How To Decorate a Picture Window

Window treatment decorating when done with good taste will make any picture window more than picturesque. If you know your way around decorating, you can come up with spectacular window treatments that will elicit a lot of compliments. But if you find it difficult to accomplish because of lack of practice and creativity, you can find the tips right here.

Here’s how to decorate a picture window:

  • You will need these decorating materials:
      • Blinds, drapes, or soft gauzy curtains.
      • Paint
      • Paintbrush
      • Chest
      • Vintage, ornate, or wooden bench.
  • Find the draping style that will enhance your picture window. Don’t panic if as mentioned you fall into the “difficult to accomplish” category. For this part, you merely have to consult with home decorating magazines to give you clues about draping. If you live in an area where there’s a lot of noise and ruckus going on, you can use heavy drapes to keep the noise out. On the other hand, if it’s a relatively quiet neighborhood you’re at, you can have gauzy and light curtains installed. Finally, if you don’t like the maintenance involved in using fabric for your curtain, you can use elegant honeycomb slat-blinds as your window treatment cover of choice. The latter will also help keep the room cool when it’s sweltering outside or warm when it starts to get really cold all around.
  • Use contrasting items. What’s the dominant color of the window? Well, the oft-used colors are white, beige, and other neutral colors. Ergo, choose accents pieces and items that run counter to the dominating color of the window. For example, if you want to put a chest under the base of the window, something in rust, blue, or dark wood will nicely complement the white or beige color of the window.
  • Paint the outer rim of the window. By doing so, your window will appear larger than it really is. You are also taking out the monotony that often happens when a window is painted in light pastel or stark white. Get some color going around the outer rim to make this window more interesting.
  • Place a great looking bench by the window. You can choose something that you can actually sit on something that is purely for an aesthetic purpose, like window dressing (exactly!). If this is the only ornament you want by the window, you have to make sure it’s something that will draw attention and enhance the overall look of the window treatment.
  • Add smaller items as you see the window display developing. Probably more color around the frame, baubles by the window sill, a small potted plant by the bench, or a tall vase with fresh tulips. These will be fairly easy to string together after you see the initial phase actually leading into something more inviting than the scene outside your window.

Perhaps one of the best ideas when it comes to decorating a picture window is to match the look with the ever-changing seasons. Before you think this is going to make your wallet miserable, you have to know that there are many ways you can do this on a budget. Scour flea markets, garage sales, and vintage stores. You can collect stuff and before you know it, you’ve amassed amazing finds that will help you keep that spot by the window evergreen, ever fresh, and very attractive to look at!


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