When decorating their homes for the holidays, many people forget that changing their window treatments can pull together a room and make it look festive. Even if you don’t want the hassle of changing your curtains, holiday window clings, paper snowflakes and lights can change the look of your existing windows. Ribbons, boughs or garland can be draped around your windows for a festive look that only takes a few minutes to complete.
Holiday window clings are a very easy and inexpensive way to dress up your windows for the holidays. They can be purchased in a variety of designs, everything from nativity scenes to poinsettias and Santa’s sleigh is available. One of the best things about window clings is their versatility. They can be arranged any way you like and placed on a single bedroom window or every window in your home.
If you’d really like to dress your windows for the holiday season, try replacing your everyday curtains with curtains in festive colors like green, red and white. You can also find curtains that are printed with designs such as snowflakes or candy canes. Hanging a simple red curtain with white lace in front adds a layer of sophistication to your living room and makes a great backdrop for your tree.
Paper snowflakes and spray-on snow can also be used to decorate your windows for the holidays. One idea is to affix paper snowflakes to the window before spraying the snow so that there will be snowflake-shaped spots without snow when you are finished. Concentrate on spraying the snow around the outside of the window for a more realistic look. A bough or garland can be placed on the windowsill to add to the holiday look and bring an outdoor feel to the room.
Some decorations, such as lights and nativity scenes can be seen on both the inside and outside of your home. Some people frame their windows with lights, while others hang icicle lights over the top of their windows or hang an entire curtain of lights in front of the window. Electric candles are another way to dress up your home using light.
If you have a window seat or your windowsill is deep enough, consider setting up a nativity scene or Christmas village scene so that it can be seen both inside and out. There are a tremendous variety of villages available, everything from simple Victorian houses to intricate cities with lights in all of the windows. Look for a scene that can fit on your windowsill or window seat without being overcrowded. Try putting a string of lights around your scene if it’s not already lighted. You can also add artificial snow to help your scene come alive.