Spring is just around the corner. The days are getting a little longer, and the evenings a little brighter. Daffodils are slowly starting to bloom and warmer temperatures are on the way.
Which can only mean one thing…it’s time to ditch the winter coat and dig out your lightweight jacket – yay!
As your wardrobe changes with the season, so too should your window dressings.
If your windowsills are looking a tad bare, or you’re eager to inject some colour into your home, here are a few tips from arched window specialists, ArcOframe.
5 easy ways to dress your windows
1. Add flowers
Fresh or artificial, placing a vase of flowers on the windowsill is a fantastic way to brighten up your home on the inside and give your room a more natural feel. Daffodils and tulips are most popular at this time of year.
You could also hang flowers in baskets at either side of your window to add a splash of colour to your façade.
2. Hang new curtains
Thick heavy curtains are a godsend in winter – keeping your rooms cosy – but they can often make a room feel darker. In spring try switching them for a lighter, patterned fabric for a fresh feel.
Alternatively, a sheer curtain will really lighten up your space and offer daytime privacy. Its floaty appearance can help to soften the room too.
3. Opt for shutters
Opening the windows in spring will allow plenty of natural light and fresh air to flow into your home. With shutters, you can adjust the louvres (slats) to allow light and a breeze to enter while still maintaining privacy.
On top of this, window shutters are made-to-measure – so, if you have arched windows, they will follow the curves perfectly, unlike curtains.
4. Choose a colourful blind
Window blinds not only provide shade and privacy, they can help you to introduce an accent colour without it being too overpowering.
For example, opting for a green blind will give your home a more natural feel and connect the room to the outdoors. Neutral hues can also work well, providing a subtle injection of colour.
5. Change your window frames
If you’ve got wooden window frames, why not switch to crisp white? They’re sure to give your windows a brand-new look.
Perhaps you’re looking to make more of a statement and want to frame the view outside your window? In which case, you can’t go wrong with arched windows.
What are you waiting for?
Purchasing new window coverings, installing arched windows and picking up a bunch of flowers from the supermarket are just some of the simple yet effective ways to give your windows a refresh this spring.
There are many more things you can do to make your home feel brighter without having to revamp every room. The trick is to be creative and think outside of the box. Oh, and don’t forget to have fun while you’re doing it!