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Brightening Your Exterior Home with Summer Window Boxes

Entry #2435, May 20, 2013

Your home’s exterior provides the first impression for guests coming into your home. The challenges of the external environment are never taken as an excuse for a dull home exterior. You can definitely do something to brighten up your home exterior and impress your guests from the outside.

One of the best parts of your home exterior that can be enhanced is the window boxes. The window boxes provide a great canvass for a perfect outdoor masterpiece. It’s the part of your home where you can create an impact and change the looks of your home exterior.

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Window boxes can brighten your home’s exterior

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Try these creative ideas on brightening your exterior home with summer window boxes:

Alternative flowers:

Kale or borecole is actually a vegetable that you can place in your exterior windows. It’s an attractive plant with green or purple leaves that are very attractive even when you look from afar. The leaves of the kale plant form a beautiful landscape for your window boxes. You can have Peacock or Nagoya kale combined with lemon cypress and purple violas.

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Create a focal point with your window boxes

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Draw a focal point with your window box:

There’s no better way to make an impression than to create a contrast. You can showcase a winter-look in your window boxes by having a one element that will draw attention. For instance, you can have tall pyramid-shaped boxwood as your focal point. Match your boxwood with red nandina berries for a superb look.

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Use artificial flowers in your window boxes for climate that is too extreme for live plants

Image via: Ellen Zee

Window boxes that create a statement:

If you want to make an impression, you have to make your window boxes interesting and unique. Think about what you have in your garden. Mix and match the foliage and everything you have to create a masterpiece. You can have different flowering plants as a combination.

Take time to plan for your window boxes before you start. Try the above-mentioned ideas and you will certainly get the most of your home’s exterior. Try switching out your plants seasonally and consider using artificial flowers if the climate is too hot or cold to sustain real flowers year around.

For more outdoor home ideas on Stagetecture, click here.

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