One of the easiest ways to spruce up your space is with paint. Everyone says it. We hear it from interior designers, bloggers, homeowners, etc. It's inexpensive, readily available, easy to apply, forgiving, and can make a huge impact.
I paint a lot. It's a way for me to achieve (almost) instant gratification and change things up without costing a fortune. Black doors and windows are my fav.
Here's a little before and after of our living room windows.
The window on the left really pops!
See what I mean. The black outlines the windows and really makes them stand out. It ties in with the frames and the black in the fireplace. The only prep work was wiping them down before I painted and moving the frames out of the way. You could tape off the glass before you start but I'd rather scrape off excess paint with a razor blade.
I love the way they turned out!