The coming of the new year signals the start of new beginnings. Whatever happened in 2016 should be left behind as we face the challenges of 2017. With that in mind, it helps to recreate your surroundings to help bring a new perspective to your life, and one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to do that is by redecorating your windows.

Refresh your surroundings with one of these simple, affordable, and creative window design ideas for 2017.

Use vinyl windows

Decorating your windows with vinyl covers is one of the best ways to improve their look, without spending a pretty penny. Vinyl windows are becoming more and more popular amongst homeowners because of their versatility and affordability. The variety of options available makes it easy for homeowners to find the option that fits best in their homes. Plus, they don’t come at a price that breaks the bank. So if you choose to do a redesign of your living room in the middle of the year, for example, you won’t have to worry about having to pair it with your windows, because you can easily redesign those as well.

More importantly, with sustainability gaining greater importance in homes, vinyl windows make an excellent option. Research has discovered that vinyl coverings can help in reducing heating and cooling costs during different times of the year. With vinyl decorations, you can easily soften the harsh rays of sunlight that penetrate your windows during the summer. In the winter, on the other hand, vinyl coverings can provide and additional layer of protection against the winter cold.

Natural window decorations

Driven by the growing interest in sustainability, one of the trends that is gaining traction this year is the use of natural window decorations. Using natural materials for home decoration gives your own space an authentic, relaxed, and unique look. Natural decorations mix and harmonise well with a wide array of interior decoration themes, which makes them easy to adopt. Furthermore, they lend your space privacy without feeling constrictive.

Natural woven shades made of matchstick and bamboo materials are popular choices, as they let in diffused natural light during the day, for a soft and relaxing indoor atmosphere. At the same time, they prevent those from the outside from being able to easily see inside your home.

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