HOW TO CHOOSE OUTDOOR PLANTERS FOR YOUR SPACE?
Outdoor planters can define space, direct traffic, add shape, color and texture, and they can be personalized to reflect your stylistic preference as well as your climate. In short, planters are the most versatile of all outdoor accessories!
Before you purchase your outdoor pots consider where they will be located. Are you looking for a statement piece? Something striking with a definite wow factor? Or perhaps it’s more about functionality. If your outdoor living area is without form, patio planters can act like walls or room dividers, especially when combined with upright plant materials such as bamboo or ornamental grasses.Very narrow planters are useful when placed against an existing building to soften a wall or positioned next to a railing to screen an undesirable view. Some planters are ideal for framing an entrance. A tall, slender front door can be flanked by planters with a similar shape, whereas a wide, broad entrance or porch will accommodate a range of planter sizes and configurations. Before you purchase outdoor containers, think about your personal style and the exterior of your home. Is your home modern and sleek, or is it traditional and formal? Look for a planter that compliments your residential architecture.Your planters need to be appropriately sized for the space in which they are placed, but be bold in terms of scale. If you are unsure, take a leap and select a pot that is bigger than what you think will fit. One of the last things you want to do in a small space is use a lot of tiny pots and planters, as this will just make the space look cluttered and even smaller. Choose either one big, lavish pot or a simple group of three.If you are buying a group of pots, you can mix textures or sizes to create an interesting composition. Experiment with three different size containers, all in the same shape and color. Or choose the same pattern – in material or glaze – but in coordinating shapes, such as a small, medium and large.Keep in mind fun and whimsical outdoor planters when you are adding flair to your outdoor living space. With very little effort, they can be the focus of your outdoor table top décor!