Farmhouse-Style Planters

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farmhouse style is everywhere these days!

By:  Chelsea Lipford Wolf

Whether you live on a farm or in the city, farmhouse style is everywhere these days! And for good reason. It brings cozy vibes and a variety of textures. It also blends well with so many other types of décor like traditional or industrial.

We all know shiplap is a farmhouse staple inside the home. But what about outside? That’s where you can really play with wood tones and metal accents!

Wood Features

Any way you can add wood to the outside of your house is a sure way to create a farmhouse look. Stained-wood shutters are the most common. You’ll also find wood columns on a front porch that give you that farmhouse feel.

But those require some carpentry skills and can be labor-intensive.

Metal Planters

An easy way to add a touch of that farmhouse appeal is with planters!

Galvanized metal bins are used in a practical sense for farm feed or seed. Now they can be found everywhere from a mantel to a front stoop with the uptick in farmhouse style. But metal can eventually rust especially when left to Mother Nature!

Southern Patio’s Westlake planters look like galvanized metal, but they’re actually made of durable High-Density Resin (HDR). Just like the real thing without the rust!

Southern Patio's Westlake planters look like galvanized metal, but they're actually made of durable High-Density Resin (HDR)

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And since they come in a variety of sizes and shapes, you’ll be able to mix and match to fit whatever space you’ve got! It’s always a nice touch if you can carry an element from the front of your house to the back, whether that’s having matching planters or similar landscaping.

Plant Tips

Before you get to adding your plants, you’ll want to drill drainage holes to keep your plants happy. Then mix and match plants within your containers to tie each planter together. Marigolds in two or three pots are classic “farmhouse” and will continue producing buds all summer long, especially if you deadhead them.

Crotons add height and color-coordinate with the marigolds. And dusty miller brings some fun texture and season-long green color. If you love bright colors for spring and summer, give your green thumb a try at pentas!

No matter what you’re planting, adding a little farmhouse style with Westlake Galvanized Metal planters will surely make your patio or porch pop this summer!

add a little farmhouse style with Westlake Galvanized Metal planters

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