Retail giants delight all ages each year with magnificent holiday window displays. Decorating storefront windows to entertain and entice shoppers has been a tradition for more than a hundred years. From elegantly simple designs featuring garlands and lights to elaborate animated displays that bring Santa’s workshop to life, a decorated storefront window makes a business stand out.
Any size business can create a beautiful or whimsical holiday storefront without breaking the budget. We’ve put together some ideas to get you started.
Begin with a Theme
A theme helps keep the design focused and cohesive. Holiday storefront décor themes are numerous. Consider the following:
- Red-and-white and/or candy canes
- Let it Snow! Got a hardware store? Make sure to include shovels, festive with a red or glittering bow.
- Baby, It’s Cold Outside Cute for a kids’ store, incorporate winter baby/kids’ clothes in the display.
- Home for the Holidays Create a cozy scene with electric fireplace, comfy chair, side table with milk/cookies for Santa, and don’t forget a decorated tree with wrapped gifts.
- Believe! Go with a color scheme of blues, white, and sparkling silver — think snowflakes and plenty of glitter to really make the window shine.
Need more ideas, look to Timeout for inspiration. The site features dozens of pictures of decorated storefronts from major retailers in New York City.
Incorporating Your Products in the Display
If you’re a toy store, it’s easy to create a festive, themed holiday window, right? Select a few of the hottest items, add a bow, and place under a decorated tree for a quick and easy storefront display. Any business can design a delightful window for the holidays and still incorporate your products, if you choose. For example, a salon can creatively display several bottles of shampoo and other hair care products peeking out of stockings hung by a mantle, while a florist may opt to decorate their window with live greenery and other seasonal floral items.
Hang a wreath in the window and decorate it with gift cards from your business, this works great for any business. Gift cards also can be used as “ornaments” to decorate a tree.
Importance of Clean Windows for Displays
Every business, any size, needs clean windows so everyone passing by can easily see the holiday display and/or any products on display. Your storefront windows make the first impression on customers. If the window(s) are smudged or dirty, that first impression will be negative and may even turn potential customers away. Fortunately, United Window Cleaning is there for you. We’ve been working with our greater Cincinnati community for nearly a century providing quality commercial window cleaning services. With a professional window cleaning service, you save time plus know that the job will be done safely and efficiently.
Family-owned and operated, we want to be your window cleaning specialists. Give us a call today and we can schedule an appointment for you to speak with one of our team members.