Outdoor Decor: Decorative Mailboxes

Decorating the exterior of our homes as well as our yards and gardens is as important as the interior decor. It can also be just as much fun.

Adding a great mailbox to your outdoor decor is a simple way to get a great effect. There are many different types of decorative mailboxes to choose from, from the distinctive to very personal, as well as fun and funky novelty mailboxes.

If you prefer understated elegance, choose from a large selection of specially crafted mailboxes designed to go perfectly with the architecture of your home. You can also select from a large assortment of designs from simple to very detailed.

Check out Mail Box Works for residential mailboxes, both wall mount and post mount. They also have nice looking address plaques.

For something a bit more personal, how about a hand painted mailbox? You can choose from available styles or have your mailbox painted with a custom design at Faux Biz Studio.

Stock or Custom

For something fun and funky, check out some novelty mailboxes. You can choose animal or fish shapes, vehicles or buildings, and other fun objects at Morgan Home Accents.

Fun and Funky

If you can’t find just the right item, you might want to decorate your mailbox yourself so you get exactly what you want. Stencils and pre-cut vinyl work great, or you can hand paint something that expresses your personality.

If you don’t freehand, find something you like and print it from your computer. Just cut the design out with a pen knife, and apply it to the mailbox. You can secure it in place and use as a stencil, or trace it onto the mailbox with chalk and then paint it.

Be creative and just have fun with it. You can always repaint it if you don’t like the first attempt, so just go for it!