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8 Creative Ideas to Brighten Up Your Windowsill

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Most people don’t give much thought to their windowsills, if any at all. So, if you’ve not given the windowsills in your home any attention, you’re not alone. However, the small nooks like this around our homes often go bare and when it comes to windowsills, this is a shame as there are so many beautiful ways to decorate them.

Don’t leave your windowsill untouched, it’s a blank canvas and you can let your imagination run wild with design ideas. To help you out, I thought I would suggest some of my creative ideas to brighten up your windowsill.

1. Create You Very Own Reading Nook

Have you always dreamt of having your very own reading nook? Well, if you have a window sill wide enough, you’ve got the perfect space to create an adorable reading nook. Add cushions or curtains to your windows for pops of colour, a couple of blankets, and a stash of your favourite books. Transforming your windowsill into a reading nook is such a great idea for the avid reader, providing a sanctuary to rest and relax.

2. Bring the Outside in with a Tiny Garden

Having plants inside is so beneficial for your health and can also help brighten up any room. If you want to add some colour to your windowsill and showcase your green thumb to your friends, add pot plants in mason jars, glass bottles, and pots to your windowsill. In addition to choosing colourful plants, you can paint the pots to add an extra splash of colour.

A tiny garden on your windowsill is a lovely way to improve any room and will provide you with the opportunity to create a space for bright flowers, kitchen herbs, or cacti. There are so many possibilities when creating a natural beauty spot in your home.

3. Light It Up

Your windowsill can transform the look and feel of your room. A space becomes instantly more relaxing and romantic when you add some candles to the windowsill and light them during the evening. This will make for the perfect end to a busy day and also create a beautiful ambience on rainy afternoons or late evening study sessions.

4. Aspire to Minimalism

If you’re more of a minimalist, a great addition to your website is an orchid. Not only do orchids add a touch of elegance to any windowsill, but they also add a splash of colour. Adding an orchid or two to your windowsill is a clever trick to add a little something to a room without overcrowding the space.

5. Display Your Treasured Items

If you have a collection of nick-knacks in your home, why not display some of your favourites on a windowsill? Use your windowsill the same way you might use a mantelpiece and show off your favourite possessions to showcase your personality. And don’t forget, if you get bored or your passions change, there’s nothing stopping you from changing your display every now and again.

6. Use Your Windowsill as a Bedside Table

If you have a really small bedroom and have to have your bed pushed up against the wall, consider using your windowsill as a bedside table. It’s a great space where you can add your book, glass of water, place your glasses, or even keep a snack. It’s amazing how you can use a small space effectively, using every available nook and cranny to create a functional and usable space that is comfortable and homely.

7. Colourful Flowerboxes

Window boxes in the home are stunning and a popular addition to many homes. Who says flowerboxes only belong outside? Having a flowerbox on your windowsill adds a lovely splash of colour to any room and brings the outside in. Feel more connected with nature and enjoy the benefits of more plants in your home by adding a flowerbox to your windowsill.

8. Paint Your Windowsill

If you want to brighten up your windowsill, why not consider adding a new lick of paint to it? Painting your windowsill can have the potential to completely transform a room. What’s more, there are so many options! Whether you want pastel colours that blend easily with the rest of your room or you want a windowsill and frame that pops in vibrant colour against the plain white walls of your bedroom, the choice is yours.

How Have You Brightened Your Windowsill?

Now that you’ve read through some of my top windowsill suggestions, what are some of the ways you’ve brightened up your windowsill? I would love to hear them! Leave a comment in the box below and let me know your tips and tricks for transforming your space.

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Written by Rachel Kerr

Rachel has a degree in English Literature and a Masters in Creative Writing. She has been working as a professional copywriter for the past two years at Bamboo Nine and has worked her way up the ladder from a Junior to a Senior Copywriter.

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