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5 Creative Ways to Dress Up Windows in Your Home


There’s nothing more boring than horizontal blinds, yes I said it. The same goes for vertical blinds. Yawn. We can get so much more creative with our windows, folks. Put a little thought into it, some imagination, this is your home after all, a place where you should feel free to express yourself and I guarantee you that no one has ever chosen blinds as aform of significant self-expression. So let’s put our thinking caps on and come up with some more inventive and original methods for dressing up the windows in your home.

1. Drapes

Many homeowners go with drapes for a number of reasons. They can offer a striking, even ceremonial look to the home that can be increased or muted based on the type of material you choose for the panels you’re placing over the window. You can find drapes in a variety of colors, fabrics, textures, and lengths. Some of them are pleated or lined to provide a thicker floor covering that can significantly darken the room when closed. Best of all, you can find the perfect drape for any season, changing them out as the temperature outdoors dictates.

2. Go Green

Plants are a wonderful way to brighten up any home and they’re an ideal choice for a window treatment. Place a hanging plant facing your window to give it some color and give your plant some much-needed sunlight in the process. Some homeowners have taken to planting green vines along the exterior of the window to give it some decoration. If you don’t have much of a green thumb, you can bring artificial versions of foliage to your windows instead.

3. Chimes

For a window treatment that sounds as good as it looks, go with a set of chimes to spruce up your windows. You can choose from a whole range of chimes, small or large, different length rods or the same size. But there’s nothing more soothing and calming than the sound of chimes tinkling in the wind, whether you place them inside or outside of your window. You can find chimes at any good home improvement website.

4. A Coat of Paint

This works both indoors and out, gives your windows a fresh coat along the trim or interior of the sash to make them pop. Some additional color can complement the rest of the decor of your home and make your windows stand out. Homeowners considering new home window installation may want to consider the type of window combinations that can provide an even more eye-catching profile to the home with an accent color applied to it.

5. Lights

Nothing catches the eye faster than lighting. So you can dress up your windows with some form of lighting whether you place hanging lamps, tea lights, or a string of lights to give your windows a bright and noticeable profile in your home. The holidays don’t need to be the only time where you illuminate your windows for the world to see, you can find all kinds of ideas for a subtle enhancement using light so your windows can shine, day or night.

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