FIRST, THE BASICS
So how do you keep your plants happy and great-looking? Talking to one of our talented stylists, she recommends always buying a planter that is a little bigger than you might think you need. This is because plants need space, and while they might fit your planter perfectly at first, they quickly grow to a size where a small planter might end up being a limiting factor.
Furthermore, choosing a planter that is bigger than the plant it is home to, works to create a beautiful, contrasting look. A tall plant in a wide planter, for example, works wonders. Take a standard single stemmed fig tree as an example of this. The contrasting dimensions of the slender tree and the planter at the bottom create an informal, untraditional setting that is certain to be a wonderful addition to your home décor.
DIVERSITY AMONG PLANTS
Our stylist recommends allowing for plants that are random in their way of growing. It does not matter if they grow in a crooked way, for example, that just adds charm to your home décor. To really complete this look, choose a diverse selection of plants in different sizes and looks. Then add different planters to complement the plants. You could go with our stylist’s favourite, Concrete, with its light grey tones and ribbed pattern. Or choose a planter with a reactive glaze with minor, yet deliberate imperfections. These planters are great for your diverse display of plants as the handmade quality means that no two planters are completely alike, just like plants never are.
You may also be interested in
Is your flat a tad small? Not enough room for all the furniture you dream of? Then you know how important it is to make the most of every inch...
Get the right garden furniture for your garden, patio or balcony. We show you how to decorate with Nordic-style outdoor furniture and décor from House Doctor.
This autumn, we launch a collection that reflects the 20 years that have passed. 20 years of House Doctor designs. It is a collection that looks back in time as...