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How to Decorate a Window Pane for All Seasons

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I love wooden window panes! Whether in real windows or used as decor inside a home.  Let’s look at how to decorate a window pane for all seasons.

how to style a decorative window pane for all seasons various photos of window pane and decor

How ’bout you? Do you love decorating with window panes inside your home?

When I first moved into My Wee Abode, one of the elements of decor that I loved seeing on Pinterest  (go give me a follow!) was the painted wood window panes in farmhouse style homes.

But, try as I might, here in So Cal, they were kinda hard to come by… at least affordable ones!

Then, one day I visited my local consignment shop and I found the perfect window pane for MWA… for $15.00! I swiped that puppy up, gave it a coat of chalk paint and hung it on the wall!


So today, let’s take a look at how this cute crisscrossed window pane has been decorated through the seasons.

You may be able to even spot some of my first photos taken for the blog… let me know in the comments if you can pick them out!

Winter Window Panes

There are two different versions of a winter window pane we’ll look at.

This first one was actually for Christmas.  I used pine cones as my decor theme this particular year.  (Click here to see the whole post where some pros and cons of living in a small home are shared, too!)

how to decorate a window pane for all seasons boxwood wreath window pane and lantern on wall

Adding a boxwood wreath, some pinecones, and a couple of pretty black mini lanterns (which are constant companions to the window pane), brings texture and warmth to the ‘large’ wall.

This was just before the Christmas tree went up, along with a few other festive items!

  • Tip 1: Use natural elements (such as pinecones and boxwood) to add texture to your decor.

how to decorate a window pane for all seasons living room with furniture and winter decor

After the New Year, Christmas decor comes down, but we still have quite a bit of winter left.  So what better way to spruce up for the rest of winter than to add a quick new coastal farmhouse wreath.

how to decorate a window pane for all seasons boxwood wreath window pane on wall

Love the understated coastal elements!  And the window pane hanging above the console adds a decorative element without overpowering the TV.

  • Tip 2: Use different shapes to add interest to a “square” window pane (round wreaths, heart wreaths, garlands, etc.)

how to decorate a window pane for all seasons living room with furniture and winter decor

Valentine’s Day Window Pane

For Valentine’s Day, it’s easy to style a decorative window pane.  Just add a sweet ticking-fabric heart wreath!

how to decorate a window pane for all seasons heart wreath window pane and lantern on wall

Oops… missed removing those last ‘snowball’ ornaments from the mini lanterns!

Lots of texture and a different shaped wreath adds interest to the wall.

  • Tip 3: Use understated holiday-themed items that can be used for other times of the year. (A heart wreath looks adorable anytime!)

how to decorate a window pane for all seasons heart wreath window pane and lantern on wall

Fall Window Pane

Here’s something a bit different.  You can set a window pane on another surface (such as a media console) and use it as a backdrop for some lovely DIY velvet pumpkins!

diy velvet pumpkins against a wooden window pane backdrop

  • Tip 4: Window panes can be used in all kinds of ways… even turning them in different directions and setting them on the floor against a wall can look beautiful!

Spring Window Pane

Using the same window pane backdrop, create a pretty cottage feel for a spring vignette!

spring vignette with velvet Easter eggs and spring decor with wooden window pane

Summer Window Pane

And what better way to welcome summer than with a fresh and breezy floral arrangement in a galvanized pail!  Easy to put together and it works for spring, too!

flowers in a pail window pane and lantern on wall

Inexpensive faux peonies can be found at Walmart… just sayin’!

galvanized pail with faux flowers on wall

  • Tip 5: Buy faux florals that look real from about 3 feet away.  People won’t know they are faux!

Bonus Patriotic Window Pane

And of course, the most recent decor for the wooden window pane at MWA is for the patriotic summer holidays!

wood bead garland with stars window pane and lantern on wall

Adding a DIY red-white-and-blue star garland is a nice change for decorating this versatile chalk painted window pane!

wood bead garland with stars window pane and lantern on wall

Do you like to decorate for the patriotic holidays?

  • Tip 6: Remember to hang your window pane with anchored screws or nails that are in the wall studs. (Don’t want any dry-wall accidents!)

Now It’s Your Turn

My hope is that these tips and suggestions for how to decorate a window pane for all seasons will inspire you in your own home decor.  Do you have a window pane that you decorate in your home? What special items do you use to add your own style to it?  Are you *thinking* about getting a window pane now?


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  1. Very pretty Julie….Your window frame is lovely and in your wee home, it is perfect for changing seasons….there is a window frame on the curb down the street from me and my first instinct was to pick it up, but I have too much “stuff” as it is AND it had a metal frame and really wouldn’t suit what I wanted to use it for, which was to hang it on my pergola in the Secret Garden…I waited long enough that I “changed my mind” on going that route in my decorating plans. Isn’t that the way it is? LOL hugs, Kari

    1. I totally get your mental process, Kari! So many things I find near our dumpster that I want to pick up and upcycle, but I just can’t fit it in My Wee Abode. Something will come along that will be perfect, and you won’t even have to give it a second thought! Hugs back, sweet friend!

  2. Julie great ideas . All the wreathes you used are so pretty. The bucket filled with flowers is pretty for spring and summer. The window frame was a super find.

    Happy start to your week


    1. Thanks, Cindy! I really love my window pane… it would be hard to part with. Not sure what I would end up doing over the TV. 😉

  3. Such a clever and easy way to change up your decor for the new season. That window frame makes the perfect foundation for just about anything.

  4. Ohh, I just love wooden beaded garlands and those string stars are so cute on it! I just do a little decorating for the 4th, but with us being OOT the week before, I don’t know if I’ll do any this year. Thanks for sharing all of the other seasons, too! Def. a great piece that you can tweak the decor on each season.


    1. Thanks, Carrie… Yes, that wood bead garland was super easy to make, and I love it! Will you be going to Haven this year?

    1. Thanks, Tiffany! It was actually quite therapeutic! 😉 I would like to do a blue one someday! Thanks for stopping in!

  5. Julie, I just love these ideas and how you’ve styled your window pane! I will be featuring your post this evening at Celebrate Your Story! We go live at 7:00 p.m. CST! Hugs!

  6. I love this! What great inspiration! Now I need to go out and find a window!! I’ve featured it at Thursday Favorite Things today. Thanks for sharing, Julie!

  7. Gorgeous ideas for seasonal decor, Julie. This is such a fun way to reuse the item and change up the look. Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle. I’ll be featuring this at today’s party. Hope to see you there!

  8. Your window looks so pretty for each season. That’s a great idea to have a window to decorate. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

    1. Well, thank you, Jenny! You are always so kind to share my posts on your social medias… I’m very grateful! Hugs!

  9. I love this idea, Julie! Your seasonal displays are charming. I have a large vintage frame that I use in a similar fashion. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  10. I love the way you’ve decorated this window pane. I have a huge antique mirror over the couch in our family room that I’ve been considering putting a window pane over but I really wasn’t sure how to decorate it. These ideas have helped a lot.

  11. I love window frames. I have kept only one so far–a fairly narrow rectangular one. I find they always sell well in my vintage booth. I do a lot of seasonal changes in the square brown tobacco basket that hangs on my front hall closet door. Having a nails or hooks in place surely makes re-decoring easy and fast. I put my patriotic decor up in mid May to be read for Memorial Day, Flag Day, then the Fourth!

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