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Inventive Ideas for your Windows

Posted on: February 23, 2011

Came across this exceptionally useful article by Linda Cann Pearson:

“One of the more important decisions we make when decorating our home is what type of window treatments to use.”

Linda suggests coordinating window treatments with existing accessories or “go with something entirely different”! Use “window treatments as a main feature in a room” or “downplay the window[s]… to allow more focus in another area”.


1) Want to give windows sparkle and pizzazz? Add a few shelves and adorn them with small colored bottles and pitchers — or whatever you happen to love to collect.

2) Add stained glass – you can buy them ready-made and hang them in your window for the same effect.

3) Add shelves so that your collectibles are displayed IN the window.

4) Top your window with a wood valance or cornice.

5) Love birds? Put out feeders and watch the birds flock to your window!

6) Hanging planters have long been window favorites.

7) Fabric valances give the sense of draperies without the whole window being taken over.

8) Sew your own window coverings.

9) Drape vintage hankies, table coverings etc. for a “touch of yesterday”.

10) Want something simple? Strings of glass beads or crystals.

Emma Riley Sutton stresses the important aspect:
“never be boring”!


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