When it comes to the home, windows are extremely important. They bring in natural sunlight and offer a refreshing breeze that floats throughout all your rooms. Although you may consider windows a practical feature in your house, that doesn’t mean they should be lacking in the style department.
Here’s how to decorate and style the perfect window:
“Curtains should reflect the personality of your home.”
Curtains have the ability to transform the overall vibe of a room. First thing to consider? The fabric. How much light do you want to show through? Choose a fabric accordingly. If you want the sun’s rays to shine, opt for sheer drapes. These materials are typically light enough that a breeze makes them flow in the wind, and as a result your home looks both welcoming and relaxing. For a more formal space, consider heavier fabrics like silk or velvet; luxury curtains will surely add a touch of elegance to any space – especially the master bedroom.
Curtains, like any other element of your home, should reflect your personality. Don’t be afraid to choose colors or patterns that pop. If your home is lacking texture, a printed paisley can add a element of style to your decor.
Also, be sure to choose your curtain length carefully. These flowing fabrics can come in all different sizes, but your two best bets are: hitting the floor or breaking slightly. Both options are stylish and practical and give off that tailored feel so your home looks completely put together.
The windowsill is oftentimes an untapped resource to add an extra flair to your home. Once you have your curtains all figured out, now is the time to decorate. The windowsill is like a built-in-shelf! It’s the perfect area to showcase some of your favorite little trinkets such as any kind of figurine. Or, you can use it as a little bookshelf to highlight some of your favorite novels. Craft a little corner that matches your home’s design. For instance, if your room is rustic, a vintage clock or decorative candle could be a great choice for your sill. Hint: Choose a battery powered candle instead of one with a flame. The last thing you want is your flowing curtains to catch the flame. This way, it’s safe and fashionable!
Lover of greenery? A windowsill is the wonderful place to add some plotted plants. This area allows your blooms to get plenty of sunlight to grow (just remember to water them!). If your windowsill doesn’t get enough sunlight or you’re lacking a green thumb, try for some faux flowers or plants instead. They look just as real but don’t require as much attention as living ones.
Add some place to sit
If you think your home is lacking a little comfort, adding an accent bench or love seat next to a window could do the trick! It creates the ideal little nook to kick back and relax with a book or a cup of tea. We guarantee it will be the best seat in the house!
Don’t forget about the outdoors
Curtains aren’t only for indoors! In fact, hanging outdoor curtains is an easy and inexpensive way to style your outdoor space, even if it doesn’t have windows. If you have a back porch, use a rod to safely hang your curtains. Choose a light and breezy fabric that will catch the wind. Plus, these features can help block the sunshine even on the brightest days. Lastly, they can add a little privacy to your background for a cozy, outdoor feel.
Don’t wait, start styling your windows now! That way, they’ll be ready just in time for the nice weather so you can open them on a beautiful day.