Your windows have a huge impact on the interior decor of your home. Your windows can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on your style and taste, and it really doesn't take a whole lot of coin to create lovely looking windows. Here's a few suggestions for improving the look of your windows while on a budget. But first...
How To Improve The Look Of Your Windows While On A Budget
Maybe You Actually Need New Windows?
Before we give you our suggestions for budget window improvements, we have to ask: do you actually need new windows? Because no amount of decorative accents will help when it comes to damaged, drafty windows (except maybe these guys). If your windows are old, single-paned and inefficient, you may want to consider window replacements. Take a look at some sash window examples from Roseview Windows to see how they could make a difference.
When you are thinking about putting treatments on your windows, you should really try and incorporate a high level of functionality as well. This will really help you to add comfort and while helping to bring the look the whole room together. If you have room, consider building a padded bench under a window and add some decorative cushions as well. This is a great way to create a stylish and relaxing reading nook, or a great spot for you and your cat to get in some bird watching.
Use Mother Nature
Skip the typical metal curtain rod and try something more au naturel: a piece of driftwood as a cornice, or a sturdy branch or bamboo as a rod (see above), for example. Adding a piece of natural material in an unexpected way lends a hand to the room's overall decor style. This works especially well in farmhouse, country, cottage or boho style rooms.