You'll most often find a window grid on the front-facing wall of a home. This allows an opportunity for a creative homeowner to show off her decorating skills. You can decorate your window grids in many ways, so choose a method with which you're comfortable. The window grid is part of your exterior décor.
An easy way to add pizazz to your window grid is with lighting. Buy strings of lights and affix them to the outer border of each square in the grid. Use colors to represent seasonality, such as red and green for Christmas, or orange and black for Halloween. To make your décor last throughout the year, decorate with simple white lights. If your window grid has many small squares, buy string of lights with small bulbs. This is a subtle touch that does not overwhelm your exterior décor.
Window decals can transform grids into almost any design. If you're looking to create a winter wonderland, use window decals shaped like snowmen and snowflakes. For a more spooky effect, opt for spider webs and ghouls. There are decals that create a more subtle effect and can be used throughout the year.These include a fleur-de-lis or stained glass design.
Decorative Window Film
If you have always wanted a stained glass or etched look on your window grid, you can achieve it with decorative film. This easy-to-apply peel-and-stick vinyl is sold in a variety of designs. Add a nature scene, a lacy look or maybe just a splash of color. This type of window covering is available at most hardware and home improvement stores and can be purchased by the sheet or roll.
Glass Etching Kits
A more advanced way to add your design stamp on the window grid is to etch it in the glass. Kits available at craft stores allow you to transform virtually any design into an etched work of art. Since this technique is permanent, take your time deciding on the design. Seasonal images and lettering would not be appropriate.
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