Customize Your Window Wells 

Customize Your Window Wells 

Just because window wells tend to be out of sight, does not mean they should be out of mind. So how might someone want to personalize their window well to make them more esthetically pleasing?. There are many different ways to make your well look fancier or blend in beautifully with the landscaping. After a bit of cleaning and weeding, get set to spruce up your window wells so they look lovely and elegant inside and out. 

River Rock and Roll! 

Rather than looking out a basement window, to a curved sheet of corrugated steel, there options that can be taken to help spruce that space up and some more cost effective than others. One option would be to pick up a pile of river rock or bricks, or any other eye-catching material and get to work with the mortar and trowel. Creating tiers with the material can open up space for potted plants, an herb garden or other decorative elements. If there is space for an exit in case of emergency, that space can be customized any way you’d like. 

Decorative Liners Set the Scene 

If you don’t like the utilitarian view from the basement windows, consider adding some scenery. Egress window well decorative liners are printed with all sorts of beautiful and evocative views. Whether you prefer a gentle lakeside, a lovely field of flowers and grass, a waterfall, or a dreamy forest, there’s a decorative liner for you. Some liners can even simulate stone or brick walls, among other images. Trick the eye and add some life this area. 

A Touch of Green 

Though you should never allow your window well to be invaded with weeds or vines, window wells provide useful space that could be filled with more pleasant plant life. We would recommend potted plants as they take up little space and avoids trying to grow plants in the soil and gravel. Depending on the size of your well, you could have a few plants, or many. Avoid vines that can grow out of control and cover the well’s walls and windows. If you have a clear or translucent well cover, you could set up a terrarium with plants that thrive in warmer, wetter climates. You could even grow your own herbs and produce! 

Lighten Up 

The above recommendations can single handedly help spruce your window well space, however anyone of these ideas backed and accented with additional light can really be a game changer. Wiring up your actual window well might be difficult and unnecessarily pricy, so consider setting up an external spotlight that adds light or color. Try using battery-operated tea lights and light strings, or LED light strips. Colored lights can bring all sorts of moods—restful, meditative, or joyful, for instance. Why not experiment? Try turning your window wells into an outdoor art gallery!