There are numerous Christmas window decoration ideas, including faux cookies, string lights, paper snowflakes, window boxes, ribbon wreaths, hanging candy canes, curtain lighting, pine cones, and metallic bells. Christmas window decorations are easy to execute and make your window pop. Let’s get into the details and ensure your windows give off the holiday cheer.
Red Ribbon Wreath
The red ribbon wreath is one of the most popular and visually appealing Christmas window decorations. It is a sizeable wreath with a cute red ribbon on top. You can get a miniature store-bought wreath and red ribbons. Thread the ribbons through the wreath and make a nice bow on the wreath if you can.
The joined forces of two Christmas colors (red and green) will really bring out the beauty of your window sill. You can embellish the wreath with little pine cones or ornaments.
This is one of the common Christmas decorations to consider if you want to achieve a winter theme. It goes well with the all-white decorative branches for that winter wonderland look. This window decoration is a product of paper cutting and origami. It’s your go-to Christmas window display if you want something to display in various patterns. For instance, the image above depicts this decor shaped like a Christmas tree.
Magnolia Leaf Garland
This home decor comes with two options. You can simply purchase an artificial garland from a store or go into your backyard for a DIY garland with real magnolia leaves. Unlike the Christmas window decorations mentioned earlier, the Magnolia leaf garland doesn’t just hang from the top of your window; it hangs around your window frame. It’s the perfect Christmas decor to recreate that “nature” look.
DIY Window Display
Whether it’s faux cookies or a combination of various Christmas window decorations such as ornaments, a plaid ribbon, faux cookies, and tree toppers, you can make this home decor yourself. Simply thread a rope through them and hang them for display at the center of your window sill. It’s inexpensive because you may not have to buy anything.
You can simply take what you have from the Christmas decorations at home and get creative with them.
Mini Christmas Trees
Sounds weird, right? It shouldn’t. Mini versions of a Christmas tree make great Christmas window decorations. This decor idea is ideal if the windows in your home are designed with a window seat. You can get 2-3 mini Christmas trees to place on the window box. Ensure these mini trees are decorated and evenly spaced for a better visual effect.
While other decor ideas merely decorate your window pane, this Christmas window decoration illuminates it. This makes your window come to life. You can do this two ways: hanging the lights around your window frame or stringing them across your window pane like in the image above.
For the latter option, you can choose to string the light from the top to drop downwards near the middle of your window. Alternatively, you can simply string it horizontally across the window. Both options are great, but how you choose to execute this Christmas window decoration depends on your preference.
Candy canes are one of the most popular Christmas window decorations. It’s a simplistic decor idea for Christmas windows because it doesn’t involve much. You just need to string up attachments on the top of your window ledge and place the candy canes to dangle from there. Ensure these attachments are long enough to reach the window pane from the top and have a loop from which the canes can dangle.
Sometimes, a wreath can be a subtle window decor and may not make your window pop out the way you want it to. Not unless you add a special decorative touch to make your window a focal point in the home. So if you want to hang wreaths on your windows, make it a candle wreath like in the image above or something similar.
If you’re using real candles, we recommend hanging this Christmas decor from inside your home to display in your window. However, if you want to hang it outside your window, ensure the candle is placed in a glass that will prevent the wind or snow from extinguishing its flame. Alternatively, you can use electric candles.
Unlike the string lights that are designed to beautify a naked window, this Christmas window decoration is designed to beautify and illuminate a window covered with curtains. Though the lighting is installed on the curtain, its illuminating and aesthetic effect on your curtains rubs off on your Christmas windows.
This is perhaps one of those Christmas window decorations that reflects the holiday cheer better than others. It would easily rank in the top three among the most visually appealing holiday decorations. We strongly advise you to consider this Christmas window decoration for the forthcoming holiday season.
Similar to a Christmas tree, this idea is a nature-themed Christmas decoration. If you’re a sucker for nature and want to decorate your home to look like an extension of your garden, this decor idea should be on your to-do list. You can either hang pine cones on your window from strips installed at the top of your window or from strips threaded through a green garland across your window.
In our opinion, the latter option enhances the natural look of your home. Moreover, a green garland and pine cones go well together. It’s like placing an extension of a pine tree on your window but creatively and beautifully.
This is another simple way to reflect the holiday spirit. Metallic bells are a minimalist decoration, and your window may still look bare. However, combining these bells with string lights or a mini wreath can make your window pop.
This decor idea isn’t the same as a candle wreath. The difference between Christmas window decorations is that one combines a wreath with real or electric candles. On the other hand, this decor idea involves just real or electric candles.
Similar to a candle wreath, you can display it on your window from inside the home or outside your window. To get the best of this Christmas window decoration, hang ornaments on your windows or a garland to complement the candles.
Ornaments come in different forms. You can opt for string balls of different colors (red, green, and white) on your window. They add Christmas cheer to your home. You can also opt for other colors such as blue, purple, and gold. These are just suggestions, but your choice should depend on your preference. You can also stick to one color as well.
This is one of those Christmas window decorations to consider if you want a nature-themed setting. Like in the image above, you’ll need to construct window boxes for the flowers. Poinsettia is a favorite where flowers are concerned. You can use a lot of flowers or just a small amount, depending on the look you want to achieve and the size of your window.
If you use a small amount, you may not need a window extension. You can simply use the base of your window.
This is an unconventional Christmas window decor idea. If you decide to go for this, you may be the only resident in the neighborhood doing it. But that’s its appeal. This is unique even among nature lovers. There are some ways you can do this. Firstly, you can make a citrus garland with single citrus fruit. Dried oranges are commonly used for citrus garlands.
On the other hand, you can also use dried mandarins, tangerines, lemons, and limes. Another appeal this Christmas window has is that it emits a fresh scent. If you’re hanging it on your windows inside, it can make your home smell good.
Christmas Card Garland
This is a simple DIY Christmas window decor idea. It will hardly make your window pop on its own and will need aesthetic support from ornaments, string lights, wreaths, or other garlands. Use small Christmas cards of different colors for better visual appeal.