This article may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy here
There are many ways to create or continue to improve existing curb appeal. Window and railing planters are one of my favorite additions to the character of a home. Best of all, window and railing planters can be used throughout the seasons! The funny thing, though, is that I don’t think I’ve ever had a house with window boxes or railings! I can’t believe you don’t, but I’ve always wanted some, so it’s never too late to do what you love, is it?
One of the things we immediately loved about our new home was the curb appeal! This is already such a pretty coastal cottage. Since curb appeal was something we were working on at our old house, we were thrilled that we didn’t have to start from scratch here when we moved in. But that said, personalizing your home and putting on your own style and personality is something I love to do. And it won’t be an exception here, even if it’s already cute the ideas are flow for what we can do to make this home ours.
The previous owner had planters hanging from the porch railings and I loved the look! It was time to replace them, so I found these porch railings and window planters that can be hung over the railing with the included brackets!
I love the style of these boxes, they are substantial in size and very classic looking! The included brackets are black which I think looks nice, but maybe we’ll paint the black part white so they blend more with our white railings. However, the hooks begin to be less noticeable as the plants grow. Depending on the construction of your railing, you can hang the boxes directly on the railing. The boxes themselves are quite versatile, you can hang them under windows, on railings or even just set them on the floor or on a porch.
The planters are self-watering (pre-drilled drainage hole and self-watering insert included). They are 36 inches long, 11 inches high, and 11 inches wide. They’re also available in black or gray (it looks like the black version 2 pack is on sale on Amazon here). They are made for the outdoors and are weather and fade resistant.
TIP: If you want more than one, you can save money if you buy them here in a set of two rather than two individual boxes.
We planted ours earlier this summer and they are really starting to take off and fill in. We chose sturdy, easy-to-grow plants for our first attempt at a window box. We are delighted with their beauty! They make us happy every day.
Here are the four factories of each of ours:
Pentunia Surfinia® Celestial Blue
Bacopa MegaCopa® White
Green Gem Boxwood
Mint Variegated Pineapple
The plants will continue to fill out and look better and better for a few months probably, but when they don’t look so fresh anymore, we can replace the annuals. The boxwoods need to stay healthy and green all year round here, so we can just add other decorations or plants that are in season. Evergreen branches, twinkling lights, faux plants, Christmas decoration, the options are endless as to how we could use them all winter long.
Do you have planters at home?
Sources: Window Planters