Window boxes are the simplest and oftentimes, most effective way to spruce up the outside of the home. While you can install window boxes to fit any décor or architecture, they still lend that cozy cottage feel when they are overflowing blossoms. They can also be enjoyed from the other side of the glass. Place herbs that you use frequently in a kitchen window, and you can grab them instantly as you are cooking to season your food. You can also plant fragrant herbs and flowers in your window box, and on a breezy day, crack your windows to allow the scent into your home.