How to Beautify Your Windows

The windows are often the last thing homeowners consider updating when planning home renovations. But this way of thinking leads to many missed opportunities for transforming the look and feel of a room. Windows are often the focal point of any given room, so paying extra attention to how their decorated can completely alter the space. Additionally, there are so many different ways you can transform your windows, from custom window treatments to adding window jewelry or new curtain rods. 

Here are five tips on how to beautify your windows: 

  1. Play with paint. When it comes to your dressing up your windows, the first thing that comes to mind is probably curtains. However, you can make a statement without hanging anything. Call more attention to your windows by trimming them in colorful paint that complements the rest of your home design. This tip is especially beneficial for those who want to allow as much natural light as possible into the room. If your walls are light neutral, paint the trim in black or navy for a bold, dramatic contrast. Then, leave the windows curtain-free.
  2. Explore window treatments. There are two types of window treatments: hard and soft. As its name suggests, hard treatments are made of strong, sturdy materials like vinyl, metal, or wood and create durable window covers like shades and shutters. Soft treatments are typically delicate cloth materials cut to form hanging curtains and drapes. When choosing which to incorporate in your own home design, consider the overall look and feel you want to accomplish. Something clean and sharp? Something light and ethereal? Explore all your options before making an informed design decision. The best part? You can combine and layer them if you want!
  3. Hang decorative rods or window jewelry. If you opt for soft window treatments, embellish your design with decorative curtain rods or window jewelry. When hanging your curtain rod, make sure you place it six inches above the window frame as that makes the window look longer. And if you are curious about window jewelry, it can come in many forms, like fringe or beads, added to the top or bottom of a curtain. The minor details, like what finish is on the curtain’s hardware or what shape adorns the finial, really take a space from ordinary to extraordinary. 
  4. Add personality with plants. As you embrace natural light with your window treatments, add in another touch of nature with plants. You can do this in a variety of ways. If you have small window sills, consider lining succulents down the wood. For those with bay windows, potted plants can add a pop of color and help with air quality. You can also try flanking a window with hanging plants. 
  5. Optimize your space. One of the latest trends in window design and decor is optimizing the space below the window. How can you do this? Stage small, decorative elements under or on the window sill. Sometimes, a window’s sill is naturally deep enough to stagger picture frames, signage, and eclectic memorabilia. If not, consider tucking a console table right under the window to house a few personal touches.

When you take the time to choose the right window treatments for your home, you’ll not only beautify the window itself but the room overall. There are so many different ways you can elevate your window treatments. If you need assistance decorating your home and exploring window treatment styles, contact us today to schedule your in-home design consultation.

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