In the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area, Fall marks the official start of the holiday season and it’s time to start thinking about welcoming guests from near and far for family gatherings. This time of year friends drop by to share a steaming cup of hot cocoa or decadent slice of apple pie enjoyed around the table or, if you’re lucky, near a crackling fire. Make sure your home offers a welcoming entrance and a festive holiday vibe with these fall decorating tips from the Renewal by Andersen replacement window team.
#1. Give your bay or bow window seat a festive look by adding several throw pillows in rich, autumn colors and a bulky knitted or crocheted throw. A layered look built with different colors, textures and designs add visual interest that will impress your guests.
#2. A tall glass case filled with fresh flowers in seasonal colors adds a bit of elegance to any foyer. Look for vivid fall colors available in abundance now – orange, gold, deep purples and reds in a whole host of hues and shades. Don’t be afraid to bring in some warm teal and other jewel tones, with twigs and greenery gathered from your yard or garden.
#3. Simplify your mantel. Replace summer arrangements with candles in a variety of shapes and heights. Hanging a mirror directly behind lighted candles enhances the ambiance.
#4 Dress up the kitchen with a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables from the local market. Baby pumpkins, fresh picked apples, squash, gourds and pomegranates are great choices. Display them atop a wood carving board or in a copper wire basket on the bar.
#5. Cool nights evoke thoughts of warm flannel bed coverings. Add some plaid accents, or even a full duvet to chase away the chill. Think cornice covers over the windows, rich, jewel tone slip covers for the reading chair and bed skirts to warm your sleeping quarters.
#6. Dress your windows with holiday wreaths – inside or outside. Remember you should never drill into your Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro replacement window’s Fibrex frames, so consider hanging your wreaths from the curtain rod to prevent permanent damage. If you’re feeling crafty, check out these instructions for DYI wreaths you can make in an afternoon.
#7. Replace cool lights with brighter bulbs to bring in more light as the days grow shorter. Many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) as summer fades to fall and fall gives way to winter. Strategically installing SAD therapy lighting throughout your home will chase away the blues and lift your spirits. We recommend above (or beneath) your double-hung and casement windows as a great starting point.
#8. Wrap plain white pillar candles with satin ribbon or trim from the local craft or fabric store. It’s easy to get a classic holiday look and feel with vibrant greens, deep magenta or plaid trim. Place candles on side tables or the mantel. You can update your candles with a Thanksgiving or Christmas motif in a jiffy to prepare for a party or special guests.
#9. Make a holiday centerpiece with a glass cake stand and cover. Simply toss in some pine cones, acorns, fresh or fake greenery and red berries into the cover, then place the base on the “dome.” Using both hands, carefully flip the combination over, and add a sparkly green or red bow. Voila! Instant table topper.
#10. Add holiday cling decorations to your interior window glass. Here’s a tip: Never use adhesives or spray foam that must be scraped off after the holidays. Harsh chemicals can damage your frames and using metal scrappers may scratch or pit your window glass.
Warm Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season from the Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Window Team
If you’re ready to do a bit more than dress up your home for the holidays – like finally replace those dilapidated home windows and patio doors – we invite you to drop by our showroom to check out our modern, energy-efficient replacement window styles. From installing a beautiful bay window in the living room to add more seating space or updating the single-hung window over the kitchen sink with a stunning dual casement window configuration, we’ve got solutions designed to help you welcome your guests all year with a comfy, draft free home. Fill in the short form on this page or give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 for more information or to schedule your in-home cosultation.
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