Plants are great for the home. Not only are they great for air quality, but they bring in a natural element too, which can soften a design scheme, and introduces a pop of colour.
When it comes to bringing house plants into our homes, we can often get stuck in a rut with the same-old terracotta pots or plain ceramic containers from the garden centre. In today's post, we break out of those boring old options, and share with you 12 alternative ways that you can display plants in your home.
Table top planters are a great way to display plants and flowers. Of course, you don't have to restrict yourself to a table, you can use windowsills, sideboards, shelves or any flat surface.
1. Repurpose everyday objects
Catch Me If You Can mug by Sophie Allport
Think a little bit 'outside of the box' and repurpose other containers to house your plants. Unused mugs, teapots, watering cans and wellington boots are everyday options. Be sure to create drainage at the bottom, either by using a smaller pot inside the container, drilling holes into the base, or by adding rubble at the bottom.
2. A Quirky Pot
Don't just stick to boring, run of the mill vases and pots. Look for something a little quirky, like this unusual planter of the Greek Godess Hygeia.
I love the way this plant looks as though it is just sprouting out of her head, like nature's best coiffure!
Blush Hygeia vase from MiaFleur
3. Amaze your friends!
Lyfe Levitating Planter, Noxu Home
If you want something a bit out of the ordinary, try this levitating (yes, you did read that right) plant pot.
The electromagnetic field in the base floats the pot, which has a magnet embedded in its base. How funky is that?!
It creates a hypnotic effect as it rotates in the air! Stunning!
This pot is planted up with an air plant, which requires no soil, and lives happily with little human intervention. Perfect for the less green-fingered amongst us (ahem, that would be me).
4. A Brass Terrarium
Terrariums have been really popular items in home decor for quite a while now. Add a handful of gravel at the bottom and a couple of succulents or cacti, and you're good to go. And if you tire of the display, they make beautiful candle holders too.
5. Glass Jars
Similar to the glass terrarium, a simple glass jar displays smaller plants like succulents and cacti, but without the framed surround. This glass jar comes ready-planted with artificial succulents. Talk about maintenance free plant care!
Brass Terrarium via Decorator's Notebook Artificial Succulent Jar, The Contemporary Home
Floor Standing Planters
If you have a larger plant, or want something more impactful in your space, floor-standing planters can be a great option. Because of their size, they become more than just mere accessories, but objects of display in their own right.
6. Short Leg Brass Planters
Brass Planter with stand from MiaFleur
7. Stilted Zinc Planters
Zinc effect planters by MiaFleur
8. Long Leg Planters
Floor Standing Planters by Black by Design
9. Bag Planters
Orla Kiely Flower Print Bags from Wild & Wolf
Floor based planters don't have to have stands, of course, as these bag planters by Orla Kiely show. Although these are displayed outside, they would add a great touch of colour to a 70s inspired living room, placed as a display in an empty corner of the room.
10. Display Stand
OK, so I'm cheating a little bit here. Not strictly a floor planter, but a shelving unit can add real impact to a green display, making your plants the focal point of the space. Match the smaller plant pots to the colour of the frame for a cohesive, and well thought out display.
Milano Shelving Unit by MiaFleur
If floor space is at a premium, consider suspending a planter from the ceiling, or a pole. Just be careful when watering, as you don't want the water to drip all over the furniture beneath!
11. Ceramic Plant Pots
Ceramic, hanging plant pots allow you to bring in a colour to match your scheme.
Orla Kiely Hanging Planters via Wild & Wolf
12. Suspended Terrariums
Hanging glass terrariums give a rustic, almost industrial look to a space.
Aculo Hanging Planter from Noxu Home.