interior design

Planters are like jewelry for plants, they add color and decoration to any space. If you want to upgrade your home decor, planters are a great way to add colors, shapes and textures to your space. The planters in which you put your plants in, significantly contributes to the final look of your house. Therefore take your time and shop for aesthetically pleasing planter that also addresses the plant’s needs.

When talking to other plant people, the terms “pot” and “planter” will be used interchangeably. Pots are generally smaller, round and are usually meant to contain one plant. Planters are generally meant for outdoors, are an irregular size, and can contain many plant.

WHAT SIZE TO GET

Generically speaking for plants that are 10” or less choose a pot that is 1”-2” larger. For plants that are larger than 10” it is best to use planters 2”-4” larger in diameter.

WHICH MATERIAL

Most stores carry terracotta, wood or plastic planters. Our advice is to go porous. Porous ceramics like terracotta will dry more evenly than plastic pots, and any wood planter will dry even faster than terracotta. Ceramic or earthenware planters also are great choices. Avoid plastic planters or pots if you can help it. Why? Plastic is not porous, it will dry the slowest. And if you’re worried about weight, fiberglass planters are ideal for plants 8″ or larger in diameter

WHERE TO PLACE THEM

When selecting where to place the planters, it is best to think which area in the space you want to accentuate and draw attention to. For example you small pots on desktops, nightstands, coffee table, bookshelves and in kitchen. Larger planters can placed indoor on the floor by the entryway or in living room and can be placed outdoor on entrance, porch, or patio.

Have more questions? Write your questions in the comment section and I’ll be happy to help!

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