You can find a traditional terra cotta pot anywhere or pick up a basic container in any home improvement store, those have been available for decades. Modern planters are more contemporary in design with clean lines, they can be round, square, or sculptural and are concrete, ceramic, or resin. On a modern planter you’ll find no frills or colorful motifs, the smooth walls and shapes give the eye a place to rest and the simplicity of planter’s design allows the botanical take the spotlight.
Gathering a series in different sizes will add interest to your porch or patio and your local nursery can assist in finding plants that will thrive in your zone.
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Take the look of a modern planter to a new level outdoors by making it permanent. Tinted concrete or stucco cast by a professional will increase your home’s value and bring style to your yard. For added contrast, incorporate the warmth of wood with an attached bench. Notice how the slats in this concrete planter and bench combination mimic the elongated wood fence so that the two are cohesive.
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Indoors plants will thrive with care, a trio of chic modern planters on stands brings this living room to life, the heights and varied plantings keeps the eye moving and fills the space with natural beauty.
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Modern planters can have big impact on a much smaller scale, the spikes in this botanical housed in a simple square ceramic planter play off the spikes in the porcupine mirror creating a dramatic vignette on a console.
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When you’re out and about, keep your eye open for modern planters to purchase for either indoor or outdoor placement to bring contemporary style to your home.