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Outdoor Planter Ideas.....please

peonygirl's picture

I am looking for what kind of outside planters to buy.  We have steps up to our front doors & then by our front door, we have space on both sides.  Ideally, I would like to do outdoor planters, right outside my front door, and then partway down the steps, 2 more (on each side of the railing).  Here's my questions:Do the two at top (by my front door - door is brown - so does planter need to match with this) need to match my front door?Do the two at the top (by my front door), need to match the two planters part way down the steps???Does anyone have suggestions on the planters to get?  I like the square tops, but I also like the urns...such a dilemma.  Any comments & pictures would be helpful.I found some perfectly square ones, but they are the metal - I liked the square, but not so sure if I like the metal.  

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peonygirl's picture

Wow, thanks Dawn & Gwen for all the pictures - these pictures are gorgeous.  It gives me lots of ideas & lots to think about.

gmcauley's picture

Hello peonygirl,

I also just planned out some planters for the steps leading up to my front door, and I don't necessarily think they should match the front door, but just go for planters in a shade that complements your facade or door. For a brown door, I think white, beige, or dark brown planters would work, or even bright red! Check out this gallery for some inspiration:

Good luck!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

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