Security bars are meant to add a measure of safety and peace of mind to the inhabitants of a home. However, they are not always the most attractive of elements. Dress up the security bars themselves and decorate the windows around them in a way that makes them become a part of your design. Change them from an eyesore into a decorative element that enhances your decor scheme, rather than detracting from it.
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Things you need
- Outdoor metal spray paint
- Painter's tape
- Fake ivy or other wraparound outdoor decorations
- Window treatments with matching trim
- Metal wall decor
Paint the security bars a colour that complements the rest of your exterior. Cover the window with plastic, taped down securely, to avoid overspray. Use outdoor spray paint that is meant for metal and will hold up against the elements.
Hang fake ivy or other decorations around the bars. Change out the decorations with the seasons if you want, such as pine garlands during the winter.
Hang up window treatments that match the security bars. If you do not want to use the colour as the main one for the interior of your home, hang curtains that use it just in the trim for an accent. For example, if you have black security bars, hang up white lace curtains trimmed in black lace for an elegant look or tan microfiber curtains with a black braid trim for a more contemporary feel.
Paint the window sill and the rest of the trim a colour that complements the colour of the security bars. The two colours do not have to exactly match, just look good next to each other.
Hang metal wall decor around the windows, inside and out, to make them feel even more a main part of the decorating scheme. Paint the metal to complement the security bars if you cannot find decorations in the right colour. Examples include wrought iron candle holders, mirrors with ornate metal frames or abstract metal art sculptures on shelves.
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