick change when the time comes for the next decorating project.
There are plenty of decoration ideas to choose from when it comes to decorating your windows. So don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things. Whether you want a temporary look or a permanent one, the sky is the limit for what you choose to use. Simply remember to be careful, especially when it comes to anything that’s a bit coarse or sticky as you don’t want to potentially scratch your glass or leave residue behind that’s difficult to clean.