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The 11 Best Plant Pots of 2020

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When it comes to decorating your home with plants, we say the more the better. From trendy pilea plants to large ficuses or delicate maidenhair ferns, adding a plant to any room of your house (or outdoor space) instantly livens it up. But with so many plant options to choose from, how do you decide what planters to buy? The trick to a cohesive collection of pots to display your plants in depends on a few factors you should consider.

How many plants do you have clustered together? If you have fifteen to twenty small succulents and cacti grouped together you may want to choose pots that are subtly different but have a similar color palette, for instance. Most important to consider, however, is what your decorating style it. Sure, that funky face planter is cool, but if you have a super traditional decorating style, that kind of planter is going to stick out like a sore thumb. To get your inspiration going, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite plant pots so you can get to replanting ASAP!

No matter your style, there's a plant pot that's right for you. We researched the best picks to inspire you and make your houseplants look amazing.

Our favourite indoor and outdoor pots to show off your plants properly

Choose the right finishing touch

A well-placed leafy plant in an unused corner, plain windowsill or a bathroom ledge makes for a welcome pop of colour and brings some natural charm into your home. Patios and balconies can also look bland and bare without a trough or tall palm to brighten them up. You’ll be surprised at how much better your space can look simple with the addition of just a few trailing green leaves.

Once you’ve picked out the foliage you like, you need the right pot to show it off in. There’s not much to worry about when it comes to indoor pots — so long as your plant fits inside and it sits nicely with your home’s decor scheme, you should be good to go. Remember not to use them for repotting. Your prize Monstera should sit inside the decorative planters in its plastic container. Take it over to the sink to water it, let it drain, then replace it.

Outdoor pots need a little more thought. A planter that’d happily house little shrubs and succulents might not be sturdy enough for the larger lemon trees either side of your front door. You also have to consider how much upkeep you’re happy to do — wooden options might look lovely, but will need annual varnishing to keep them from going mouldy, whereas plastic and metal ones will not.

Fortunately, there are plenty of options to choose from, so whatever your tastes, you’ll find something to suit. We’ve chosen a varied selection of our favourite indoor and outdoor (and some that can be both) pots and planters to help you find the right finishing touch for your living room palm, bathroom fern and all the herbs on your patio.

Quickly add some interest to your outside space with these pots and planters