If you’re looking for a unique way to add some colour to your home and give it that wow factor, window boxes are the perfect way to do exactly this. Fresh flowers can really help to brighten up a space and by placing them by your windows, even passers-by can enjoy your beautiful arrangements.
If you’re struggling for inspiration, below are six window box ideas which are guaranteed to make any home look fantastic.
Get creative with your boxes
If you go for a standard wooden window box, why not experiment with different colours? Pastels look great if you’re going for the shabby chic look, subtle shades will compliment more colourful arrangements and bold colours look great if you’re sticking to a more neutral colour scheme for your flowers.
You don’t have to stick to just boxes either. Baskets also look fantastic resting on a window ledge and are perfect if you’re looking for something a bit different.
Rather than planting just one colour, why not mix things up with a selection of your favourite flowers? As well as being a bit unique, a rainbow arrangement will add so much colour to your property; it will brighten up anyone’s day. Even if you can’t guarantee the sun with the British summer, you can at least ensure that your property looks cheerful all year long.
Flowers in bloom
The great thing about window boxes is they’re so easy to create. You can change things up as often as you like depending on which flowers are in bloom at the time.
Some popular varieties which will be in bloom over the coming months include:
- May – Acacia, Marigolds, Chrysanthemum, Forget-Me-Nots, Freesia, Gerbera, Lily of the Valley, Peony, Poppies, Roses, Sunflowers and Sweet Pea.
- June – Aster (Michaelmas Daisy), Calla Lily, Carnations, Hydrangea, Iris, Lilacs, Nigella, Sweet William and Tuberose.
- July – Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily), Banksia, Apray Carnation, Cattleya Orchid, Godetia, Helenium, Hyacinth, Narcissus (Daffodil) and Phlox.
- August – Anemone, Cosmos, Gladiolus, Lavender, Liatris, Oncidium Orchid, Scabious, Solidago, Strelitzia, Sunflower Helianthus and Triteleia Broadiaea.
- September – Agapanthus, Amaryllis, Aster, Craspedia, Curcuma, Heliconia, Kniphofia, Leucanthemum, Sedum, Spiraea and Tanecetum.
If you want to ensure that everyone can see your arrangement – even from afar – why not opt for taller plants such as sunflowers? Sunflowers are so colourful and they’re the perfect option for summera sure-fire way to impress anyone passing by.
Alternatively, you could go the other way and opt for trailing vines if you would prefer your flower arrangement to drop under the box so your plants don’t obscure your view from the window.
window shutters make the ideal backdrop for window boxes. Not only does their style and elegance really help to compliment your beautiful flowers the white backdrop will also ensure that your arrangement stands out for all the neighbours to enjoy.
Grow your own herbs
Window boxes don’t just have to look great, you can get more use out of them by growing your own herbs. Not only can you throw them into your dishes when cookingthey smell great too. Some of the most popular options include basil, bay, chives, dill, mint, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme.
Herbs grow best when they’re subjected to full sun and light so this is a great time of year to get started.