Sunday, June 24, 2018

And, The Award For Best Dressed Window Goes To...

Often, our windows are sadly neglected. Despite the fact they’re the eyes of the home, few of us waste
time on making them look good. In fact, most of our attention goes no further than cleaning the panes
on occasion. That, and the repainting our window frames whenever we can’t put it off anymore.
Often, our windows are sadly neglected. Despite the fact they’re the eyes of the home, few of us waste time on making them look good. In fact, most of our attention goes no further than cleaning the panes on occasion. That, and the repainting our window frames whenever we can’t put it off anymore.
 
But if our windows themselves are neglected, our window sills come off even worse. In fact, most of us don’t make use of these at all. At best, they’re handy to lean on when closing the window. At worst, they’re another surface to polish. Either way, we rarely spare much thought.

In truth, though, dressing window sills in the right way provides a fantastic opportunity to
put your own stamp on your home. Not to mention that this is one of the only interior alterations which
has exterior impact. Even passersby can glimpse what you keep there. With that in mind, it’s time to
turn your attention where it’s never been before. And, we’re going to look at three things you might
want to keep in mind when you do.

Secure your seals

The first thing to bear in mind is that you need to ensure your seals are good before building window
displays. On the one hand, it’s easier to reseal windows when the sills are clear. Broken seals can also
leave whatever you place on your sill at risk of water damage, especially if you choose books or
delicate decor. And, the last thing you want is to spend money on items which get damp in no time.
So, check the state of your seals before taking action. If you notice leaks or holes, either contact a
caulking company who can reseal those windows for you, or take the task on yourself. Remember,
you’ll also need to leave plenty of time for your new caulk or seal to dry before you get dressing.




Remember less is best

When you do get started, it’s worth remembering that less is best. If you’re not careful, your windowsill
could become yet another source of clutter in the home. And, that’s not the purpose here. Instead,
stick with one or two subtle additions to make this work. Three flower pots are better than many.
Two coffee-table books will look better than a shelf-full. You want concise designs here, which
draw the eye rather than confusing it. You certainly shouldn’t exceed the magic number three.

Tie it all together



Bear in mind, too, that your window sill is part of your room. You may be dressing it separately, but you’d benefit from finding ways to tie this with the rest of your design. If you have a prominent color, for instance, you could invest in flower pots which match. If you have a particular theme, buy window sill ornaments which match it. This is a fantastic way of letting people outside know a little more about your design. It’s also a great opportunity to really bring your room together.

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