Adding a few window boxes to your dormer is the easiest way to embellish your home. These small architectural elements allow viewers to admire the breathtaking beauty of some wonderful gardens in miniature, while delivering a big dose of welcoming friendliness. If you have no money, time or energy to maintain some large, sumptuous borders, opting for window boxes is the best way to turn your dormer into a magnificent sanctuary.
Window Boxes: Beautiful Displays of Colors
To help you get the most out of investing your time and money in window boxes, the following lines give you a few ideas on how to combine different plants and flowers to dress up the front of your house.
- Cool Feel and Look: If you want to evoke a cooler feel and look for the summer months, you should opt for a bright contrast in plant colors. For instance, you can combine lime-green plants with burgundy blooms and white flowers.
- Lush Effect: A magic formula for window boxes is to use a tall plant in the center, trailing plants flowing over edges and mounding flowers on the sides. The Japanese iris can be the center piece, purple Lanai verbena or dark red Calibrachoa can be used for edges and white petunia on the sides.
- Bold Appearance: For a bold appearance, you should blend the vivid nuances of coral twinspur and coral trailing petunia with blue edging lobelia, blue delphinium, blue Panola pansy, white geranium and white euphorbia.
- Interesting Look: To make window boxes more interesting, you can combine a blooming geranium with colorful caladiums and purple petunias. This combination will transform completely the look of your façade.
Any of these ideas can help you create a fantastic splash of glowing colors that will add charm to your dormer.
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Viken Ohenasian is the Owner of Shutter Smart, a leading one-stop solution for window shutters, coverings, shades and treatments. Shutter Smart’s innovative design has enabled them to create a diverse line of elegant, affordable and eco-friendly window shutters that seamlessly integrate into and enhance any interior space. The company also provides a free estimate before each shutter installation project. Google+