It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, the weather is getting colder and the nights are drawing in, so it’s about time to start thinking about how you will decorate your home this festive season.
Whether you’ve got UPVC sliding sash windows or are interested in investing in some shiny new casement windows, you’ll want to show them off. So, get in the festive spirit by taking a look at these window decorating tips.
Transform Your Window Boxes
Let’s be honest, in winter, window boxes can look a little sad and neglected. The colourful flowers that once sat proudly in these boxes are long gone and now an empty shell or pile of dirt lies in their place. But in this lies opportunity!
Transform your lonely window boxes with holly, conifer or fern needles, leftover baubles and maybe even some fairy lights, and give your home a magical makeover.
Adorn with Ornaments
Over the years, we bet you’ve collected a number of Christmas ornaments. Are we right? Well, whether you have a reindeer ornament, poinsettia vase or a Santa statue, give them pride of place for all to see on your window sills. They look especially good interspersed with Christmas cards.
Decorate with Wreaths
They may be traditionally hung on doors but who says wreaths can’t be hung in windows instead? Not only will they be protected from the elements, meaning you can use them year after year, but they’ll be more visible too.
From holly and ivy to mistletoe and bells, hang your wreaths from your curtain rails to give your windows a focal point this festive season.
Light it Up!
If you’re looking for affordable decorations that have the ‘WOW’ factor, then look no further than a string of Christmas fairy lights. Stick onto your window frames with a little Blu Tack (this is easily removed and won’t damage your UPVC window frames), plug in and away you go!
Go for white lights for a classy Christmas decoration or if you have kids opt for multi-coloured fairy lights; they’re sure to love the disco like flash patterns.
Frame Your Christmas Tree
There’s no need to fork out an extra penny on decorations if you’re clever with placement. Utilise the decorations you already have by making your Christmas tree look amazing, then carefully line it up with your window or UPVC doors.
The door or window will frame your tree perfectly, displaying it in all its glory, plus the tree will prevent too many people being able to see into your home while the curtains are open.
Let Father Christmas in
Last but not least, why not add a whimsical touch by placing a stuffed Santa on a ladder underneath your window? It’ll look like he’s trying to climb inside to deliver your presents!
Not only will this show your fun side, but there’s no need to touch your UPVC windows and therefore, you can keep them in tip top condition.
So, how will you be decorating your home’s windows this Christmas? If this post has got you thinking about replacing your windows then you’re in the right place. Take a look at our UPVC sliding sash windows and why not give yourself a last minute Christmas present?!
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