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When it comes to creating an inviting and visually appealing storefront, choosing the right planters can make a significant difference. Adding larger planters and greenery adds a touch of natural beauty and provides a welcoming atmosphere for your customers.

Selecting the perfect planter involves decisions around several factors, such as style, size, material, and maintenance requirements. We are happy to help guide you through the process of picking the best planters for your storefront so you can transform your commercial space into a vibrant and aesthetically pleasing environment.


Assess Your Space and Purpose

Start by evaluating your storefront's available space and the purpose you want your planters to serve. Consider the size and layout of your outdoor area, taking note of any specific architectural features or restrictions.

Additionally, consider whether your planters will be used purely for decorative purposes or if you want them to serve as functional elements such as seating or creating traffic pathways or barriers.

Choose a Style that Reflects Your Brand.

Planters can be powerful tools for branding and creating a cohesive aesthetic for your store. Select a style that aligns with your brand identity and overall storefront design. 

If you have a modern and minimalist store, sleek and contemporary planters like our Wilshire Collection may be a perfect match. Wilshire planters come in several shapes and sizes and can be used as a functional space-making system.

For a visually inviting look, consider natural wood-clad planters. Our beautiful Boulevard Collection is an excellent choice from a sustainability standpoint, as the planters are crafted from thermally modified wood sourced locally in North America. They are built to last and will help your business stand out.

Color is another great design option to bring attention to your business and align with your brand. Our Delta and Urban planters are popular choices as they come in various colors, from trendy to classic, which can further enhance the visual impact of your storefront.

Be on trend with naturally organic shaped planters, which can make a bold statement. Our Bolinas Collection is made of durable, lightweight concrete, which comes in a variety of organic colors and textures to complement various design styles.


Consider the Planters' Size and Scale

Proportional balance is crucial when selecting planters for your storefront. A common mistake is choosing planters that are either too large or too small for the available space. Opt for planters proportionate to your storefront's size and use appropriate-sized plants and trees.

Experiment with different sizes and arrangements to find a balance and create an appealing visual display.

Evaluate Material Options

Planters are available in a wide range of materials, each with its own unique characteristics and aesthetic appeal to meet your needs:

  • Fiberglass: Lightweight, durable, and versatile. Available in various finishes and colors.

  • Metal: Provides a modern and industrial look. Stainless steel and aluminum are resistant to rust and corrosion.

  • Concrete: Sturdy and timeless. Often used for large-scale planters and can withstand harsh weather conditions.

  • Wood: Offers warmth and natural charm. Choose beautiful and durable thermally modified wood options over tropical woods for a more environmentally friendly and sustainable option.

Explore Additional Features

If you wish to incorporate additional functionality or create a unique ambiance, consider planters with built-in features. For instance, some planters come with integrated seating or lighting options.

Water-resistant features, self-watering systems, or built-in irrigation can also be convenient if you have limited time for plant care.

Evaluate Maintenance Requirements

Consider the maintenance aspect of the planters. Take into account factors such as usage wear and tear, weather resistance, drainage options, and ease of replanting when selecting planters that suit your maintenance capabilities. Selecting the right commercial planter and installing it properly will require less maintenance and save time and money in the long run.

Wilshire Steel Planters

Seek Professional Advice

Selecting the best planter for your storefront requires careful consideration of your style, size, and material preferences as well as your maintenance and functionality needs. By assessing your space, understanding your purpose, and aligning the planters with your brand identity, you can create an inviting and visually appealing storefront.

If you find yourself overwhelmed or unsure, don't hesitate to consult with our professionals who specialize in commercial outdoor décor. We can offer expert advice, and recommend suitable options based on your specific requirements and budget.

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