It’s not a decision to be taken lightly, but have some fun and choose to make a style statement with an oversized plant pot for added drama.
Consider it as a one-time investment for your entrance, indoor- or outdoor space.
Work to the proportions of your plant but go for a pairing that works visually more than anything. Consider the mood you want and where the pot needs to sit in the room for optimum conditions for the plant. “There are no rules,” says artist Christina McLean of Trade the Mark, who hand throws all of the pots and planters she sells – making each one unique. “It depends structurally on the look of the plant – play around with different combinations until you find a good match.”
You should also go a little outside the comfort zone of the size of both your plant and your budget - to allow plenty of room to move.
“These are a welcome change from our egg range,” says Poppy Lane of trend-setting Pop & Scott’s new cylinder range of pots. “Their statuesque shape gives an architectural feel in a room and you can style them individually or grouped together.” They've also just added drip trays to their entire range to make them more carpet- and rental-friendly.
“Grouping pots together in a range of sizes builds levels in a room,” says Poppy. “Particularly great when designing your home on a budget.” More colours are coming soon.
1. Cylinder (H710 x D400mm), $250, Pop & Scott
From these new shapes to stunning hand-thrown pieces fresh from the kiln at Anchor Ceramics, there’s something for everyone to make a statement with a striking pot to take your green friends to the next level.
Style tip: “Stack timber off-cuts inside tall pots to raise the level of smaller plants to meet the rim,” Poppy advises.
2. Hand-thrown funnel planter in Terracotta, $360-$380 (Tall H220mm x W270, Low H160 x W340mm), Anchor Ceramics
3. Crossweave Big Boy planter in Black & Nasturtium (H190 x W180mm), $220, Trade the Mark
4. Karira woven planter (H250 x D380mm), $205, Globe West
5. Swisspearl Sumo planter (H400 x D350mm), $370, Robert Plumb
6. Maro timber planter (H270 x D270mm) $149, Papaya
7. Pedra stone planter (H570 x D680mm), $299, Papaya
8. White wash concrete planter bowl (H200 x W400mm), $75, Life Interiors
9. Eden ‘Beton’ Arena plastic bowl (H1150 x W1150), $399, Bunnings
10. Lily spun metal pot (H290 x D375mm), $270, Ivy Muse
11. Trentham Planter in Black, $199, Freedom
12. Copper vase (H200 x D200mm), $245, Garden Life
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