10 Easy Pieces: Show Off Your Plants Like a Pro

10 Easy Pieces: Show Off Your Plants Like a Pro

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Lauren Hannel
Jan 18, 2017
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With winter weather creeping in and bare branches out in full force, it's no wonder we're starting to dream of all things green. Rather than spend the next few months anxious for a seasonal change, why not bring the best of the outdoors into your home? That's where the perfect plant platform comes in.

As someone who's last garden shop request was for "the hardest one to kill," please know I'm trying to change. Unfortunately for those like me, there's no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to plants; people in little apartments might value narrow shelves and tiny succulents, while not being allowed to damage the walls. Those without yard space might want to try indoor gardening, and diehard design lovers might only care about finding the perfect vessel. All are welcome here, we're learning together.

To find your ideal plant match, start by assessing your limitations (size, wall space, open surfaces) and wants (a pretty vessel, ease of care). Keeping these factors in mind can be the difference between creating a lush oasis, or an overgrown jungle.

So if you're ready to breathe some new life into your home, I've rounded up a variety of vessels and platforms to let your greenery shine. First, let's look at what would be considered the least intrusive pieces: anything that can sit on a flat surface. Find the perfect green buddy for every spot in your home, from desktop succulents to bold coffee table terrariums.

Handmade Concrete Succulent Pot at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $29.
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Teak Boat Planter at Terrain, $68.
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Score + Soldier Custom Terrarium at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $350
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Windowsill Grow Box at Houzz, $52.
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Ready to go greener? Find the ideal platform for your plants with a standalone planter or tiered display. Because when you can't spread out, go up.

Prism Plant Stand at West Elm, $99.99.
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Claro Walnut Plant Stand at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $300.
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Dundee Floor Planter at Crate and Barrel, $79.95.
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Hanging and wall-mounted planters may require a little more DIY assembly, but the end result can have a big impact on your decor. The right hanging planter could even turn your humble plant into some seriously impressive wall art.

Four-Column Window Farm at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $150.
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Umbra Trigg Wall Planter Set at Urban Outfitters, $30.
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Modern Hanging Planter at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $75.
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