Welcome! We have included below some ideas of the most brilliant outdoor steps with flower planters and pots, which you can use for inspiration at your own home.
This will guide you in making your outdoor area more of a lively, welcoming go-between. Remember, your outdoors will be one of the first things people will notice and will reflect your personality too!
Having pleasant looking outdoor steps will help attract good vibes and positive mindset.
Traditionally, outdoor steps are decorated with pure stones, such as several brick stones. However, as modernization arrives so does new ideas and unique designs.
This attractive improvement on outdoor steps decoration is moving its way onwards, as traditional outdoor steps made of stones alone somehow appear to be uninviting.
Hence, some creative fellows have added a few materials, such as wood, sand or pebbles and a touch of colors from flowers with suitable pots, to make it livelier.
Some pots or garden container ideas include many DIYs like can and bottle recycling.
However, if you are more fascinated with pot makers’ handcrafts, there are many pots and containers available in ceramic, clay, plastic or metal.
There are arrays of ideas for outdoor steps with flower planters and pots you can choose from and you may later have your own idea shared with us.
Outdoor wooden letters and flower box design:
Unpainted yet classic cut wood crafts. This style has fascinated many homeowners. The classic letter cutouts and colored painted wood boxes planted with flowers give the lonely staircase good looking company.
Huge and average sized clay pots:
One of the simplest ideas you can follow. Several medium sized clay pots planted with tulips rest on each step’s corners and a pair of huge round shaped clay pots in each corner.
Large plastic pots with tropical growing flowers:
Some of the common tropical flowers like bougainvillea and “mayana” planted in large plastic pots with bottom plastic pot plates.
Overwhelming purple blossoms on clay pots:
Seated right next to bushy green vines are purple blossoms on clay pots that give shades of delightful color despite the distracting clingy vines.
Varied looking pots with colorful blossoms:
Round and elongated pots are still matching the outdoors steps. The colorful blossoms of petunias are planted with grass like plants to give the current mood a bit of change.
Yellow and red pots on the corners:
A mix of blossoming and green plants, along with decorative pots is just enough to attract a good view. The containers are painted in yellow and red and placed from the lower steps up to the highest steps.
One sided flower pots:
Old and dusty steps are decorated with huge pots of different styles and colors. Add up the thick and bright yellow blossoms of chrysanthemum that give a lifeless staircase another hope to be appreciated.
Blue pots on white outdoor steps:
White petunia blossoms planted in blue pots give a touch of heaven- like view. The calming color combination is simple and neat. Not only that, the huge pots serve as the corner guards on the steps as there are no railings on it.
Potted non-flowering plants:
Non-flowering plants can be decorative and complementary with the red front door. It provides a calming color combination and does not appear over designed with its natural colored pots. Moreover, the larger grey pots conclude the parallel rows of potted greenery.
Nice flower boot pots:
Recycling is one of the easiest and economical way of beautifying your outdoor steps. The grey painted wood steps furnish a nostalgic theme on a nature kissed environment, while the pair of old knee high boots is recycled as flower pots that bring life to colorful petunia blossoms.
Simple unpainted outdoors steps with gothic flower pots:
The flowers and gothic designed pots stand out on plain or unpainted concrete staircase handrails. Different colors of petunia gives light to the dull mood of the outdoor steps.
Colorful hyacinth blossoms beautifully overcrowding the steps.
Geranium, lilac, hyacinth or the like are the best flowers you can plant in short clay pots and then place on narrow outdoor steps. Since these types of flowers bloom on a bush, especially in spring time, it will look wonderful like this picture shows.
Stairway to heaven like style:
White is an emblem of purity and any colorful flowers placed along it will standout. These outdoor steps feature a white colored background decorated with small brown painted pails and clay pots that serve as guardrails.
Small pots with colorful blossoms in any corners:
It is like paradise in a small clay pot. With enough water and comfortable pots, plants will surely grow healthier and flowers will bloom beautifully. As seen in the image, flowers are planted in small pots and lined along every step.
Nature filled facade:
Potted trees and flowers crowding along the sides looks lush and green. Large plastic and clay pots planted with trees, non-flowering plants and colorful flowers gives more volume and life to a plain facade.
Simple yet elegant outdoor steps:
Clay pots planted with flowers gives life to a dull looking staircase and railings. Only one side of the staircase is utilized while two pots are place on both sides of the front door, to prevent from looking overcrowded.
A pair of gothic designed pots:
String of nickels or string of pearls add up to the drama of flower pot gardening. The gothic designed pots are stylish adding to a dramatic and nostalgic ambiance.
Ceramic pots on wooden outdoor steps:
The cat figure beside the pots make the surrounding a safe haven for animals. The over-large and medium sized ceramic pots make it more appealing with the bluish and greenish colors. Plus, the colorful blossoms and the wooden steps make it more natural and cool.
Yellow and purple blossoms outside the railings:
Clay pots sit on both sides of the staircase, opposite the metal railings, and are highlighted with their yellow and purple blossoms.
Wooden containers painted in black:
These steps appear to be flooded with bushes and blossoms. The pots or containers are made from wood, painted in black and tacked to each step.
One sided ceramic pots staircase guard:
The ceramic pots planted with flowers serve as decorative staircase guards. It gives elegance to simple and old outdoor steps.
Herbs in black plastic pots:
Pebbled concrete steps are decorated with herbs planted in small plastic pots. These plastic pots are also known as greenhouse garden pots.
Small pots with ornamental plants:
Ornamental plants can be either non-flowering or flowering and this image shows a mix of both. Some ornamental plants are best for shady outdoor steps or indoors but these plants seem to survive under the sun.
Potted orange and red petunias:
When these flowers bloom, they bloom in a shrub and fill your sights with beauty. Small black plastic pots hold them well as black is less distracting.
Neon colored pots:
As you can see, these pots are in different shapes and colors yet are still catchy because of the white wall background and unpainted steps. Different colored petunias and succulents are planted alternately in the pots.
Flowers in coloured cans:
These are oil cans and most of the times they end up in the trash. However, these cans can be pretty and up-cycled when painted in blue, red, white, green, and yellow and planted with colorful flowers. See how nice they look sitting proudly on the steps?
Square plastic pots:
These are great shaped pots, as they can fit and sit perpendicularly to the steps’ edges. Colorful vine flowers are planted into them, and these will later crawl and bloom flowers into an alley.
Wooden pots with stand:
These modern and stylish outdoor steps feature bricks, pebbles and huge stones. You can see clay pots in the background but the focus is on the wooden pot stand, where two horizontal wooden pots are fastened. The image shows a mini garden planted with ferns, grass and variety of colorful flowers like baby’s breath and pansies.
Pink tulips in clay pots:
Simple and plain yet very fascinating. Nothing beats the simplicity of the natural color of nature. Plain designed clay pots, pink tulips and unpainted steps can complete a cool and paradise look outdoors.
Colored pots that match your house paint:
Planted with begonias or geraniums, these yellow and blue colored pots are no doubt striking. They literally matches the house’s paint colors on the door and windows, while the white steps keep it simple.
Assorted stylish pots on faded wood steps:
A mixture of boot shaped and round ceramic pots, blue and painted clay pots, and metal pails are wonderful together, especially with blossoming flowers like begonias and petunias.
Rich stone planters:
Simple and elegant stone planters and ceramic pots frame a stone staircase with luscious yellow marigolds and other deep green plants.
Large and heavy pots with greenery:
Carrying these pots could be a tough job because they are heavier and heftier compared to smaller pots. These are made from clay or concrete, however, the look with green plants inside them make the steps more robust and appealing.
Clay pots on bricks and rocks:
Notice that the clay pots are place on top of the bricks and molded rocks. This style makes it look more organized and peaceful from the upper step view.
Hanging planters on the steps side wall:
The white background of the wall gives the flowers more chance to bloom. Since the steps are a bit narrow, it is best to hang the plants to save space.
Round clay pots with colorful pansies on old wooden steps and rusty railing:
The dullness of the surrounding has been lessened and cured with the colorful blooms of pansies. It doesn’t even bother having a rusty railing.
Plastic and clay pots ornament a vintage themed facade:
Plants never run out of fame for as long as they grow healthy, which in turn give life to vintage type steps. Non-flowering plants match the mood while the fair colored pots sit confidently on each step.
Simple pots accent a brightly painted wall and door:
Good thing the steps have been simply done with no striking colors as it would not allow colorful plants to sit around. However, the wall and door are painted brighter with red and caramel colors, thus plants and pots should be a bit lighter so it won’t contrast.
Large clay pots with geranium blossoms:
Rubble stone walls, white painted steps and clay pots with geranium blossoms are a great match. A single flower clay pot rests next to the steps while the other pots align on the upper floor.
Small, medium and large ceramic pots in blue:
These seem to have consecutive sizes, which are planted with several plants. These look like a mini dish garden planted with grasses, flowers and other plants standing out with their blue colored pots on old wooden steps.
Huge clay pots and hanging planters on brick stone steps:
Two huge clay pots rest at the base of the staircase while hanging planters grow plants on the upper metal railings. No extra blossoming plants but a few of the flowers are visible while vines and green bushes grow abundantly around.
Plastic pots on rounded brick steps:
Planted with margarita and chrysanthemum, these plastic pots become unnoticeable. The full bloomed flowers match wonderfully with the rounded brick steps.
Different styled pots with daisy and petunia:
Light red steps match with the pots while still having different styles. There is a clay pot with a blue mouth edging, accented by ceramic, checkered, embossed, and plain pots planted with daisies, begonia and pansies.
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Pots and hanging planters on white edged rubble steps:
There are cans, plastic containers, plastic pots, rectangular pots, and hanging planters occupying the front door area down the staircase. Vines are intertwining on the railings while plants rest in the pots and hanging planters.
Simple clay pots on a plain white background:
Square and round clay pots are perhaps different in sizes yet look pretty for chrysanthemums, daisies, begonias and petunias. As always, a white background wall and steps provide no distraction to the beautiful colors.
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Two huge pots is enough:
Having outdoor steps in the middle of so many green plants could be difficult to decorate. A display of two huge grey pots planted with red flowers is a good idea for simplicity and elegance.
Pots of roses on the bricks:
It does need to fully occupy all steps to make it pleasing. A few pots with roses and other flowers is enough to fix an average view.
Pail and rectangular pots.
Green and red colored pots mixed with red small pails grow colorful flowers like geraniums, daisies and pansies.
Lightweight plastic pots on bamboo steps:
Weathered bamboo steps are accented by simple plastic pots. Among all the plants, the purple blossoms stand out among the rich, green landscape.
Large pots with different styles in a row:
These pots manage to be more attractive than the flowers themselves. It occupies and covers the steps, making them more decorative than functional.
Concrete Planter (Tapered):
These are raw concrete planters painted on the bottom. Bromeliads, a pineapple like ornamental plant, are planted in them to resemble a fire torch.
Red and yellow chrysanthemum on clay pots:
Aligned along the corners of each step, the full blossom chrysanthemums in large clay pots seem to lead the way towards paradise.
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Rustic stone staircase with simple pots and greenery:
Having uniform pots is not necessary as long as they can grow plants well like these. The views seems to look cool and relaxed.
Most of the potted plants are begonias. There may be other plants yet begonia is no doubt the most visible among them.
Resting on each step are square cans painted with white paint. It complements well with the white wall and steps edging.
Wooden barrel pot:
There are common plastic pots featured on this step, but the star of this landing is the unique one-of-a-kind wooden barrel planted with bright pink flowers.
Stairway to paradise:
This is quite hard to maintain yet the result is so beautiful. The green bushes in each corner sitting on every step are so calming to the eyes.
An assembly of pots taking over the staircase:
There are numerous pots planted with ornamental cabbage and flowers, aligned together on the steps.