Our Tips on How to Adorn a Windowsill

By Maria Rogerson

October 16, 2019House & Garden

When it comes to decorating a home, windowsills are often left out. Most of us don’t notice them and aren’t aware of the fact that when adorned, they can make a lot of difference. Whether talking about jazzing up a windowsill in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or living room, there are a lot of things that you can do with it in order to make it pop.

Create a Reading Nook

It is an unwritten rule that large windowsills are meant to be transformed into reading nooks… There is something about larger windowsills that invites people to read a book there, while soaking up sun rays. What’s more, having such a ritual can easily become a part of your self-care routine, which is something we all need. The easiest and most affordable way to create a nook like that is by adding pillows for comfort and nothing more. Over time, you can add some other details like flowers, and a lamp to make things cosier and more homey.

Show off Your Creative and Artsy Side

If you have a lot of stuff you don’t know where to put, but you don’t want to throw away either, the windowsill might be the answer. Art prints can look extremely good when placed on a windowsill and if you mix and match them with some fancy souvenirs and books- prepare for some decor magic! A windowsill like this can surely attract anyone’s eye while helping you show off your personality.

Create a Little Garden of Eden

Living in a home without an outdoor space shouldn’t limit you when it comes to adding greenery to your home. Windowsills are great for showcasing plants, and luckily, these days you can invest in small self-watering window sill planter box/es. This new invention, allows you to grow goodies of all kinds (veggies, fruit, herbs, flowers, etc.) in every space of your home while giving you the freedom to ‘forget to water them’. Thanks to its built-in self-watering system, a window sill planter box like this can allow plants to take the needed amount of water whenever they need it. All you need to do is to top up the window sill planter box’s reservoir with water every 7-10 days or so. It’s so simple and beneficial, especially for those who want to have plants in their home but always end up ‘killing them’. In addition, these new inventions are pretty attractive, mainly because of the simple, beautiful and stylish material they’re made of. Usually made of injection-moulded HDPE which is UV and corrosion resistant, a self watering window sill planter box can match the previously established style of almost any home. Simple, elegant and with a minimalist look, this type of window sill planter box can meet everyone’s needs while adding a touch of modernism and luxury to any home.

Romance at Its Finest

For all the romantic souls in the world, an empty windowsill can be your plain canvas for adding a few things and creating a more romantic atmosphere. Purchase some aromatic candles in different sizes, place them on the windowsill and let the night begin. Except for romantic nights, you can use them on a daily basis or when you want to have a relaxing evening.

Repaint Them

Except for adding something on them, sometimes a change of colour is all it needs. Repainting windowsills can really make quite of a difference in any room of the home, so when out of ideas or if don’t want to add something on them, a new colour can do wonders.

Add Curtains

While the new and modern homes are all about following the rule “less is more”, sometimes adding curtains over your windows can be the missing puzzle for having a stylish home. In certain surroundings, keeping things too simple can make everything look dull, so the use of a colour might be more than needed. The easiest way to inject some life in such case is to add curtains as they can certainly make the home look more cosy and stylish.

Cooking Accessories

When talking about adding life to a kitchen a windowsill, except for adding a window sill planter box in which you can grow your own herbs, there are some other things you can do. For instance, it would be a shame to hide your pretty cooking accessories in some kitchen cabinet. Instead, you can showcase them on the kitchen windowsill. Whether talking about some appealing cutting board, a new model of dough roller or some fancy set of spices, the windowsill is the perfect space to showcase them while keeping them at hand for when needed.