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Do you like houseplants in front window?
January 26, 2013 in Design Dilemma
There is a large window at the front of the house. I'm attaching 2 pictures: one has houseplants in this window, the other one does not. Which one do you think looks better from the outside of the house?
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Manon Floreat
I prefer without. Is there another place for the plants to get sufficient light?
January 26, 2013 at 12:11PM     
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Design & Decor By Shelley
I prefer without for sure.
January 26, 2013 at 12:13PM     
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movenready properties, LLC
Definitely without!
January 26, 2013 at 12:13PM     
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No houseplants or cut flowers in the window. It does nothing for the appearance of the home's exterior.

In addition, I find that homes look much better from the exterior when there are no curtains or sheers running across the windows. Of course, if someone's home is very exposed to the street or the residents have privacy concerns, going sans coverings is not an option.
January 26, 2013 at 12:14PM   
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Interiors International, Inc.
January 26, 2013 at 12:15PM   
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I don't mind them - as long as it's one GINORMOUS well kept plant - a real statement piece. Small groupings of anything (including plants) in a front window aren't attractive to me.
January 26, 2013 at 12:25PM     
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Show to Sell, LLC
No. Dated look. Better plain.
January 26, 2013 at 3:28PM   
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Aegean Designing Whims
I agree with no plants....but might suggest shutters or white wood blinds depending on your interior. I also agree that sheers look a bit dated and blinds or shutters would at least add some horizontal dimension.
Winter isn't the time to plant, but what about adding "matching" bushes on either side of the window when the season changes?
January 26, 2013 at 3:49PM   
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I disagree! I used to live in Germany and there it is very important there to keep the windows looking nice from the street, so plants in front of lace curtains is very common there, along with displays of knicknacks, seasonal decorations, and whatever else strikes the owner's fancy. I miss these little touches that bring some color in winter and some individuality to rows of similar homes.

I say if you have window sills wide enough for nice plants, use them. A few more and more variation in size and height might be nice, and maybe a bit of something sculptural.

So what is wrong with old fashioned and "dated" anyway? Sure beats cold, lifeless and boring.
January 26, 2013 at 3:58PM     
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Without looks better but if it's a great source of light for plants in your home group the plants together rather than displayed in a row.
February 19, 2014 at 5:52PM   
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