15 Mailbox Ideas to Improve Your Curb Appeal
On the hunt for mailbox ideas to give your curb appeal a boost? We’re here to help. At brick&batten, we believe that it’s the little things that make a big difference in taking exterior design to the next level. Mailboxes are part of that formula. They need to be functional, of course. But we also love mailboxes that bring a bit of fun, whimsy, or pop of color to home. Read on for our designer-approved mailbox recommendations, across a variety of styles and tastes.
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#1 // BAILEY BOXES The Dalton Wall-Mounted Locking Mailbox in Silver
The product description for this mailbox includes the lines, “If a Mandalorian had a mailbox” and “Wants to be a DJ,” and we think that just about sums it up. This stainless steel wall-mounted mailbox is key lockable. It’s sleek and almost utilitarian. It’s a great choice for contemporary and industrial style homes, particularly those in urban settings.
#2 // Birchlane Post-Mounted Mailbox in White and Gold
On the other end of the spectrum is this post-mounted mailbox. It’s giving us major Beverly Hills vibes, particularly in this white-and-gold color combination. It’s classic and fashionable, plus this postal box is a convenient way to display your house numbers. We like the option to put house numbers on the mailbox of homes with long driveways, where it’s more difficult to see any numbers on the face of the house. We can see this one positioned outside of a white brick home or with a wrought-iron driveway gate.
#3 // CeCeWorks Large Wall-Mounted Mailbox in Walnut
This beautiful made-to-order mailbox can be customized to include laser-etched engraving with whatever you’d like on it. Cover color options include stainless steel, black (pictured), and bronze. This simple, modern piece would look great on a contemporary or transitional home. Note that the maker recommends mounting this piece to a wall that has shelter from the sun, likely to prevent the wood fading over time.
#4 // Mail Boss Curbside Wood-Grain Locking Security Mailbox in Black
This is one of the mailbox ideas we’ve included that are good for swapping out your mailbox but keeping your existing post. This substantial mailbox can also be mounted within a brick column or on a spreader bar. It locks for security but has an interior bin that allows you to receive small packages. Its versatile design would work with a traditional or transitional home.
#5 // Modbox USA Modern Vertical Wall-Mounted Mailbox in Turquoise
This wall-mounted mailbox is made in the U.S. (in Raleigh, North Carolina) and comes in 13 different colors. The turquoise above is fun, and there are other bright colors available as well as more neutral options. We love the product description: “[This] design is reminiscent of mailboxes produced in the 50s and 60s when the ranch-style house, with a long low profile, was popular with the booming post-war middle class.” It’s the perfect mailbox style for an MCM ranch!
#6 // Modbox USA Mid-Century Modern Curbside Mailbox in Satin Green
Another of our mid-century-modern-inspired mailbox ideas, this post-mounted curbside mailbox comes in five colors. All are original Eichler Exterior Accent Colors. We love its angular design — it feels like it’s straight out of the Jetsons!
#7 // Modern Aspect Malone Post-Mounted Mailbox in Gray
This modern post-mounted mailbox comes in four neutral colors, include the gray pictured above. It’s heavy-duty in both look and construction, as it’s made of gauge steel. It has a chunky feel that would bring a modern edge to the exterior of a modern rustic home.
#8 // ModernAspect Modern & Contemporary Mailbox in Black
This contemporary wall-mounted mailbox has a built-in planter that we absolutely love! It’s a fun way to personalize your mailbox and is a great opportunity to change things out with the seasons. The mailbox comes in four colors, and the house numbers come in three finishes. They are magnets that you can arrange as you wish.
#9 // NACH Wall-Mounted Chicago Mailbox in Brown
A classic, vintage-inspired envelope-shaped mailbox like the one above is extremely versatile. The NACH wall-mounted Chicago mailbox comes in six different finishes. Its square shape is convenient in that it allows plenty of room for mail but you won’t have to dig in order to retrieve it. This is a wonderful mailbox idea for a timeless natural brick home.
#10 // NACH Farm Shed Wall-Mounted Mailbox in Red
Go all-in on the farmhouse aesthetic with this shed-shaped wall-mounted mailbox in bright red. It’s made of steel but has that old farmhouse feel with its rippling tin look. This would be perfect alongside a red front door!
#11 // SolPixieDust Contemporary Post-Mounted Mailbox in Ivory and Red Oak
The contemporary look of this post-mounted mailbox is extremely customizable — it comes in a whole host of color combinations! Note that the post is not included, though the seller does sell a recommended post (which also comes in six different colors) separately.
#12 // TedStuff Post-Mounted Mailbox in White and Stainless Steel
Yet another MCM-inspired post box, this one has standout features like the stencil-style laser-cut house numbers and the unique pull-tab style red flag. An additional perk is the doors open in both the front and the back — so you can fetch your mail without stepping into the street! We picture this stylish design element outside a Palm Beach rancher.
#13 // Vsons Modern Design Wall-Mount Mailbox in Black-Powder-Coated Aluminum
Modern and sleek, this straightforward wall-mount mailbox has clean lines that make it easy to work with. Here’s where we picture it: next to the door under the porch or portico of a transitional-style home.
#14 // VsonsDesign All-Black Minimalist Modern Post-Mounted Mailbox
The minimalist look of this modern post-mounted mailbox makes it ideal for similarly minimalist structures. We like the idea of putting it street-side, outside a modern desert home.
#15 // VsonsDesign MIA Deluxe B Diamond Series Locking Mailbox
‘Deluxe’ is in the name of this product, and it’s accurate. This wall-mounted mailbox has a trap door that can house small- to medium-sized packages, plus it has a newspaper tray! You can lock it or leave it unlocked. When locked, letters can still fit in.
Improve your curb appeal with these designer-approved mailbox ideas
Wall-mounted to post-mounted, classic and timeless to contemporary and colorful, all of the mailboxes on this list will inspire neighbor-envy. We hope you found one that delights you!
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