Welcome your guests to your home no matter the season with these fun front door flower pot ideas! Just like an outfit is never truly complete without jewelry, your home can always use a bit of “bling” in the form of pretty front door flower pots. You can show off your aesthetic to anyone who passes by. Whether you want a colorful, whimsical decoration that appeals to families, a rustic country display, or a more chic flower pot decoration, the list below has you covered.
29 Pretty Flower Pot Décor Ideas for Your Front Door
Many of these front door flower pots use up-cycled items to make a display that is truly unique. From old milk cans to fruit baskets to antique chairs, anything can be turned into a planter with a bit of creativity and gumption! These designs look great all year long; just switch out the plants to change your home’s look with the season. Front door flower pot decorations are the perfect way to show your love of plants if you have little or no yard for a garden. Read on to find your favorite flower pot ideas that will add a pop of color and personality to your outdoor space.
1. Tall Antique Bronze Flower Planter
This arrangement is as simple as its unique bronze pot. Cheerful purple petunias peek out above sprays of a vine with round, bright green leaves and a species of ivy. Above all are fronds of ornamental grass. Grasses to use include blue oat grass, hair grass, miscanthus, rush and big bluestem.
2. Antique Chair with House Number Front Door Flower Pots
A mass of red impatiens in a pot placed on a chair is enough to catch and delight the eye, but look what is beneath it. There are four pots of the same flowers, and each pot has one of the house numbers painted on it. Once seen, this won’t be forgotten.
3. Metal Flower and Fern Planter Pair
Ferns have always had an elegance about them, especially when more than one type are planted together. One interesting mix is the delicate maidenhair fern with the more robust Boston fern. The two rectangular pots here have a matching arrangement of ferns and blue hydrangea to add pops of blue-lavender to the shades of green.
4. Antique Milk Can Porch Planter
Who knew that milk cans would be so valued when they were no longer so necessary? This big milk can by the door holds a spilling vine with tiny, frothy white flowers, red berries and sprigs of juniper, all tied with a burlap bow. The lid on the floor leans daintily against the can.
5. Tiered Terra Cotta Pot Planter with Candle
If a gardener has an extra pot or two to spare, they could do no worse than place gardening soil in one, half bury a smaller pot in it, then plant the larger pot with a plant such as Androsace, and put a votive candle in the smaller pot. Light the candle at night for a welcoming glow by the door. It can also act as a security light.
6. Oil Rubbed Bronze Mum Planters
These rubbed oil mum planters are just the thing for the cooler weather. Don’t just plant chrysanthemums in them, but add tiny pumpkins and other squash and a bunch of switchgrass or ornamental kale. Fill other planters with more mums or other plants, and set them among a rubbed oil lantern with a candle and bigger pumpkins for more effect.
7. Painted Monogram Porch Planter Duo
Both of these pots are painted black and white and chartreuse and polka-dotted all over. The one on the porch is both monogrammed and bursting with fern plants, most likely Boston fern or hay-scented fern. The smaller pot on the top step has more modest plantings of salvia and dusty miller.
8. Fruit Basket Fall Mum Planters
If a gardener didn’t know what to do with old fruit baskets, here’s a solution. Plant them full of fall chrysanthemums in gold and burnt orange. Place one on a tall stool and one on a foot stool in front of it. Add a pot of ornamental kale to add a spot of glaucous green.
9. Tiered Front Door Flower Pot Welcome Decoration
Another idea is to paint three pots an arresting cerulean blue and paint “Welcome,” on the largest. Make a tiered arrangement with the other, smaller pots, and plant them with white petunias and white pelargoniums. The white of flowers and blue of pots remind a viewer of the sky on a sunny day.
10. Eclectic Summer Flower Pot Trio
A trio of pots makes for a joyful grouping on the front porch. Te largest, made of terracotta, holds violas and a topiary frame on which ivy is trained. The second largest has a classic, cast iron look and is filled with petunias and a wrought metal sculpture. The third, a simple crockpot, is planted with cascading impatiens and gloxinias.
11. Rustic Metal Bucket and Wood Crate Planters
Plant red chrysanthemums in a metal bucket and another in a wooden crate and set them together near the door. Give the plants in the metal bucket some height by putting them on an upside down wire basket. If the gardener is worried about the wood of the crate, put the mums in containers first, then put the containers in the crate.
12. DIY Flower Pot Barn Board Display
If there is an old board in the barn or the garage that no one knows what to do with or even where it came from, one idea is to lean it against the porch wall and strap pots of plants and flowers to it. An old wagon wheel beside it gives everything a cozy, rustic feel.
13. Rustic Galvanized Metal Porch Planters
People loved galvanized metal when they needed it to carry stuff around, and they love it still. Place the blooms of wild onion in a galvanized metal jug behind a galvanized metal box planted with herbs such as rosemary or thyme. Group them together with a metal coffee container planted with a plant such as white phlox.
14. DIY Minion Flower Pot Decorations
A gardener who loves their Minions can actually engage the whole family in making a nice squadron of them out of pots of varying sizes. Paint them blue and yellow, sit them down on concrete blocks near the door, and plant their heads with the flower of the hour, be in chrysanthemums or ferns.
15. Home Sweet Home Tiered Flower Pot Planter
Another tiered design has Home Sweet Home written on the three pots painted blue and orange with whimsical white polka dots. This comforting sentiment reads the same way whether it’s read from the bottom up or the top down! Plant flowers such as begonias, impatiens or petunias, but make sure they don’t cover up the words.
16. Copper Container Fall Porch Display
Fall is harvest time, so let an arrangement of fall-blooming plants on the front porch join the wreath on the door. Flowers can include yellow mums, ornamental kale, purple sage flowers, red or orange berries from the viburnum or the bittersweet and a bit of moss. Scatter gourds and pumpkins around the base.
17. Giant Clay Front Door Flower Pot Design
A huge clay pot needs to make a big but simple statement, so fill this one with great masses of pink and palest pink petunias. The gardener may want to tuck sprigs of baby’s breath or stephanotis among the flowers to make the arrangement bit more airy. Glazing the pot to match the house’s siding is another idea.
18. Upcycled Wash Tub and Window Planter Display
This old washtub has been planted with an empty door frame as well as some marigolds, a white-flowered creeper and some spartan blades of ornamental grass, and set in a corner of the porch. A wreath of bent twigs, dried flowers and berries has been fixed to the upper part of the doorframe.
19. Pretty Wicker Basket Flower Pots
Wicker is a lovely material for flower pots. Again, if the gardener is worried that the wicker will rot because of the moisture, put the flowers in a container first. The largest basket holds purple asters while a smaller one holds pink pepper berries. An even smaller, shallower basket holds pine cones, and the basket on the bench holds lilacs.
20. Tiered Front Porch Fairy Garden
A tiered fairy garden is just the thing for the little ones. Objects such as miniature ladders, bridges, stepping stones, birdbaths and animals are placed in among tiny succulents, red impatiens and a modest sprays of ivy. At the very top, the house sits inits own little garden of rosemary, pink impatiens, moss and burro’s tail.
21. Springtime Hydrangea Front Porch Pots
Nothing says spring like pots of big, round hydrangeas by the door. Simply arrange pots of pink or snow white hydrangeas beside the welcome mat. By the way, the color of the hydrangeas often depend on whether the soil is alkaline or acidic. Alkaline soil produces pink hydrangeas, while acidic soil produces blue ones.
22. Galvanized Metal Flower and Fern Planters
Fern and galvanized metal pots go together, for the combination of hard, shiny metal and soft green fronds is unbeatable. In this grouping, the tallest pot, a milk can, holds the fern and a spray of white flowers. Other buckets hold white petunias, and another long bucket holds yet more ferns and clumps of chartreuse colored greenery.
23. Concrete Spring Flower Pot Display
Some people think a concrete anything is unattractive, but how can a concrete pot be ugly when holds a wealth of beautiful spring flowers? These three are planted with violas, pink, orange and yellow tulips and trailing baby’s breath. The two largest pots are made taller by single stalks of white-flowered snapdragon.
24. Milk Can and Metal Basket Flower Display
This huge black milk can is empty, but the wire basket beneath it holds a planting of cream-colored, golden throated petunias in straw. prompting memories of the milk and cream the can used to hold. Small plumbago flowers add pops of royal blue. Other flowers that have a similar eye-catching deep blue include species of bellflower and speedwell.
25. Rustic Wooden Bench with Flower Box
This simple and perennial planting greets guests and family members alike with a long planter full of pelargonium, all propped upon a simple, rustic bench beneath a star and a plaque that displays the house number. The blazing red of the flowers contrasts with everything else.
26. Metal Olive Bucket Fall Planters
Who knew people used special buckets to gather olives? These seem antique, made of metal with handles for ease of lifting. If the gardener can get their hands on a pair them, they are just right to fill up with containers of orange fall chrysanthemums, and place by the welcome mat.
27. Chic Flower and Tree Porch Pots
Lovingly pruned trees in pots are a real sign of elegance: a visitor can find them all over the grounds of Versailles. These little trees which flank a door with a lion head knocker are enlivened with nearly identical plantings of bright purple asters in antiqued planting boxes on a black and white harlequin front stoup.
28. Topsy Turvy Flower Pot Display
Guests will wonder how the homeowner keeps these pots from falling over for real, but it’s a bit of a secret. These topsy turvy pots, set in a garden bed at the edge of the porch, still do a great job of holding on to their many flowers, vines and grasses, and the plants don’t seem to mind.
29. Rustic Wood Shrub Porch Planters
Another utterly simple design has two boxwood specimens in rustic wooden porch planters. Boxwoods are long lived shrubs with tiny leaves that add a beautiful texture. A bit of work with the hedge clippers now and then keeps them round and compact.