Front Door Planters: 9 Ideas You’ll Want for Your Home

front door plantersYour entryway is the only chance to make a great first impression with guests and neighbors. You don’t want it to be dull and forgettable, so make it memorable with front door planters.

The question is, what should you do with your front door planters? There are so many options available and ideas you can try that your head might spin. How big should the plants be? How many planters should you purchase? Where should they be placed?

In this article, we’ll give you all the answers you need. We’ve come up with 9 front door planter ideas that’ll help take your entryway to the next level.

1. Add Bright Colors with Your Front Door Planters

Color makes everything look better. Having an entryway consisting only of browns, grays and blacks is boring. Adding bright flowers will give your entryway a much needed splash of color that’s sure to draw some attention from anyone passing by without overdoing it.

There are many different directions you can go with your flowers. If you’d like them to be warmer colors, red roses and sunflowers are great options. Irises, bellflowers and hydrangeas are great purple and blue flower choices.

colorful flowers

If you want to stick with a more earthy green color, wintergreen boxwood bushes are perfect for your front door planters. They’re also extremely low maintenance and easy to care for.

The color of your planter makes a difference as well. It should be a complementary color to the flowers to help them stand out more. You should also try and match it with the color of your entry door but we’ll talk more about that later.

2. Hanging Planters Look Great

Not all of your front door planters need to sit on the ground. You can hang some up so they dangle from above. They’ll help add a touch of personality to your entryway without cluttering up the floor.

front door planters hanging from the roof

Maybe you don’t want your planters hanging from the underside of your roof. You can always get planters that hang from the wall or from a post. Rather than hanging from the middle of nowhere, these planters are installed onto an already existing part of your entryway so you aren’t losing any space.

3. Make a Grand Entryway

Your front door planters can help make a grand entryway to your home. There are a few ways to do this. The first way is by getting two large planters for both sides of your entry door. Planting a tall bush or plant will make them feel like columns.

You can also create a lead up to your entrance. If you have a walkway to your door, lining it with potted plants or bushes is a great way to improve your home’s curb appeal. Just make sure the path is well lit so it still looks great at night.

4. Complement Your Entry Door

One thing you don’t want your front door planters to do is to take away from the look of your entry door. They should complement your door and add to its beauty, not upstage it.

The goal is to make your entry door pop a little more. The best way to achieve this by getting flowers that have a complementary color to your door. For instance, if you have a red door, green bushes will help it stand out.

Let’s say you have a brown, black or white door (neutral colors). Then it doesn’t matter what color the plants are as long as they’re not too vibrant and take center stage over your door. Remember, your front door planters should complement, not take over.

Your entry door’s looks should be able to stand on their own. Your best option for your front door is a steel or fiberglass door. Not only do you have many hardware and color options (including wood grain finishes), but they’ll remain beautiful for years to come. This is because they won’t warp, rot or expand when exposed to moisture.

If you need a replacement entry door, look no further than Feldco. Our team of product specialists will make sure you get the perfect door for your home. Then you can further complement its beauty with gorgeous front door planters.

5. Use Ivy Vines Just Like Wrigley Field

ivy around a doorEveryone loves the ivy at Wrigley Field – it’s a baseball landmark. You can have ivy vines on your home too. They’re a great way to dress up your entrance and improve your home’s curb appeal.

If you have an arch around your entryway, this is the perfect spot for ivy. The ivy can cover it up and really change the entire look of your home. If you don’t have an arch, than you can put ivy on the front wall of your home.

6. Try Less Traditional Planters

You can buy front door planters at the store and be like everyone else who has done the same. How do you stand out when you’re part of the pack? You have to find less traditional planters for your home.

Just about anything can be a front door planter. From old rain boots to a homemade pot, anything unique will help your entryway stand out more. Get fun and creative and it’ll be a great conversation piece before setting foot in your home.

7. Plant Trees in Your Front Door Planters

Not everything has to be flowers, bushes and small plants. If you have the space, planting trees can really be the difference that takes your entryway to the next level.

You can also get front door planters for small trees on both sides on your entry door. It’s an eye-catching way to improve the look of your home’s entrance.

One benefit of trees is that they’ll provide more privacy for your home. They work like a veil to protect you from wondering eyes while inside your home.

8. Decorate for the Holidays

You can be festive during the holidays by dressing up your front door planters. During Halloween, find planters that are orange and black. You can also find colors that match the holiday’s colors as well. Use these decoration to celebrate your favorite holidays while making your entryway look good.

holiday front door planters

9. Keep it Simple

It’s important to know that doing too much with your front door planters won’t look great. In fact, you can go from eye-catching to eye-sore. Use these tips in moderation and pick the ones that you like best.

As we’ve already mentioned, don’t let your front door planters take center stage. They’re complementary pieces and should be used to enhance what’s already there, like your entry door.

There’s No Such Thing as a Bad Front Door Planter

No mater which of these styles you liked, there’s no wrong answer. Any front door planter you get is sure to improve your home’s curb appeal and bring an extra splash of color to your day.

However, that doesn’t mean you can go wild. Keeping it simple and tasteful is often the best idea. Otherwise, your entry way will look more like a jungle than a door to your home.

Front Door Planters Can Enhance Your Entryway

Front door planters are a great and affordable way to improve the overall look of your entry doors. A few potted flowers, bushes or trees later and your entrance will look completely different.

If you’d like to further improve to look of your entryway, get a steel or fiberglass replacement door. Not only do they look amazing but they won’t warp, rot or expand when exposed to the Midwest’s weather. Get a free quote from Feldco for a replacement door now.

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