How to Fix an Ugly View
Don’t be discouraged if the view from your window is not a beautiful sandy beach, or rolling green hills, or a perfectly lit city skyline. In reality your view is probably a boring old fence, the wall of the building next door, or even a parking lot and dumpster station. There are many simple things we can do to transform that bad view. We can create beautiful distractions with flowers and plants or dress up our windows with decorative sheer curtains. Here are 5 fun and creative ways you can fix an ugly view.
Create a distraction around the window.
Hang indoor plant hangers in front of the window or put outdoor plant boxes for herbs or flowers on your window sill. Colorful plants are beautiful distractions and also having to care for them will help draw attention away from the bad view behind them.
Create a focal point in front of the bad view.
If your bad view is just an old boring fence, create a focal point on the fence with plants or artwork. Bring life to that boring fence by growing plants and flowers in front of it or plant a vertical garden. Create a whimsical outdoor art wall with fence art decor. Hanging fence art is simple and an affordable way to upgrade the look of your outdoor fence.
Stained glass window hangings can enhance a boring view.
Use light and airy decorative window curtains instead of a heavy dark curtain.
Rather than hiding the bad view with heavy dark curtains, hang textured sheer curtains on your window to encourage a lovely quaint cottage vibe instead. Incorporate tall plants outside of the window or arrange a cluster of flowers and books on a shelf near the window to enhance the small cottage-like decor.
DIY floating pressed flowers frames are easy to make.
Make a floating pressed flowers (or plants) frame to hang in front of your window. This way you are obstructing the boring view with pretty pressed flowers and not blocking any sunlight from your window.