Prepare Your Windows for the Holidays

window seat up for the holidays

The holidays have arrived and that means decorating your space for guests and for your own entertainment. Your windows can easily be forgotten with all the kitchen, living room, and outside decorations. The reality is that you can create a great holiday ambiance with your windows with a little TLC. Here is the ABC way of preparing your windows for the holiday season!


First off, clean those windows!


The first and most important step is making sure your windows are clean. When your windows are nice and squeaky clean, they can help emphasize the lights both in and outside a home. For the inside windows, ABC recommends household cleaners like vinegar or a store-bought cleaner. For the outside, you may need to give them an extra push by washing off all the outdoor dust and strains that stick on the glass. After your windows are back to shiny new, it’s time for the next step.


Update your drapes and blinds!


It’s time to put away the oranges and violet shaded drapes and switch them out for the reds, greens, golds, grays or even blues. The right colored drapes will help enhance not only the windows but the look and feel of your whole decorations. If you have drapes that stand out like a sore thumb, your whole indoor aesthetic won’t be complete. Get the right drapes that match your holiday decorations with ABC! After you’ve changed out the drapes, the next step is the fun part. 


Time to Decorate for the Holidays!


Take out those lights, garlands, window stickies, and any other decorations that you want people to see from the windows! The combination of decorations and drapes will really help frame your windows on the outside and inside. Holiday-colored lights, garlands, and curtains are great for framing a window, while stickies are fun for the kids to put on and give a family feel. Place battery-powered candles on the window sills or incorporate a Christmas tree for all to see. However you decorate, we know it’ll be sure to set the mood for the holiday month (or months).


Window Treatments for Oddly Shaped Windows

modern building with oddly shaped windows

Oddly shaped windows are fun and provide a unique flair to any home. These windows range anywhere from octagons, half-moons, and small-sized triangles. While we may enjoy these oddly shaped windows, it can be a bit of a challenge to find a window treatment that fits the mold. ABC is here to help with those tricky windows.


Angled Blinds


Angled blinds can be custom-made with angled tops. The top of the blinds in the triangle will only tilt. When you raise the blinds, it will rise to the bottom of the triangle, meaning the triangle area will always be covered. ABC can help with your custom blinds for your odd triangular-shaped windows. 


Long Drapes


Adding drapes is not only a great and simple way to add color and style to your home, but it’s also an easy way to be versatile with your oddly shaped windows. If your odd window is high enough, drapes make it easy to pull back and reveal your window panes or cover to hide away the blaring sun. 


Cellular Shades


Cellular shades are versatile and come in a variety of shapes and angles, including arches and triangles. They’re available in a wide array of colors and textures, making them a great choice for your oddly shaped windows. 


Custom Shutters


Custom shutters can fit your windows and can be your perfect solution. Shutters can be custom-made into different shapes, including circles, octagons, and arches. 


Need a Fit For Your Oddly Shaped Windows?


ABC Blinds can help you pick your perfect oddly shaped window treatment! We’ll help you find a solution that fits both your style and your home’s function.