Using planters in interior design is more of a challenge. The design trends nowadays seems to demand clean lines and simplicity, while nature tends to be wild and chaotic. But, that doesn’t mean interior designs need to avoid greenery. Bringing plants into the design as a creative layer is as important as the other accessories in the room. We’ve compiled 10 design tips and ideas to help you with your interior designs using planters.
1. Frame a Doorway.
To lead people to your interior, highlight a doorway to enhance its visibility. And did you know that placing plants on either side of your doorway can entice people to come inside? It can work wonders for shops and offices. In fact, Feng Shui experts recommend placing tall plants on either side of your door to attract good energy.
2. Frame a Focal Point with Plants in Planters
If you want to divert attention to a focal point, in the case below, a painting, you can place some tall potted plants at both sides. This will naturally lead the eye to the focal point.
3. Make Boring Workplaces Livelier
Can you imagine the office pictured below without plants? It would probably be boring. The addition of the taper and trough planters added a soft touch to make it more pleasing to the eye.
Look at those two file cabinets. What do you think it would look like without the plants?
The use of natural lighting also makes this workplace that much better.
4. People Control
Planters are not only good for improving the look of an interior. Planters also work wonders for controlling people. Below you can see IOTA Venice Planters in Wimbledon 2008. The planters aren’t only there for its aesthetic value. The planters also keep people away from the edge.
5. Use Planters to Define Borders
Using planters in interior design to define borders between two different areas is a great touch. In the case below, the common area is defined and separated by planters.
6. Accentuate Glass Doors and Prevent Accidents Using Planters in Interior Design
Using planters to emphasize those glass doors can help direct people’s eyes towards it. This can help prevent accidents such as people banging their faces on the glass door.
7. Use Large Planters for Large Rooms
If you have a large room, don’t use tiny planters. That won’t add anything to your design and will hardly ever get noticed. Instead go big.
8. Line ‘Em Up
If you’ve got a blank wall in a hallway, you can spruce it up with a few planter boxes. We recommend going with a few square planters lined up adjacent to a wall. And did you know that indoor plants come with a lot of benefits such as better indoor air quality, reduced risk of illnesses, and boosted healing.
9. Prevent Watering Mess with Planter Trays
Potted plants require drainage. And while it is generally recommended to seal the drain holes when planting indoors, you can keep the drain holes. Instead use planter trays to catch any spillage when watering.
10. Using Planters in Interior Design to Emphasize Stairwells
You’ve seen above how planters can be used to highlight doors. Below you’ll see us using planters in interior design to highlight stairwells. This is especially good when people need to turn a corner to reach the stairs. Place the planters just below the stairs but keep a sufficient distance so that it doesn’t block the way.