Setting up a Holiday Window Display: Ten Tips
Everyone loves unabashedly ogling their neighbor’s Christmas window displays. Here are ten tips to make your windows worth looking at…
- Pick a theme. A bunch of items by your window looks more like clutter than a holiday display. By thinking of a theme, you narrow down what you’ll be placing by your window, and therefore create unity in your display.
- Think of a focal point. With your window items carefully considered, it’s time to choose the central object for your window display. Some popular focal features are the Nativity scene and Santa Claus.
- Dress up your windows with festive curtains. Velvet curtains in reds and greens make for simple but attractive window treatments. Cinch the curtains with beaded garlands for a more festive touch.
- Hang Christmas lights. Bring sparkle to your windows by placing Christmas lights on window jambs. You can also use LED Christmas lights as well, to save energy and be a bit environmentally friendly.
- Display festive Christmas wreaths. Hanging multiple Christmas wreaths on a window creates an abundant, celebratory mood. For consistency, choose wreaths that are similar in design or color.
- Place candles on window ledge for illumination. Pillar or votive candles lend a soft glow to your home. Arrange them on the window ledge for a serene effect. Just make sure they are placed far from the curtains to avoid a fire hazard.
- Hang Christmas cards. Don’t let pretty Christmas cards from last year collect dust! Hang them in your window with pretty, festive ribbon.
- Use greenery. Build a window box and fill it with assorted greeneries like mini evergreen trees, flower sprigs and berry branches. Pots of poinsettias will also create a striking effect on a holiday window display.
- Drape garlands on curtain rods. This brings an instant touch of color to your windows.
- Embellish with ribbons. Set aside the curtains and drape colorful long ribbons on curtain rods. Let the ribbons cascade down to create a veil of color on your window.