Unfortunately, too many times we forget the details of our house. Small nooks and crannies don’t get paid any attention to and parts of the home go bare. Window sills are one of those places. This is a shame since there are so many wonderful, adorable ways to decorate them!!
Check out these 15 ways to decorate and dress up your window sills … and have them become more stylish than ever in just one afternoon!
The Best Decorations To Take Your Window Sills To The Next Level
1. Design A Reading Nook
Are the ledges of your window sill wide enough to hold a book? If so, you’ve got a perfect place to create a small, adorable reading nook. Add pillows for comfort and ease and maybe even a light for some evening skimming. This is such a relaxed, romantic way to dress up a larger window sill and of course, a prize for the avid reader and lover of the written word.
2. Create A Tiny Window Sill Garden
Showcase your green thumb with beautiful, small plants in different types of canisters. Tea cans, mason jars, glass bottles, or even some old fashioned pots … there are so many possibilities. Add pretty, delicate, and bright flowers or even some kitchen herbs to create an organic, natural beauty spot for your home.
3. Place Items To Make An Artsy Collection
Maybe you can’t decide what to make your window sill become. Maybe you’ve got a lot of nick-knacks that have gone unused. Create something eclectic and interesting by adding it all together and forming a mish-mash of beautiful, wonderful things that represent you.
4. Use Candles To Add Instant Romance
Your window sills become instantly more romantic by adding some candles … and lighting them in the evening hours. More light will come through and the glow will be perfect for a relaxing evening or rainy day.
5. Make Your Window Sill A Sitting Area
If you have the room, or even if you create the room …. make your window sill a place to take a load off and have a seat. Add a bench or add a pillow (if your ledge is big enough), the natural light and view are always better than staring at the TV screen or wall.
6. Transform Your Window Sill Into Additional Storage
If you’ve got an unused window sill in your craft room or home office, use it as storage! Don’t let the space go to waste. Add folders, boxes, or jars of “stuff” to dress up the window and utilize the room for your own sanity and organization!
7. Set Up Your Holiday Décor
Over the years it can be very easy to accumulate more holiday décor than you have space to display. Start using your window sills to place additional holiday décor like a mini-Christmas tree, a nativity scene, or maybe even decorative gifts! You can follow this example featured in Better Homes and Gardens, but don’t limit yourself to just Christmas décor! Your window sill can be a set up for pumpkins at Halloween and a flag display for the 4th of July!
8. Display Tasty Fruit
If the window sill you are trying to decorate is in the kitchen, you can use tasty fruit to spruce it up! The window sill is actually the perfect place to store your fruit bowl where it is out of your way but still easily accessible when you want a snack. You could also line similar fruits like apples or melons on your window sill like they did in this example on Elle Décor. Just be careful not to place fruit that spoils quickly in a window sill that gets lots of sun all day long.
9. Extend Your Window Sill Into Work Space
Do you wish that you had space for a desk but your apartment is just too small? You can use several different methods outlined on Apartment Therapy to extend your window sill into workable space! Keep this desk space looking nice by adding a decorative pen cup, a few books, and maybe even a paperweight. This way your window sill will look beautifully decorated while also becoming useable space for you to work on your next project!
10. Store Your Children’s Toys in A Unique Way
The window sill in your child’s room is the perfect display for their favorite toys! And it doesn’t matter what toys they have or like, just place them artfully along the window sill to spruce it up. This works especially well if your child has a favorite collection of toys they don’t play with often or toys that don’t quite fit into a drawer. For a better idea of how best to display your children’s toys on a window sill check out this article on Kid Space Stuff.
11. Family Photo Gallery Window Sill
This next window sill décor idea is for those who have been struggling to find wall space for all your framed photographs, have you thought about using your window sill instead? The window sill is the perfect place to arrange a few different framed photographs of varying sizes. And you can always add more later on as your photo collection grows! Check out this example in Utr Decorating where framed photos are arranged in a layered look for an extra adorable window sill décor display.
12. Exhibit Your Modern Art
The window sill in your home is an ideal place to store your modern art and sculptures! This way they won’t take up room on your table or desk, and can still be seen and enjoyed by all. If you aren’t sure how best to display your modern art, you can reference this article on Architectural Digest. Just don’t be afraid to mix your modern art with other ideas on this list, like a few books, a plant, or even a couple decorative candles.
13. A Place For Your Pets
If you have pet birds at home, you know how difficult it can be to find a place to put their cage where it is both accessible and out of the way. But a birdcage can be an amazing way to spruce up a window sill while also allowing your birds access to lots of sunlight. Check out this example of a window sill décor birdcage display on Maguire Farm for more ideas on how to place your birdcage. And for those who don’t have birds, you can always pick up a decorative birdcage at a second hand or craft store and display that in your window sill in place of live pets.
14. Put Your Small Lamp On The Window Sill
Tableside lamps are very useful in the darker hours of the day when you are trying to read, but they can be very cumbersome when it comes to taking up space on your table. Rather than placing them on a table or shelf that can be used for other items, consider placing them on the window sill. This will also make it easy to close the shades and turn on the lamp all at the same time. For ideas on the type of lamps that will look best as your window sill decor, check out this article in Stunning Lights.
15. Use Your Window Sill As A Bookcase
Are you a bibliophile? Then you probably have way too many books for your bookcase! Use your window sill as a place to store your books where they will both be out of the way and look decorative! This is another idea that pairs well with others on this list, such as a decorative plant or lamp, but for those with a lot of books, it’s probably best to just use the whole sill as a display like they did in Middle Web.
No matter how you decide to decorate your empty window sill, you can’t go wrong with any of the options on this list! And don’t be afraid to experiment to discover new ways to make your window sills look adorable, while also being a useful place in a small space. You never know awesome window sill décor ideas you may discover.