How to Choose the Right Window Box for Your Home

Just as red lipstick and dangly earrings put the finishing touches on a little black dress, a window box completes the look of a house—transforming it from a structure to home. But there are so many types of flower boxes for windows—which one, you may ask, would be the right fit for your home? Although many different types of window boxes may look good, ideally the type of window box you choose should complement your home’s architectural style, color, and overall design. Before buying or making window boxes, check out the window box recommendations below for your type of home.

For Traditional-Style Homes

Do you have a stately Colonial manor, a brick-and-mortar bungalow, a tried-and-true Tudor, or some other type of traditional-style home? Our PVC planter boxes are made with cellular PVC, making these window boxes as durable and weather-resistant as your house. Plus, our PVC Estate window box collection comes in a variety of traditional styles, all of which include an easy cleat-mounting system, making hanging these window boxes a one-person, no-hassle job.

Part of the Estate collection, the Lancaster Window Box has clean lines and decorative brackets in a smooth, white finish (which can be painted, if so desired, to complement your home’s exterior). You can also create custom window boxes by choosing a color, finish, or size that fits your specific windows.

Another great choice for traditional homes are our stately vinyl window box designs; the Prestige and the Presidential window boxes, in particular, add a touch of subdued elegance to boost your home’s curb appeal.

For European-Style Homes

Do you live in a Spanish-style or Italian villa-inspired home? Then our European-chic metal window boxes are your best bet. Our European Window Box Cage, with its intricate scrollwork pattern, will accentuate your home’s Old World charm with a decorative, heavy-duty design that won’t rust. But don’t stop at your windows—hang these Mediterranean-style beauties on balcony railings, fences, and wherever you’re looking to add a taste of Tuscany.

For Modern-Style Homes

Mid-Century Modern and contemporary-style home lovers! Feast your eyes on our intricate wrought iron window boxes, like the  Simple Elegance Window Box Cage. Made from rust-resistant wrought iron, this geometrically simple window box is the perfect, low-profile, high-style accent for your cool and collected home.

Want other on-trend window box options? Our Breckenridge Flower Boxes—available in black, white, and charcoal—resemble stacked stone pieces placed in a contemporary profile. Made from commercial-grade fiberglass that won’t rust or rot, these modern window boxes look great mounted under your windows or on your deck railing or fence, providing years of mod style.

For Country-Style Homes

Do you have a quaint cottage in the countryside (or, at least, does your house look like it belongs there)? Then our quaint Hayrack Window Baskets will be your new best friend. These farmhouse-style window baskets are handcrafted in a powder-coated, wrought-iron design and come complete with a thick, coconut coir liner that furthers its rustic appeal. And since these all-natural coco liners are pH neutral, they contain soil-supporting nutrients and are environmentally friendly—so no carbon footprint for you!

Redwood and cedar window boxes also fit perfectly into any countryside-styled home. Not only do our wooden window boxes have a raw, organic beauty, but they are also durable and rot-resistant, giving you years of use. Some popular designs include our Traditional Cedar Wood Window Box Planter and our Raised Panel Cedar Window Box.

For Any and All-Style Homes

Any home looks good sporting a durable fiberglass window box. Made from a lightweight mixture of plastic resin and glass fibers, these window boxes are long-lasting even in the toughest heat and frost conditions. Moisture- and insect-proof, our fiberglass window boxes won’t crack, chip, or warp, and are available in a range of styles.

Our distressed Urban Farmhouse Window Box mixes the charm of aged wood with the durability of fiberglass. And our black Lancaster Fiberglass Window Box boasts a smooth finish and a rich tone that looks elegant against any backdrop.

To Sum it All Up

At the end of the day, there are probably more than a few window box styles to suit both your home and your décor personality—so what are you waiting for? This is the fun part—get to browsing our large selection (the largest anywhere!) of window boxes and find the perfect fit for YOU!

Need help choosing the right window box design and material? Not to worry! Our window box experts are on-hand and ready to answer your questions! Just visit us at or call us at 1-888-427-3362.

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