Decorative Planters

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated April 30, 2014)

Decorative planters are a great way to spruce up the look of any home, room, or office. Unfortunately if you do not take care to choose the proper decorative planters, you will find yourself creating more of an eyesore through bad taste, and dead plants, than you will in making your space your own. There are a few simple guidelines that you can use to help you decide on the best possible decorative planters.

  • Draw the eyes. When looking at decorative planters, you want to find something that draws the eyes. The idea of plants and flowers is to add an element of natural beauty and grace to the environment that it will be in, so choose something that reflects this. The planter should compliment the decor of the room, instead of clashing with it. The best way to ensure that you are able to do this is by taking along a picture of the room with you while you are looking for the planter.
  • Mix and match. Do not go with just one type of planter. Rather, you should look at mixing and matching different styles. This will allow your space to look like it is more alive and natural, rather than static and boring. Remember though that while contrast is good, you should not pick anything that is going to clash, either with other planters or with the overall decor of the space.
  • Fit your needs. Keep in mind that a planter, while it can look nice, will be holding something that is living and growing. This means that you should pick something that will work, and fit the needs of the plant that will be in it. No matter how nice a planter looks, if it will not effectively hold the plant that will be in it then it will be a complete waste to get it. You don't want to end up with a stunted or dead plant do you?
  • Materials. Keep in mind that you can mix and match the materials that your decorative planter is made from. For example, if you are looking to create a "country" feel, then you may want to use both metal and wood planters. If you are looking for a more Mediterranean style, then more clay, stone, and terra cotta. Be sure that you know how each kind of material will interact with your plants though before you purchase the planter.

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Lee Wyatt

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