It is a well-known fact that plotted plants can add appeal and character to any room like few other decorative elements. The trick, of course, is to use them in a smart, conscious way that will most benefit your room’s décor.
But rather than try to come up with all the answers on your own, why not simply follow expert advice on the matter? Below are a few practical tips for anyone planning to decorate their living room with modern potted plants. You will find these are some great and easy indoor plant pot arrangement ideas. Read on and find out how to put the right pots in the right places to make your living room stand out with impeccable style.
Too often we see potted plants clustered in front of windows where they block the view and hoard the natural light. As a first step, choose specific locations for the potted plants. This will influence other decisions such as size, shape, style, and plant materials.
1. Plants should make a meaningful contribution to a home’s design.
Choose appropriately sized potted plants. An oversized potted plant will make a tight space feel cramped.
Corner plant pots are usually round, somewhat vertical, and neutral in colour to blend in with the rest of the room. Tabletop plants are a cost-effective alternative to indoor plant arrangements, but size and scale are important. An accent table needs small potted plants, while a console table can accommodate potted plants with more mass. Potted plants over a fireplace are often positioned symmetrically, but asymmetry works on mantles, too.
Curate a thoughtful collection of decorated plant pots that works with the overall aesthetic of the room and home. Keep it simple. Too much variation will feel confusing and look junky. Modern designs should be clean and simple.
Pay attention to environmental conditions when choosing pot material. Sunlight is an important factor, but also consider drafty spots, foot traffic, and pets.
2. Space and scale considerations.
How do you best handle the space at your disposal, and how do scale considerations come into play here?
Don’t overfill the space. Place fewer, potentially larger potted plants in key places that will make an impact. Don’t overcomplicate your life if you don’t enjoy caring for that many plants. Pick a few places; behind a chair, hanging in a corner, a space on the floor next to a dresser, and place appropriately sized plants in these spaces. Choose clean-lined plant pots in monotone colours to keep with the modern feel of your space.
3. Play with scale.
Use groupings to create warmth and single potted plants for drama. If space is an issue but you’d still like the drama of height, utilise taller plant pots to bring the plant up and save on the overall footprint.
Scale is the most important factor. If you have a low ceiling, you don’t want a super tall container. The same goes with higher ceilings. The shape should fit the interiors whether modern, transitional, or traditional.
It’s important to add greenery to a living space. Depending on your ceiling height, find appropriate scale potted plants, preferably an upright well-groomed plant to create positive energy. Nothing crawling around! Don’t be afraid to elevate the potted plants, stagger them or use different shapes in a grouping. Get creative and consider colour.
4. The art of focal points.
Highlighting the most important features of a room is a great method of attracting attention and making the entire design flow, and so a huge part of any design project is knowing which pieces to highlight as well as how to highlight them. Using decorative plant pots as a focal point is easy to do, and it will add flair and elegance to any area.
Use the potted plants as a design element within the room through colour coordination or pot style. A few large visually striking plants are better than a dozen small ones.
5. Conscious use of plant pot design.
Another easy way to direct the attention of any visitor is through the conscious use of plant pot design. For best and most daring results, mix attention-grabbing pots with plants having striking colours.
In modern décor, colours pop. Usually modern is fairly minimalistic and your potted plants can be an opportunity to liven up the room. If you are going mid-century modern, you may choose a bold colour for the decorative pot itself. If you are sticking to true modern, I’d look at a more neutral decorative pot (maybe even a sexy black) and use my foliage to balance the room. Vertical plants like mother-in-law’s tongue are very low maintenance and work well in modern spaces.
6. Regard for the housemates.
The place is called “a living room” for a reason, so in your design choices never forget the needs and preferences of the people (and pets) who are going to live in it.
Be mindful of whether or not the space will be occupied by adults, children, or pets. This will dictate the appropriate sizes and what kinds of materials to use for decorative plant pots such as ceramic versus fibreglass or plastic which would fare better around kids.
It is important to consider your style and what vibe you have in your home when selecting potted plants.
7. Drainage holes and tidiness.
You must have heard that proper drainage equals healthy plants, but what if you just don’t like the idea of unsightly leaks around the bottom of your potted plants – also damaging your floor or the furniture around it? Here is practical advice on how to address these issues.
Overwatering is the number one killer of plants, which can be avoided with proper drainage. A drainage hole provides an escape for any excess water the plant isn’t using. Without it, water pools at the bottom of the pot, suffocating the roots, leading to root rot that can kill your plant. The best suggestion is to keep the plant in a grower’s or nursery pot and simply place it into the decorative pot. This reduces the need for saucers giving them a tidier appearance and is also safer for your floors.
Make sure your indoor decorative pots are waterproof, so you have no issues with damaging surfaces. If they are not waterproof, there are always ways you can do that unless you want to use a saucer or something similar instead.
We do hope all the above ultra-practical advice from our expert designers will help you in your interior design adventures! However, if you still feel like you need a few ready-made formulas to get you started on the right footing, then consider committing to one of Deers Grove’s themes and give your living room a consistent look.
8. A tropical paradise
Turning a drab room into a tropical paradise is the perfect solution if you want space to relax and destress without having to travel. Paint at least one wall in lovely bright blues and invite some fresh air into your space but be sure you turn the dream into reality by also including tropical plants. Sure, such plants may not do well outside in certain temperatures, but with the help of modern plant pots, you can keep healthy palms, ferns, colourful indoor plants, and other tropical plants healthy indoors with a little bit of planning. These plants will fill the room with the familiar earthy scent that comes along with a tropical vacation, as well as offering cleaner air to breathe and a quiet space to contemplate nature inside your space.
9. The farmhouse looks
For many offices, schools, and even apartments, the idea of a sprawling outdoor garden is out of the question. Fortunately, with modern decorative pots and containers, you can plant a garden of about any size indoors! For instance, large basin planters are perfect for planting dwarf trees with an assortment of low-growing indoor plants around the base. You can also group tabletop potted plants of assorted sizes to build a privacy wall. Plus, tall, and narrow indoor plant pots are great dividers for rooms that help maximize your walking space without making the room feel stuffy. When you choose classic colours and designs, you can build a look that would benefit a modern farmhouse with ease.
10. Wild West
For minimal maintenance but a colourful punch in your indoor space, consider pots for succulents. These lovely plants come in many more varieties than we ever imagined, and many of them are quite colourful not to mention their unique shapes and charming containers. You don’t have to go overboard with enormous plants to make a bold splash with modern indoor plant pots. Instead, add a decorative pot with an interesting profile, fill it with loose sandy soil to fit the needs of your succulents, and then plant away. Succulents look great in a room that’s been designed with desert colours and décor.
11. Eccentric displays
Even if your interior design does not fall into one of these common themes, you can still use modern, decorative indoor plant pots to tie together the colours you love. Ultra-modern cement pots come in a vast range of colours and finishes so they can be matched to your needs. In addition, you can order them in assorted sizes so that you have a good mix of floor potted plants and tabletop potted plants throughout the space. This will create a unified appearance that grabs the eye, especially when your containers are bursting with colour from the inside.
No matter what kind of look you hope to create in your home project, modern indoor plant pots can play a key role in adding eye-catching colour and detail to any room. Modern decorative plant pots are available in many sizes and colours so you can match each plant to its intended home and personalise it with the plants you choose to put inside. They can be as complex or as simple as they need to be to get the effect you’re after!
Learn more and check out our stunning indoor plant pots at www.deersgrove.com today.