Spring is almost here, even if it doesn’t look like it outside. So to welcome spring and tell winter to take a hike, it’s time to add some extra color and light into our homes. And an easy way to add both is just by letting the sunshine in your home.
Stop Blocking the Sun
For all of you that keep your window treatments closed 24 hours a day in the winter, it’s time to start opening them again. Closed window treatments work well to keep the cold out, but they also keep the inside of your home dark.
By opening the window treatments and letting light in, you will find your mood lifting and will start feeling happier than when you keep the window treatments closed.
If you are worried about your home getting too cold if you were to open your window treatments, then it is time to get new windows. If your windows let in that much cold air just by opening the window treatments during the day, they are no longer doing their job, and you need to be replaced.
Also, you don’t have to open every single window treatment in the house to enjoy the benefits that come with having the light in your home. All you really need to do is to open the window treatments in the rooms that you stay in the most during the day.
Add a Little Color
The easiest way to add a little color in your home is to hang a stained glass decoration in your window. The stained glass will break up the monotony of the plain glass, and will project color in your home from the window. Stained glass decorations come in many different sizes and are usually hung directly on the glass with the aid of a suction cup hook.
To create a unique display that adds a little color in your home, get creative and hang or display glass items of different colors in your windows. These items could be old fashioned lanterns made of colored glass, vintage window frames with colored or decorated glass panes in them, bottles made of color glass, or even colored glass kitchenware. All of these items will project light in your home just like the stained glass decoration, but is a more unique way to decorate your windows.