Just lately I’ve been looking at the window in my living room (actually, truth be told I’ve been looking at all of the windows in my house and wondering if I should update them all as they are getting old, FYI if you are in this predicament too, Quickslide have been my favourite for selection so far!) and wondering how I can spruce it up a bit. As bloggers we hear A LOT about natural light, so we tend to gravitate towards windows or outside, which means I have started to take note of how my window looks more and more.
I’ve always loved big bay windows with window seats, and though this isn’t a bay window in the traditional sense, it certainly is deep enough for a little reading bench… The only problem is the kids also think it’s deep enough for a decent train track. Maybe we’ll just leave it as it is for now, but as I spent copious amounts of time procrastinating on Pinterest last week looking for ideas, I thought I would share my favourite ways to decorate a window space for the sunshine months!
Bay (or seat) windows:
These are just gorgeous, and so easy to redecorate (potentially another reason this super lazy mama is all up in the bay window love). Check out these amazing designs:
Simply and easy to imitate, this is a way of bringing the garden into the house by using greens and floral/leaf patterns.
There is something so beautiful to me about white on white. I just can’t do it with my children! This is a Moroccan hotel and could be perfect inspiration for a minimal room.
Perfect for rooms with little space, this is a wonderful booth style bay window idea.
I love this dog bed version of a window seat – perfect for pet lovers.
Standard double Windows
I have these in every room of the house apart from the living room. They are equally the best and worst type of windows to decorate because they are limited to a small ledge and you want to maximise, not minimise, your light. I am loving these suggestions, if you’re really going for it and changing the whole look, blinds are absolutely lush and less likely to be swung on by miscreant kids.
Statement vases, with fresh or faux flowers is ideal for totally transforming a very simple and stander window space.
I would never have thought to add shelving across a standard window to help utilise the space and provide you with extra storage. I love this idea!
Shutters are a really glamorous way to change a very basic window.
Circular or porthole Windows
I always wanted one of these when I was younger too!! They don’t need much but they can be so pretty with a bit of tweaking. Why not try these ideas:
Now if you are lucky enough to have this kind of amazing window then this is the only way to decorate it. If yours is still a funny shape but smaller, why not totally transform the whole room wit a bookcase to enclose it?
Another beautiful way to accentuate a window of this style is to use tiling like they have done in this kitchen!
Full length French doors or windows
Seen twilight? With the full length, practically all glass walling? Love!! In reality though, there isn’t a great deal you need to do to make this type of window sparkle, other than these fabulous plants and blinds.
Literally nothing has been done to this window, other than the beautiful tall plants at either side, which really help to bring the outside inside, something that works well with floor to ceiling windows.
Full length curtains are officially the most glamorous way to accentuate a floor to ceiling window, especially one like this with the gothic detailing.
Do you have any other type of window space?