As Andy Williams said, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. All across Cork, we are seeing Christmas lights, Christmas trees, and various Christmas decorations springing up everywhere you turn. But have you ever thought about spreading some festive cheer by decorating your windows?
When it comes to decorating for Christmas, there are usually two types of people. You have your Scrooges that will try to leave it as close to Christmas Day as possible to reluctantly put up their Christmas tree following the relentless pressure from others. While the second type of person, are those that turn their homes into a Winter Wonderland once it’s a minute passed midnight on Halloween, with enough Christmas lights to light up half of Cork City.
Okay maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, and you may be somewhere in between, but either way, we have some Christmas decorating tips for you to help show everyone passing by or visiting your home your festive spirit.
Last year, we looked at ideas such as twinkling lights, candles, garlands, ornaments & baubles, Christmas card displays, wreaths, and Christmas trees to get you and your windows in the Christmas spirit (read last year’s blog here – LINK TO BLOG), but this year we are going to take a look at a couple of more unique ideas you may not have thought about before to decorate your windows this Christmas.
LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? We may or may not get snow this Christmas in Cork, but that shouldn’t stop you using your windows as the perfect backdrop for a cherry festive scene. Try spray snow to create that frosty look on your windows and wipe away an oval shape in the middle to showcase whatever Christmas decorations you have on your windowsill, or even just to create that post card snowy Christmas look.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE THE GRINCH TO BE GREEN THIS CHRISTMAS
Another classic window decorating idea, which really adds a festive feel to any home, is by framing your windows on the outside with simple evergreen garlands. If you want to add even more Christmas cheer, try adding some lights or even bright red bows for that pop of colour.
CANDY CANE LANE
Christmas is a time where most of us enjoy some sweet treats, but have you ever tried decorating your windows with them? The ‘Candy Cane’ theme is really in this Christmas, so why not try hanging some Candy Canes or peppermint sweets from your windows. It’s sure to add that extra special Christmassy cheer to your home, especially for the little ones.
Curtain or icicle led lighting, can really add a warm, bright, and cosy glow to any window. We definitely recommend soft white bulbs for this, and why not even try hanging them behind your blinds or curtains to create the appearance of falling snow.
PUT ON A HI-TECH CHRISTMAS SHOW
If all these ideas seem a little too much DIY effort, don’t worry, we have the perfect solution for you. Pull down your window blinds and entrance your neighbours with a hi-tech Christmas projection show. You might have seen some home projectors used for Halloween, but there are lots of Christmas scenes available too to delight passer-bys and make your house the talk of the town.
These are just some ways in addition to last year’s ideas to decorate your windows at Christmas. We really hope you got some inspiration, and maybe even try them out yourself in your home. If you try any of these or indeed any other ideas make sure to take a picture of your window decorations and let us know by tagging us on social media.
DIRECT BLINDS CORK
We can come out and visit you and give our expert opinions on what we believe will work best for your space. Direct Blinds Cork can not only offer you expert advice on all the latest trends in window fashion, but we can also help you select the perfect styles and colours that will best suit your rooms and budget.
If you are looking for the most energy efficient and beautiful window treatments possible, contact us today. We offer a free consultation, measuring and fitting service. Direct Blinds Cork knows window coverings; we have been in the window treatment business for many years. Our expertise and professionalism are second to none. Call us today on 021 435 4959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org