Start your own seeds indoors with a windowsill propagation kit. This type of kit includes everything you need to sprout a crop of basil or chives for a windowsill herb garden. The covers for the containers provide a greenhouse effect, but also offer the option of venting open to prevent heat and moisture build up.
Foliage plants can dress a windowsill with strong color when you choose a mix like this line up: variegated ivy (Hedera), purple passion plant (Gynura), variegated Schefflera, pink Hemigraphis and variegated Dracaena. Elevate your indoor plants by slipping them into white cache pots for an elegant look.
If a grow light is out of the budget for starting seeds, a windowsill can work instead. To help your seeds germinate, place them in a spot that stays consistently warm — on top of the fridge or a radiator are good options. Shift them to the sunniest south-facing windowsill you’ve got as soon as a bit of green is showing above the soil line. If your windowsill is drafty or cold, lay down a towel or old t-shirt like a blanket and then set your pots on top.
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Eclectic objects resting on an architectural balustrade console and deep windowsill in the living room include a pair of seventeenth-century Tunisian marble vessels, French gold dore candlesticks and an eighteenth-century Venetian damask coffer. Simple linen sheers informally frame the windows.
HGTV's Design on a Dime transformed this roomy kitchen with small cottage charm. Baby blue cabinets and stark white walls are paired for high contrast. A small stand-alone island and container garden on the windowsill are cozy accents.
This bedroom corner, designed by Gregory Augustine, provides a comfortable spot to rest and read in the afternoon. Artwork was interestingly hung below the windowsill to be enjoyed at eye level while seated.