10 Best Window Sill Planters For Your Home

Last Updated February 15, 2021 By Bella Zinti

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Window sill planters are an easy way to add a touch of green to your space and spruce up the windows of your home. Regardless of whether you live in a one-bedroom apartment or a multi-level house, anyone with a window can create a miniature green space without having access to an outdoor garden. While some window boxes attach to your exterior window sills and require installation, other rectangular plant containers simply sit on your interior window sill. 

Their slim shape makes them suitable for decorating tables, desks, shelves, and countertops too. Easily create an indoor herb garden on a kitchen window sill, add succulents to a sunny living room, or bring a touch of green to a bathroom window with a planter full of trailing ivy. 

To help you transform an unused sill into a lush windowsill garden that is filled with your favorite indoor plants, we've rounded up the best window sill planters below. 

The Ten Best Window Sill Planters for Your Home

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West Elm Cityspace Planter

West Elm's Cityscape Rectangle Planter is sleek, minimalist, and modern. With its simple design and sturdy construction, this window sill or tabletop planter box is the perfect complement for your favorite plants. Create an indoor herb garden in your kitchen, a succulent display in a sunny bedroom window, or a hanging ivy extravaganza in a well-lit bathroom. The long rectangular planter is crafted from heavy-duty fiberstone with a convenient drainage hole. Its durable materials make the box suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It measures 5 in wide x 24 in long x 4.75 in tall and comes in black, gray, and white. 

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Best Self-Watering Windowsill Planter

Lechuza Balconera Self-Watering Window Box Planter

This self-watering window box planter from Lechuza is perfect for plant-lovers who are still honing their indoor gardening skills or those without a green thumb and need help watering their plants. Its internal water reservoir reduces watering frequency by supplying your plants with the precise amount of water they need. The planter's water-level indicator takes the guesswork out of indoor gardening by showing users when the reservoir supply is running low. Both the Balconera Window Box Planter's exterior and easy-to-lift-interior liner are made using thick, weather-resistant plastic, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The planter can be hung from walls and railings as a traditional window box using brackets sold separately by Lechuza. It measures 7 in wide x 20 in long x 7 in tall and comes in white, nutmeg, and slate.

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Gronomics Rectangular Wood Planter

When it comes to window sill planters, shopping on a budget doesn't mean sacrificing style. Instead of purchasing a low-quality plastic planter, opt for this modern Rectangular Wood Planter from Gronomics. The streamlined design is handcrafted from 100% Wester Red Cedar for a natural finish that complements succulents and cacti. While this rectangular planter is ideal for window sills, it looks equally elegant when placed on a table, desk, or countertop. It measures 4 in wide x 16 in long x 4 in high, making it the perfect size for smaller windows. 

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The Heavea Window Box Planter from Pottery Barn is lightweight, durable, and UV-resistant, making it the perfect choice for outdoor spaces. Its simple rectangular shape and smooth texture add the perfect finishing touch to your home garden. The sleek planter is mindfully made from a BPA and lead-free plastic composite that includes 70% recycled materials. Choose from three different sizes— 18 in, 25 in, and 36 in— and three different finishes— black, espresso, and charcoal— to create the perfect plant display for your space. 

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Edn's wifi-powered SmallGarden Planter takes the hard work out of home gardening. The smart home planter fully integrates with Apple's HomeKit (with plans for Amazon Alexa and Google Home integrations in the future) to manage lighting, watering, and more. The futuristic planter features automatic lights, so you won't need a grow light or sunny windowsill to grow the 10 basil SeedPods included with the kit. It's made from walnut wood and anodized aluminum and measures 6 ¼ in wide x 16 in long x 10 ½ in high. 

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NPPLUS 2 Pack Acrylic Suction Cup Shelf

If you have limited window sill space, then look no further. This NNPLUS suction cup shelf allows you to add a touch of green to your space without blocking any light. This shelf is a must-have for anyone who wants to add extra green to their space from growing herbs or your favorite succulents. This suction cup has 10 pounds of holding power and only takes a few sections to mount. It measure 12"D x 5"W x 3"H.

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Best With Drainage Holes

Brooklyn Planter

Create a beautiful botanical in this Brooklyn Planter box and place it on your window sill. The Brooklyn Planter's simplified silhouette and rustic cast-stone texture make a handsome base for greenery and florals, adding instant appeal to any setting. This beautiful planter is available in two sizes: 17" wide x 12" deep x 5" high or 27" wide x 7" deep x 5" high.

Fluted Indoor/Outdoor Windowsill Planter

Fluted Windowsill Planter from West Elm adds a unique decorative touch to any space. The white color accentuates the vibrant green colors of your plants and brings warmth to your interior space. This planter features three separate compartments, making it a great planter for growing your favorite herbs and plants. The planter is crafted from sturdy earthenware from Vietnam. It measures 20 in wide x 4.5 in deep x 4.75 in high.

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Best With UV Protected Finish 


This Maineville planter is sleek and versatile, and it is perfect for any window, deck, and patio. This planter will look sharp on the window sill, hanging below a window, or along a walkway with a contemporary powder-coated UV-protected finish and scratch-resistant powder coat. In addition, the Mainville planter box is equipped with styrofoam insulation to help ensure that plants stay healthy in both hot and cold extremes. This planter is crafted from lightweight metal and measures 9" H x 48" W x 9" D size.

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RTS Companies Rectangular Planter

If you are seeking a terra cotta material planter to match your urban-chic home design, then you must check this planter out. Without drainage holes, you won't have to worry about damaging your window frame or furniture when using it indoors. Crafted from 12-year UV stabilized polyethylene, it will not rot, fade, or risk infestation. This plant measures 10.5"H x 36"W x 15"D.

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Bella has a Bachelors degree in interior design, is a master gardener. She designs nourishing outdoor & indoor spaces guided by the practice of Feng Shui.