Let’s face it, sometimes windows are less than great. They can get dirty, look dated, or show off less than stellar views. Not every window is a winner and some of them need a bit of a makeover. New curtains and blinds are often too expensive or offer too much of a permanent change for space you are only renting. If that is the case, you’ll likely be looking for some new ways to add life and fun to lackluster windows. Take a look through five ways you can add some life to boring windows.
Adding some greenery to windows is a great way to liven up bland windows. You can install a window box that would look great from the outside. Or, you can use the window sill to your advantage to create a small herb garden. Herbs like basil, mint, and rosemary flourish in window light and can be planted in small terracotta pots that usually cost two dollars or less at home improvement stores. More known for killing plants than growing them? Decorate your windows with a few succulents. Not only will they look incredibly trendy, but they are also near impossible to kill and can go days without water. This is one of the simplest ways to add some life to boring windows.
Window decals are often thought of as tacky and tend to remind people of cheesy bumper stickers. But what about a sticker that could filter the light coming through your window into a beautiful rainbow? These rainbow opaque decals stick to the inside or outside of a window and break down the colors of the light into rainbows on the floor. They also help to prevent birds from colliding with your window. This DIY window decoration project can be done in less than five minutes. It casts beautiful rainbows all over your home which is perfect for those Instagram stories of your dog or cat laying on the floor soaking up the sun.
Who said windows can’t be art? Make the most of your window by placing an art print between the glass, or in a clear frame between the screen and the glass. Not only will the window act as a frame, but it will also function as a shadow box beautifully illuminating the print. This DIY window project works especially well with art prints of stained glass work or ones in beautiful bold colors that glow in the light.
If you’re looking to add a beautiful, romantic cottage detail to your windows, look no further than the lace aisle at your local fabric store. For this DIY window project, you can either replace the screening in your screens with a fine mesh lace or overlay some lace on top of your existing screens. Either option looks beautiful, but the latter provides extra protection against bugs. Make sure to take precise measurements of the screens. Cut your lace fabric accordingly, then just glue or staple it to the frame. Such an easy DIY project that looks great in the spring or summer.
If you’re looking to get a little crafty or want a project that kids can help with, seasonal garlands are a great way to decorate your windows and still show a fun playful vibe. Garland isn’t just for Christmas time, you can use this DIY project on your windows in any season. Cut out suns and flip-flops for the summer, flowers for spring, and beautiful leaves for the fall. There are lots of great templates online to print and cut. To make the garland you can either use a hole puncher to thread some yarn or twine through the paper shapes or use some hot glue to secure them.
DIY hacks are great, but if you’re unhappy with the look of your windows it may be time to replace them. Folkers Window Company has installed over one million windows. And with excellent prices and professional service, they should be the first call you make to replace your windows. Reach out to us by phone or by filling out our online contact form.
Breath new life into your windows. Using these five tips, you should easily be able to add some life to boring windows throughout your home!