I really hate when people think window boxes can only be used in the Spring and Summer. The whole reason I built a window box was because my house was desperate for the extra curb appeal. And the changing seasons only meant my house needed it more than ever–there was no way I was taking them down after a few months! There are plenty of ways to decorate a Fall window box beautifully.
In fact, there are lots of flowers and plants that thrive in the Fall, and they really are beautiful. But let’s just be honest with each other, okay? I am terrible at planting things. My parents are gardening experts, but I just never got that gene. When they start talking about perennials and shrubbery and the east-facing side of my house… I’m just checked out.
This list is still going to give you plenty of plant ideas, but I won’t be the one to elaborate on that. I’m just focused on the best easy Fall window box decorations.
Fall Window Box Ideas
Last year when the summer flowers in my window box were fading away, I took them out and replaced them with mini pumpkins.
Honestly, it was awesome. It cost like $8 for all the pumpkins, and it looked adorable.
However, I didn’t get any pictures because I was keeping my family afloat in one of the hardest seasons of our lives. Ahem, I’m not talking about the season of Fall–in Buffalo, that’s a pretty great season. It was a hard time for our family and definitely for me, so I’m going to give myself grace about the dang pumpkin window box picture.
And to make it up to you, I’ll give you a bunch more Fall window box ideas! Maybe you’ll forgive me.
Fall Window Box Ideas
Pumpkins, pumpkins, and only pumpkins
I personally took all of the plants out of my window box and had only mini-pumpkins, and I loved it. If you choose to use mini pumpkins, you can still make it totally unique! Here are a few different ideas to make an all-pumpkin window box different:
- You can use all orange pumpkins of the same size, or all orange pumpkins of different sizes.
- You can use some orange pumpkins and some white ones, like I did. (Note: I’m guessing those white pumpkins aren’t technically pumpkins? Someone correct me. #notaplantperson)
- You could even combine orange pumpkins, white pumpkins, and gourds!
Pumpkins and Greenery
What many other people choose to do is combine Fall greenery with pumpkins in their window box. I totally support these people, I just ain’t one of them.
Here are some of my favorite examples.
I love that this one has multiple colors of pumpkins and that they are stacked up high. All those beautiful Fall colors are in this one window box.
This one is more of a pattern. All the pumpkins are similar sizes with the same plants surrounding them. Definitely created by a Type A personality (ahem, not me).
One large pumpkin beside two smaller ones, with a few tiny white ones thrown in. I love these pumpkins with the greenery that hangs down. This really makes the orange of the pumpkins pop, and it’s beautiful!
This is most likely the cheapest Fall window box on the list. These are all tiny little pumpkins, and there are really only a few plants in between. I would personally prefer it without the mushroom décor, but the idea for a easy, cheap and beautiful Fall décor is pretty great.
I know some people tend to do eye rolls when they hear the words “fake flowers.” I am NOT one of them. It takes all the maintenance out of curb appeal and is still beautiful. I love the bright colors with this white window box!
We have to start this one by noting that this is simply matching flower pots all side by side—and it looks beautiful!
Three pumpkins—huge impact. This is a great option if you still want a few flowers in your Fall window box.
Again, this is another extremely simple and cheap option. It’s really just a few flowers and a few of the tiniest kind of pumpkins. And it’s stunning!
Apples and Greenery
Apples! I never would have thought of this on my own–but I absolutely love it. It could actually translate from summer to Fall if you wanted it to.
If you’ve read this blog at all, you know I REALLY like to infuse personality into my home. REALLY.
So this one is TOTALLY up my alley. But I would actually go with a different kind of painted pumpkin–probably something like this flower one or these rainbow pumpkins, or possibly even emoji pumpkins.
Some Notes About Pumpkin Decorations
If you think you’re terrible at decorating, you should love Fall. You could seriously just sit pumpkins around the outside of your house and it almost always looks adorable. Seriously.
Also, make sure your window boxes can handle the weight of the pumpkins. A few small pumpkins won’t be very heavy, but if you pile on three large pumpkins, just make sure your window box is attached properly.
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