It is the season for fall wardrobes, pumpkin spice, Halloween costumes, and decorations! Fall is the kick-off for the best time of year for decking the halls (and windows) in festive décor. While store-bought inflatables are great, many homeowners want to decorate in a low-key way that complements what they already have—a beautiful home. You can bring real life to your house, add to your curb appeal, and create a welcoming entrance by decorating your windows for fall.
Outside decorations don’t have to be just lights and pumpkins on the front steps or a wreath on the door. Your windows are a great way to add to the fall decorations and bring beauty and style to your home.
1. Window Boxes Planters
This first idea is not outside the box, but instead placing a box outside the house! If your home has window boxes, you can create a festive pairing of nature and holiday by using plants and other natural items. Pine cones, pumpkins, gourds, and dry grasses or pine make a stylish and beautiful window box display. If you have plants growing in your boxes already, adorn them with some extras. Add some fake plants to add depth and fall colors, or even add decorations like wooden pumpkins.
2. Seasonal Wreaths
Wreaths are not just for Christmas! You can hang autumn wreaths on the outside of your windows and change them out when you’re ready to move through the seasons! Make your own wreaths as a DIY project, or purchase them. However, if you’re going to use more than one on multiple windows, we recommend they stay uniform on the same side of the house. For instance, if your front windows each have a harvest-style wreath, but you also have one witchy wreath you’d like to use closer to Halloween, consider placing this one on the door of the house instead of the window or use a yard hanger to put it next to the walkway for trick-or-treaters.
Indoor Window Decorations
When you think of window decorations, many just think about window-clings from the dollar bin at the local retailer or cotton batting cob-webbed across the glass. While these are definitely options, consider a few that we’ve stumbled on over the years.
1. Curtain Rod Waterfalls
Take the curtain off of your rod (this is a great time to wash them) and hang strands of autumn garland. You can purchase fall garland at a local craft store or make your own with fishing wire and fall leaves of various colors.
2. Whole Window Silhouettes and Posters
You can use window clings that are classy and themed against white curtain backgrounds to create a silhouette effect. You can also use posters like these to give all your windows a spooky effect.
3. Twinkle Lights
Simple white lights are not just for Christmas and wedding! White light strands that plug and tiny, battery-operated LED lights are great ideas for indoor decorations. They’re visible from the outside and complement any other decorations you use on your windows or your home interior or exterior.
Not sure if your windows can withstand some decorating? Ask a professional on our staff by calling 916-259-9832 or make an appointment online.