Window Boxes: 4 Design Ideas for Added Curb Appeal

Window BoxesWe’re not exactly in the niche of home décor. However, we have seen clients adorn their new windows and siding with all sorts of decorations for added aesthetics. One trend we have noticed is the addition of window boxes. Homeowners often include this after being inspired by the addition of new windows and trim.

Trendy Window Box Designs

1. Add Long Plants

Use plants that extend way below the box, perhaps even dangling all the way to the ground. This is where long plants such as ivy come in handy.

2. Choose Contrasting Plant Colors

Choose plants and flowers that contrast against the backdrop of the home. If the siding is a neutral color, such as gray, then use colorful flowers such as geraniums, pansies, violets, or any flowers containing colors of the rainbow. Likewise, if you have a bold siding color like royal blue, then go for a neutral hue for the flowers, such as lilies or miniature white roses.

3. Decorate the Window Box

The window box itself can be the focal point. You can, for example, give it a chic look by covering the outer portion in lace. Another idea is to cover the surface with a rectangular piece of birch bark for a countryside appearance.

4. Use the Shutters

Smaller window boxes can also be hung from shutters. This is a nice idea if the shutters are always open and just there for visual appeal. Hang a box below the window and one on each shutter and include a different plant for each one.

Get New Windows Before a Window Box

The addition of a window box doesn’t complement the home much if the windows and surrounding siding appear dilapidated. Contact Exteriors Unlimited if pending renovation work includes new windows or siding. Visit our gallery to check out our handy work. A window box will look so much more in place if the rest of the exterior is up to date.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

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