We used to have more planters around our old house where there was more room outside in the backyard. Our present home is smaller and the backyard is smaller, so there simply is not as much space to put those outdoor planters.
There is something about a well placed planter on a backyard deck or front porch that adds an air of hominess to any house. We miss having those planters. We even had to sell of otherwise get rid of many.
Of course, we can always use an indoor planter though. In the right place, a planter indoors can create an inviting atmosphere in any home.