Houseplants are one of my favorite ways to accessorize a home, adding an instant pop of color and texture to any room. Emily posted a great video yesterday on how to style an indoor garden, including some stellar tips on plant variety, scale, proportion, and composition. It got me thinking how houseplants are generally an affordable way to accessorize, but most planters cost a fortune! These are some of my favorite low-budget options in a variety of styles and sizes that I’ve either used in previous projects or are in my bookmark folder waiting to be employed in the future.
1 Jonathan Alder for JCP Flower Pot small, medium & large $50-$100 // 2 CB2 Vaso Planters orange, blue, green $9.95-$21.95 // 3 Crate and Barrel Bataan Planter small, medium, large $29.95-$129 // 4 Terrain Layers Pot $24 // 5 Jonathan Adler for JCP small, medium $30-$40 // 6 Terrain Free Form Pot $14 // 7 World Market Baskets $24.99-$34.99 // 8 Crate and Barrel Bell White Pot $12.95 // 9 Crate and Barrel Nalani Planter small, large $19.95-$24.95 // 10 Anthropologie Ria Herb Pots $10-$18 (also available in coral and green) // 11 Terrain Birch Cylinder Pot $14 // 12 West Elm Shane Powers Ceramic Wall Planters $19-$69 // 13 Home Depot Chippendale Planters small, large $49.97-$79.97 // 14 West Elm Dune Planters $31-$55 // 15 Terrain Lace Wrapped Pots $10-$18 // 16 Overstock Blue and White Fishbowl $148 // 17 Crate and Barrel Dundee Floor Planter short, tall $59.95-$69.95 // 18 Ikea Lantliv Plant Stand small, large $29.99-$49.99
My best advice for keeping houseplants alive is to follow the care directions that accompany the plant – i.e.: if you’re looking for a plant to place in a dark corner, as much as a fiddle leaf fig tree might look fantastic, go with a low-light option (see a list of some of my favorites here) – and get on a regular watering schedule. I set a weekly reminder in my iPhone because I’m rather forgetful when it comes to that sort of thing.
What are your favorite varieties of houseplants? Do you like to mix and match planters, or do you like to stick with one design in varying sizes and shapes?