Alacoque. Plant Stand. September 08th , 2017.
Most people get captivated by the sheer beauty of a wrought iron plant stand and are almost lured into buying one until they realize that they wouldn`t know where to put them. When a new piece of furniture is planned to be added on to a home interior, there`s always the issue of whether it will blend in with the other pieces. This is overcome easily with wrought iron patterns, but when it comes to plant plunks, you really have to know where to put them. First off, you have to choose your plant stand.
The first place to consider is garage sales. I have come across plant stands by the hundreds when I go out to garage sales and the best part is they are extremely cheap. You can have great finds with home décor items like this at garage sales and they are definitely an original piece of furniture that I would bet is rare if it is a truly good find. The only worry that I have come across is the condition. I would just make sure there is no rust or visible damage. I have come across some plant stands with water damage and rust damage and it would not be worth buying if it is falling apart. Unless the damage adds some sort of character to the stand that is not going to leave rust stains on your carpet, by all means ring it up. Most plant stands at a garage sale should run you around $5-$15 depending on size and material it is made out of.
Next, you should select a metal plant stand which is in proportion with the plant, or plants, you intend to use it for. When you`ve got a little, delicate potted plant, like a pot of primulas, you don`t want to display them by using an enormous metal plant stand. Equally, if you have a huge flowing fern, you won`t want a small, stubby metal plant stand. If uncertain, keep a picture of the plant on you when you`re shopping for your stand so you can get an idea in your mind of the size and width of stand that will suit it best.
You also ought to understand that there is the need in choosing the correct plant stand that can go with the size of the plant that will be placed within. And so, a small plant will go well with small stand while a big one will need a big stand as well. Do not place an extremely small plant in a very big stand or it will be totally off! Another thing to consider in choosing for the right stand is to take into account the color of the plant that will be placed inside. For gorgeous blooms, go for neutral color while you can choose stands in wide range of colors for those plants that comes too plain.
Initially, the stand should not take focus from the actual plant that it is holding. It is attractive, when you see an elaborate, beautiful stand, to select it on appearance on it`s own. But what happens when you bring it home and place your house plant on it... and all you notice is the stand, not really the plant? The whole idea of having houseplants, after all, is to appreciate the beauty of the plant itself. So while you undoubtedly want an interesting metal plant stand, you also want to ensure that it will highlight your plants, rather than overpower them. Think of your houseplant as a piece of art work, and the metal plant stand as the frame. It must stand out, but do so while remaining quietly in the background, supporting and showcasing the good thing about the plant.
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