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With spring in full bloom and temperatures on the rise, patio season is officially open. Turning your outdoor space into a relaxing sanctuary (or a French-inspired garden) requires a little more than just some chic outdoor furniture and a pretty rug. Greenery plays a major role, too.
And planters, together with serving their primary purpose, are the perfect design accents to brighten up any outdoor (or indoor, for that matter) area.
Here, we rounded up 15 chic planters for a design-forward refresh of your home and garden.
Iittala’s Nappula Plant Pots
Add a touch of Scandinavian minimalism to your home with Finnish houseware company Iittala’s dark green planter. Its curvy silhouette was inspired by the legs of an antique table Iittala’s designer, Matti Klenell, saw at the museum of the oldest glass factory in Finland. Nappula is crafted from ceramic.
To buy: $90, lumens.com
Jonathan Adler Dora Maar Planter
Named after one of Picasso’s muses, Dora Maar, who the artist painted often, this beautiful planter will be a stylish addition to your garden. Its cement construction gives off a bit of an industrial vibe while the abstract face motif elevates the design. It is the perfect statement piece.
To buy: $795, janathanadler.com
West Elm Origami Planter
Crafted from shock-absorbent composite, these beautiful origami-inspired planters can be set both out on your patio or inside. Their sculptural look resembling folded paper looks exceptionally modern and sophisticated.
To buy: from $209, westelm.com
Kelly Wearstler Ionic Planter
This beautiful oversize planter celebrates ancient Greek architecture, and more specifically, the elaborate Ionic order. It features classic motifs and is crafted from solid concrete in two shades—white and black.
To buy: $4,250, kellywearstler.com
Tortuga Platform Planters
These minimalist planters that feature recessed drainage are appropriate for smaller plants and greenery. They come in a set of three that can be displayed together or on their own. Crafted from natural stone and concrete, they are the perfect little accent pieces for any modern space.
To buy: $177, design-milk.com
Crescent Garden Eye Am Planter
This fun, ruffled-inspired design will instantly give your patio a modern makeover. It has a large 13-gallon capacity which makes it ideal for plants with longer roots. For maximum design impact, style two different-sized Eye Am planters next to one another.
To buy: $275, lumens.com
Ferm Living Standing Plant Box
This classic black plant box is simple, yet it packs quite the visual punch. Ideal for indoor use, it can serve both as storage and as a planter. It is available in four nature-inspired color options and black—our favorite.
To buy: from $269, lumens.com
Bend Goods Multipurpose Terrazzo Pot
Sometimes, the simplest of designs delivers maximum impact. This sculptural planter has a classic cylindrical shape, but it sports 1920s terrazzo-inspired motifs that will add a delicate pop of color to a corner in your home.
To buy: $260, design-milk.com
Vayu Floor Planter
The concept behind Veyu’s tabletop planters is the act of peeling “to reveal hidden inner volumes.” The sculptural designs come in three organic matte finishes. To create a two-inch drainage space, place a six-inch plastic pot inside the planter.
To buy: $80, burkedecor.com
Utility Objects Medium Planter, Natural Basaltic
Atlanta-based pottery artist Aleisha Ellis created this beautiful wabi-sabi planter crafted from speckled clay. Its slightly asymmetric, organic shape was inspired by the concept of movement in nature.
To buy: $60, westelm.com
Workaday Handmade Small Milking Planter
This statement planter is certainly a conversation starter. Handcrafted in the Brooklyn studio of pottery artist Forrest Lewinger, each piece is one-of-a-kind and painted in a bold hue that will add a lot of character to any space.
To buy: $260, comingsoonnewyork.com
Fiber Waves Planter
This low planter’s beautiful rippling shape is perfectly complemented by the natural grey color of the cement. The result is a piece of nature-inspired design that is sure to wow.
To buy: $798, shopterrain.com
Puebla Marble Planters
Luxury is often defined by simplicity. In the case of these marble planters, it is the beauty of the material that speaks volumes. The set consists of two planters handmade in Puebla, Mexico, from light grey marble.
To buy: $195, the-citizenry.com
Serralunga Lluna Plastic Planter Box
This planter box is cold- and heat-resistant so you can use it year-round. While its chic, modern silhouette has geometric elements, the soft, rounded corners add an organic feel to it.
To buy: $620, perigold.com
Sphere Large White Planter
Speaking of geometry, how about these large planters that have an almost perfect spherical shape?! Their simple architectural shape will create a beautiful contrast with palm trees, monstera plants, or cacti.
To buy: $179, crateandbarrel.com