During the cold fall and winter months, the exteriors of homes can look a bit drab without the color of a blooming garden. Luckily, bringing some cheer can be as simple as refreshing window boxes with seasonal plants and produce. You may not have flowers growing in your yard, but you can display your favorites in a beautiful arrangement on your windowsill. Like the wreath on your door, a window box adds an element of color and texture that helps get neighbors, friends, and your family in the holiday spirit. It’s a welcome sight that’s easy to create and maintain, plus it can be used year-round.
Get creative and take inspiration from the following window box ideas from around Charleston.
Fall is known for its rich colors, rustic textures, and abundance of unique flora. To create a traditional harvest-themed window box, start by filling it with an assortment of orange, yellow, and red flowers. In addition to your golden mums and burgundy pansies, you might consider adding in pumpkins, squash, gourds, and berry branches. Think of your window box as a mini version of your Thanksgiving table – warm and welcoming to all.
As a fall-blooming flower, mums are a natural choice to fill your autumn window boxes. They come in a variety of colors, from creamy white to lavender. To create a window box featuring mums, we recommend choosing one color as the base and adding in a few other similar shades. For example, you could use deep red as your primary color and then add in burnt orange mums to create a striking display.
Glass Of Merlot
We’re seeing a lot of red wine colored flowers in flower boxes around town and what could be more appropriate for a chilly fall evening? This flower box blooms with multiple hues of burgundy in a display that is bountiful and complex like a delicious glass of red wine. If you are at a loss for how to fill your window boxes, this is the perfect example of how you can take inspiration from fall sensations and experiences to create an artistic display.
Even before the snow starts to fall, you can create a winter wonderland at home by filling your window boxes with white and blue plants. Cyclamen, snowdrops, pansies, hellebores, and primulas are all popular wintry flowers that celebrate the season with their icy cool colors. These can be complemented with ivy or other greenery. Make your window box even more magical by putting flameless pillar candles between the flowers and lighting them at night.
Escape To The Tropics
By November, your yard will be in need of some vibrancy. Instead of (or in addition to) traditional seasonal decor, transform your flower boxes with a tropical theme featuring warm weather foliage like palms. The lush quality will not only lift your spirits, but also get you prepped for that beach vacation you have been planning after Christmas.
Time To Create Your Festive Window Box
Window boxes are a great way to add natural beauty to your home, as well as add curb appeal. With the fall season upon us, it’s the perfect time to give your window boxes a lift by replanting them with colorful flowers. Whether you have a green thumb or not, creating an eye-catching seasonal design is a simple way to spread some holiday cheer!
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