First impressions matter. An entryway sets the tone for the experience people have once inside.
The benefits of entryway planters range from enhancing curb appeal to influencing consumer behavior. That’s why we’ve put this article together — to share ideas, inspiration, and guidance for choosing the right planters for commercial buildings.
Benefits of Entryway Planters
In a highly competitive commercial marketplace, stunning entryway planters can make a significant difference. The benefits of entryway planters include:
Elevating curb appeal. Attention and engagement cultivate opportunity. There’s no doubt about it — large, beautiful plants in planters generate attention and draw people in.
Encouraging spending. Once inside a commercial space, scientifically proven people-plant interactions can make a difference for businesses. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Forestry found that the average shopper spends 9-12% more — on goods and services — when surrounded by high-quality greenery.
Establishing an air of sophistication. The sleek, elegant design of modern planters creates a powerful allure. Entryway planters make powerful statements that can elevate the perception of your commercial space in the eyes of guests, customers, and employees.
Providing practical direction. Entryway planters can guide people on a particular path toward a specific place, like a hotel reception desk or a gift shop.
Calling attention to your entryway’s best features. Your entryway is more than just a door. Perhaps there is a large gorgeous window or another spot where you have an alluring display. Entryway planters can help draw the eye to these engaging points.
Entry Planter Layout Ideas
Create a sensory experience for your visitors with these entry planter layout ideas:
Using Entry Planters in Restaurants
Guide guests right into your business like this PureModern client did.
Using matte black modern elite rectangular planters to extend an indoor dining area to the outdoors and boost curb appeal, this client also used these entryway planters to guide pedestrians right into the theater. Click on the link to see this PureModern cinema project.
Commercial planters at Landmark Theatres in Washington, D.C.
Using Entry Planters in Theaters and Cinemas
This next project took place in downtown Hollywood. This entertainment, shopping, and office complex is home to two iconic historical theaters: The Dolby Theater, where the annual televised Academy Awards ceremony is held, and the beautiful TCL Chinese 6 Theatre, a Los Angeles Historic Landmark.
The project’s landscape installation team engaged PureModern to manufacture aesthetic edging solutions for the grand staircases leading into the complex. For one unique planter, tailored toe kicks and top lips add the perfect finishing touch to a central pillar in this project.
Commercial Edging at Ovation in Hollywood, CA
Using Entry Planters for a Vineyard Wine Lounge
Help define different areas for visitors. At this private wine lounge, fiberglass planters combine aesthetics with functionality by separating the parking area from the ADA entrance doors. Planters were also used to define spaces in other areas throughout the property.
PurePots Fiberglass Planters at a winery in Napa Valley, CA
Using Entry Planters to Tie a Town Center Together
A bustling town center can be difficult to navigate. In this project, planters call attention to a town map, create visual interest outside the entryway to stores, hair salons, and restaurants. The planters also designate a functional perimeter along walkways and streets.
The sleek look of the modern planters contrasts beautifully with the brick exterior of several buildings and perfectly complements the contemporary exterior of other buildings.
In several entryways throughout the town center, this client chose to pair round pewter-colored planters with tall tapered planters — sometimes in the same color and sometimes in black — for an extra pop of aesthetic interest. The result is stunning.
Commercial Fiberglass Planters at Kingsley in Fort Mills, SC
Lobby Planter Layout Ideas
Using Lobby Planters in Restaurants
The outdoor lobby for this restaurant in Coconut Grove, FL is now a garden oasis.
By using several extra-large Modern Elite Aluminum Planters, this designer was able to mirror the existing lines of the restaurant's surroundings and create a memorable and cozy outdoor experience. Click the link to view more images of this PureModern restaurant project.
Modern Elite Commercial Aluminum Planters at Glass and Vine in Florida
Using Lobby Planters in Hotels
As guests wait for their room to be ready or gather with friends, outdoor patios and lobbies can instantly become more inviting with the addition of lobby planters.
Modern Elite Tapered Planters line a space exactly like this at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Orlando. By flanking an outdoor water fountain and fireplace, these planters make the seating areas feel significantly more inviting and luxurious.
Modern Elite Large Tapered Custom Metal Planters at DoubleTree in Florida
Using Lobby Planters at Colleges & Universities
Essentially every building on a college campus has a lobby that can be redesigned to feel more inviting.
At Tulane University, the Lavin-Bernick Center now has a burst of foliage in two indoor lounge areas and an outdoor eating space. Whether taking a quick lunch break, meeting with a study group, or simply relaxing for a few minutes, this addition of greenery makes the space more inviting for both students and faculty.
PurePots Fiberglass Planters at Tulane in New Orleans, LA
Best Planter Materials for Entry Planters
Entryway planters will come in a variety of materials. You’ll want to consider durability and function when making a decision about which material is best for your project.
Here are a few considerations:
Powder-coated aluminum is a lightweight metal that is durable, won’t rust, and will last due to its innate properties and the powder-coating that is resistant to UV rays.
COR-TEN steel is designed to resist corrosion with a protective patina that forms on the surface. This stable rust-like appearance makes COR-TEN steel a stylish option that stands up to moisture and other natural elements without losing its strength. This material is best for outdoor applications.
Fiberglass planters are lightweight, durable, and versatile. While lightweight, fiberglass is still long-lasting, difficult to break, and highly resistant to cracking or warping. Fiberglass is resistant to mold, frost, and color fading from UV rays.
Where to Get Commercial Planters for Your Entryways
Commercial planters are an investment. So, you’ll certainly want to order your planter from a reliable vendor.
At PureModern, our number one priority is ensuring that your project happens on time and meets your client’s expectations. We know you have many project requirements, specifications, and even limitations — like budget or space constraints. But with our expertise, you’ll find the right solution.
What you can expect when you work with PureModern:
- We provide you with one point of contact with an expert.
- We can quote most projects on the same day (typically within 48 hours for larger projects).
- Our fabrication lead times are as short as two weeks, depending on the needs of the project.
- We stand behind all our projects with our Done-Right Guarantee.
- We follow our Four-Step Proven Project Process.
- We offer technical expertise for unique custom configurations.
- We are consultative and responsive with a relational focus.
- We offer a large selection of high-end, commercial-grade products.
We hope learning about the benefits of entryway planters for commercial entryways and lobbies and seeing our planters at work in these fabulous design projects has inspired you! If you’d like to add commercial planters to your next project, please contact us today. We’ll be more than happy to help!