Holiday windows decorations and treatments come in so many sizes, textures, and shapes that options are literally endless! Every Christmas, we see many unexpected debuts and preppy power couples that are literally smashing and provide a modern flair while keeping the warm of the festive season. All feather compositions, dangling ornaments that add just the right amount of pop, and anything your imagination can give birth to welcome guests and bring everybody in the house in the holiday spirit!
Below are some of the most eye-catching window decorating ideas that create a holiday view and bring smiles to everyone’s faces!
1. Vintage Linens
Truth is that although vintage linens are too delicate to use for their intended purposes, they make excellent window decorations during Xmas! Let them shine as cheery décor this holidays. Hang your favorites, be it fun towels, cute aprons, or any other, as window treatments and impress the crowds with something definitely out-of-the-box! Just make sure you don’t hang any special linens in windows with direct sunlight as they may fade.
2. Let is Snow!
Make your own winter flurries with a beautiful display of snowflakes by using suction cups to hand decorative snowflakes from glass or simply hang them from window muntins. If you want a more whimsical look, try to deviate from white and have colorful snowflakes. Of course, an evergreen swag can complete this lovely winter scene. Hang it across the top of the window or let your creativity run wild!
Speaking of creativity, you can also make garland paper snowflakes, which are easy to craft and will look awesome when you decorate them with glittering paint. Bind your paper snowflakes with ribbons and threads with different lengths so they hang at different heights. To avoid the tape to remain on the window after the holiday season when you remove the decorations, attach the ribbons and threads above the window.
3. More is Better!
Feel up to creating a stunning effect? Hang classic Xmas wreaths in multiples (say, three!). This is imperative if you have windows with peculiar shapes (i.e. bay windows, arch windows, etc.) or windows with a wide expanse in general.
4. Jewelry (and silver baubles) is a Window’s Best Friend!
Large beaded garlands make great holiday swags to your window treatments. Take a couple of those strings and drape them over the curtain rod, making sure they are safely in place (tape them on the back of the curtain rod). To complete the look, wire glass balls to the ends of the garland and don’t forget to top them with greenery!Or you could go for something more minimal (as shown in the picture) and hang silver baubles, skipping the greenery part!
5. Ribbon Cascade!
Embellish a window with ribbons. Hang miniature wreaths in the upper corners of the window frame to give a sense of sweet nostalgia of the old-fashioned Christmas decoration charm. As for the lengths of the ribbons, we suggest you leave the tails cascading down while draping the ribbons through the centers of the wreaths. Try different fabrications (i.e. satin, organza, etc.) and patterns, and try to use colorful ribbons of various lengths so that everything matches your holiday décor!
Alternatively, you can make the wreaths seem like floating in midair by tucking the end of the ribbons behind your drapes or curtains.
6. Glass Ornaments!
Send sparkles throughout the room and dazzle everybody with clear glass ornaments hung in your windows. Bring some Christmas shine by stringing ornaments onto a length of a ribbon. Use a thumbtack or small nail to attach the end of the ribbon to the area above the window frame and hang a bauble that will serve as your focal point. However, nothing stops you from hanging multiple ones for an ultra-sparkle effect!
7. Xmas Baubles & Beads!
Use beaded garlands to add streams of color not only to your windows but the entire room! Pin each garland at the top of the window treatment with straight pins. Alternatively, you can knot your garland around a nail that you will hammer into the wall right above the frame of the window. Allow the beads to pool on the floor and fall in front of your curtains.
8. Swags that Turn Heads!
Buy some florist’s wire, a couple of bells, evergreen branches, pinecones, berry sprigs, or any other basic Xmas supplies to create a window swag. Wire the elements you have selected together and finish the look with a beautiful bow! Place an adhesive hook (temporary) to the window frame and hang a loop of wire you will create on the back of the swag.
9. Advent Calendar!
Transform your window into an advent calendar this year and start the countdown to Xmas! Take small bags with a little note or gift in each one and number them. Then, hang them across a window (you can use a clothesline and clothespins). Every day, go back to your window to enjoy a mini treat. Just make sure you don’t get carried away and only open the corresponding bag each day! This is so cool, especially if you have kids!
Tip: You can make different packages for every child. Just make a different clothesline for each!
10. Row of Wreaths!
You can’t imagine the festive effect you will bring into your home if you just suspend a row of wreaths from the curtain rod of sliding glass doors or windows. You can also buy artificial hypericum berries from your local crafts store to add a Christmas-red color. Wire them onto grapevine wreaths and voila!
1. If you want rustic elements to welcome your guests, simple, nature-inspired decorations (i.e. wreaths made of greenery sprigs, dried fruit, and pinecones) is what you need to nail it!
2. A lacy table skirt makes a fantastic window decoration (it will look like a valance). Then, you are free to impress with paper snowflakes (see above) and seasonal, festive ribbons hang from the curtain rod.
3. Undoubtedly, nothing can brighten a window as lights and candles. Arrange them on the window sill with Xmas tree ornaments, nuts or fir twigs. Shiny balls will make the atmosphere magical. Complete the effect with string lights.
4. If you have artistic abilities, paint Xmas trees, snow landscapes, gingerbread men, and other Christmas scenes that dark into your mind (use washable paints)!