Lucille. Plant Stand. September 17th , 2017.
The material from which a plant stand is made is only one variable, though. The actual style of stand can vary significantly too, presenting you with many decor and plant display options. It is this great variation in size and styles that enables you to use height and shape so effectively in interior design, especially in wide open areas such as large entrance porches and lobbies, adjacent to sweeping staircases, and in spacious living areas with wide areas of bare boards or tiles.
Of course, you want to make certain that the stand itself is big enough to hold your container or plant pot. A good guideline would be to leave somewhere in the region of 2-3 inches of space all around the plant container. Next, think of balance. You want to make sure that your stand won`t move or tip, either inside or outside. Think about the surface you`ll be placing your metal plant stand on. Is it a thickly carpeted surface, hardwood flooring, a timber deck or concrete floor? Heavier metal plant stands are generally gonna be alright on carpeted areas, whilst lighter stands need a firmer, flatter floor to remain stable.
You can incorporate design accents wherever you want them. Regardless of your personal taste and style preferences, plant stand designs range from traditional to rustic to contemporary to whimsical and beyond. Choosing the right stand for you serves two purposes: function and fun, adding just the right accent to your home décor. You can place each plant to get the best light. Many of us are faced with less-than-perfect light conditions in our homes and apartments, so it`s good to know that there`s a way to overcome that challenge. Using stands allows you to raise the plants to a height that takes advantage of every ray of sun throughout the day. Once the stands are in place, you can easily swap which plants sit on them so that no plant goes without light for long.
One place that I have never bought a plant stand from but have seen really nice plant stands at, is at home shows. These places offer really nice quality goods for your home. They offer brand names and original finishes that are hard to finds in other places. Most of the time home shows carry designs that are patented and have numerous options for you to choose from with the best in technology available. Another great thing is that the plant stands are completely new. You can even take them home with you or if they do not have them on hand most of the time they will want to take your order and can ship straight to your door. The only negative is that they tend to be a bit pricey. Most of these booths at the home shows cost a bunch of money to rent and the prices show that. This is just another place to consider if you are looking for places to buy original indoor plant stands.
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.
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