32 Stunning Flower Box Ideas & Arrangements

A gallery featuring window box flower arrangements.
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Window box with wooden shutters.

Welcome to a gallery featuring a selection of beautiful and well-maintained window boxes.

Window boxes are a common sight on buildings throughout the world. In larger cities, a window box can help a small apartment feel a little more like home, by providing a small space to garden.

While most window boxes tend to be mounted on the exterior of the building, beneath the window for which they get their name, some people choose to hang their window box indoors–particularly people who like to cook.

An indoor window box can act as a herb garden that eliminates any countertop clutter that other kitchen gardens can create.

When selecting a window box, keep in mind that wooden boxes that aren’t painted or maintained regularly will only last 3-5 years before they begin to rot. With proper care, wooden boxes can last for 10-15 years. If you want something more low maintenance, you can go with vinyl or a wrought iron window box and fill it with terra cotta or plastic pots.

This gallery features outdoor window boxes with beautiful, lush arrangements that add color and appeal to any home’s exterior.

The above image is of an Old World style home with a simple window box with cascading pink and red flowers. The color is stunning against the plaster siding (www.airmaniax.com).

If you decide to include window boxes in or outside of your home, make it easy with the right gardening trowel.

We hope you’ll enjoy this beautiful gallery filled with images of unique window box flower arrangements.

Find more backyard ideas in our definitive guide to backyards!

A simple dusky blue window box with small wrought iron hooks fixed below it on the clapboard siding. Violet petunias and ivy spill over the sides.

A simple dusky blue window box with small wrought iron hooks fixed below it on the clapboard siding. Violet petunias and ivy spill over the sides.

A cream and pale green window box that contrasts beautifully with the brick-red siding of the home. The small, white pom-pom shaped flowers and dark green leaves draw the eye.

A cream and pale green window box that contrasts beautifully with the brick-red siding of the home. The small, white pom-pom shaped flowers and dark green leaves draw the eye.

An old brick home with iron bars across one of the windows. A simple wire holder with a plastic planter brings cheer to a somewhat cheerless feature.

An old brick home with iron bars across one of the windows. A simple wire holder with a plastic planter brings cheer to a somewhat cheerless feature.

A manicured exterior with rows of hedges and a topiary tree standing in front of the black window box affixed to the brick facade. True to the style of the yard, the window box contains a manicured hedge.

A manicured exterior with rows of hedges and a topiary tree standing in front of the black window box affixed to the brick facade. True to the style of the yard, the window box contains a manicured hedge.

Although not technically in a box, a wide window sill can play host to several planters. In this case, a set of plants in metal planters are arranged from smallest to tallest.

Although not technically in a box, a wide window sill can play host to several planters. In this case, a set of plants in metal planters are arranged from smallest to tallest.

Two white window boxes add additional charm to an already quaint brick home with black shutters and a black wrought iron fence.

Two white window boxes add additional charm to an already quaint brick home with black shutters and a black wrought iron fence.

A canary yellow curved window box affixed to the bold blue plaster facade. Small purple flowers and two kinds of ivy populate this already bold piece.

A canary yellow curved window box affixed to the bold blue plaster facade. Small purple flowers and two kinds of ivy populate this already bold piece.

A simple beige window box overflowing with vines, flowers, and other colorful plants beneath freshly painted sky blue shutters. Small portions of the window are stained glass.

A simple beige window box overflowing with vines, flowers, and other colorful plants beneath freshly painted sky blue shutters. Small portions of the window are stained glass.

A small window looking out onto a stone sidewalk has a small green wooden window box between two red shutters. A bicycle rests against the stone sill

A small window looking out onto a stone sidewalk has a small green wooden window box  between two red shutters. A bicycle rests against the stone sill.

A window box filled with greens and ivy adds life to this dilapidated and crumbling old building.

A window box filled with greens and ivy adds life to this dilapidated and crumbling old building.

Two windows peek out of an ivy covered building facade, one with a simple wooden window box with small red flowers.

Two windows peek out of an ivy covered building facade, one with a simple wooden window box with small red flowers.

The stone face of this building is interrupted by a set of windows and a green-blue window box filled with mostly greens. The mix of shades and textures adds depth to this arrangement.

The stone face of this building is interrupted by a set of windows and a green-blue window box filled with mostly greens. The mix of shades and textures adds depth to this arrangement.

A home with wrought iron window boxes filled with petunias, vines, and other small bloom flowers. The arrangement covers the bottom half of the window.

A home with wrought iron window boxes filled with petunias, vines, and other small bloom flowers. The arrangement covers the bottom half of the window.

Another wrought iron window box, but this one is filled with six terra cotta planters, each with a soft pink geranium.

Another wrought iron window box, but this one is filled with six terra cotta planters, each with a soft pink geranium.

This wooden window box hooks into the sides of the window and is slanted to encourage the plants to meet the vines already creeping up the brick facade

This wooden window box hooks into the sides of the window and is slanted to encourage the plants to meet the vines already creeping up the brick facade.

A simple, distressed deep blue window box filled with purple flowers beneath a small window covered by beautiful lace curtains.

A simple, distressed deep blue window box filled with purple flowers beneath a small window covered by beautiful lace curtains.

An expansive black window box filled to the brim with draping ivy, small, delicate pansies, and taller catkins.


An expansive black window box filled to the brim with draping ivy, small, delicate pansies, and taller catkins.

The windows on the second floor of this building each have a flower box with the plants so overgrown that the box can no longer be seen from below.

The windows on the second floor of this building each have a flower box with the plants so overgrown that the box can no longer be seen from below.

A wooden window box surrounded curved wrought iron bars.

A wooden window box surrounded curved wrought iron bars.

A beautiful window box filled with small yellow flowers, pink petunias, and light pink geraniums.

A beautiful window box filled with small yellow flowers, pink petunias, and light pink geraniums.

A simple, pretty wooden window box in cream with petunias and salmon geraniums.

A simple, pretty wooden window box in cream with petunias and salmon geraniums.

A wooden window box below a blue-framed window. Below and to the right are trellises leaning up against the building's facade.

A wooden window box below a blue-framed window. Below and to the right are trellises leaning up against the building’s facade.

A window low on the wall can have a window box too.This wooden box is held up by an upcycled child's headboard and footboard.

A window low on the wall can have a window box too.This wooden box is held up by an upcycled child’s headboard and footboard.

These slanted wooden window boxes are filled with greener, pansies, and elegant white orchids.

These slanted wooden window boxes are filled with greener, pansies, and elegant white orchids.

A simple wooden window box with pink and white petunias and two American flags for garnish.

A simple wooden window box with pink and white petunias and two American flags for garnish in Colonial Boston.

A small wooden window box filled with vines and ferns rests below a wrought-iron window screen.

A small wooden window box filled with vines and ferns rests below a wrought-iron window screen.

An unfinished wooden window box on the side of a barn-red building is filled with pink and white daisies for a rustic, classically country style.

An unfinished wooden window box on the side of a barn-red building is filled with pink and white daisies for a rustic, classically country style.

A window box with ivy pouring out and touching the ground below. Red mums are planted above the ivy.

A window box with ivy pouring out and touching the ground below. Red mums are planted above the ivy.

A narrow yellow window in Quebec with a small wooden window box filled with red and white flora.


A narrow yellow window in Quebec with a small wooden window box filled with red and white flora.

A bright blue window box with enormous pansy blooms in many different colors and smaller white blooms as well.

A bright blue window box with enormous pansy blooms in many different colors and smaller white blooms as well.

Vines trail up to the bottom of this window box stuffed with many different kinds of flowers. Hosta plants sit below.

Vines trail up to the bottom of this window box stuffed with many different kinds of flowers. Hosta plants sit below.

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