Everyone knows that Christmas lights and a tree are your pretty standard holiday decorations, but nowadays, people have come up with all sorts of creative ways to make their homes really stand out around this time of year. Best of all, you don’t need a huge decorating budget or extra space to put everything on display. One of the easiest and most impressive ways you can add a little more holiday flair to your home is by taking advantage of your windows! Here are just a few super simple yet gorgeous ways to bring a little Christmas magic to your windows this season.
Glass Ball Ornaments
You can’t really go wrong with a few colorful glass balls and some pretty ribbon. Just tie each ball to a piece of ribbon, and use some tape or even a thumbtack if you want to secure it to the top area of the window. Check out these shimmering silver and gold ideas from How to Decorate and Cuckoo 4 Design.
Michael’s featured a decorative display that uses a garland right above the window.
You could even bunch up your ribbons and glass ball ornaments for a tighter bouquet-like decoration, such as this one featured on Design Rulz.
Besides ornaments, there’s nothing more festive than a wreath! While the obvious places to put them generally include your doors and walls, you might be surprised to find out how great they look in your windows too. These tiny festive wreaths from Martha Stewart are just too adorable.
The tiny ones are great, but the larger versions work too. Check out these beautiful white wreaths found on Green Style Gallery.
To recreate that winter wonderland look right inside your home, going with some good snowflake decorations will do the trick. This cheap but beautiful example from The Yellow Cape Cod uses nothing but plastic dollar store snowflake decorations and fishing wire.
An interesting look featured in one of IKEA’s photo galleries uses some bare branches and places them in glass bottles. Small snowflakes are then hung from the branches to emphasize that wintery look.
There’s no reason why you can’t combine snowflake ornaments with other types of ornaments! This window display from Top Inspired looks both wintery and festive.
The same IKEA photo gallery mentioned above also showcased a beautiful holiday window display that hung two large star-like lights in each window and surrounded them with silver and gold ornaments. Simply stunning, if you ask me!
Like snowflakes, pinecones are another great ornament idea for bringing a bit of the wintery outdoors into your home. Welke shows these adorable and rustic little pinecone window decorations that have pieces of moss and tiny reindeer figurines topped on them.
For a more holiday-themed look, you can string some frosted pinecones along some red rope and tie them with a bit of green ribbon. This is easy enough to make, or you could just buy one from Etsy.
Sticking with the pinecone idea, Pink Pistachio cleverly combined them with candy canes to really emphasize that holiday and Christmas look. You could even do without the pinecones and just hang candy canes with some simple ribbon.
Okay, so this last example isn’t exactly something you can specifically hang in your window. But it certainly creates the same type of look! All you need is a white marker specifically meant for drawing and writing temporarily on windows. The white works great here, because it looks like frost or snow. Selina Lake featured an example with a simple “Let it Snow” quote and some snowflakes, while this other example found on Pinterest actually shows ornaments that have been drawn.
The best part about these creative holiday window decorations is that people can enjoy them both inside and outside your home! Now that’s worth getting a little excited about.