If you are looking for a way to make your ordinary window a little bit more exciting, a window trellis might be just the thing. With all of the different types of window trellises that are available, there is certainly one that would fit your needs. Of course, you are not required to pick a commercial model just because pre-made window trellises exist. If you are feeling like you are in the mood for a project, making your own trellis can be straightforward and fun with a proper plan. After choosing between a pre-made trellis and making your own, you still have plenty of decorative options by choosing climbing plants to grow on your trellis.
Selecting a Trellis
Picking a trellis from the various pre-made options available involves many choices. First, it is a good idea to take measurements of your window and the surrounding area before you buy anything. By doing this, you can make sure that the trellis you select will be large enough for your window, but small enough to not interfere with anything surrounding it. At this stage, it is also a good idea to decide how much you are willing to reduce the view from your window in size, as a trellis that extends too far out from the wall will reduce visibility.
You should also measure to make sure that your trellis matches any decorations or features in size.
Choosing the right plants can be a very important part of decorating your home with a window trellis. Obviously, any climbing vines will work just fine, but there is also the decorative value to consider. You may want to select ivy, morning glories, climbing roses, or another climbing plant that you think will fit in your garden.
Once you have narrowed it down to your favorite choices, it is probably a good idea to narrow the field of candidates further by figuring out which ones will grow the best in your particular climate and soil.
Making Your Own
There are a variety of ways to make your own window trellis. If you feel that your construction skills are not good enough to do this, there are plenty of options that involve heavy use of pre-made materials that can still give you a custom look. For example, you may want to investigate using sections of lattice fence as a trellis. Alternatively, you might look into purchasing an existing door or window frame, and staking it into the ground in an appropriate place before planting vines under it.
In fact, even if you decide to build your own trellis, there is no reason that you should not rely on already built parts. A great project for a slightly more advanced gardener is taking a section of lattice fence and building a frame of 2x4s around it for support. With only a little bit of measuring and cutting, you can surround your window in climbing plants of your choice. This becomes particularly easy if you are willing to make two thin vertical sections using this method, and a horizontal connector.