Despite being a part of every home, window sills are often neglected. We either leave them empty or allow them to accumulate odds and ends that we place down and forget. These little shelves are full of natural light, offering a space where we can bring unique touches to our home and get creative. Here are five ways you can spruce up your window sills to turn them into something special.
Offering sunlight and warmth, window sills are an obvious choice when deciding where to put house plants. Make yourself a mini garden with a mixture of plants and flowers, or create your own indoor herb garden. Depending on which plants you use, get creative with your plant pots and consider using coloured glass such as old wine bottles or mason jars to filter the sunlight streaming in. Mix greenery with pops of colour from flowers for an enchanting window display.
If you have deep window sills (lucky you!), you may have enough space to turn one into a snug reading area. Style it with an attractive cushion or two, accessorising with your favourite books. Try adding chunky coffee table books to bring depth and interest to the space, as well as a little reading lamp and throw for those rainy afternoons.
Take advantage of the extra ‘shelf’ and put your window sill to good use. Keep your folders, boxes and other organisational files here, where they will be within easy reach and out of your way. Using your window sill as a storage space works particularly well in small rooms such as home offices, where shelf and desk space can be limited.
Are your trinkets and treasures collecting dust in an old box somewhere? Consider using your window sill as a place to display a fun mix of unique ornaments and knick-knacks, perhaps collected throughout the years and on your travels. Trinket trays will help keep your small semtimental items safe while adding a quirky touch to your décor. Personal and full of memories, this is a way to dress your window sill in a way that is completely your own.