20 Gorgeous Front Porch Planter Displays to Brighten Up Your Entryway

As spring and summer approach, it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up your front porch. And what better way to add some charm and personality than with beautiful flower pots filled with colorful flowers and greenery? We’re excited to share with you several ideas for creating the perfect front porch planter displays.

What Can I Put in My Front Porch Planters?

The possibilities are endless when it comes to filling your front porch planters. Some classic choices include bright and vibrant annuals like petunias, geraniums, alyssum, lobelia, marigolds, zinnias, and impatiens. For a more lush look, you can also mix in some leafy greens like ferns, trailing vinca, lysimachia, or ivy. Succulents and cacti are another trendy option to add a modern touch to your front porch.

Here are some front porch plants you’ll see in the photos below:

  • Boston Fern
  • Hydrangea
  • Petunias
  • Coleus
  • Caladiums
  • Geraniums
  • Impatiens
  • Begonias
  • English Ivy
  • Succulents
  • Snake Plants
  • Fiddleleaf Fig
  • Sweet Potato Vines

Recommended Items for Your Front Porch Planters

Besides plants, here are some other items you may want to consider adding to your front porch planters:

  • Outdoor rug or welcome mat: This can add a pop of color and help define the space.
  • Lanterns or string lights: These can provide soft evening lighting and create a cozy atmosphere.
  • Decorative pots or planters: Don’t be afraid to mix and match different sizes, colors, and textures for an eclectic look.
  • Garden statues or figurines: These can add a touch of whimsy or elegance depending on the style you choose.
  • Hanging baskets: If you have a covered porch, hanging baskets can add vertical interest and take up less space.
  • Front porch decor: A small birdhouse, wind chimes, or welcome signs can add charm to your entryway.

Front Porch Planter Ideas

Now that you have some ideas of what to put in your planters, let’s take a look at some creative ways to arrange them. These ideas are not only aesthetically pleasing but also easy to maintain and some are budget-friendly.

Here are some ideas for creating the perfect front porch planter displays!

1. Wood Barrels & Pink/Purple Flowers

One way to make your front porch stand out is by mixing different types of plants in your planter display. You can mix flowers with foliage, or combine different flower varieties for a bold and vibrant look. These wood barrels provide plenty of space for your colorful flowers, and they will be the first thing guests see as they walk up to your front porch! The welcome sign and candle lanterns also add a touch of warmth and charm to the overall display.

2. Mix of Textures and Colors

Add a mix of textures and colors like this watering can, wooden crate, and stone-like planter. The yellow flowers draw you in, while the hosta adds visual interest and a pop of green. It’s a subtle way to add bright color to this black and white home.

3. Pink Flowers and a Metal Bucket

This front porch planter display is all about the color pink! The metal buckets add a rustic touch, while the delicate begonia flowers bring a soft and feminine feel. The matching watering can and painted bench tie the whole look together, creating a cohesive and beautiful display.

4. Boxwood Trees with Welcome Mat

Add some greenery to your front porch with these spiral faux boxwood trees and tall planters. These give a classic and elegant look. Pair with a faux lavender wreath and welcome mat for a functional and inviting entryway.

5. Houseplants and Rocking Chairs

Bring some indoor plants outside by placing them in your front porch display. Not only does this add a cozy and homey feel to your entryway, but it also allows you to enjoy your houseplants from a different perspective. As long as they’re not receiving full sun all day, a snake plant and fiddleleaf fig will thrive in this setting. Pair with some rocking chairs for the perfect place to relax and take in the beauty of your porch.

6. Front Porch Swing with Plants

Add a porch swing to make your front porch even cozier. Add colorful throw pillows, a cozy blanket, an area rug, and surround the porch with potted plants. This creates a cozy and inviting space to relax and enjoy the outdoors. If your porch is in the partial shade, try using snake plants, rubber plants, or devil’s ivy. Place them on a plant stand or two, and your front door area will have so much character!

7. DIY Planter Box

Get creative and make your own planter box to showcase on your front porch. Use reclaimed wood, old crates, or even vintage buckets to create a unique and personalized look. Fill with your favorite flowers or herbs for a touch of color and fragrance.

8. Ferns and Hanging Planters

Take your front porch display to new heights with hanging baskets. Hang them from the ceiling or attach them to the walls for a unique and eye-catching display. Then you can place ferns on either side of your front door in matching planters.

9. Palms

If you reside in a region blessed with a warmer climate, you have the fantastic opportunity to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your front porch by showcasing a tropical plant, such as palms. These palms are not only simple in their beauty but also radiate a welcoming vibe to anyone who approaches your doorstep. Their lush green leaves can instantly transform your front porch.

10. Boston Ferns in Planter Urns

For a more traditional front porch look, consider displaying Boston ferns and coleus in planter urns. These plants thrive in shady conditions and will add a touch of lush greenery to your porch.

11. Modern Farmhouse Front Porch

If a modern farmhouse is your personal style, then you will love this simple and elegant front porch. The hibiscus trees underplanted with marigolds compliment the front porch and house, which is painted black and white. The simple pop of color with these bright blooms welcomes you in!

12. Sweet Potato Vines and Mums

Add a touch of fall to your front porch with this beautiful display of sweet potato vines, ornamental kale, and mums. The cascading vines create a stunning effect, while the vibrant mums add a pop of color and texture. This display is perfect for welcoming the autumn season!

13. Wicker Patio Furniture and Simple Planters

For a cozy and inviting front porch, consider using wicker patio furniture. This classic style creates a comfortable and laid-back atmosphere that is perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee or a good book. Add some throw pillows and a small table for a charming and functional front porch setup. The simple white planters filled with begonias in soft colors complete the look.

14. Railing Planter Boxes

If you have a larger front porch, consider adding some railing planter boxes to add a touch of greenery and color. These planters can be filled with your favorite flowers (pictured here are the very popular petunias) or herbs, making them both beautiful and functional.

15. Silver Planters and Lavender Flowers

For a more modern and minimalist front porch, opt for silver planters and fill them with fragrant lavender flowers, foxglove, and a small anisodontea tree. The silver contrasts nicely with the porch’s natural wood, and the lavender’s deep purple adds a pop of color. This simple yet elegant display will make your front porch stand out.

16. Faux Plants and Urns

This example includes faux topiary boxwoods, eucalyptus, and tulip wreath with DIY planters on a front porch. For those who don’t have a green thumb or prefer low-maintenance options, consider using faux plants and urns for your front porch decor. These can add a touch of greenery without the need for frequent watering or upkeep.

17. Coleus Plants and Sweet Potato Vine

Check out what happens when you mix Lime Time and Torchlight ColorBlaze coleus plants with Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime sweet potato – you get this amazing foliage! This unique combination of lush green plants adds texture and depth to your front porch, acting as a focal point.

18. Pink and Purple Petunias Paired with Cozy Rocking Chairs

You see colorful masses of calibrachoas planted in the urns on either side of the steps. In the garden beds, sedum, euphoria, and gomphrena mingle together. An antique tray table and a stone lion welcome you to the front porch step. This is a fun way to add antique items to your plant displays. Head to your local thrift shop or nursery to see what they have!

19. Obelisk DIY Planters

Check out these wooden planters complete with obelisks to add interest to your Boston ferns! Plus, imagine adding some beautiful hydrangeas, caladiums, and trailing ivy in blue ceramic planters to brighten up your space.

20. Vintage Pink Chippy Buckets and Hanging Wicker Baskets

Add a touch of vintage charm to your front porch with some fun chippy buckets and hanging wicker baskets brimming with colorful fuschia flowers. Your porch will look stunning with roses and a lavender plant adding to the beauty. And that scent – just wow! Add a braided topiary to complete the look.


Decorating your front porch with flowers, different plants, and planters is a fun and creative way to create a lasting first impression for guests and loved ones who visit your home. A front entrance will make a grand statement, especially if you have a little greenery and fragrant flowers! Be sure to choose the right plants that are easy to care for and fit your personal style.

With these ideas for front porch displays, you can transform your outdoor space into a welcoming and beautiful area for all to enjoy. So go ahead, get creative and make your front porch the envy of the neighborhood!

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