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Indoor Faux Window Box Decor

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Hello Friends! I’ve come to a conclusion. Spring will never arrive in Michigan. I sit here in mid-April with snow falling outside and no change in the foreseeable forecast. Since Michigan is seriously killing my spring juju, I decided to fake it ’til Michigan makes it. Queue the indoor faux window box!

Are you looking for an easy way to bring the outdoors in without any fuss? Today I'm sharing my indoor faux window box idea for how to create an outdoor space right inside your home. No dirt. No watering. No sun needed.

Fake It ‘Til Michigan Makes It

If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve seen sneak peeks of my new home here and there. Well today I worked on decorating my sunroom and I am excited to share a little glimpse into the space with you! I wasn’t sure what I was going to do on this large wall until I discovered a gem on the Facebook marketplace.

Are you looking for an easy way to bring the outdoors in without any fuss? Today I'm sharing my indoor faux window box idea for how to create an outdoor space right inside your home. No dirt. No watering. No sun needed.

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Friends, I’m telling you, don’t discount used, thrifted or vintage items! Often times those are the most unique pieces that really tell a story in your home.

Are you looking for an easy way to bring the outdoors in without any fuss? Today I'm sharing my indoor faux window box idea for how to create an outdoor space right inside your home. No dirt. No watering. No sun needed.

Since I wasn’t “feeling” (yes, I do “feel” my decor…whatever that means) a gallery style grouping on this wall I was just in wait mode. This is where I sit and wait for that perfect piece to show itself. (That right there is design 101.) And then it did. On Facebook. For $20!!!!

Are you looking for an easy way to bring the outdoors in without any fuss? Today I'm sharing my indoor faux window box idea for how to create an outdoor space right inside your home. No dirt. No watering. No sun needed.

Vintage Window For The Win

Tada! A gigantor vintage window that is as tall (but thankfully MUCH wider) than me! This is not the first time I’ve hung a vintage window randomly on a wall but I think this is my favorite time. 🙂 This beautiful window adds so much character to the room and its size is the perfect way to fill the large space without becoming too busy.

So after my husband and I hung Big Bertha, which in and of itself is a small miracle given home projects are the nemesis of our marriage ;), I was thinking about how I wanted to decorate around it. Then it hit me! I could make a faux window box INSIDE my house!

Are you looking for an easy way to bring the outdoors in without any fuss? Today I'm sharing my indoor faux window box idea for how to create an outdoor space right inside your home. No dirt. No watering. No sun needed.

It’s a sunroom. Sunrooms need plants. Fresh flowers are hard for me to keep alive. Do you see where my train of thought was going? So I decided to create spring indoors and I’m loving how it turned out.

Indoor Faux Window Box

The materials you’ll need to create your own indoor faux window box are simple, but may take some time to find. I prefer vintage finds that are budget friendly, but there are also some beautiful re-creations available that I will list at the end of the post if you’re more of an online shopper.

Faux Window Box Materials

You’ll need:

  • Vintage Window
  • Vessel for the window box
  • Faux florals and foliage
  • Screws and screw gun (PLEASE make sure you secure into studs! Especially if you find a Big Bertha like I did.)

Are you looking for an easy way to bring the outdoors in without any fuss? Today I'm sharing my indoor faux window box idea for how to create an outdoor space right inside your home. No dirt. No watering. No sun needed.

I have had this pallet wood shelf thingy (yep, that’s what it’s called) for some time now and almost put it in the Goodwill pile last summer because I was tired of it. I’m so glad that I didn’t! I simply screwed the wood right into the studs to create a window box. If you are attempting this in your own home you can be super creative here. Use an actual window box, long wooden crate, wire baskets, or any other vessel that is able to be secured to a wall and will hold faux plants.

Are you looking for an easy way to bring the outdoors in without any fuss? Today I'm sharing my indoor faux window box idea for how to create an outdoor space right inside your home. No dirt. No watering. No sun needed.

Next comes the fun part: filling it up! I may or may not be the queen of overbuying faux foliage so thankfully I didn’t have to purchase any of my florals for my faux window box. I used my absolute FAVORITE faux tulips which you can find here and tucked them into quarter bottles I’ve picked up here and there at flea markets and garage sales. Next, I added some hanging faux succulents for length and used faux sage as a filler.

Are you looking for an easy way to bring the outdoors in without any fuss? Today I'm sharing my indoor faux window box idea for how to create an outdoor space right inside your home. No dirt. No watering. No sun needed.

Faux Window Box Foliage Tip

Like I said, I had all of these plants on hand so you can be creative with whatever you already own! Or, if you’re looking for some fresh foliage then just make sure to buy with these three things in mind:

  1. Height
  2. Vine/length
  3. Filler/width

Conversely, you can also keep everything the exact same height and make it look more like a hedge. Again, totally up to you! This is your faux window box, after all.

Bringing Spring Indoors With A Faux Window Box

After I completed the window box it was easy to add some simple accents to make the space a cozy reading corner. Eventually I’m thinking I’d like to add a ginormous wreath to match my ginormous window but until I find the exact right one I am again in wait mode. 😉

If you attempt a project similar to this I’d love to see it! Post it and tag me on Instagram so I can see all the beauty you’re creating! And, as promised, below you can click the image to shop different easily accessible faux window box materials if you aren’t the kind of shopper who likes to be in wait mode until you find that perfect vintage beauty. 😉 Happy creating!

UPDATE: You can see the entire sunroom reveal here!

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16 Comments

  1. So I have a 9 pane window I’ve been wanting to hang on my wall but have NO CLUE how to do it. What kind of hardware did you guys use to hang Big Bertha? And what part of Michigan? I’m a fellow Michigander myself! Hudsonville to be exact :). West side of the side about 45 minutes from Lake Michigan. How’s about yous? ?

    1. We just found studs and used long wood screws to secure it on four corners. No fancy hardware required as long as you screw it into studs! So fun to meet another Michigander! We are only an hour from you!

  2. This is so gorgeous! That’s awesome that you got such a pretty sunny look with all those vintage items in your collection, which I’m swooning over, by the way! I like how everything just fits together so well in that room, too. I’m from Southeast Tennessee, so our cold is (maybe?) finally over, but Michigan and the Northeast have been absolutely thrown the weather gauntlet. Try to stay warm, and enjoy that fresh space, even if it is inside!

  3. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing, Sarah. I have a very large wall in my living room that I could not decide on what to do. It is the ‘hall way’ wall and to put a large piece of furniture may get in the way…Now to find a large mirror..:D

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