3 Ways to Style Your Garden Pots + Tons of Affordable Options

Add color and texture to your outdoor space with these easy container gardening tips!
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If you can’t tell, I have gardening on the mind in a big way right now. Even though it literally snowed last week, I’m hot to trot on bringing some life (and color!) to our patio. So I decided to start with some container gardening on our patio. In case you don’t know, the selection of garden pots and planters from  Better Homes & Gardens exclusively at Walmart has grown and there are SO many amazing, affordable options now. Here are 3 different looks you can achieve that won’t break the bank!

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How to Style Garden Pots and Planters 3 Different Ways

Better Homes & Gardens exclusively at Walmart is my favorite place to source garden planters — especially because so many of them are affordable and they usually come in pairs. That fact alone makes them so easy to mix and match into different looks for your container gardens. I love an eclectic, curated look with tons of different garden pots, but it’s also fun to come up with looks. Here are 3 different aesthetics that I came up with:

Look 1: Modern Rustic

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Galvanized metal usually isn’t my first choice because it can skew too traditional farmhouse for my aesthetic. But I love what it brings to the mix of garden pots! Especially when paired with crisp, textured white planters.

This look feels fresh and modern thanks to the mix of textures and materials. I love how the modern chevron on the galvanized pots complements the global pattern on the black and white pot. Then the linear texture of the white pots adds even more visual interest!

Get the look:

Look 2: Textured Terracotta

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I absolutely love traditional terracotta planters. They’re such a classic and I feel like they almost count as a ‘neutral’ when it comes to container gardens. I was really excited to see this set of two with a gorgeous wave-like texture. So fun!

This is my second season with the terracotta resin planters you see in the back. They’re literally my favorite garden pots. So affordable and sold in a two pack, the larger size is MASSIVE and perfect for growing vegetables in if you’re limited on outdoor space.

Then I mixed in a few of my favorite white garden pots for a bit more visual interest.

Get the look:

Look 3: All About Texture

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As soon as I saw the texture and rich color of these gray planters, I had to have them! I love the depth the bring to the overall mix of garden pots while also adding texture.

For me, this third look is all about mixing and matching the texture of the planters. That means vertical ribs and brushstrokes, waves, and a cute diamond print. I also love how the darker grey makes the terracotta pots pop even more!

Get the look:
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Here’s even more outdoor decor inspiration: Turning our concrete patio into a relaxing backyard retreat.

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Or… you can literally buy them all like I did for a really fun mix of textures, colors, pattern, and sizes! I’m not even kidding when I tell you how affordable these planters are though.

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Have you started potting flowers for your outdoor space yet this spring? It’s a bit early for us, but I honestly couldn’t wait… I just want some bright happy flowers!

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4 Comments

  1. 4.25.22
    Tammy Thiele said:

    This is such a timely post…thank you! We added a couple of pots to our porch and back stairs…this makes me think we need more!

    • 4.26.22
      Joanna said:

      Yay, happy you liked the post! I’m always under the assumption that you can’t have too many pots of flowers. They just add so much texture and color!

  2. 4.19.22
    Lesley said:

    How do you find the finish of the resin terracotta pots? I LOVE terra cotta but finding out the hard way they don’t like our PNW winters and we don’t have the space to bring them inside all winter. I usually hate anything faux/plastic but you may be convincing me to make an exception..

    • 4.19.22
      Joanna said:

      I TOTALLY feel you. I’m so tired of pots breaking from the cold all winter long and Sean doesn’t want to give me more room for storing them ;)

      I like these because they aren’t too shiny the way some resin can be, which helps them pass as terracotta bit more. The interiors are black, so if they are overflowing with flowers that isn’t visible and makes them a bit more believable, too. The ones in these photos are over a year old now and have been outside all winter, so I’m happy with how they’ve held up so I don’t have to buy more real terracotta pots that will inevitably break out here.

      I hope that helps!