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Simple Decorating Ideas For Your Window Sill

If they say, “The eyes are the windows of your soul,” is it also safe to say, “your windows are the eyes that provide the windows of your home’s soul.” That was just my analogy but let’s admit it, a drab window sill is a bit boring, don’t you think.

For many minimalists, having too much decoration on their window sill defeats the purpose of having a clean and minimal living. However, there are some who prefers to add a little touch of life (aside from life seeping in) to something that is necessary for a house.

Some houses have windows without provision for an extra space to add something decorative and fun to add character to a home. Other houses have wider window sill that can give them the opportunity to decorate as they please depending on their style and preference.

If you prefer to decorate your window as simple as possible just to add character and color to your home, here are some inspiration to get you started.

 

Add various shapes of vases and jars

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I love seeing various sizes and shapes of jars displayed along a window sill. I also like seeing those big apothecary jars with odd shapes and glass caps. They add a certain flair to a seeming bland window set-up. You can go full on color blocking with the color motif or stick to a rather conservative monochromatic tone to complement the design of your room.

Below photo shows a beautiful array of various apothecary jars. You can fill them up with small river rocks, sands of various colors, and even knick and knacks from other holiday decors.

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Add small succulents

A plain window sill can liven up with the addition of small plants like succulents which are low maintenance and does not require frequent watering that will mess up your place.

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Add coffee table books

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Wide window sill provides added storage space for bigger items that you want to display like your coffee table books. The wide dimension can hold thick and heavy books that would normally look odd in a book shelf.

Coffee table books are that normally have beautiful pictures that catches the eyes of the reader. It is not always thick and heavy but big enough to place on your table for either display or added entertainment.

 

Add small pots of plants

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Plants add life to any window sill, whether they are colorful or mono-colored tones.  Putting flowery small plants can add color to your window and home too.

 

Add novelty decors

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Putting your novelty items on display are great conversation pieces, aside from adding flair to your home. Bigger collectibles are perfect items to display on your window sill. And the more eclectic it is, the better.

 

There are certainly many ways to dress up a plain window sill and not overpower it with decors that it make your window sill cluttered. You do not have to spend a fortune to pull any of these styles off. All you need are probably there in your home already. And of course, add some fun and creative juice into it.

Happy decorating!

Taking Care Of Your Sliding Doors And Windows

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If you live in a place with plenty of sliding windows and doors, you will have to stock up on lubricants to ensure that the bearings will slide off easily on the track and not grind on the railing. However, these kinds of bearings need to be maintained regularly to ensure that they stay on the track and not get rusty or jammed with dust and lints.

Here are some tips to note to keep your sliding doors and windows well maintained:

  • Regularly clean the track area by vacuuming the lints and dust coming from the environment because when they collect and settle on the tracks, those dust and lints can jam the railing and bearings.
  • Dry the railings when it gets wet with old newspaper.
  • Lift the doors and windows every now and then to check on the track for some objects or small rocks that may embed on the bearings or hardware mechanism of the sliding doors and windows.
  • Lubricate regularly after cleaning the track or railing so the bearings will slide off easily on the track.

Loosen Stuck Sliding Windows and Doors

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If you have sliding doors and windows in your home and they are not budging when you close or open them, try this simple trick. Get a silicone lubricant spray and spray it along the railings to smooth the skids. This usually happens with cold climate because metals contract and friction is high.

So don’t despair when your sliding doors or windows are stuck. Head to the nearest hardware store and get a silicone lubricant spray. That should do the trick!

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