VINTAGE WINDOW FRAME DECOR IDEAS

Monday, September 20, 2021

Do you ever have one spot in your decor that you just can't seem to get a grip on?

Mine is this vintage window frame in my bedroom.

vintage window frame decor

This is the only place in my bedroom that I have room for it, and while I have always hung it vertically before, it won't fit that way here. 

I have tried decorating it in different ways, but none of them have made me happy. 

Now I am on a mission to see what other people have done.

This is very pretty with the wreath hanging from a ribbon. It has a very cottage feel.

old window frame with wreath

It would be perfect, except the window is vertical.

How cute is this window? 

vintage window with a cow

It is super cute, but somehow I don't think a cow would fit into my cottage bedroom.

Here is a window with a shelf on the top (mine is on the bottom) and it is horizontal. Once again they have used a wreath,

old window with shelf decor


It would be fun to layer old window frames. Unfortunately, I only have one, but I love the cottage look of this idea.

layering old windows

This time a hurricane lantern is used as a decor feature.

A window frame can be used to frame a vintage map. I seriously have at least five zillion of those. Not sure I have one that large in more subdued colors.

In my spare time (what the heck is that) I think I will look through my maps for one. 

I also need to start listing some of those maps in my Etsy shop

I seriously never thought about using a clock, but I do love this idea. 

clock on an old window frame

I do like this vintage-style white wall clock and if I had a bigger space I would definitely love this real moving gear wall clock for my living room. (Just exactly how did I veer off into a clock hunt?)

There are so many great ideas and now I am going to process them and see what I come up with.

Do you have an old window frame that you decorate with?

vintage window frame decor ideas

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Comments

  1. I used to have an old vintage frame I paid $5 for. I loved that thing, but it finally fell apart. I taped vintage children's images in the windows and switched them out from time to time. I love the idea of the wreath. And speaking of clocks, I have one in my bathroom that is round and I have a square wood frame around it.
    Brenda

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  2. The addition of vintage window frames to decor adds a layer of nostalgia.
    Happy Fall,
    Kippi

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  3. what interesting looks with the different window frames. Have you thought of putting lace curtains behind the frame so it looks like you are looking inside a window? That would allow coverage of much of the wall behind the frame. Maybe that's what bothers you seeing the wall there. Then maybe even a wreath (since you've mentioned liking the ones you have seen). Or as someone else mentioned, putting a picture or scene behind the frame so it would appear you are looking outside. I look forward to seeing your solution.

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  4. I'm so glad you posted this Laura because I have a few frames I've never done anything with and this is definitely food for thought. Can't wait to see what you do with yours!

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  5. Great ideas! I love using old windows and making them into something useful1

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  6. I once bought an old window frame that was hand-painted with flowers. I loved it, but when it didn't fit into my decor anymore, I gave it to my niece.

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  7. I have an old 6 paned window that I've filled with vintage black & white photographs of my family. I have verses & quotes with each one & love it.

    I really think hanging a wreath on yours would be so pretty, whether the window is vertical or horizontal I still think it would be lovely.

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  8. You have shared so many beautiful vintage window ideas. They make lovely home accessories with all the chippy goodness. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love the cottage look of the layered vintage windows on the buffet. The chippy window with the wreath is very cute too. I know you will find just the right piece or pieces for your window shelf. Happy Monday. xoxo Kris

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  10. Love vintage windows. So many pretty pictures in this post.

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  11. Vintage windows are always so pretty! I love all the examples you've shared here and I can't wait to see what you decide to do with yours. They're super versatile! Hugs, CoCo

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  12. I have an old light green frame that has a mirror behind it.. I've never liked the mirror... now I need to see about taking it out! I'm not sure what I would hang in front.. I'm not into wreaths that much... I like the idea of maybe some lace hung on a horizontal twig or something... or like the idea of lace looking "curtains" on the side. Will be fun to see what you come up with. Marilyn

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  13. These are great! I love working with windows for DIY

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  14. I love vintage windows and all you can do with them. So many great ideas here - now to find some to use.

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