Curb Appeal: Window Boxes Add a Springtime Touch

Dress up your windows and embrace the season like this South Boston exterior.

South Boston

Photo by Danielle Ossher

Springtime has (finally) arrived, and so too have the cheery exteriors like the one on this South Boston home. Lush, colorful window boxes add a welcome seasonal touch to its warm yellow backdrop and timeless accents.

Recycled wood boxes filled with bright perennials and greenery frame the bay window, and offer a nice connection to the garden underneath. The rich, earthy hues and worn wood pop perfectly against the creamy yellow shingles and white trim. Classic New England accents, including the nautical orb lanterns and the wrought-iron fence, define the entry and balance the light look with a traditional air.

Give your home a quick, Spring upgrade with simple, charming window boxes. With a plethora of options available, opt for a foundation that works for your space, like a long, narrow, recycled wood windowsill box (pictured below) for city living. Fill the window box with any number of beautiful seasonal blooms, from geraniums to tulips, pairing with greenery for a full, lush look. Add a vintage touch and further define the doorway with flanking antique wall lanterns, like ones pictured below.

WS Windowsill Northeast Lantern