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 ’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!
HOW TO DECORATE A WINDOW PANE FOR ALL SEASONS
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!)
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.
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.
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.)
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!
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!)
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!
- 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!
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!
Inexpensive faux peonies can be found at Walmart… just sayin’!
- 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!
Adding a DIY red-white-and-blue star garland is a nice change for decorating this versatile chalk painted window pane!
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?