The Dining Room Window at Christmas

Dining room window Christmas 2014Hello, and hope you all had a Merry Christmas! For today’s post, I’ll be sharing how I decorated the dining room window. As seen above, I decided to go with a snowflake theme! I used pink, blue, green, and red snowflakes for the window and wall. Additionally, I added two silver flowers and a gold ornament to tie it to the theme I used on the Christmas tree. The items I used can be found at big box and dollar stores-a great and economical way to dress up any window! Though Christmas is over, you can still do something similar for New Year’s. And what’s easier than dressing up a window? No matter what 2015-themed decorations you decide to use, you’ll be sure to ring in the new year in style!

Sparkles in the Darkness

Sparkling flower in the darkAs I walked by the Christmas tree one night, I noticed something shining in the darkness. The lights from the tree were causing the gold decorations above the window to sparkle in the dark! I thought it looked awesome, to I decided to take a photo. I love the colorful sparkles shining in the darkness! Not only is this a great way to add interest to a room, but it also reminds us that there is always light in the darkness (hang in there!). Happy Holidays!

Mix Patterns

Crown molding - mixedWhen you think of mixed patterns, most people visualize a disaster. But, as evidenced from this photo, it can sometimes work with interior decorating. The crown molding pictured features several types of patterns and colors. The key? The colors are muted and the patterns all have gold to tie them together. Having mixed patterns with a common element is a great way to try this trend. My suggestion? Buy a few throw pillows and add them to your bedroom or living room. It only takes a little pattern to make a big impact.

Mixed Metals Rock

Frog PrinceMost people think that you shouldn’t mix various metals together. If done right, it can look awesome! The key? Use mixed metals sparingly. Instead of decorating an entire room in gold and silver, use an object (or a few objects) in a limited space. The Frog Prince I have pictured is a great addition to my bookshelf or dresser. You can even add a small group of mixed metal objects to a location of your choice. Maybe four or five small vases or other objects on a table or shelf. Don’t like silver and gold? Try the same thing with metallics in your favorite colors-you can find them at your local craft or big box store.

Decorate Your Windows

Dining room windowThough it might seem daunting, decorating your windows can be easy. For the window in the dining room I took extra bulbs (pink, gold, green, purple, and blue) and hung them from the curtain rod. In the center of the window I hung a glittery silver bell. I then hung a string of gold bells and topped them with red bows. Instant transformation! Using extra ornaments you already have in new ways is a great way to add interest and decoration to your windows.