If you're in the process of remodeling your home, and you're ready to tackle the windows, don't settle for the same old thing. You want your windows to say something about you and your home. You want them to stand out in a crowd. That's difficult for them to do when the window treatments you choose are the same as all the other window treatments on the block. Here are four steps you can take to help your windows stand out.
Enhance Beauty and Security
If you're looking for a way to add beauty and security to your windows, it's time to start shopping for wood shutters. One of the great things about wood shutters is that they go with just about any style of home. Not only that but they can also be painted or stained to match the color of your home. If you'd prefer to retain the beauty of natural wood, you can simply apply a waterproof sealant to your shutters. The beautiful wood grain will shine through. Wood shutters can be opened wide to allow natural light to flood your home or closed tight to create an additional layer of security.
Go Beyond Basic White
If you haven't installed your windows yet, you still have time to go beyond basic white. There's nothing wrong with the standard white window frames. However, if you look around your neighborhood, you'll probably notice that just about everyone has white framed windows on their homes. To make sure your home really stands out, go beyond basic white. Instead, go for sleek black window frames, or have your frames custom painted to coordinate with your home.
Add Planter Boxes
If you enjoy flowers, and you like seeing them when you look out your windows, you need to give serious consideration to decorative window boxes. Hanging window boxes will allow you to enjoy the beauty – and fragrance – of fresh flowers right outside your home. Not only that, but window boxes also help make your home more secure, since they make it more difficult to break into your windows.
If you enjoy showing off your creative side, don't settle for generic store-bought curtains. Think handmade instead. That doesn't mean that you need to break out the sewing machine and make your own. All you have to do is dress up those basic store-bought curtains with your own flair. One fun way to get creative is to buy basic white cotton panel curtains and tie-dye them. This is a great idea for a kid's bedroom. To truly show off your artistic side, grab some fabric paint, and hand-paint your own beautiful designs on your white cotton panels.