It's usually time to take down the Christmas lights by about mid-January. But the dark months are still here, so lots of soft lighting is essential. Lamps and candles on window-sills will brighten your home until the longer days of sunshine return. A pretty window-sill display not only creates a warm glow indoors, passers-by will be charmed too.
1. Basic lighting
Start with some good basic lighting. You could hang a simple, larger light bulb in the window or secure string lights around or straight over the window frame.
2. Create harmony
A combination of candles, lamps on stands and plants on the window-sill will help create a gentle, harmonious ambience. Add your personal touch to the window with some décor accessories.
3. Colour scheme and varying heights
Create a feeling of harmony in the window by choosing one colour palette, such as pretty pastels or natural, neutral tones. Accessories on the sill should be of varying heights for an inviting, balanced look. Use storage boxes, pots and plants in a range of sizes.
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