Every corner is maximized in this small outdoor patio with potted plants along the walkway. Large pavers are used to create clean lines, while soft wooden elements provide a more natural and organic feel.
Sometimes a used indoor bar cart only requires painting to make it outdoor-ready. Design blogger Alaya Sheardon spent $20 on a bar cart from a thrift store and sprayed it with slate gray rust-preventative paint. She then painted the shelves with a stencil and covered it in white paint for a textured look. Now it holds container plants and supplies on the patio.
This potted plant creates some height atop a rustic coffee table. Atlanta designer Alice Cramer says coffee table heights should correspond to seating heights, and with lower seating trending, her coffee table heights average 10-14 inches.
Prop up container plants on unexpected items, such as an old three-legged stool, to add height to a tabletop display. Although these plants are in the covered indoor space, the floral display could be moved to the balcony as well.
This patio makeover included painting the stucco exterior an ocean-like shade of blue and adding several potted plants throughout the space. Dark brown wicker furniture with lime green pillows provides a comfortable place for relaxing, while a stainless steel grilling area makes outdoor entertaining a cinch.
A Japanese maple is planted in a rustic planter, offering it more prominence as a focal point than it might receive planted in the ground. The color of the leaves, along with the red hues of another Japanese maple add vibrancy to this elegant terraced garden.
Strategically placed potted plants, border plantings of conifers and ground overs and colorful outdoor furniture acquire a unique symmetry in this highly visual pool design from Tidy Gardens Landscaping Inc.
Installing a deck fills the large gap between this house and the curb, and having a few potted plants instead of a huge garden bed makes the yard much easier to maintain. The blue-gray house color and bold orange door also help get the house noticed.
Mixed planters with pinks and deep purples set the foundation for this picture-perfect entryway. The containers are at the bottom of brick steps and a black wrought iron railing that lead to a brown double door with glass panels.
The farmhouse-style look continues to the porch of this California home. Beth Dana Design decorated the doorway with a galvanized container, turquoise chair and vintage-looking fixtures. The renovated exterior of the early 1900s home has board and batten siding and bright white wide trim.