Great: you’re now the proud owner of a house with some wooden framed windows. If you live in a home with character, or one that was built before the 1960s, you may have noticed how wooden framed windows enhance their character.One other aspect of wooden window frames is their potential for embellishment. Not only in terms of the varnishes, stainings and paints that are available. You could add your own twist to them. In this post, we look at five ways to add style to your windows.
- Add some window shutters
Via PexelsBy day, window shutters add style to your window frames, whether you choose to have them fitted indoors or outdoors. Fitted indoors, they are a suitable alternative to net curtains or window blinds. Fitted outdoors they are aesthetically pleasing, more so with detached or semi-detached cottages rather than terraced houses. There are several window shutter styles, depending on whether you wish to block out all the light or only cover half the window. Those that cover the bottom half of the windows are continental café style shutters. Solid shutters are a good option for bedrooms.
- Adorn your windows with decorative borders or window covers
- Consider stained glass
- Go for lead beading
- Add a window box to your windowsill
Via FancyrosegardenIf your humble abode only has a small garden, or no garden at all, a window box could be a useful addition. As well as adding color to your window frames, they could be useful for growing herbs or other edible plants. Unless your window happens to be a non-standard design or width, window boxes are among the cheapest ways of making your windows stand out. The going rate for seeds are very modest.