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5 Easy Ways to Decorate a Windowsill

Decorating a windowsill can be so tricky, as they can be so small and awkward in their size. However, when done right windowsills can add so much charm to a room. Today I'm sharing 5 easy decorating tips that I use for decorating a large windowsill, one that is in our dining room at our Coastal Maine Home.

Tip #1 Candles

I luv tapered candles for the windowsill. Here I use a small and subtle pewter candleholder from my mother's pewter collection with a red tapered candle. It rests upon a vintage "American Pewter" book, which adds height and a cozy charm.

Next, I added two taller pewter candlesticks with red tapered candles to the other end of the windowsill. You will see how the different heights of the candles draw the eye in.

Tip #2 Pictures

Photos are always special and personal to a home. And there's no better place to showcase them than on a windowsill. Here I added a vintage photo of my parents when they were young on a local beach. It's one of my absolute favorites!

Tip #3 Books

Collections of books scattered not only on bookshelves but windowsills too, are great fillers of space. It's just like having a coffee table book! Depending upon the room, collect books that are appropriate for that room. This is a dining room, therefore I look for books that may be pulled off the windowsill anytime, as a conversation piece after dining.

These antique books were all collected by my mother.

Tip #4 Antique or Vintage Collections

Here I chose a beautiful white porcelain tea set that was also thrifted by my mother. It's perfect for a dining room. And I like the simplicity of the white. The windows and view should always remain the focal point, therefore I don't want to add pieces that are just too heavy for this space.

A simple pewter carrousel with glassware also rests on the windowsill. Another beautiful vintage piece from my mother's extensive pewter collection. Check out my featured blog series "In My Mother's Home" to see more of all the antique collections and makeovers in this dear inherited home.

Tip #5 Flowers

Flowers add life to a room. I once read that you should have something alive in every room. And I luv that! A quick trip to Trader Joe's and I was able to add a dozen white tulips and greenery to the windowsill for that alive outdoor look. Even though it's February and the snow is still falling outside.

I created this in the early morning with a cup of coffee in my favorite thrifted lobster mug. It was so dreamy to decorate, as the morning sun was coming up and glistening off the winter snow outside, and the light was streaming through the dining room windows so beautifully!

This same morning I was also creating a spring tablescape with my mother's antique china that I'm looking forward to sharing with you very soon!

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Hi, I'm Ann!

Welcome to Dabbling & Decorating, a home & vintage decorating blog.  I luv sharing decorating tips, vintage and thrift store finds, DIY projects, and antiques from winters in Vermont to summers renovating our coastal Maine family home. And our berner, Ella who pops in from time to time...  I'm so thrilled you stopped by today and hope you will become a regular here at Dabbling & Decorating! 

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