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Winter Window Decor Ideas for a Festive Home

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Decorating your home for the holidays is one of the most highly anticipated traditions for many families, and they’re made even better when your guests and neighbors can enjoy them too! With holiday window displays, you can turn your home’s interior and exterior into a winter wonderland, increasing curb appeal and creating a cozy environment in your living spaces. 

Our idea guide below features something for every budget, style and skill level to get your Lafayette home ready for the season.

Classic Holiday Window Decor

Wreaths and Garlands

If a traditional look is more your style, consider hanging wreaths and garlands around your windows. Wreaths can be placed inside or outside, and are easily removed as needed. Adding red bows to your window wreaths creates a timeless look and has been a standing tradition for many years, especially in the South. Prefer a natural look? A simple wreath with red or white berries is always seasonal and festive. If having both wreaths and garlands around your windows appears too busy, consider hanging garlands around your entry door instead.

Candles and Candleholders

Bringing light to your windows is an old nod to December’s dark nights. Battery-operated window candles and candleholders offer a traditional, elegant touch to your home for your family and those passing by to enjoy. This is an inexpensive way to dress up your windows, and many window candles come with a timer so you don’t have to turn them on and off daily. Plus, they won’t affect your electricity bill!

Clings and Stickers

An even more inexpensive option than candles is festive window clings and stickers. They’re quick and simple to put on and leave no residue upon removal when the season is over. Window stickers are also 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.

All of these options can be easily stored away and used year after year. While the initial investment may be a bit higher than some DIY projects, reusing these classic decorations saves you time and money in the long run. It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays next year!

Creative DIY Window Decor

Handcrafted Snowflakes

Since snow in southern Louisiana is rare, why not create your own? All you need are paper and scissors to create your own winter wonderland full of snowflakes. Simply fold your paper four times to create a small triangle, then snip different cutouts and shapes to 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!

Mason Jar Luminaries

Painting, filling and lighting mason jar luminaries adds charm to your holiday decor. For a snowy scene, mix white or translucent glitter and Epsom salt in your jar and decorate with a bow, twine or a small piece of greenery. You can also create your own design by painting the outside of the jar. To avoid a fire hazard, we recommend using flameless tealights to illuminate the jar instead of a traditional candle. Lining your window sill with homemade luminaries are a creative  alternative to traditional candleholders.

Personalized Window Art

Unleash your creativity by hand-painting or crafting your own window art directly on the window pane with washable paint, or turn your window into a snowy scene, a Christmas tree or a gingerbread house with colored construction paper. You could also create faux stained glass by painting on wax paper to allow light through your festive scene!

Nature-Inspired Window Decor

Winter window boxes spruce up your home’s curb appeal without the care required during springtime’s growing season. For a more traditional look, evergreen boughs, bright winterberries, pinecones and red and silver ornaments create an eye-catching and balanced window box. Adding some white painted branches is an easy way to add snowy accents to your scene. If a rustic look is more your style, consider weathered wood boxes with wicker baskets or candles to accent the fresh greenery. 

Modern and Minimalist Window Decor

Not into classic holiday decorations? Hang geometric ornaments and shapes in your window display for a modern vibe. For a more minimalist look, Scandinavian-inspired window star lights create a chic and inviting glow to your windows without overcrowding. Lastly, monochromatic window art brings a clean, minimalist decor design to your home.

Embrace Your Inner Decorator This Season

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 Lafayette, we hope you and your family have a happy holiday season.