Pots of Style: 6 of the best Concrete Planters

It's that time of year when our thoughts turn to enjoying our outside space and brushing up the exterior of our homes – which suddenly become much more noticeable throughout the longer days. Whether for you that's a balcony, bijou terrace or sprawling garden, there are a few small moves that will make a big difference.

As plants and planting are back in fashion – not to mention good for our well-being – it makes sense that investing in some new planters is an easy and enjoyable spring update for our homes and gardens. This humble outdoor accessory has had something of an overhaul too, and there are a raft of cool concrete style planters that will give your greenery a modern edge.

Our edit of planters would look just as good indoors, on a kitchen window sill or a conservatory floor, as they would on a patio or terrace too.

Plant a herb garden, so you can sprinkle freshly chopped chives, mint, tarragon or other easy to grow flavours onto summer salads, buttered Jersey Royals or barbecued chicken.

Or pot up these planters with your favourite bulbs. Hyacinths and Hydrangeas are the blousy blooms of the moment, and enjoy living outdoors. If flowers are a green finger too far, palms and ferns can be pretty low maintenance and love a shady or sheltered spot in the garden.

So choose your pot and get planting.

dora Maar planter, £795, Jonathan Adler

dora Maar planter, £795, Jonathan Adler

Handcrafted from aerated cement, this planter brings a surreal twist to shrubbery.

dora Maar planter, £795, Jonathan Adler

dora Maar planter, £795, Jonathan Adler

Handcrafted from aerated cement, this planter brings a surreal twist to shrubbery.

faceted planter, £75, Habitat

faceted planter, £75, Habitat

Lightweight, robust and strong, this stylish fibreglass planter looks like concrete and is easy to manoeuvre.

Tarragon pot, from £10, neptune

Tarragon pot, from £10, neptune

Thrown from terracotta, this rustic pot looks great with herbs or beautiful spring bulbs, such as violet hued hyacinths.

Textured stand planter, £48, a new tribe

Textured stand planter, £48, a new tribe

Handmade, this sculptural planter has a textured finish that will bring an elegantly rustic vibe to your planting.

Dripping Gold Concrete-effect Plant Pot, from £21.50, audenza.com

Dripping Gold Concrete-effect Plant Pot, from £21.50, audenza.com

Made from stoneware with a soft grey concrete effect finish that drips with glossy gold this plant pot is the epitome of rough luxe.

Peace planter, £22 for three, Hubsch at Rockett st george

Peace planter, £22 for three, Hubsch at Rockett st george

This set of planters in different sizes will create a gorgeous display inside or outside (during the summer months).