The sidewalk, porch, and front door are the first things people see when they step inside, and this is your chance to make a great first impression. Don’t neglect these areas and don’t decorate them less thoroughly than the interior ones! It’s a very cool idea to make these spaces welcoming: decorate them with planters. How does it work? Here are some ideas.
Symmetrical planters for the front door
Symmetrical front door planters give your porch a more elegant and formal look. When choosing planters, consider your porch style and colors: match the door and style, and choose what you want to grow. For example, if you have a glossy black door, matching planters will add a special chic touch to your porch. To freshen up such a look, you can use a green carpet and a neutral one. If it’s a farm porch, try vintage lamps and wood or metal planters to set the mood. Want a bright accent for the porch? Prefer bold and lush blooms to planters or even citrus trees.
Mismatched planters for the front door
If you want to give your porch a more casual vibe, mix and match the planters, or choose planters on only one side and no planters on the second. You can try a single and large planter with a statement plant that you like – a laconic door gives you a very contemporary and fresh look. Make different planters to frame the door, but plant more or less the same thing in them – just greens, just cacti, or just succulents for a more cohesive look. If you have enough space, one planter can be replaced with an entire plant stand with different types of greens and flowers.