GOING POTTY FOR PLANT POTS – When you mention the words ‘plant pot’ most people conjure up an image of a bright orange plastic container or a terracotta pot, and I think this is a bit of a shame regarding our imagination. There are a huge amount of plant pots available that run into endless colors, shapes and designs.
When it comes to interior or exterior design the ability to really put your stamp on the overall look of your décor will be determined by how well you can look past the norm and be creative in your selection of accessories.
Just because you buy a plant pot doesn’t necessary mean you have to put a plant in it. With some of the wonderful creations available they carry enough personality to leave just as they are and really do provide interior or exterior designs with a unique aspect.
Here’s a small selection that will hopefully inspire you to be creative in the pots your choose for your home and garden.
I instantly fell in love with these plant pots because each one has its own unique personality. These would make a great addition to any home or garden because of their natural rustic look. If you like these as much as I did then take a further look – I found these on: Sallyweekes.com (nope I’m not affiliated in anyway, nor do I earn a commission).
This is one of my favorite pots that I came across. I really adore the mixture of natural earthen colors and the chunky appearance. Yet again, this is another pot that really doesn’t need planting and would add real appeal to any home or garden decor.
If you are looking for a pot that has a little more of a bold statement then the above might well appeal. I really like the cobalt blue and the rattan edging really sets the color off so well. These types of pots could easily be left alone and add a nice feature to any room or patio. On that note I feel they would look great with some beautiful ferns.
The above pots would really sit well with any type of minimalist design, interior or exterior. I like the softness in the coloration of these pots. I would be very tempted to leave the large one as a stand-alone piece while the other two I would definitely plant up with bedding plants to create a ‘hanging basket’ type effect.
These pots are great as they are short, fat and stubby which give them such appeal. I really like the soft earthen finish and the fact that they have a nice barley twist pattern makes them extremely tactile ceramic. I personally wouldn’t plant these but use them as a decorative feature in the home.
Above is an example of Lombok Pottery, which comes from the island of Lombok, Indonesia. I know, you must think that I’m terribly clever for knowing that but the truth of the matter is I have a history with Lombok Pottery. I actually live about an hours plane ride from Indonesia and years ago in the UK I use to retail these. I can tell you they are not really suitable for plant as they are so porous. Saying that these wonderful creations are all handmade and no two are ever alike. They come is a huge variety of shapes, sizes, colors and patterns, and if you like rattan work on your pots then the Lombok islanders produce some stunning work. Best advice I can give here is to do a search online for the ‘Lombok Pottery’ and you will find a vast range available to you.
When you are looking for pots think about what you want to use them for. Will you be planting them up or leaving them purely as a decorative piece. Try searching online and looking through your local Garden Nurseries and I am sure you will find something that fits your taste and style perfectly.