Window dressing with a twist!

a beautiful pink bougainvillea flower on window sillImage credit: Ginsky
I have a fascination for wide window sills. This has to do with some of my fondest childhood memories of my summer vacations spent reading comics and playing on a wide window sill for hours at my cousin’s house. They had an unusual window sill which was a kind of mini-room with grills on either side of the wide sill with a beautiful pink bougainvillea creeper covering up the outer side of the grill, creating a virtual green wall. So much for my nostalgic memories….

a blue elephant on window sillImage credit: LisbethSalander
A window could be a favorite spot for reading, day-dreaming, coffee-time, bird watching, moon gazing, star-counting…..Oh whatever! It does mean something to most of us and beyond this for creative souls.

A flowers and kettle decorated on the window sillImage credit: Zedbee
It’s just not the sheers, drapes and blinds that are used to dressing up a window, a bit of imagination and everyday objects you find around you will do the trick. I am sure each of these window sills will have a story to share with fond memories attached to it.

knick-knacks home decoration on the window sillImage credit: rainycity
Re-arranging knick-knacks is another interesting idea

blue glass collection decorated on the window sillImage credit: satjiwan
Grouping similar colored objects looks great on the sill.

leaf home decoration on the window sillImage credit: Kat Coyle
This idea shows that you don’t need expensive things to do up your window

green plants on a kitchen window sillImage credit: Evaben
How about a kitchen garden to spruce up your window?
Do you like these ideas? Watch out for more window sill ideas in the future posts. But with all the window sill decorations, don’t forget about the window coverings! This is what also adds to the aesthetic, you can get different materials, colours and patterns. Take a look at for more.


  1. I especially love a window sill deep enough for a cushion and a window seat…. always so inviting and cozy!
    ….. Judith

  2. Exactly my thoughts Judith, I always wanted a window sill with an inbuilt sofa and lots of cushions on it.

  3. Lovely ideas rekha! really enjoyed reading your posts. Will cme back for more 🙂

    Thanks for your comments on my blog.

  4. Thank you for including my photo in this window sill story. I do wish we had a view from our window, since we don’t I try to keep the objects that decorate the sill meaningful.