Have you been taking my advice and have plants everywhere, but don’t know what to do with them? I have some great ways to style those potted plants so they look awesome!
Hello again, wonderful readers! I hope you are all having a wonderful year so far. I’m settling into my new house with my best friend, and we’re getting all of our house plants in order. Between the two of us, we have a lot of plants. We’re talking indoor trees, herbs, flowers, vertical gardens: you name it, we probably have it. We’re trying to figure out the best way to lay out all of our potted plants with minimal repotting.
We have been collecting indoor plants and pots for a very long time, and we both have a pretty large collection. We have tons of mismatched pots, and we want to do as little work as possible to get them all looking nice in our new home. And that gave me the idea for this post! So, I scoured the web for some awesome ideas on how to style your potted plants. Let’s check out what I found, shall we?
Via Emily Henderson
I have always been a sucker for a well-placed table covered in plants. The cool thing about my new house is that my roommate and I both have full dining sets (and we only need one), so one of us gets to turn our table into something like this! Personally I voted for mine because her table has more room for actual people, if we ever invite people over for dinner.
As I already mentioned, we both have large collections of plants, and mismatched plant pots for days. It would almost seem like we hoard pots and plants, but can you really hoard plants? We save and adopt them, so I think not. The pots on the other hand? That’s a different story, but if they have plants in them, they’re good, right? Right? This would be a great set-up on my dining table. I have lots of cool pots for plants that I can already imagine going into that space!
This is something I will be doing in my new home. Shelving is the perfect way to get plants off of your counters, floor, and desk space. I love that these are two very simple shelves so they don’t overpower the plants themselves. Also, I really like the fact that these indoor plant pots do not match at all. Except for two of them, they are almost all completely different. I buy my pots like that. I buy what is on clearance that is the size I need, so this type of set-up would work great for some of my small plant pots!
Via Kiki Interiors
For starters, I love how this person has three gigantic fiddle leaf fig trees in their home. I want this in my life. Secondly, I love the baskets! You can actually make your own baskets by knitting, weaving, or even crocheting them from natural cording if you want. Or, for those that are not into crafting in these forms, you can buy baskets secondhand. This one won’t be as cheap or as simple, but if you’re crafty, it should work out nicely for you. Or, talk to a crafty friend. They might be able to help you out! Offer to buy the supplies for your large planters, and if you can also make something for them (dinner, dessert, etc.) throw that in. We crafty types do enjoy a good trade every once in a while!
If you’re pots are all different sizes and shapes, totally look at doing something like this. Keeping the indoor house plants at different heights really accentuates the different pots and plants. They become a cohesive, awesome set-up, but each plant stands out in its own way. This is definitely something I want to do in my new house because I don’t really own any matching pots. This is totally the way to go if you’re in my boat! You can’t really go wrong if you clump a bunch of potted plants together in a corner, with them all at different heights and in different pots. It’s always going to look awesome.
This one would take a bit of work, but it looks so cool. If you want your pots to be a little more matchy-matchy, but don’t like the terra cotta look, why not paint them? I know most of these pots are actually made from concrete, which is pretty cool anyway, but you can always fake that with a bit of gray paint! You can of course change the color to fit in with your decor. Metallics would be fun, as would just simply painting them all black!
Pick whatever color works for you and your home, and see how you can easily transform a set of mismatched ceramic pots into something uniform and gorgeous! If I was to do something like this, I would either go for a solid black look, a solid teal, or this faux concrete vibe. Those would all look great in the new house!
Last, but certainly not least, you can hang those plants from the ceiling! I absolutely love this idea, and have always wanted hanging plants. Since I rent, I don’t really have that option. But, I can dream, right? Whenever I have a place I can actually drill a lot of holes into, I am definitely doing something like this. It’s a great way to get plants off of the surfaces in your home, without getting rid of the plants entirely. Plus, then your home sort of turns into an urban jungle, and I kind of dig that!
I would also have a field day making all the macramé hangers for each plant. Oh, I can just see it now! One day, it will be mine. Maybe you are luckier than I and you can do something this awesome in your home right now. Send me pictures if you can!
There you have it, folks! Some fun and exciting ways to style your home plants! Which was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share this post with all your plant lovin’ peeps! As always, stay creative (and green!), my friends.
**Featured image via Inside Out