The holidays are the precious time of year when you can put your feet up, pour yourself another eggnog, and enjoy the company of family and friends. It’s also one of the few times of the year when you can brighten up your home with festive decorations and colourful holiday lights. Getting together to turn the house into a cozy and cheerful winter wonderland is one of the most cherished holiday customs for many families. The joys of holiday decorating are boundless, from setting up the tree to hanging Christmas lights all around the house.
Did you know that decorating homes for the holidays goes back to over 1000 years ago in Northern Europe? Pagans would hang tree branches during the winter solstice to remind them that spring was on its way. It wasn’t only the ancient Northern Europeans who embraced festive adornment — the ancient Romans would decorate their temples with Fir trees to celebrate Saturnalia (the festival of Saturn) in December. People have been practicing the tradition of brightening up homes and places of worship worldwide for centuries.
As a windows and doors company, all of us at Casa Bella Windows & Doors look forward to the holidays because we love to see our clients transform our products into decorative holiday displays. Over the years, we’ve accumulated many holiday window decorative tips from clients and interior design professionals. Are you looking for innovative ways to deck those windows of yours this year? Read on to discover a couple of our favourite holiday window decoration tips.
Trim the Windows with Garland
Sometimes, the most significant holiday decorations are the most simple. If you prefer a more minimalist look and tend to opt out of putting up bright holiday lights, then a few strands of garland might be more up your decorative alley. One of the most effortless ways to decorate with such material is to hang a piece of it around your front door or front-facing windows. You can find artificial garland at most craft and home stores, and they come in many different colours, from natural green to shiny gold. If you enjoy making crafts, consider adding a personal touch with customized decorative additions, such as Christmas ornaments and red ribbon.
While garland works on any window style, we love to see our bay windows and steel entry doors trimmed with lovely greenery for the holidays. Whether you decorate from the inside of your home or outside, nothing makes a beautiful bay window pop quite like the luscious branches of holiday garland. And what better way to greet your dinner guests than with a front door embellished with eye-catching adornment? Garland is the quintessential decorative touch for any home this holiday season.
Light Up Your Windows
Instead of putting lights up all over your home’s façade (taking you hours to do), consider a much simpler approach. Concentrate on individual windows by putting lights on every different window frame, creating festive window outlines. Trimming each window looks best with rectangular styles, such as a casement or horizontal slider window. Still, you can turn any window into a delightful Christmas-y scene with the right lights. You could stick with one colour, such as white or blue, or use lights with multi-coloured bulbs. Before you make your final decision, you’ll want to imagine what would be best for your house. To see what your windows could look like, check out our site and find your home’s window style.
We love to see our windows and doors in action, and it’s always such a pleasure to see our clients’ homes decked for holidays. Casa Bella is committed to providing better insulation and lower energy costs, which is why we have built such long-lasting relationships with clients. Thanks to the Casa Bella advantage and our promise to deliver top quality products, our reputation for providing trust, quality, and exceptional service stands strong.
For this holiday season, consider simplifying the decorations by trimming the windows and doors with some seasonal garland and classic outdoor lighting. You and the family can enjoy an afternoon of brightening up the house and spreading some holiday cheer without exerting too much of your relaxation time.
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