How To Decorate With Old Windows

Have you ever stumbled upon an old window at an antique shop or flea market? Of course you have. Old windows are EVERYWHERE. Or, at least around here they are. So of course you do the super obvious thing and decorate with them, right? But then, you kinda get stuck thinking about just HOW you should decorate them. The truth is, they are pretty easy to decorate and fit into all sorts of different styles of home decor. 

I have several old windows laying around everywhere, in the garage, in the shed, I really never pass them up. When I see them, I buy them. Just because you never really know when inspiration will strike. 

So today, I'm going to chat about some of the ways you can decorate them! I know I've been doing a lot of "How To" posts lately, and I'm sorry, I'm just trying to help some people out who have asked me these similar questions in the past! 

So I won't continue to babble anymore and I'll just jump right in:
1. Put a Wreath on it. DUH. 
Seriously, I have a wreath obsession which is almost embarrassing. I'm always sticking a wreath over everything, but that obsession is one to talk about another time;) 

Just simply hanging a wreath over an old window will make an instant impact in any space. Just like I did with this Magnolia in our living room. Simple. Pretty. Easy.

Decorating with old windows is great because it adds instant charm and farmhouse appeal. Plus they come in all shapes and sizes so they can be used in several different ways. 

{TIP:} I use thumbtacks to hang wreaths on my windows, it doesn't cause damage to the window itself and holds well and I can place them wherever I need too! I also do this with garland! Easy Peasy!

2. Put them on a Shelf of Mantel-

I really love the old windows I have in my dining room that are simply sitting on a small table in our entryway. Even alone, old windows make a statement. Especially unique ones that you don't see all the time. Clustering them together will create instant visual interest. 

3. Turn them into mirrors-

This is seriously one of my favorite things (ps. sorry I say, seriously, a lot.) I get asked about this window pane mirror literally ALL THE TIME. I LOVE MIRRORS. They create the illusion of more space and add light in otherwise dark rooms. 

While DIY'ing them isn't hard it's pretty time consuming. If you don't want to go the DIY route, then you can always buy similar at Kirklands or other Home Decor Stores, Like this one from Pier 1 Imports!

4. Create a Gallery Wall-

I've seen several old window gallery walls and they are nothing short of stunning! It's amazing how something so simple can be so beautiful. One day I hope to cover an entire wall in old windows but that day hasn't come just yet. For now, I have to settle for this lame attempt, in this cozy corner of my living room.

Old windows are super easy to build around. Since you can buy them in all shapes and sizes, you can make them work in any setting. Just another reason to decorate with them!

5. Build a Shelf, Make a window frame, SERIOUSLY. ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES. So what are you waiting for?!

Do any of you decorate with old windows? What's your favorite way to use them? I'd love to hear from you! Leave me a comment or tag me on Instagram! @glamfarmhouse 

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  1. I've seen scads of these laying around and I would love to jump right in and get one. I love the look so much!!

  2. Old windows really do make the very best decorations! These are all great ideas!

  3. Use them as picture frames also :)

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