Find the porch planter of your dreams in this quick and easy shopping guide! We’re bringing you the cutest affordable planters to give your front porch a fresh and inviting upgrade for the season.

It can be difficult to find great planters for front porches online. Sizing and scale are confusing when you’re not shopping in person – so we’ve gathered some fun options to make your life a little easier!

White front porch planters with blue hydrangea on a small covered front porch.
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A front porch the size of ours doesn’t require much. In fact, we’ve kept it simple for all the years we’ve lived here, though the look and style has changed with time.

A little lighting for safety and ambience, a welcome mat, and sometimes a pretty bench with a pillow or two to make it feel inviting.

And as always, we love to add something fresh and beautiful in our porch planter. When we have our bench out front, we can only fit one planter.

Sometimes we love the symmetry of two pieces flanking the door, though – which do you prefer?

A white front porch planter with blue hydrangea on a small covered front porch.

Front Porch Planters

When we moved in, I was anxious to update the front porch because it is the first impression of your home. Well, maybe second to overall curb appeal. Check out the before image – it was a little dark, but a good starting point!

I wanted our home to feel warm and welcoming. We’ve since added copper lanterns, copper gutters and a new Dutch Door. Those were bigger investments that took some years to achieve.

Now that we’ve accomplished the big stuff, I’m always looking for quick projects to check off my list! That’s where these fresh and pretty porch planters came in – and I’m so happy with how they really “pop” on the porch from the street!

Today, we’re rounding up the prettiest affordable porch planter options to give your front porch a warm and welcoming refresh!

A white front porch planter with blue hydrangea on a small covered front porch.


  • Bigger is Better – While I am a minimalist at heart and will always crave simplicity, this is one area where bigger really is better. If you want your porch planter to have street value, you need to choose planters (and flowers) that have a big visual impact!
  • Drainage – Choose a porch planter with drainage holes at the bottom, or choose a piece that you can drill holes into on your own.
  • Learn How to Arrange Garden Pots – No matter which planter you choose, you’ll want to learn how to correctly arrange your flowers for long-lasting impact. Our tips make it so easy!
  • How Many Planters? Choose one large-scaled porch planter if that’s the space you’re given. A pair is wonderful if you have room to flank the steps or door, for symmetry. Or, a trio (small, medium and large) look wonderful when gathered onto your steps for maximum impact and interest!
A white front porch planter with blue hydrangea on a small covered front porch.
See more of our spring porch makeover in this guide, including how to create this potted hydrangea look.


A square white planter on a white background

Square Planters

For under $50, we love these, and they are also available in navy and black!

a blue and white ceramic porch planter

Blue and White Planter

Try a more traditional look with this beauty! (as seen below on our fall porch)

Lattice Planters

We have these at the lake and are impressed with their quality, considering the price point!

A white front porch planter with blue hydrangea on a small covered front porch.

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  1. Those lights are just stunning! Also not sure if your are aware or if it just me 🙂 but when looking at your posts on my desktop the title of your blog posts are covered by your border that I assume is meant to be below the title. Just thought I would mention it.

    1. Thank you, Gilly! I’ll look into it! I have been tweaking my site and must have made an error along the way. I appreciate you bringing it to my attention. Have a beautiful day!

  2. Such an inviting entrance! And I love how you were able to repurpose a few items–it helps justify other updates. Well done!