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One of the best things about having your own home is being able to furnish and style it to your taste. Whether you want your home to look minimalist or “lived in”, its completely your choice. There are so many blog posts on the internet that talk about styling certain rooms such as making a living room cosy but there aren’t that many posts about how to make a certain area of a room look good.
Today I thought I’d share a few ideas on how you can style an area that is forgotten about a lot of the time, yet one that can really make a difference to a room and that is your window area.
Firstly, you want to make sure the area is in good condition. Fill in an holes, make sure the paint is smooth and make sure you have a good window sill. There is no point in styling an area if it looks worn out already. If your sill needs replacing, you want to look for something that is good quality, value for money and easy to clean. This Bullnose MDF window board is a great option.Not only is it very reasonably priced, its also sold in various lengths and widths so there is something to suit most sizes. Don’t worry if the size you need is not on the list because MDF Skirting World also offer a custom and bespoke window board service so that you can purchase the right size for your project. Window sills are primarily used to cover the reveal at the bottom of the window so that you don’t see any gaps. “Bullnosed” simply means that the front edge of the board is round rather than square and is a style that personally I prefer.
Once you are happy with the area, its time to get to work making it more aesthetically pleasing. The first thing you should decide on is whether you are going to have a blind or curtains. You may need to make wholes for a blind fitting or curtain pole and you don’t want to do this once you’ve started styling the area, trust me. There are various styles of blinds to choose from so I’d definitely do some research. If you’ve decided on curtains, you then need to decide if you want tie backs or not because that can drastically change the amount of space you have available to style.
Once you have decided on all of the above, its then time to add other items. I’ve found that you need to play around with items a bit until you find something that works for you. There are two things I’d urge you to consider, if you place tall items on the window sill, you run the risk of blocking out light. The second thing being some items, when placed by a window, will fade from sunlight over time. Things like photo frames and plants work really well, whilst some people like to add books too. You can even switch it up depending on the season, such as a pumpkin in the Autumn and an Easter egg in the spring.
How do you like to style your window sills?
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