How To Pick The Right Modern Planters

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Selecting the right modern planters can greatly enhance the aesthetics of your living space or garden while providing a suitable environment for your plants to thrive. They are characterized by sleek lines, and minimalist designs, and often use sustainable materials like resin. While some modern planters come in bold colors, many are designed in neutral tones, such as black, white, gray, or earthy shades, to seamlessly fit into various settings.

With so many options on the market, it can be slightly challenging to decide which planter suits your outdoor space the best. Fortunately, we’ve got some tips that can help you make the right decision. Here are some expert tips for picking the right modern planters for commercial spaces:

  • Size and Scale

Consider the size of your commercial space and choose planters that fit well within the available area without overcrowding or looking too small. Large planters can make a bold statement, while smaller ones can be used to create focal points in different areas.

  • Material and Durability

Opt for durable materials that can withstand the wear and tear of a commercial setting. Resin is a sturdy option that can endure heavy traffic and outdoor elements. It can withstand exposure to sunlight, rain, snow, and extreme temperatures without cracking, fading, or warping.

  • Style and Brand Identity

The planters you choose should align with your brand’s identity and the overall style of your commercial space. Modern planters can be minimalist, sleek, or artistic, depending on the ambiance you want to create.

  • Plant Selection

Select plants that are low-maintenance and can thrive in the specific conditions of your commercial space. Consider factors like lighting, temperature, and the amount of care your staff can dedicate to plant upkeep.

  • Indoor vs. Outdoor

Determine whether you need planters for indoor or outdoor spaces. Indoor planters may require trays or saucers to catch water, while outdoor planters should be weather-resistant. 

  • Mobility and Placement

If you expect to rearrange your commercial space occasionally, choose planters that are easy to move, either by having built-in wheels or being lightweight. For instance, resin planters are easy to move around and transport due to their lightweight nature. 

  • Safety Considerations

Ensure that the planters are stable and secure, especially in high-traffic areas. They should not pose any tripping hazards or obstruction to the flow of people.

  • Customization

Some commercial spaces may benefit from custom-designed planters that perfectly suit the architecture or interior design. Consider working with a manufacturer that offers customization options.

  • Budget

Set a budget for your planters, including the cost of plants and maintenance. Balancing quality and cost-effectiveness is important for a commercial space.

  • Maintenance

Choose planters that are easy to clean and maintain to keep your commercial space looking fresh and inviting. Planters made from resin require less maintenance compared to materials like steel, wood, or concrete, making them perfect for any commercial space. 

  • Greenery Placement

Plan the placement of your planters strategically to enhance the overall ambiance and flow of your commercial space. Consider using planters to divide different areas or create visual focal points.

  • Sustainability

If sustainability is a priority for your business, look for planters made from eco-friendly materials or those that can be recycled such as resin. Opting for planters made locally can further reduce the environmental impact associated with transportation and shipping.


Whether you’re decorating a contemporary office space, an urban rooftop garden, or a modern living room, modern planters can be an excellent addition to bring a touch of nature and style to the environment. TerraCast® resin planters are perfect for any outdoor or indoor commercial space, be it a mall, restaurant, or street corner. Our planters are lightweight, corrosion-resistant, durable, and almost unbreakable making them a perfect fit for optimizing outdoor locations. Speak with one of our experts today to find out more about our products!