Do you decorate your window sills or leave them empty? Have recently been thinking of this since I've edited my home decor accessories and no longer have the number of tchotchkes I did.
Please post pics of your own windowsills or inspiration pics if you have them.
I have a few windows with deep windowsills. In the kitchen, I keep my herbs on the one over the sink and I used to have the ones over the stove filled with my collection of French mustard jars but I got tired of cleaning them and so put them away and just have a pate mold on each one.
Upstairs I have two windows on the landing and I will put plants there to catch light but not on a permanent basis.
The sunroom windowsills I leave bare.
But I feel I have enough "stuff" without cluttering the windowsills.
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I decorate only the kitchen window sill in this house...double window. In our last house I had deep window sills in the basement bedroom so I had room to put some pretty things in them.
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Much depends on your style of decor, the depth of the windows and the window treatments when it comes to accessorizing window sills. Also, factor in whether the exterior will be viewed and if so, objects should be attractive from both sides such as in the case of a bow, box or bay window. In addition, factor in whether UV rays will damage the item(s).
Here are some items you might consider:
bud vases in a row
colorful glass bottles
a piece of statuary
a piece of sculpture
a standing piece of stained glass
sea sponges on a bathroom sill
driftwoodThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Froo Froo,
Some ideas depicted on this pg. I esp. love the simplicity of a line of collected rocks, but seashells, star fish, pinecones, decorative spheres can be equally attractive when aligned on a shallow sill.
Bird figurines or decoy ducks are also candidates for window sills that accomodate them.
A row of bird's nests, a line of faux eggs on a kitchen window are equally charming.
A collection of decorative finials add architectural elements to a window sill in varying shapes/sizes/heights.
A row of tea cups in mixed patterns or a monochromatic scheme are suitable for window sills as well. A collection of creamers is another option and is especially pretty all in one color.
A row of faux fruits or veggies (ceramic, wood, glass, etc.) is especially pretty on a kitchen window.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Froo Froo,
Scroll down this pg. for a slideshow of a few window sill decor ideas...
Nothing on the window sills except a few dust bunnies.
They would get in the way of the shades/blinds being closed at night too. I do love seeing pretty glass bottles lined up along the sill.
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Only one windowsill here deep enough for putting anything on and that is over kitchen sink. I have a piece of china with some ivy rooting in it.
This is the only thing that decorates my windowsills - and obviously she only can do that in the summer LOL!!!This message has been edited. Last edited by: out on a limb,
I decorate mine but only in windows my cat can not reach.
Thanks to all who responded! I had seen the pretty glass bottles with flowers at this site which started me thinking: http://warrengrovegarden.blogs...08/simple-charm.html
I've given away/sold so many of my collections and decorative things that there's not much left for the windowsills. I'm also getting away from cottage style a bit and am trying for a more edited look and using larger accessories. My sills are quite wide so make great perches for the cats and the low ones even for the dog! Not having clutter on windowsills does make cleaning easier. Just need to constantly clean the doggie nose prints from the windows! LOL
Lucky, I hope you checked out the inspirational links I presented. Simplicity is key and makes cleaning much more easier too.
Nope. Nothing on my window sills. Mine aren't deep enough, but I probably wouldn't put things there anyway.
I love to see the wide windowsills that are decorated. Does Patty Louise have that?
I decorate ours at Christmas, but not most other times. Our windows are open 5 or 6 months a year, so that would not work.
All of my windowsills are marble and about 18 inches from the floor. The first place my dogs run to when they hear something. They like to put their front paws on the sills, so no, nothing on them at this house.
When we reno the second half of the kitchen I will have an east facing box window behind the sink. I'm thinking about a few herb pots then.
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Froo, yes I did check out the links you posted. Unfortunately I'm looking for something different and not cottagey and have previously done most of the ideas. Also I don't want to buy anything as have seriously edited my decorative stuff and no longer do live plants.
I'll eventually think of something - fall and Christmas are coming and I still have all those things. This is sort of an in between time for seasonal decorating for me.
Anyone have personal or inspirational pics?
My windowsills are deep enough, but only in my kitchen do I have anything on the sill. Recently I cleaned it off leaving only a couple of items and am really thinking about completely clearing it off.
Just more stuff to catch dust. It's a lot easier to dust a flat surface, than move everything off, dust each item, dust surface, move everything back. I've really got more important things to do than add to my at-home workload. You know...like sitting down with a good book or sewing on a quilt!
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I don't have anything on my sills except one kitchen window above my sink and that's minimal. It is a narrow window and I have an mini connected bud base. I sometimes snip a rose for each of the five connecting vases. I prefer to keep my sills void of decoration for ease of opening windows and cleaning sills.
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