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Decorating your home for the holidays is one of the most highly anticipated traditions for many families, and it’s the perfect way to spread cheer to your neighbors and guests. By sprucing up your window displays, you can turn your interior and exterior into a winter wonderland, increasing curb appeal and creating a cozy environment in your living spaces.
In our idea guide below, there’s something for every budget, style and skill level to get your Jersey Coast home ready for the season.
If a traditional look is more your style, consider adding wreaths and garlands around your windows. Wreaths can be placed inside or outside—it’s up to you based on your personal preference. Adding red bows to your window wreaths creates a timeless look and has been a standing tradition of many for years. Prefer a 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 an old nod to December’s dark nights. Battery-operated window candles and candleholders offer a traditional yet elegant touch to your home for your family and those passing by. This is an inexpensive way to dress up your windows, and many window candles come with a timer so you don’t have to walk around your entire home to turn them on and off.
An even more inexpensive option is festive window clings and stickers. They’re quick and simple to put on and leave no residue when the season is over. It’s a great way to bring young ones into the decorating process without involving breakable ornaments or keepsakes, and there are clings and stickers for almost every holiday of the year.
Paper and scissors are all you need to create unique snowflake decorations. By folding pieces of paper and cutting with different cutouts and shapes, you can unfold one-of-a-kind snowflake designs to place on your windows. Don’t worry if your snowflake isn’t exactly symmetrical. No two snowflakes are alike!
Painting, filling and illuminating mason jar luminaries 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. To avoid a fire hazard, we recommend using flameless tealights to illuminate the jar instead of a traditional candle.
Unleash your creativity with hand-painting or crafting your own window art. Turn 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 showcase rustic beauty with pinecones and evergreen boughs. To tie it all together, consider adding a holiday bow or a lantern. For the interior, incorporate natural elements like snowy branches and twigs into your window displays.
Hanging geometric ornaments and shapes in your window display make for a modern vibe. For a more minimalist look, Scandinavian-inspired window star lights create a chic and inviting glow to your windows. Lastly, monochromatic window art 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 transform your home into a festive winter wonderland. From all of us at Window World of Jersey Coast, we hope you and your family have a happy holiday season.