How to Dress-up Windows?
Windows are a vital part to any house. They let in light and air, both of which are essential to human life. The brighter and airier the house, the better are the vibes that flow through it.
It may not always be possible to restructure the location, shape and size of windows; but, it is always possible to enhance the look.
Simple, regular windows can be draped with a single curtain or a double curtain wherein one curtain is in a sheer cloth and the second is a heavy material. The former can be used during the day (as it allows light to pass through and gives a little privacy) and the latter can be used at night (to block out light). Curtains can be hung on rods or under pelmets, depending on the look required. For small rooms, curtain rods are a better option as pelmets look bulky.
Depending on the view outside, the windows can be given a comfortable window seat. A bench, the same height as the base of the window, can be placed against the window as a ‘window seat’. A comfortable mattress and small cushions can beautify the window seat as well as make it comfortable. This becomes a great place to enjoy a cup of tea, read a book or just gaze out. Alternatively, if the window has a ledge that can be incorporated inside (i.e., if the window frame can be pushed outside to include the ledge/window sill), then this ledge can serve as the window seat. Adding a mattress and few cushions will make the seat comfortable.
If the window overlooks a garden, then no additional greenery is required. However, if the view is of the road or other concrete structures, then the window can be beautified with potted plants and flowers. Usually, a grille or iron frame is constructed outside the window and the potted plants can be kept in this. The variety of plants, and especially the size, would depend upon the amount of visibility and privacy that is required.