Kitchen Window Plants and 9 Window Decorating Ideas
Kitchen Window Plants and Decorating Ideas
Great Kitchen Window Plants to Love and Use
1. Aloe plants.
2. Herbs, Rosemary, thyme, any mint like Chocolate Mint.
3. Edible flowers.
4. Jade plants.
5. African violets will flourish in this perfect spot and add color as they bloom.
6. Orchids add height for any window area.
7. Bonsai trees.
8. Bamboo for luck and green for an eco-friendly look and feel.
9. Mini roses either faux or real for a mini rose garden.
The wonderful benefits of maintaining an aloe plant in the kitchen are the ease of care, uniqueness of the look and useful for treating burns with the gel inside.
Herbs smell delicious, and you are more likely to incorporate them into your cooking when they are so conveniently located. They different kinds also present variances in height, texture, green, flowers and scents. They are impressive to occupy any kitchen window area.
Edible flowers beautify the window, no matter what time of year it is. When you like to upscale your foods or desserts with real flowers, this keeps them at hand to use at any time.
Jade plants are succulents that adore the kitchen window, they grow towards the light, so turn them every now and again. To maintain them as smaller plants, keep them in a smaller pot. Increasing the pot size allows them to grow taller and expand outward. The deep green adds a fresh feeling with a smooth texture.
African violets are my favorite flower for the kitchen. They are the perfect size, and bloom when you fertilize them throughout the year. For the most decadent colors, shop for them from large nurseries. They have distinctive combo colors that look like mosaic candies and are perfect for China or Lenox cups. I love butterflies, so my violets are planted in Lenox cups.
Orchids add height, elegance and exotic appearance. If you often open your window and have strong winds, I recommend leaving this plant in a safer place.
Bonsai Trees feel at home in a sunny kitchen window. It is easy to water them when needed and it gives the feeling of outdoors.
Bamboo plants are a fresh green look and are an encouragement for luck and prosperity. Another superb benefit is the wide variety of ceramic decorative pots these come in or varying glass vases. Asian stores have the biggest selection I have ever found for bamboo plants.
Create a mini rose garden. Silk flowers or real roses work well in a large enough kitchen window. It is just fine to add a fake plant too. I have had a lovely faux plant from the florist shop that looks so realistic. I don't have to worry about it dying either. Just dust it when needed.
China adds so much color, it is a perfect way to display it outside a China cabinet for a while. Enjoy looking at the patterns you treasure normally on festive occasions only.
Dangers to Collectibles
One danger, cats! If you have the kind that likes to climb into every window, avoid adding anything in the window that has potential for breaking. Water is a danger to some items. Elevate those items to prevent water damage.
Cats are a Danger to Collectibles
Decorating Ideas for Your Kitchen Window
Window treatments are not just about curtains. This is a fantastic place to display something you love and want to look at every day. Collections, special dishes, vases, art, sculptures and cement figures are impressive to add.
Holiday decorating. We so often decorate the mantel and every other part of the house, but forget the kitchen window. Slip one or two holiday decorations right between the pots or place right in the dirt (if is is a washable item).
Add additional shelves across the front to add usable space. Herb gardening is possible with multi levels of shelving. It is ideal for hanging plants too.
Hooks in the corners or on the wall space allows additional plant placement or to hand distinctive dishes or chimes.
Use vintage, aged terra Cotta pots or newly painted pots. Craft the outside of the plain pots with decoupage, mosaics, or seashells.
Glass container plants are water gardens. Create from vases, rocks and water, with the plant draping from the top. Class cases are terraria elegantly display plants inside and promote a humid environment for self maintaining. Use decorative glass bottles to create mini gardens inside. Little ferns and tiny plastic animals add a whimsical theme to the window sill.
Items to Decorate a Kitchen Window
Art and Postcards
9 Kitchen Window Decorating Ideas
Flowering window, like a garden. Add plants that bloom, such as African violets, mini roses, begonias and primroses. A vase of fresh flowers are wonderful too. Include a decorative bird house with this theme.
2. Japanese rock garden and Zen theme use river rocks, fresh flowers, or a small mini Japanese garden. Bonsai trees and orchids. Full Asian theme can include any Chinese pottery, teapots and artistic pieces. Postcards emphasis the brilliant colors related to the Asian theme.
3. By the sea. Add memories from beach vacations. Seashells in glass containers, or on a ceramic square plate. Sand candles, Add jade plants or cactus. A seashell covered flower pot is perfect or sand covered candles.
4. Gardener's window. Add herbs like rosemary, mint, basil and thyme. Include a watering can for that indoor garden.
5. Dishes on display. China, individual tea cups, bowls, depression glass and handcrafted pottery.
6. Collectibles, Lenox dishes or clear glass sculptures, figures or a statute.
7. Perfect kitchen combo. Aloe plant, a herb or two, vases or decorative dishes.
8. Depression glass or other vintage dishes. Cookie jars and glass containers will capture sunlight. Add a glass garden or terraria, a glass case with plants inside or bottle garden.
9. Seasonal decorating that represents the spring, or summer butterflies, fall leaves. Add in your holiday décor when the time comes.
Empty the shelf and get those decorative items and plants out. Try different designs and layouts, till you find the one that suits your kitchen window,
No Window or Shelf - Make it a Special Place
Some kitchen sink areas lack a window or shelf or both. This is the time to be creative and create a remarkable space, no matter how small it is. It is important to have something you enjoy looking at while in the kitchen. Purchase a raised shelf that assembles easy and fits right over the top of the kitchen faucets or right next to the sink area, against the wall. Place it the area that is out of your way, but still a focal point. Add a small ivy plant, African violet or small herbs like thyme.
Lean a piece of art against the wall, near your view and out of they way of potential water damage.
Add one plant or a few collectibles near the sink or one cookie jar, which becomes a useable item and not just a decoration.
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How do you decorate your kitchen window?
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