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One of the most highly anticipated holiday traditions for many families is decorating their homes. Not only does decor brighten up your home, but it also delights your guests and neighbors! You can turn the interior and exterior of your home into a winter wonderland with festive window displays, increasing its curb appeal and creating a cozy environment in your living spaces.
Our idea guide below features decor ideas for every budget, style and skill level to get your Kansas City home ready for the season.
Consider adding wreaths and garlands around your windows if you prefer a more traditional look for your home. Wreaths can be placed inside or outside windows using festive ribbons.
If you would rather use live greenery around your home, know that fresh wreaths and garlands last longer outdoors than indoors because they prefer cooler climates. Outdoor wreaths are therefore well-suited for Kansas City’s cool winters.
Adding red bows to your window wreaths creates a timeless look and has been a standing tradition of many for years. For a more natural look, a simple wreath with red or white berries is still seasonal and festive. If having both wreaths and garlands around your windows appears too busy, consider adding garlands around your entry door instead.
Bringing light to your windows is a nod to those dark December nights of old. Try using battery-operated window candles and candleholders in place of real flames. They offer a traditional yet elegant touch to your home for your family and passersby. It’s a safer, inexpensive alternative to dress up your windows. Many window candles come with a timer now so you don’t have to walk around your entire home to turn each one on and off.
Another inexpensive, yet equally festive, option is adorning your window with holiday clings and stickers. They’re quick and simple to put on and leave no residue once the season is over. Additionally, it’s a great alternative to bring young ones into the decorating process without involving breakable ornaments or keepsakes, and there are clings and stickers available out there for almost every holiday of the year.
Handmade snowflakes are another great way to DIY your window home decor. First, grab paper and scissors. Then, fold a piece of copy paper 3-4 times and cut different cutouts and shapes. Unfold for a one-of-a-kind snowflake design to place on your windows. Don’t worry about getting perfect sizes and shapes. Snowflakes can be as symmetrical or asymmetrical as you want them to be!
Painting, filling and illuminating mason jar luminaries can add charm to your holiday decor. For a snowy scene, mix white or translucent glitter and Epsom salt in the jar and decorate with a bow, twine and a small piece of greenery. You can also create your own design by painting the outside. Stay safe! We recommend using flameless tealights to illuminate the jar instead of a traditional wax candle to avoid a fire hazard.
Unleash your creativity with hand-painting or creating your own window art. Transform your window into a snowy scene, a Christmas tree or a gingerbread house with paint, colored construction paper or other decorations. You could also paint on wax paper to allow light through your festive scene for faux stained glass!
Exterior window boxes can showcase rustic beauty with pinecones and evergreen boughs. To tie it all together, consider adding a holiday bow or a lantern to the box. For the interior, incorporate natural elements like snowy branches and twigs into your window displays.
Hanging geometric ornaments and shapes in your window display can help create a modern vibe. For a more minimalist look, Scandinavian-inspired window star lights create a chic and inviting glow to your windows. You can also try monochromatic window art, which brings a clean, minimalist decor design to your home.
No matter your style or budget, there is a holiday window decoration option for you. From traditional wreaths to DIY crafts, you can embrace your inner decorator and convert your home into a festive winter wonderland. From all of us at Window World of Kansas City, we hope you and your family have a happy holiday season.