A front porch may simply mark the entrance to your home, but it is also an extension of your outdoor living space. Beyond providing curb appeal and making an impression on guests, it’s a place to enjoy just as much as other parts of your house. One of the easiest ways to spruce up your entryway is to include it in your front yard landscaping plans. Create a stunning entryway with five ways to decorate your front porch with tall planters.
1. Draw Attention to Your Front Door
Accent your front door with one or two tall, thoughtfully-placed planters. Use towering palms and full foliage to draw eyes and keep attention. For a more neutral look, match the color of planter with your front door trim. Or, go bold with vibrant planter hues to make a statement.
2. Line Entryway Boundaries
Give yourself some privacy by lining the edges of your front porch railings with tall bushes. Use a series of cube planters to create a unique look while allowing appropriate space for your plant’s roots, or use a longer rectangular planter for a more uniform finish.
3. Accent entryway furniture with plant groupings
Front porches and entryways were made to be enjoyed, and many people like to put benches and exterior furniture in those spaces for added comfort. Place a grouping of plants in planters of varying heights beside exterior furniture to both add some natural color and greenery, and accent the modern furniture shape.
4. Place planters next to your front porch
If there’s not enough room in your entryway for a plant design, consider accenting the sides of your front porch with tall exterior planters. Use a series of planters leading up to your front porch to guide towards your door and create a more dynamic design for the outside of your home.
5. Arrange planters on steps
Place planters on stairs that ascend up to your front door to add texture to the otherwise hard lines of your front steps. Use two of the same planter to maintain symmetry, or mix and match to pull in accent colors from some of your home’s other design features.
No matter how you decide to accent your front porch, these ideas can help you create a welcoming extension of your outdoor living space.