When you want to breathe life into a dull space, turn to your windows. Literally.
Updating your windows is a great way to update the look of any room without resorting to a major overhaul. Whether it’s changing the entire frame or simply switching curtains, dressing up your windows is a fun project to work on.
Rethinking your window designs? Get inspired with these ideas:
1. Apply window films.
One quick and easy way to change up your windows is with decorative window films. These are usually made of vinyl or any other clingy, flexible material, which you can cut and stick to your window panes. You can get these in clear, colored, or patterned ones. Bonus: This is a great and inexpensive DIY project.
2. Customize plain curtains.
Solid-colored curtains never go out of style, but you can take it a step further by adding small accessories.This works for any type of budget as well. It can be as simple as adding a colored ribbon, or as crafty as gluing embellishments like plastic flowers, beads, or pom-poms.
3. Switch to honeycomb blinds.
Also called cellular blinds, these are going back in style because of their streamlined designs. Not only are they stylish, but they are also great for the environment. As the honeycomb blinds’ design has pockets that trap air, you get another layer of insulation. There are honeycomb blinds that fit any budget and they are also easy to install.
4. Go organic.
Another big trend in the design world is the use of natural materials such as bamboo and rattan. You can use them as they are or layer them under your curtains for contrast and depth.
5. Repurpose tablecloths and sheets.
It doesn’t get any easier than this! Take any flat sheet and hang them from rods with ring clips, and voila! You now have a super-affordable window dressing!