‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year… If Christmas is starting to creep up on you and the little ones (or even some of the grown-ups!) are excited about getting the decorations up then look no further for some inspiration for this year’s window trimmings. There is something for everyone – whether you like to go all-out and compete with the neighbours for the best decorations, or you like a more low-key version of Christmas.
Keep it simple
Simple need not mean basic. You can have a very elegant window display without busting the budget. There are two ways of doing this: making your own decorations, or shopping around to get what you need. Either way, here are a few ideas of how to decorate those windows:
- Hang some stars from your window frame so that they are dangling around the middle of your glass pane. You can just go with a couple, or have a number of smaller ones. Either way, use different lengths of string, or fishing line for a more invisible look, so that they are at different heights.
- Use the cards that you receive to hang along the top of your window. Make sure you have the front of the card facing outward for maximum effect. You could also double up so that you have two cards back-to-back, giving you a colourful front side both inside and out.
- String up some Christmas or fairy lights to brighten up both the inside of your home and the front of your house, spreading a bit of cheer to passers-by even on the dullest of days and darkest of evenings.
- Alternatively, you can use candles in your window sill for a softer glow. Choose some scented candles and you can get an extra hint of Christmas indoors. At this time of year there are plenty of scents to choose from, including cinnamon, gingerbread, and spice.
- A more traditional option would be to use holly or mistletoe in your window. You could also position your Christmas tree in such a way that it is easily visible from outside, sharing that holiday spirit with anyone walking by.
A more extravagant Christmas
Just as simple isn’t necessarily basic, extravagant doesn’t have to break the bank either. Here are a few ideas to get you going:
- Go for a more luxurious colour scheme that includes gold and deep reds and greens. If you stumble across any fake peacock feathers, they would be the ultimate little luxury statement to hang from your window. Gold is also a very warm colour, and coupled with some strategically placed candles or soft lighting to illuminate your decorations it can give off a shimmering radiance both in and out of your home.
- Add a reindeer and sled display, whether on the inside or below your window on the outside, which could be illuminated at night. This is a great one for the little ones too!
- A climbing Santa Claus around your window frame is a classic idea, particularly if you don’t have a chimney for him to climb down through.
- Paint a snowman onto the window glass or stand one up on your window sill smiling at pedestrians walking past.
Whatever you choose, all of us at Wandsworth Sash Windows wish you a wonderful Christmas filled with joy and love. We are always on the end of the phone should you need us for any advice or for a quote for new or replacement windows – just call us on 020 3733 3575 to make an appointment.