A mailbox may be outside your house but it is still part of the home dÃ©cor, one of the main reasons being that it holds all your mail. The mailbox may not get as much attention in terms of dÃ©cor as other furnishings in the house. But since it has an important function, that is, keeping your correspondence safe, it needs more consideration.
A well-decorated mailbox looks nice and attracts the attention of neighbors and passers-by. Of course, you wouldn’t want too much attention so avoid using any precious and pricey items to decorate your mailbox.
Not just a mailbox
If you dare to be different, then change the entire appearance of your mailbox. It won’t technically be a box, but it will hold your mail. Shapes of animals, birds and vehicles are fashioned into boxes that store your mail. This may seem a little tacky, but if you’re comfortable with it, go ahead and pick your favorite animal.
If you don’t like the idea of decorating a mailbox, just freshen it up with a coat of paint. Rather than selecting dull shades, opt for bright colors like blue, yellow etc. You can also blend two colors and create your own shade, or use two separate colors on the mailbox. Ensure that you use paint which sticks to a metal mailbox.
Your own style
Let your personality reflect in the dÃ©cor of your mailbox. You can decorate it with pictures of sports stars, movies, movie stars, musicians etc. If you have a passion for the written word, attach papers with poems or famous quotes on the mailbox. Use attractive stationery to enhance the beauty of the mailbox.
A great way to spread positive cheer among all is to place an inspirational quote on your mailbox everyday. One way to do this is to attach a colorful envelope and place a paper partially inside with the quote written on it.
There are abundant ways to decorate a mailbox – beads, shells, buttons, glitter etc. Select a style that suits your taste and give your mailbox a fancy makeover.