Have you ever noticed how some places seem more welcoming than others? I have discovered that the addition of a flower bed, garden planter or even a hanging basket can make all the difference in whether I want to go check out a store. The ones with beautiful flowers or plants around just seem to beckon to me, "come nearer, come see what we have." There is a beautiful store in a neighboring city that is full of beautiful decor items but I have only stopped there once. Why is that? It isn't the building. It is a brand new beautifully constructed building with gorgeous wrought iron and other beautiful features. They have items for sale that are appealing. Somehow the business is just not welcoming to me when I am driving past. It gives off the impression that only those who have definite business may enter. Yet there are other similar stores that I will stop by unplanned. In front of those business you will find planters full of flowers. One of them even have fake flowers (beautiful ones) in their planters but they are still saying," Stop in. Come see what else we have inside." This is also a great way to add a little gardening to your life if you have a business and not enough time at home to garden. Check out these pictures and see if you might agree with me. . .
Not only did I want to go into each shop but I also wanted to linger just because it was such a beautiful display.
I even took time to sit in one of the benches for a moment.
Even when the building is not the most beautiful one on the block, the addition of a pot of flowers seems to make it prettier and much more welcoming.
It isn't about having the largest most expensive planters either.
All these stairs might have deterred me from going up but because there were such beautiful flowers to see and smell I was pulled upward.
It doesn't even require a fancy planting. These two pots are still beckoning to me to come inside and do business here.
Yes, I agree that this one is a bit over the top but it still drew me nearer.
If your entry is hidden then a row of planters or pots will help to direct your customers to the front door.
When you want to put out the welcome mat whether to your home or business remember to add an extra bit of draw with plants and/or flowers.
Until Next Time
Until Next Time