Do you ever run out of ideas for things to put in your windows? A themed window sticks in peoples memory and attracts more people into your shop.

We’ve compiled a list of theme ideas so you need never drain your creative juices dry again (enough for you to have a new window theme every fortnight for over a year!).

SEASONS
WinterSnow, Grey colours, Winter animals, Snowmen, Woollen clothing
SpringFlowers, Colour, Baby Animals, pink and green
 

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SummerSun, Beach scenery, outdoors, yellow and blue
AutumnDead leaves, Mushrooms, Harvest theme, Oranges and browns
WEATHER
RainUmbrellas, raincoats, cotton wool clouds, simulated rain
RainbowsPuddles, Rainbows, clouds & sun, gumboots

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WindSuspend or wire clothing so it appears to be blowing, trees losing leaves
StormsDark clouds, lightning, powerpoles, rain
SunshineLight colours, bright sun, quotations about sunshine or lyrics from a song
SnowCotton wool, polystyrene or white feathers make great snow!
HOLIDAYS
ChristmasAll the usual suspects here, but why not try and make your window shine with coloured lights? Do something different to stand out from the bunch.
EasterPlenty of scope here for many ideas – once again its important to be different

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Australia DayAustralian flag (obviously) try not to be too obvious or boring. A scene around a BBQ, or a game of cricket are 2 ideas
ANZAC DayThis is a serious day, so tread carefully –a simple message on the window may be appropriate
Your city’s show dayCelebrate where you live. Photos of your city, or models of landmarks are great
Queen’s birthdayGo British. Union Jacks and kitschy memorabilia will show you have a sense of humour
SPECIAL DAYS
Remembrance DayOnce again this is a very serious day, poppies and a remembrance message, perhaps a line from the ode are tasteful options.
Valentine’s DayRed, hearts motifs and pink are all the standard choices.
St Patrick’s DayGreen is the colour of choice for this festival. Reference the irish in some way. Some wee leprechauns are an option. Or something like this: 
 
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Mother’s DayCelebrate mums! A female adult mannequin and a child could be involved in a scene – at the park, for instance.
Father’s DayNot applicable to some stores, but if it is in yours, do similar to the mother’s day and include an adult male mannequin and a child in a scene.
Your shop’s birthdayBalloons, naturally! Streamers, candles, why not a (fake) cake?! Throw a party
LOCATIONS
Specific landmarksThe Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben, or the Opera House. Show them your shop is a destination
BeachSome sand and fake water, seagulls boats and a pier. This is the perfect setting for nautical themed clothes
WildernessTrees, a forest, with deer and moss. This can be very atmospheric & entrancing
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DesertPut sand on the floor – with cactus and desert animals, or a Bedouin tent and camel.
MountainsUse a photographic backdrop, & a ski lift. This is a great winter theme
UnderwaterWater water everywhere, get a blue backdrop and some blue cellophane- put in some model animals or sunken treasure and you’re set.
BEYOND THE OBVIOUS
Popular CultureCheck the headlines – you can always draw inspiration from current events.
AnimalsTheme your window around an animal for something different. The more random the animal  the better:

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SportReference an event, or just the game in general. Build a pitch, goals or a net. Put the related equipment into your mannequin’s hands (or feet!)
ArtA popular and wellknown artwork can have a theme built around it. Whether you style your mannequins like Warhol screenprints or go all Jackson Pollock, you’ll have fun with this!
MusicDress your mannequins as a well known musician, give them an instrument
ScienceGo all white, with props such as test tubes, microscopes or mysterious potions… the possibilities are endless

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