The obvious association with the term”window decoration”is the spicing up of the light openings at home. It is also true. But we think it different today. On the net we found a lot of examples for the DIY deco, which has been made from old windows. Most of the ideas fascinated us! For this reason, we would like to share with you this great experience within this article.
How old should the windows be?
There are hardly any restrictions. Such DIY window decoration would also be achievable with pieces that are 50 or 100 years old. It is important that the windows are in good condition.
Some windows from buildings with historical character can have a really high value.
It is worthwhile to restore it and integrate it into the interior design in this renewed state
Create window decoration
DIY window decoration can get a very practical character as soon as possible. You can create wonderful new mirrors. Grind the frames (if they are made of wood) and paint them if necessary. Some materials would just have to be cleaned.
Replace the old glass panes with mirrors.
But these are original pieces in which one could look around, right?
Or decorate the old window frames with beautiful napkins with colorful patterns
Tell a story
A new method in Innendesign is about telling stories. Old window frames are almost always connected with great stories. They are a great theme to entertain each new visit to the living room.
Step by step
After this somewhat longer explanation, we would like to explain step by step how you could successfully implement a window decoration concept.
Worn out shutters are perfect for splendid shabby chic style tables
That you should make the window frames clean, many DIY enthusiasts seems to be not too clear. If you finish everything else and only clean it afterwards, the results are usually not the best.
Therefore, first clean the window frames thoroughly. After that you could do the rest of the work. So it is now more practical.
Embellish the window frame with patterned wrapping paper
Smooth the surfaces
Usually, old wooden frames are integrated as window decorations. In order for these to look beautiful, they would have to be sanded with sandpaper. The electrical variants are easier to use when it comes to the coarse part. With the old, non-automated method, the fine part of the work is to be realized.
Decide on the type of functionality
Do you integrate the frame only as wall decoration or as something more? Would you like to have a mirror or picture gallery? Consider the piece itself and decide intuitively what it is best for. Its natural structure would surely bring you the right thoughts.
Old window frames are also very effective over the fireplace in the living room
Look at the window frames like a picture. Draw ideas from modern wall design concepts to find the right place for them.
As a rule, this is not a light construction. Make sure that it is well secured. In case of doubt, lean this window decoration against the wall.
From the window frames, practical pinboards can also be easily made
As a final word
Such window decoration seems so obvious. It is amazing that she has just begun to gain popularity.
Some historical window frames are really valuable and we would advise them even to professional restoration and reworking. These would be worth it in any case!
Attach an unconventional mirror to the wall
Or do you need a wall mirror in the hallway?
Use the old window frame as an original picture frame
With long window frames, you can lean these directly against the wall
White painted window frames are very suitable for the rustic furnishings
On a red wall, on the other hand, the frames become a beautiful Christmas decoration
Design your very special photo collage!
If desired, you can also use the whole wall
Make an adorable chalkboard
Draw inspiration from the past and create beautiful window decorations!