Have you ever observed two houses side by side and thought how much better the exterior with the window boxes looked? I know I have. Window boxes are a simple solution to many landscaping quandaries. If your home’s exterior is rather plain and uninteresting, window boxes can add some life and color. If your home is located in a space where you have little to no front yard, window boxes can give you a way to include landscaping in your home’s exterior. Maybe you love to garden but can’t get on your knees anymore? Window boxes are the answer. Take a look at these 10 ways to style a window box on your home.
If you are looking to add a window box to a previously bare window, consider making the box yourself! They are very simple to make and will only take you a weekend to build and fill. In short, you’ll have your house looking dapper in a day or two. (via Krusesworkshop)
For the more mature bunch, creating a somewhat portable window box is a wonderful idea. This design allows you to remove the pots so you can easily fill and prune and care for your plants without a step stool. (via Martha Stewart)
Some houses really need a good bit of life to an otherwise dreary exterior. You will find your solution in a small can of paint. Choose a bright color to give your window boxes a makeover and they’ll give your house some pop no matter what time of year. (via Midwest Living)
Some people worry that a window box will look tacky against they’re home. My advice, paint your brackets the same color as your house. It’s just a few strokes and suddenly your box will look chic and seamless, like it’s always belonged there.
If you thought that window boxes were only for the cottages in the neighborhood, think again. Even large homes can implement florals at the window and a wire box like the one above is possibly the easiest way to do it. It will look very French which is always a good thing. (via Garden Requisites)
Don’t forget the deck! Hanging some window box planters off the side of your deck can really add a sense of luxury to your backyard. The bright flowers will make a lovely background to all your barbecues and dinner parties. (via Midwest Living)
Flowers aren’t the only plants you can add to your window boxes. Strategically placing some hanging vines will give any window box a very vintage feel and add interest to the rest of your landscaping. (via Midwest Living)
Worried about putting window boxes on your shaded house? Opt to plant delicate ferns instead of flowers in those boxes. They’ll look so welcoming and put together all summer long. (via Quintessence)
This wonderful DIY will show you that you don’t even need windows to have window boxes! Use some thrifted window frames, attach the boxes and hang them from a boring garage or shed wall. You won’t regret the extra sparkle. (via Simply Swider)
Maybe you live in an apartment where window boxes just aren’t an option. Get creative by putting a window box on the inside of your windows! A little brilliant touch will bring you the same greenery, just indoors. (via Little Paths So Startled)