How To Decorate Your Windows For Christmas in 2021?
Have a read through our latest festive blog to find out about the best window decoration ideas for Christmas!
Decorating your windows for Christmas can dramatically transform your home in both the interior and exterior!
On the outside, Christmas window decorations create a fantastically festive first-impression for your friends, family and neighbours. Whilst on the inside, the window decor adds to creating a super cozy aesthetic to be enjoyed throughout the holiday season.
They also serve as a brilliant way for families to get creative, imagine up some truly unique decorating ideas and maybe even stumble upon activities that may very well become household Christmas traditions. Here’s some inspiration to help kickstart your festive window accessorising…
Christmas Window Display Ideas
Displays of the festive variety come in many different forms. Not only can you make use of the windows themselves, but window sills also provide a great location for creating Christmassy settings.
Decorate Your Window Sill With Miniatures
If you’re partial to a diorama, use your window sill as the set and arrange miniatures, figurines and toys to create the most Christmassy of settings.
A winter village is a popular choice for Christmas decor aficionados, as they really do maximise the Christmas cosiness factor! Model homes sat atop beds of cotton wool to mimic snowy climates are always very fun to set up!
Arrange your various Christmas miniatures (which we’re sure you’ll find many in a box in your loft) around model homes or other festive buildings, and feel the Christmas cheer ooze from your window sill.
Depending on how you layout your display, both yourselves and passers by will really get into the spirit of the month!
Christmas Themed Lights or Fairy Lights
A very simple, yet very effective way of adding a bit of festive glamour to your window frames! Fairy lights make more of a difference than you think, and they can be enjoyed from both the outside and indoors.
If you want an upgrade on the standard fairy lights, there are many lights available which come readymade in Christmas shapes. Stars, snowflakes, trees…you name it! You’ll be able to find lightning in all sorts of shapes to suit all Crimbo tastes.
Curtain lights are another great option, and convenient too! They are strings of light which hang down from the top of your windows. They’re incredibly easy to set up and provide a very quaint effect.
The arrangement of the lights is also an important factor to consider. You can either place the lights throughout the various panes, or you can create a lighted frame, resulting in a very cute border around your windows. Then there’s also the vital decision of whether you want your lights to be plain & white or multicoloured.
Wreaths & Garlands
Wreaths and garlands are extremely classy, and feel like they’re almost built to be placed in the flames of windows. A wreath will look beautiful in a window, and make for a charming display.
In terms of garlands, the greenery will look fantastic whether you adorn the item along the top half of your window frame or along your window sill.
You can also turn wreaths or garlands into a crafting activity with your loved ones. Gather a few supplies from your local hardware shop, pick up some festive foliage and you have everything you need to create your own DIY Christmas greenery…and you can then showcase your craftsmanship to your relatives when they come over.
Furthermore, simple string garlands shouldn’t be forgotten! They will provide a very quaint feel when placed across window frames!
Christmas Window Stickers
Window stickers come in many forms. You can opt for light & subtle, all the way to multicoloured and bold.
For the prior, you can get your hands on some very elegant plain stickers such as those in the shape of snowflakes of various sizes, or the silhouette of a snowy forest. Placing these upon your windows will give the illusion as if it’s always snowing outside which can be quite enchanting.
On the other hand, you can opt for very colourful cartoonish stickers of Santa, elves, reindeer and more. The kids will undoubedtly get a kick out of these, and maybe as they get older they’ll switch to the subtler stuff!
Made from soft PVC cling vinyl, Christmas window stickers are very easy to peel, apply and remove from your windows without leaving any tough to clean residue behind. There’s also the added bonuses that they are reposition-able and reusable. Buy once, and use for many years to come!
Christmas Crafts & Paper Decorations
A great one to get the kids involved in… Adorn your windows with paper snowflakes, snowmen and Santa Clauses. A fun, no fuss decorative touch, and it will keep the kids busy. All manner of shapes can be created so you can let your imagination run wild.
We recommend sticking on the shapes you create with White Tack. This way, the paper decorations are easy to apply and remove. The sticking method will also be un-obvious to onlookers as it’s white tack on white paper.
When guests see candles in the window as they walk towards your home, they will be immediately hit with a welcoming feel. They’ll automatically know that they’ll be coming into a warm, cosy and perhaps even a beautifully scented environment.
Candles don’t just provide an aesthetic appeal when placed upon a window sill, but when they are scented, they have a two-dimensional sensory impact. Imagine walking into a room that smells like Balsam, Pine, Warm Embers, Fresh Mint or Gingerbread. A relaxing ambience will no doubt be created.
A simple bunting can look great when placed in front of a window. With traditional or glossy options available, adding a bit of bunting to your frames is a tried and tested favourite!
There may not be anything more ultra-bougie than switching to Christmas themed blinds for the month of December! It’s certainly one of the best ways to show your windows some love in terms of Christmas decor.
With the amount of prints there are to choose from, the world is practically your oyster, but we recommend choosing a design that wouldn’t look out of place throughout the entire winter season. Or, don’t take our advice…go as whacky as you like.
Christmas Window Painting
If you’re feeling really creative, one of this year’s biggest trends in terms of Christmas window decoration ideas is painting them! Tis the season to use your window as a canvas it seems!
The great thing about painting on a window is that you couldn’t have any more of a blank canvas if you tried. The possibilities are endless but we have a few recommendations before you wet your paint brush or pen.
Christmas trees, town houses, holly with berries, festive messages, lights, baubles, snowflakes, angels, elves and snowmen are just some ideas to spark your inspiration. If you happen to be a confident artist, you may even use the whole window pane or panes to create your next masterpiece.
What do you use to draw on windows you ask? Liquid chalk window marker and pastel coloured pens are the answer!
Our final recommendation would be to make use off this year’s or past year’s Christmas card collection. With many cards tending to feature such beautiful designs, why not hang, stick or place a few in your windows. You’ll likely have an array of colour schemes on the different cards to make use of, and you can smatter them around in the most fetching way that you see fit.
How to hang decorations on windows?
This is a very good question! For hanging decor like wreaths, you can use adhesive hooks which are made specifically for attaching to glass. Then, opt for fishing wire to create the attachment.
For smaller items, it may be better to choose adhesive ceiling hooks which can also be coupled with fishing wire.
And that’s our guide on how to decorate your windows for Christmas
We thoroughly hope that you’ve found these ideas to be helpful, and that you don’t neglect your windows this year when it comes to your Christmas decor!
Speaking of which, we ought to mention that we here at West Midlands Double Glazing are the region’s favourite provider of double glazing as well as doors, porches, conservatories, orangeries, garden rooms and roofline solutions!
If you happen to live in the Midlands and are looking to replace or upgrade any of your glazing products, be sure to get in touch with us by filling out a contact form here on our website or calling 0121 532 0784.
The entire WMDG team wish you a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years! Have a great end to the year!!