Winter Window Decor Ideas for a Festive Cleveland Home

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Decorating one’s home for the holidays is one of the most highly anticipated traditions for many families. They add a lot of spirit to your home, and neighbors and guests can enjoy them too! With festive window displays, you can turn the interior and exterior of your home into a winter wonderland, increasing curb appeal and creating a cozy environment in your living spaces. 

Below, our idea guide features decor ideas for every budget, style and skill level to get your Cleveland home ready for the season.

Classic Holiday Window Decor

Wreaths and Garlands

holiday garland on outside of window

If you like a more traditional look for your home, consider adding wreaths and garlands around your windows. Wreaths can be placed inside or outside windows and hung with festive ribbons. 

Want to include live greenery around your home? Fresh wreaths and garlands will last longer outdoors because they prefer cooler climates. Outdoor wreaths are well-suited for Cleveland’s frigid winters.  

Adding red bows to your window wreaths creates a timeless look and has been a standing tradition of many for years. Do you like a natural look better? A simple wreath with red or white berries is still seasonal and festive. If having both wreaths and garlands around your windows appears too busy, consider adding garlands around your entry door instead.

Candles and Candleholders

Bringing light to your windows is a nod to those dark December nights of old. Try using battery-operated window candles and candleholders. They offer a traditional yet elegant touch to your home for your family and passersby. This is an inexpensive way to dress up your windows, and many window candles come with a timer so you don’t have to walk around your entire home to turn them on and off.

Clings and Stickers

An inexpensive yet equally festive option is putting up window clings and stickers. They’re quick and simple to put on and leave no residue once the season is over. Additionally, it’s a great alternative to bring young ones into the decorating process without involving breakable ornaments or keepsakes, and there are clings and stickers available out there for almost every holiday of the year.

Creative DIY Window Decor

Handcrafted Snowflakes

All you need to create unique snowflake decorations is paper, scissors, and plenty of creativity. By folding pieces of paper and cutting different cutouts and shapes, you can unfold one-of-a-kind snowflake designs to place on your windows. Don’t worry about perfect sizes and shapes. Snowflakes can be as symmetrical or asymmetrical as you want them to be!

Mason Jar Luminaries

lit tea lights on window sill in winter

Painting, filling and illuminating mason jar luminaries can add charm to your holiday decor. For a snowy scene, mix white or translucent glitter and Epsom salt in the jar and decorate with a bow, twine and a small piece of greenery. You can also create your own design by painting the outside. Stay safe! We recommend using flameless tealights to illuminate the jar instead of a traditional candle to avoid a fire hazard.

Personalized Window Art

Unleash your creativity with hand-painting or creating your own window art. Transform your window into a snowy scene, a Christmas tree or a gingerbread house with paint, colored construction paper or other decorations. You could also paint on wax paper to allow light through your festive scene for faux stained glass!

Nature-Inspired Window Decor

Exterior window boxes can showcase rustic beauty with pinecones and evergreen boughs. To tie it all together, consider adding a holiday bow or a lantern to the box. For the interior, incorporate natural elements like snowy branches and twigs into your window displays.

Modern and Minimalist Window Decor

white star decoration with holiday lights in window with plants

Hanging geometric ornaments and shapes in your window display can effectively create a modern vibe. For a more minimalist look, Scandinavian-inspired window star lights create a chic and inviting glow to your windows. You can also try monochromatic window art, which brings a clean, minimalist decor design to your home.

Embrace Your Inner Decorator This Season

No matter your style or budget, there is a holiday window decoration option for you. From traditional wreaths to DIY crafts, you can embrace your inner decorator and convert your home into a festive winter wonderland. From all of us at Window World of Cleveland, we hope you and your family have a happy holiday season.

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