We all know that plants will enhance our living space indoors and out! What better way to bring the great outdoors in! People display plants for many reasons, aesthetic value is one, enhancing the living space is always a great benefit. Keeping in mind the presentation is just as important as the plant, so this is where the plant stand enters. What better way to show off your plants then by placing it on a stand. With the right choice the plant and stand will complement each other and add to the ambiance of the room. Plant stands are crafted from a variety of material like wood, wrought iron, wicker, metal even mirrored glass. The choice of stand is determined by the style of room decor and the type of plant. Let’s take a look at some of the possibilities.
Starting with what I believe to be the basic is the pedestal plant stand. This is an excellent way to display the single flowering plant, trailing vines, ferns or even a picky cactus. The pedestal stand is a great way to show off smaller plants like an orchid or violet, allowing the plant to make a statement that says look at me. The single stand can be placed in empty or awkward corner to brighten the space or used to flank an entrance to a room.
Tiered plant stands are a very popular design. The stand has usually three (sometimes more) individual spots at varies heights for plants, hence the word tiered. This is an ideal arrangement for showing flowering plants that look great grouped together. This type of stand looks wonderful when placed in an area that has a little space, like a foyer. Remember to fit the size of the plant to the stand.
Last but certainly not least is the corner stand. This type of unit generally provides a number of shelves that offer spacing for plants and they fit into corners. This stand also allows you to go outside the box. You can create a grouping of plants such as a herb garden in the kitchen and even mix in a few non plant items, maybe a cook book or two and a container with cooking utensils.
When looking for a stand you should keep in mind the plant, your taste and personality. It should bring you pleasure! Decide the type that will fit with your decor and the plant that you are placing on it. There is a wide variety out there. Plants stands should complement the plant and enhance the space bringing beauty into your home!
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