These Decorative Flower Pots and Planters Will Make Your Plants Pop
Bringing home new plants is a fast way to add a splash of color and character to your house, especially when those plants are placed in the perfect container. Think of your flower pots and planters as frames for your plant art—they can be simple and sleek to let the green stuff do the talking, or create a statement in their own right. For example, a bright green, fluffy fern contrasts nicely against a matte black ceramic pot. But if you have a small olive tree that has a narrow profile at the base, a textural white terra-cotta vessel creates an interesting design moment and can make up for all of that negative space.
Of course, you aren't limited to quiet or loud options. Planters come in so many shapes, sizes, and colors, some with self-watering capabilities built right in, others with hidden drainage compartments. It's easy to walk into your local nursery or hardware store and grab a pot off the shelves, but the more decorative options—that work well within the context of your specific décor—are often a little harder to find. But it's worth the search, since these pieces can bring serious visual intrigue to just about every room in your house, wherever you decide to position your houseplant.
To help you on your hunt, we've curated several of our current favorites that boast something unique, whether that be an interesting hand hewn shape or an unusual color palette—or simply offer a beautiful design opportunity.
Searching for a basket-inspired option to place on the ground, perhaps at the foot of your porch? We love this option, which was designed by our founder to mimic a wicker trough, handles and all.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Faux Wicker 20" Trough Planter Box, $38, qvc.com.
Slim and Sleek
Bold and Brassy
On a Pedestal
Add some height to your favorite plants—whether they're inside or outdoors—with this three-foot-tall planter, complete with a removable bowl for easy watering.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart 36" Pedestal Planter with Removable Bowl, $99, qvc.com.
This handmade ceramic planter is a gorgeous mauve color that makes it perfect for richly colored plants like chocolate mint coleus or Persian shield—though bright green ones, like this one, offer a pretty contrast.
Shop Now: Bloomist Abelia Footed Ceramic Planter, $88, bloomist.com.
Pretty in Peach
Plant negligence, be cured! This peach colored vessel is self-watering, and sure to keep your plants happy. Add a little height with a natural birch stand, and your plant will be looking its very best.
Shop Now: Yield Spun Peach and Natural Birch Planter Stand, $335, yielddesign.co.
On a Pedestal
If you're in the market for something that looks handmade, this large terra-cotta option with contrasting speckled legs should do the trick. Variegated Algerian ivy, with its soft white edges, would look beautiful in this planter.
Shop Now: CB2 "Santos" Speckled Planter, $89.95, cb2.com.
Made in Australia, this sleek planter is available in two colorways and vintage-inspired patterns. It's a great size for medium plants, and the drainage dish is practically camouflaged by the design.
Shop Now: Capra Designs Large Etch Planter, $179, capradesigns.com.
Fit for a Tree
Measuring in at 20.5 inches in diameter, this whitewashed terra-cotta beauty can house just about anything—and can be strung up from the ceiling, thanks to its conveniently-placed holes.
Shop Now: CB2 "Zola" XL Planter, $149, cb2.com.