Decorative Residential Mailboxes

As a homeowner, you’re aware that a residential mailbox is a key accessory that is utilized nearly every single day for bills as well as package deliveries. But, a home mailbox, one that’s made to be decorative, can also become a design element that features your home’s architectural style.

When choosing decorative residential mailboxes, homeowners often find themselves in an unfamiliar territory. It's understandable. After all, you rarely get one unless you’re fond of changing your home exterior’s look.
If getting a decorative residential mailbox is an unfamiliar and infrequent purchase, then you should know that there are aspects that you need to consider.

The first one is USPS approval. Its importance has nothing to do at all with either your postman will mail you packages or not. A USPS approved decorative residential mailbox is one that passed dozens of rigorous testing in order to ensure that the product is capable of withstanding years of abuse.

You should also get the unit that comes with replacement parts. The parts of a mailbox are all bolted together including the post, bracket, the mailbox itself as well as the number plate. When damages occur, you should be able to fix the problem without having to purchase an entirely new mailbox. If you are not sure if your chosen model comes with replacement parts, check out product reviews and/or call the manufacturer.

In terms of material, you will have lots of choices for decorative mailboxes. Steel was popular ten to twenty years ago but it is notorious as it can rust easily. Wood is a great material and it does not fail in enhancing a home’s exterior, but it can be expensive to replace. The best material for decorative mailboxes is aluminum. Why? It is because it is rot and rust-free! It can last more than a decade and it is a durable material. Replacement parts are affordable and available as well.

For the size of your mailbox, there are no hard-and-fast rules. But, if you often get large packages, then you definitely need a large mailbox. A bigger box that is in a bold color will also be easily seen by a postman.

Locking Wall Mounted Mailbox - Bronze Vintage Rose Design - Locking Rustic Metal Mail Box - Residential Decorative Security Letter Box

Locking Wall Mounted Mailbox - Bronze Vintage Rose Design - Locking Rustic Metal Mail Box - Residential Decorative Security Letter Box

Mayne 580800100 Signature Plus Mail Post Only

Mayne 580800100 Signature Plus Mail Post Only

Mayne 580B00100 Newport Plus Mail Post Only

Mayne 580B00100 Newport Plus Mail Post Only

Post Mount Mailbox with Post, Heavy Duty Cast Aluminum Decorative Outdoor Residential Mailbox, Cast Horse and Buggy Package

Post Mount Mailbox with Post, Heavy Duty Cast Aluminum Decorative Outdoor Residential Mailbox, Cast Horse and Buggy Package

Double Mailbox with Post, Decorative Cast Aluminum Residential Post Mount Mailbox

Double Mailbox with Post, Decorative Cast Aluminum Residential Post Mount Mailbox

Mayne 5809-BK Rockport Single Mailbox Post

Mayne 5809-BK Rockport Single Mailbox Post

Mayne 5805-CL Liberty Mailbox Post

Mayne 5805-CL Liberty Mailbox Post

Simplay3 Classic Plastic Post Mount Mailbox

Simplay3 Classic Plastic Post Mount Mailbox

Special Lite Products Victoria Vertical Mailbox

Special Lite Products Victoria Vertical Mailbox

Serenelife Modern Wall Mount Lockable Mailbox - Outdoor Galvanized Metal Key Large Capacity - Commercial Rural Home Decorative & Office Business Parcel Box Packages Drop Slot Secure Lock SLMAB06 White

Serenelife Modern Wall Mount Lockable Mailbox - Outdoor Galvanized Metal Key Large Capacity - Commercial Rural Home Decorative & Office Business Parcel Box Packages Drop Slot Secure Lock SLMAB06 White

Gibraltar Industries MB694AC2 Neo Classic Mailbox, Medium, Aged Copper

Gibraltar Industries MB694AC2 Neo Classic Mailbox, Medium, Aged Copper

Special Lite Products Horizon Horizontal Mailbox

Special Lite Products Horizon Horizontal Mailbox

Outdoor Curbside Residential Mailbox with Address Plaque, 6.5 x 7 x 19 Inches Decorative Heavy Duty Cast Aluminum Post Mounted Mailbox

Outdoor Curbside Residential Mailbox with Address Plaque, 6.5 x 7 x 19 Inches Decorative Heavy Duty Cast Aluminum Post Mounted Mailbox

Addresses of Distinction Williamsburg Mailbox & Post System Style 620 – Black Rust Resistant Mailbox – Includes Address Plate, Numbers, Decorative Scroll & Mounting Hardware - Powder Coated Aluminum

Addresses of Distinction Williamsburg Mailbox & Post System Style 620 – Black Rust Resistant Mailbox – Includes Address Plate, Numbers, Decorative Scroll & Mounting Hardware - Powder Coated Aluminum