It’s holiday season again! Most homeowners are in an understandable decorating frenzy. Trying to prepare your home for the upcoming festivities can be challenging. But did you know you can easily add holiday cheer with spruced-up windows? Here are three DIY decorating ideas for your home:
- Holiday wreath. You can never go wrong with this classic. Wreaths are traditionally placed on doors, but they work just as well on windows. Magnolia leaves, eucalyptus, and other fresh greens are normally used. You can add your own twist by making rosemary, berries, or bay leaf wreaths. You may hang multiple wreaths in a row of windows for a uniform look.
- Paper snowflake curtain. Hang a string of paper snowflakes from top to bottom within the window frame. This will give a wintry effect inside the home. If you’re finding it too flat, you can add cotton balls on the string. Pearl beads and rock crystals are also great for adding drama and sparkle.
- String of lights. This is another holiday classic! A vertical string of lights, all lit up and hanging from your window, is simple yet impressive. Don’t be afraid to get creative if you find traditional lights too plain. You may use star-shaped lights for a more fun look.
Window decorating is always a fun activity, but don’t get too caught up with styling that you forget about the condition of the window itself. Remember, even the cheeriest holiday decorations cannot salvage sad-looking, damaged windows. So before you start those fancy DIY projects, make sure your windows are in great shape. Your Kansas City window contractor can tell you more. Here are some signs of damage you need to look for:
- Broken or cracked glass is very noticeable. This will take the focus away from pretty wreaths and other decorations you have planned.
- Foggy glass is never a good sign, even if it oddly complements that wintry look you’re going for. Fog in between the glass panels means either your window’s insulation seal has been broken or your window is poorly insulated in the first place.
- Cracked or warped frames will look dismal next to bright and colorful holiday lights. Additionally, a window with a warping frame will not operate properly. Sticking and jamming make opening or closing a window difficult.
When your windows have these telltale signs of damage, it’s time to replace them.
We at Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City are fully committed to bringing you the best-quality replacement windows for your home. We offer a wide selection of window options, including double hung, bow and bay, sliding, and casement windows in Kansas City and surrounding areas.
Our replacement windows are unrivaled in beauty, durability, and energy efficiency. Made of innovative materials such as Fibrex® and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, our windows are designed to keep your home comfortably insulated not just this holiday season, but all year round.
Creative decorations with RbA windows—now that’s a brilliant holiday idea! Give us a call today to learn more about our services or to request a free estimate.