Your home’s windows are more than just portals to the outside. They bring in light, warmth, cheap temperature control, vitamin D, and food for your plants. With all that they bring into your life, they should be brought out and treated nicely. Blinds are the first investment, but after that, there are so many ways that you can accent windows.
Make Your Windows a Focal Point
For Small Windows
If your room is small and you have short windows, a great (and very simple) way to make them appear bigger is to use long curtains. Instead of setting the curtains level with the top of the window frame, bring them up almost as high as your ceiling. This technique lengthens the appearance of the windows. Make sure to use a moderately translucent material for the curtains so they don’t block any light.
Already a beautiful and coveted feature in a home, bay windows offer chances to do a lot more with what you already have. Use an already built-in seat or a small table to set up a window full of plant terrariums; plants are always great because they clean carbon dioxide out of the air — and they look pretty. Mixing different knick knacks in with your plants creates a unique area only you will have.
Add to the Sides
Perhaps you have the perfect curtains or you prefer an undraped window. You can still accent them in a fun way by putting up bookshelves on either side that aren’t overpowering. Use a light paint or wood stain and keep them shallow. Another way to make windows pop is use eye-drawing prints or posters on either side; make sure they are a similar size to the window so they don’t diminish smaller windows.