12 Things to Put on Your Windowsills

Trying to squeeze a bit more functionality out of your small space? Don't overlook that little ledge beneath your window.

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Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Cooking Accessories

Don't hide that gorgeous butcher block or marble cutting board away in a cabinet. A windowsill in the kitchen is like having an extra shelf, so put it to good use.

Beauty Counter

Many of today's beauty products are gorgeously packaged, so why not put them on display? Even the smallest ledge is just right for showcasing nail polishes, face creams and go-to staples.

Device Depot

If your window is private and secure, a sill could be the perfect perch for a Bluetooth speaker and your go-to devices. Repurpose an old letter organizer or napkin holder as a low-tech charging station.

Zen Moment

Pick a window with a relaxing view to create your own personal Zen zone. With a soothing diffused scent wafting through the air and essential oils on your pressure points, you can find your center after a long day.

Craft Supplies

Organize crafting supplies and crayons into acrylic cups or plastic bowls. They're colorful and a great reminder for kids to get creative. Just remember: No glass for the kiddos!

Meaningful Art

Use your windowsill as a ledge for meaningful art and photography. This is also an ideal way to create some privacy or block an unsightly view. Showcase your favorite artist, or layer several smaller pieces you've collected over time.

Office Assistant

Moving a desk near a window not only provides an extra boost of sunlight (hey, vitamin D!), it can give you a little extra storage, too. Tuck your office supplies into coordinating cups, baskets or an organizer for a tidy appearance.

Delightful Destinations

Meaningful art and photography of places you've visited (or want to go) are the perfect size for even the narrowest of spots.

Micro Collections

Small trinkets and bud vases have more impact when they're grouped together, and a windowsill is just the right size for this type of decor.

Just for Kids

Kids will love picking out a few of their favorite toys or travel keepsakes for display. To avoid a cluttered look, keep it to just a few items and keep it in a coordinated color scheme.

Sculptural Spotlight

If you're lucky enough to have big, beautiful windows, a large-scale sculptural piece looks pretty amazing propped in a window. Be sure to use suction cup hooks to secure the art piece to the glass for everyone's safety.

Show Off

Don't be shy about displaying your family's trophies and ribbons. Mix in a decorative object or two that relates to their sport or hobby for a more casual look.