Fake Window Decoration

10 Mar

I had the most boring spot over my kitchen sink. It’s a wide spot and it was empty. I grew up with a window over the kitchen sink, and when I buy a house, it will be a requirement! I miss looking out the window as I wash dishes. I decided something must be done to remedy the empty space.

I found a cute country design curtain last time I unpacked. I thought it would look cute in the space, but I wasn’t sure how to incorporate it into the space. Then I remembered the light reflecting properties of aluminum foil.

The shiny side of the foil really reflects light and gives the illusion of a window. So I cut aluminum foil the same size of the curtain. I had to use two halves since the foil wasn’t wide enough. I taped the foil, shiny side out, to the wall.

I laid the curtain out on the table and thought about how I was going to make the curtain shape itself around the foil. I only had one curtain so my choices were limited. I looked around the house and found an old toy bracelet. I gathered the curtain in the middle and slipped the bracelet over the end.

I spread the curtain out at each end and tacked both ends over the aluminum foil. Finally! I have a window over the sink! The light reflects off the foil and adds more dimension to the room.


I invite you to check out the picture and tell me what you would do differently! I might add wood to the edges of the foil to make a more realistic window feel. Would you add a valance? Would you add a shelf to the bottom for more authenticity? Would you arrange the curtain differently? Please share your ideas!


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