These Items Will Add Some Spring Flair to Your Windowsill

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Spring windowsill in kitchen with flowers.

Photo: Calimia Home / Image Treatment: The Spruce

All nooks and crannies of your home, however big or small, can benefit from a bit of styling. You may have already tackled and spruced up your bookshelves, coffee table, and bathroom vanity for spring. But, there’s one area of your home you may have overlooked until now though: your windowsills. 

Don’t let windowsills’ shallow depth trick you into ignoring them—decorating these sweet little spaces can brighten any room, from your kitchen to your bathroom and beyond. Take advantage of their access to sunlight and compact surface area, which makes one little piece (or a combination of a few) stand out. 

Read on for 15 affordable items that would make for an eye-catching window sill scene.

Sprout N Green Assorted Real Succulents 5 Pack

Sprout N Green Assorted Real Succulents 5 Pack

Amazon

Even the narrowest of window sills can likely balance a few of these petite succulents on it. These low-maintenance beauties would instantly add life to any neglected windowsill, whether in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or otherwise.

If you choose the five-pack option you’ll receive a hand-picked selection of different varieties, including string of pearls, jade plants, and echeverias. Just remember: the biggest threat to succulents is too much water. If anything, ignore them.

Better Homes & Gardens 5" x 7" Floating Picture Frame

Better Homes & Gardens 5" x 7" Floating Picture Frame

Walmart

When in doubt, you can never go wrong styling a windowsill—or any space—with a frame, like this sleek floating option. Don’t feel limited to framing Christmas card-worthy family photos, though. Place whatever is meaningful to you in there, from a piece of kid artwork to a bar napkin that your partner scribbled their phone number onto.

Primrue Faux Plants 11'' Faux Eucalyptus Plant in Glass Pot (Set of 3)

Primrue Faux Plants 11'' Faux Eucalyptus Plant in Glass Pot (Set of 3)

Wayfair

Got a not-so-green thumb? Skip a windowsill full of live plants and opt for realistic-looking artificial ones instead. This set of three faux eucalyptus branches comes with clear bud vases, perfect for brightening a windowsill in any room, but particularly a bathroom or kitchen.

Tip

Don’t worry about the leaves fading in the sun on these plants; they’re UV-resistant. Just think: no watering, no “did I kill it?” stress.

Magenta Stem Print By Rae Dunn Window Sill Herb Pot Set (Set of 3)

Magenta Stem Print By Rae Dunn Window Sill Herb Pot Set (Set of 3)

Wayfair

Your homemade pizzas will taste so much better with a sprinkling of your own oregano. To always keep the finest, freshest garnishes on hand—instead of picking out limp ones from your refrigerator—keep one of these mini herb gardens on your kitchen windowsill. It features three different planters so you can grow a trio of garnishes.

BIGIVACA Set of 10 Glass Bud Vases

BIGIVACA Set of 10 Glass Bud Vases

Walmart

To create a colorful display on your windowsills, purchase this set of mini vases. Simply fill them with small flower buds—either real, faux, or dried—and voila! You could split them up amongst several windowsills, or go for a standout display in one. Don’t be surprised if you catch yourself admiring them as the sun streams in.

UWIOFF Glass Bulb Vase Propagation Station

UWIOFF Glass Bulb Vase Propagation Station

Amazon

Have your pothos gotten out of control? A windowsill is an ideal spot to keep your plant clippings in a pretty propagation station. This one includes two wooden stands—one with two glass bulbs and the other with one—that’ll add a bit of greenery to any window, but especially one that doesn’t get much light and isn’t conducive to a growing plant. Just keep propagating and you’ll have plenty of new plants to pot before you know it.

GHUSTAR LED Globe String Lights

GHUSTAR LED Globe String Lights

Amazon

To add a warm glow to your windowsills, nab a set of these LED globe string lights. They’re waterproof, making them kitchen- and bathroom-safe, and can withstand all kinds of extreme weather, so no need to feel nervous placing them in a sun-soaked window. Since they’re battery-operated, you don’t have to consider outlet placement either. In other words, they’re perfect for adding ambiance to any windowsill.

HartToArtGlassworks Stained Glass Potted Tulip

HartToArtGlassworks Stained Glass Potted Tulip

Etsy

Tulips are synonymous with spring, but unfortunately, their beautiful blooms don’t last long. To enjoy their sweet silhouette all year long, check out these hand-made stained glass flowers, which have been hand-cut, foiled, and soldered together by an Etsy seller. Choose a single potted flower or a collection of them—either way, they’d brighten any windowsill. (Psst: these make for a foolproof Mother’s Day gift, too.)

Latitude Run Ceramic Planter Box

Latitude Run Ceramic Planter Box

Wayfair

Attention all plant parents, you’re going to need this rectangular ceramic planter box, which is ideal for succulents or herbs. It’s slim enough to fit on a windowsill, so your plant babies will soak up tons of sun. This planter also includes two drainage holes and a catch tray—a must for properly keeping your plants hydrated, but not drowning in root rot.

YAMAZAKI Metal Fruit Basket

YAMAZAKI Metal Fruit Basket

Amazon

For a quick grab-and-go breakfast, keep this simple yet sophisticated fruit bowl on your windowsill. (As long as your weather conditions and window’s positioning lend themselves to keeping fruit there—not too cold, not too sunny.) This fruit bowl is made from steel, then coated with multiple layers of a food-safe powder to protect it against moisture, and its wooden handles make it extra easy to carry too.

Artifact Uprising Brass Easel & Calendar

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Artifact Uprising

Enjoy your loved ones’ sweet faces and enjoy knowing that the 25th of April is a Tuesday with this beautiful brass easel with 12 calendar cards from Artifact Uprising. Customize this sleek design with a dozen of your favorite photos and your choice of six fonts, too. There’s no wrong windowsill to place this on, but it’d be especially useful in a home office or entryway. 

ArmorStudioArt Monstera Stained Glass

ArmorStudioArt Monstera Stained Glass

Etsy

If your windowsill is too narrow to safely style anything on it, use the entire window instead. This stained glass monstera comes with suction cups and chains for easy hanging. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy not having to water your latest plant friend.

Papier Vegetable Medley Recipe Journal

Papier Vegetable Medley Recipe Journal

Papier

Never ask yourself “where is grandma’s pot roast recipe?” again. This hardcover journal from Papier offers you plenty of pages to jot down your favorite recipes and rate your less-than-favorite ones too. Keep this cute journal close by on your kitchen windowsill, so it’s always within arm’s reach when you’re stumped as to what to make for dinner.

H&D Rainbow Octogon Chakra Suncatcher

H&D Rainbow Octogon Chakra Suncatcher

Amazon

No matter how old you are, there’s something magical about the way a prism bounces sunlight around a room. Place this one, which features a rainbow of crystals, in a window that gets flooded with a.m. sunshine to illuminate your mornings.

SweetGO Mounted Cat Shelf Bed

SweetGO Mounted Cat Shelf Bed

Amazon

Say you want to style your windowsills, but your cat has other ideas. If you have a curious kitty that would undoubtedly bat any windowsill trinkets to the floor, indulge your four-legged friend with a cat window perch. This one is ultra-easy to install and includes a soft cushion with a washable, plush cover. You may get accused of spoiling your cat, but that’s okay. 

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