35 Beautiful Built-In Planter Ideas To Save Space and Add More Charm

Built-in planters are lovely and practical means to save space and enjoy the beauty of seasonal flowers and plants.

Whether you prefer concrete, wooden, terra cotta, metal or other types of planters, they will add a significant accent to your patio or garden.

Best Built In Planter Ideas. Save space and add charm to your garden, patio or backyard with these beautiful built-in planter ideas. #diy #planter #decorhomeideas

Built-in planters can be also used to form an area in outer space or become an alive outdoor divider.

Do you need inspiration about what and how to arrange built-in planters so that they suit your outdoor area, taste and space limits?

We are here to show you the best 35 built-in planter ideas that will easily become an integrated part of your yard.

1. Inviting Patio Space with Matching Color Planters and Bench

Bench with Built-In Planters #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

An existing bench on the patio ends with wooden square planters that match the color of the bench and the adjacent railing. This flower area will be the best place to welcome your guests.

2. Concrete Raised Bed Planter To Enhance Deck Privacy

Built-In Deck Planters for Privacy #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

This long concrete raised bed planter will edge the deck. If you combine leafy plants with decorative trees or shrubs, the planter will also increase the privacy level.

via Sarah Akwisombe

3. Transform Your Rooftop with Built-In Planter Ideas

Built-In Patio Planter Boxes #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

If you are living in the city, there are multiple ways to do urban gardening.

Built-in planters can outline your part from the rooftop and turn it into an outdoor room for ultimate summer relaxation.

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4. Functional Patio with Rustic Benches and Built-In Planters

Built-In Patio Planter with Bench #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

When space is not enough, it is always best to look for multifunctional solutions. A bench at the patio will accommodate your guests for coffee or drinks.

Add built-in concrete or cinder block planters behind the sitting area to serve as a back of the bench and increase the beauty of your patio.

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5. Turn Your Urban Terrace into an Oasis with Built-in Planters 

Built-In Planter Half-Wall with Bench #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Turn the urban terrace into a calming oasis by edging the fence with built-in planters.

Place palms and other rich leafy plants to increase the shade and decorate the space.

via Katrina Chambers

6. Elevate Your Backyard with Built-In Planters and Water Feature

Built-In Planters with Water Feature #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Built-in planters are perfect to create an elevated garden in your yard.

Add a water feature for ultimate relaxation outdoors.

via Weekly Technology

7. Incorporate Built-in Planters with Stones and Succulents

Built-In Rock Garden for Succulents #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Built-in planters can be incorporated into the decking.

The combination of stones and succulents is suitable for floor arrangement. It is an interesting way to differentiate areas or edge the patio or terrace.

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8. Maximize Vertical Space of Pergola Sides with Planters 

Built-In Tiered Wood Planter Boxes #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Use the vertical space of the pergola sides to build plant or herb gardens.

The built-in planters will also serve as privacy screens.

9. Create Built-In Tiered Planters with Cinder Blocks

Cinder Block Corner Garden Planter #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Use cinder blocks in tiered alignment to make your own built-in planters.

Use the existing holes to plant small greeneries or succulents.

10. Modern Planters for Your Patio with Stacked Cinder Blocks

Cinder Block Planter and Decoration #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Cinder blocks are easy to be painted and stacked.

Use that to align in an interesting structure that will be the most interesting decorative element of your patio.

11. Add Modern Style with Concrete Planters

Concrete Planters and In-Set Grass Patches #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Concrete planters make the terrace or yard look more modern.

Concrete provides wide options for shapes and is one of the best materials for outdoor exposure.

12. Utilize Corners with Wooden Planter Box and Flower Trellis

Corner Planter Box with Climbing Trellis #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Utilize corner spaces with a wooden planter box. The vertical frames are equipped with metal trellis to let the flowers climb.

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13. Enhance Home Entryway with Aromatic Built-In Planters

Deck with Built-In Planter Boxes #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Decorate the walkway to your home with built-in planters on both sides of the deck.

Along with the thick green edging, they will welcome with aroma.

14. Update Stairs with Raised Beds with Succulent Planters

DIY Concrete Built-In Deck Planter #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Change the traditional stair railing with concrete raised beds on both sides of the stair.

The flower combination for these planters can be various but succulents always look very stylish.

15. Repurpose Metal Tubs into Built-In Garden Planters

DIY Metal Tub Planter Boxes #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Repurpose metal tubs to turn them into planters to edge your garden or walkway with.

These planters can accommodate herbs, flowers or succulents.

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16. Achieve a Patina Finish for Your Planters with Paint

DIY Rusty Metal Garden Planters #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Use the rusty defect as a marvelous texture effect. Mild steel sheets can develop corrosion naturally when exposed to water and humidity.

If you don’t want to wait, there are special paints that achieve the patina effect.

17. Make a Raised Bed Garden with Stacked Natural Stone

DIY Stacked Stone Plant Beds #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

If you are looking for a DIY idea for a raised bed garden, use this one as an inspiration.

Natural stone fabricated in rectangular shapes provides a smooth stacked finish of the planter.

18. Transform Your Plain Fences Into Lively Vertical Gardens 

DIY Tiered Wood Planter Boxes #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Vertical gardens transform the plain fences into terrific alive walls.

You can easily make them yourself with affordable materials like wood boards, pallets, ladders and similar.

19. Space-Saving Triangular Built-In Planters for Flower Display

DIY Tiered Wooden Corner Planter #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

The triangular shape of these built-in planters will not remain unnoticed. It is very stylish and practical as it doesn’t take up much space.

The tiered alignment lets the flowers on the bottom level peek out in a sweet way.

20. DIY Porch Bench with Built-in Planters

DIY Wood Bench with Planters #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Looking for an easy and breath-taking summer porch project? This bench with built-in planters on both sides will be the first thing your guests see and never want to leave.

Take advantage of the free drawings and supply list below.

via Brittany Stager

21. Craft an Aesthetically Pleasing Wood Slat Garden

DIY Wood Crate Planter Boxes #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Make yourself a modern and space-saving herb or flower garden using wood slats and beams.

The shape of the structure is very interesting and makes it suitable even for urban gardening.

via Man Made DIY

22. Functional Built-in Planters to Enhance Outdoor Spaces

DIY Wood Planter with Built-In Benches #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

If we speak about contemporary built-in planters, this one would be on the list.

The geometrical shape and the way it is adjoined to the sitting area and the screen makes it an irreplaceable part of the outdoor design.

via Weekly Technology

23. Enjoy Your Garden’s Beauty from a Stylish Bench Planter

Easy Planter with Built-In Bench #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Enjoy your plants while sitting on a bench incorporated into the built-in planter structure.

The planter is large enough to accommodate a wide flower and plant collection without capturing too much of your backyard.

via Garden Gurus

24. Build a DIY Stone Planter

Flower Bed with Built-In Stone Planter #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

This is one of the easy to make examples of a built-in planter.

The stacking of stones allows you to make almost any shapes you want.

25. Bring Your Outdoor Space to Life with Fence Art

Green Wall Backyard Planter Project #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Whether your backyard is small or large, fence art is suitable for any type of outdoors as long as there is a fence or a wall to attach the planters.

26. Contemporary Rooftop Terrace with Built-in Planters 

Patio with Built-In Planters and Benches #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

The combination between wood decking and benches and the concrete built-in planters give this rooftop terrace a very contemporary appeal.

The built-in planters serve also as a back of the benches and provide the perfect solution for people living in the city where there is a lack of greenery.

via BDP Photography

27. Enhance Your Outdoor Space with Planter Boxes and Trellises

Planter Boxes with Climbing Trellis #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

These planter boxes with trellis are a simple and beautiful way to let the climbing vines grow and make an alive screen.

They are suitable for any type of outdoor space- a terrace, rooftop, patio or backyard.

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28. Construct a Stone Raised Bed with a Seating Bench 

Stacked Stone Planter with Bench #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

If you prefer stone for outdoor structures, make yourself a raised bed with a bench.

The height of the built-in planter is big enough to let you sit comfortably and enjoy your gardening achievements.

via SF Victorian

29. Sleek Marble Planters for a Modern Landscape Design

Tiered Concrete Built-In Deck Planters #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

A landscaping design example for built-in planters outlined with stylish marble stone.

The sharp edges and triangular geometry give a contemporary appeal to the backyard.

via Groundswell Design Group

30. Transform Your Hilly Backyard with a Tiered Garden 

Tiered Planter Garden With Stairs #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

If your backyard is on a slope, take advantage of it and transform it into a beautiful tiered garden.

To facilitate the walking onto the slope, put a staircase in the middle

31. Install Contemporary Built-In Planters to Porch Railing Design

Tiered Wooden Crate Built-In Planter Boxes #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

Built-in planters can be a contemporary substitute for the porch railing.

You can make them of any wood material like pallet slats and stacked them symmetrically between the porch posts.

via Decor and The Dog

32. Maximize Your Urban Terrace with a Narrow Built-In Planter

Wooden Box Deck Planters #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

When there is a lack of space, there is also a way to have your built-in planter.

Make it high but narrow and plant suitable greenery that doesn’t grow big roots. These are perfect for urban terrace decoration.

33. Built-In Beam Planter for Small Outdoor Spaces 

Wooden Planter for Small Spaces #diy #planter #garden #decorhomeideas

This is another alternative to a narrow planter. It is made of solid wood beams covered with liner inside to stop the water penetration through the wood.

Since it is quite high, it can also serve as a screen that hides the dustbin, the gardening tools etc.

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