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Style Your Garden: Create Visually-Stunning Concrete Planter Displays

Concrete planters are inherently beautiful landscaping elements with neutral tones and rich textures. Style your garden by thoughtfully arranging your concrete pots, elevating them from drab to fab.


Styling Tips For Creating Visually-Stunning Concrete Planter Displays
Styling Tips For Creating Visually-Stunning Concrete Planter Displays

If your concrete planter collection currently lacks pizzazz or feels visually uninspired, these simple principles help make the display much more eye-catching.


Repeating Colour for Cohesive Style

One of the easiest ways to pull together a collection of pots in different sizes and shapes is by painting them the same colour or range of coordinating colours. Whether you choose lively hues like cobalt blue or subdued earth tones like oak brown, repeating colours tie together concrete planters that might otherwise appear random.


Painting Concrete Planters: Repeating Colour for Cohesive Style
Repeating Colour for Cohesive Style

For a unified display, stick to a single paint colour or a narrow field of 3-4 harmonizing shades. Hand-painting pots takes patience but offers excellent customization. As an alternative, companies now manufacture pre-stained concrete planters in various colours so that you can skip the effort but still get colour coordination.


Playing with Scales & Levels

Well-designed container gardens artfully balance plants and pots at various scales and levels. Use tall cylindrical pots, short squat pots, midsize urn shapes, and rectangular window boxes to add height variation for concrete planter collections.


styling plants: Playing with Scales & Levels
Playing with Scales & Levels

Elevate smaller pots using decorative concrete pedestals or plant stands at staggered levels—Mount gravel, stone, or soil underneath to boost their height. The goal is to create multi-layered dimensions among adjacent pots at different scales so they complement rather than compete.


Textural Interest Through Finishes

While painted concrete offers great stylistic versatility, there's something to be said for showcasing the natural raw textures, too. Many companies now manufacture unfinished concrete planters with incredibly tactile surfaces ranging from glass-smooth to heavily monolithic.


Styling concrete planters: Textural Interest Through Finishes
Textural Interest Through Finishes

Combine smooth, natural and heavily textured concrete pots for a delightful contrast. Mix different surface treatments like ribbed, imprinted, acid-stained and polished finishes. Be sure to use sealant on textured surfaces to protect all those nooks. The beautiful textures add needed visual depth and dimension.


Thoughtful Plant & Accessory Pairings

The plants, flowers, and decorative accents you place inside and around concrete pots significantly impact the display's appearance. After addressing the pots' colour, form and texture, choose plants and embellishments that complement the containers.


styling your garden boho style with concrete planters and candles
Thoughtful Plant & Accessory Pairings

For example, fine-leaved plants paired with smooth-finish concrete allow both textures to shine rather than conflict. Or choose colourful blooms to echo the colour of painted pots—accent with outdoor pillows, throws, candles and tabletop decor in similar tones. The complete package soon looks professionally styled!


By thoughtfully addressing these core elements of colour, form, texture and accessorising, it's easier than you think to transform a lacklustre concrete planter collection into a stunning focal point that wows.


Style Your Garden And Enjoy The Experience

Have fun trying out different combinations until you discover what configuration best achieves that visually gorgeous yet cohesive style you seek. Your outdoor rooms will soon feel magazine-worthy!

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