Christmas time is the perfect opportunity to let your creativity flow. Gone are the days when decorations were garish, cheap and unoriginal, with more and more people choosing to spend the time to make something tasteful and original that reflects their personality. Having the perfect Christmas window is part of enjoying the festive season and being creative, but it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start.
Keep it natural.
Whether you’ve got old-fashioned sash windows in a Cotswold cottage or modern double glazing in Gloucester high rises, you can bring a rustic touch to the proceedings with a little time and think. Hang garlands around the frame and decorate with your chosen colors, interweaving lights among the foliage to give it a little sparkle.
Anything you can decorate a tree with can be used to decorate a garland, and a light touch of spray snow will make it seem even more Christmassy.
So regardless of whether you’ve got old-fashioned windows or double glazing in Gloucester by Firmfix, you can make your home feel rural and festive without spending much money. Just go for a walk in the woods!
Get the kids involved.
A simple, yet effective idea is to make window stickers with the children. Draw simple snowflakes, baubles or stars or even cut out festive pictures that take your fancy. Using 3D glitter glue in an array of colors, trace over the outline and wait to dry. Once dried, the pictures can then be peeled off and stuck to any smooth, flat surface.
Once the holiday season has ended, they can be carefully peeled off the window and stored for future years. These are also great gift ideas for grandparents!
Quick and easy.
If you don’t have the time to spend making elaborate decorations for your window, you can stick with the traditional lights. Fairy lights strung around a window frame always look pretty and require minimal time and effort, but make sure your lights are safe and cost effective or you could be counting the cost.
Ready-bought window stickers are available in many places in the run-up to Christmas, so don’t be too hard on yourself if you simply don’t have the time to spare and get decorating with something simple.