When you’re ready to upgrade from keeping ceramic pots on the floor there’s really only one choice!
It’s no secret that a house full of green plants is good for your health. Whether you’re stocking succulents or hoarding hydrangea, that greenery can remove up to 87% of air toxins every 24 hours! Plants regulate humidity and practically radiate positivity! It’s been proven that a room full of plants will help you focus and stay calm, so you’re probably going to want more vegetation in your home (and office)!
But once your house is full of flora, you’ve got to get them off the floor. You’ll be watering your new green friends regularly and you definitely don’t want that water to soak into your floors (wooden or carpeted). Plant stands are essential, not just for practicality’s sake, but also for aesthetic reasons: they’re an easy, affordable way to add a pop of design to any room. You’ve got a lot of options when it comes to plant stands, so we sifted through everything available and narrowed the field down to one best choice.
Option 1: Wrought Iron Design
For a long time the standard in plant stands has been wrought iron. It’s sturdy, it can get wet, and you can find some really pretty designs. Unfortunately there are a few major drawbacks to this kind of plant stand. First of all, it’s heavy! If you’re moving your plants around the house to see where it looks best, you’re going to get tired of dragging this around. Secondly (and far more important) these plant stands scratch your floors! You definitely don’t want to leave long gouges in your floor, it’s costly to repair and can significantly lower the value of your house if you’re considering selling in the near future.
Option 2: High End Design
We love the look of these sleek plant stands, they’re simple and elegant and can upgrade the look of your house in a snap! Of course, if you have kids, pets, guests, or just a hectic schedule of your own, you’ll want to avoid these altogether: they tip over so easily. Remember, plants are heavy! You’ve got the plant, the soil, and the pot resting on top of that stand. A few spindly legs aren’t enough to balance the weight and these stands become too top-heavy. No one wants to clean up the mess from a ceramic pot that has crashed to the floor, so we really can’t suggest these stands.
Option 3: Mid-Century Modern Simplicity
Mid-century modern design is incredibly popular these days, and for good reason: It’s simple, sturdy, classic, and affordable. Because these aren’t made from wrought iron, they won’t scratch your floors. And the interlocking four-leg structure means you’ll never have to worry about this tipping over and crashing to the ground.
Look for plant stands made from bamboo, which is far more eco-friendly than hardwood. Bamboo plants are naturally pest resistant, antifungal, antibacterial, and the forests can regrow after harvesting in just 3-5 years! If you want to invest in sustainable homegoods, then bamboo is the right material for you!
The other thing we love about these plant stands is the flippable-design. You can change the height of your plant just by flipping the stand over; one orientation keeps your plant closer to the ground and the other will pick it up a bit more giving you variation in the look around your home.
What’s the Verdict?
These days there are a lot of options when you’re shopping for plant stands. It’s important to think about the longevity of anything you’re bringing into your home, and not every plant stand is going to be good for your house in the long run. Here’s our quick recap:
- Wrought iron plant stands are classic and can be found in lots of different designs, but they’re heavy and will quickly scratch your floors. They certainly last forever, but so do those gouges in the wood.
- High-end plant stands that balance your ceramic pots on spindly legs look great in catalogues, but they’re top-heavy and easily tipped over! If you have a house full of pets and kids, you’ll want to avoid the potential mess of a potted plant crashing to the floor.
- Mid-century modern bamboo plant stands are designed to never tip over, and the wooden legs won’t scratch your floor like wrought iron. They look great in any room, the design is classic and contemporary at the same time. Best of all? They’re adjustable so you can change the height of your potted plant.
It’s time to up your plant-game and lift those ceramic pots off the floor! Plant stands are an affordable way to make a huge difference in your home decor. Houseplants give so much to us by cleaning the air and helping us focus, the least we can do is give them a nice place to live. Go out and grab a couple plant stands today, you’ll love how they look in every room.