To maximize the gorgeous greenery, the best plant is displayed below. Instead of using more traditional structures to show off plants, designers have grown—excuse the pun—beautiful, modern plant stands that can hold your little green friends and serve as the room’s focal point. The best thing about plant stands is that they really do fit almost anywhere, even if you live in a small space and are looking for a way to enliven a small room. Corner plant stands are a great way to add some greenery to bathrooms and provide some air purification as well.
15 Best Plant Stands for Every Style & Space 2022
Wood plant stands are an option that won’t rust and won’t be affected by humidity; they also add another natural element to the room. If you want to add some freshness to your office space, choose a hanging plant or a tiered plant stands that can also be used as storage for books, files, and other supplies. Some of the best indoor plants are hanging plants, which are also some of the easiest to care for.
Keep in mind that you can add various-sized succulents and small plants as decorative accents to window sills or even your coffee table. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the top plant stands that will give your house a more lively, natural feel. Our editors independently choose every product that appears in Architectural Digest. But if you buy something through one of our links to retailers, we might get a referral fee.
What to Look choosing For in a Plant Stands
Height and Diameter
The type of plant or plants you intend to display on it will determine the shape, height, and diameter of the plant stands you select. Taller plant stands are better for smaller plants or plants with trailing vines, but shorter, stronger stands are better for larger, wider-growing plants. Some stands can be adjusted, giving you more options as a plant develops or if you decide to use them for a different plant in the future. Always make sure to check the stand’s maximum load capacity. You don’t want a plant that weighs too much for the structure to support it to topple over.
Indoors or outdoors
Choose a plant stands that can withstand the elements if you intend to use it on a porch or other outdoor area. For instance, untreated, delicate wood won’t endure the elements for very long.
Stands with One or Multiple Plants
Plant shelves are a good choice if you want to group several plants together or use them with other decorative pieces. However, just like hanging planters, they don’t work well for taller indoor trees or larger plants. Choose a multi-plant stands if your wall space is limited or if you just want to show off your plants in a different way.
If you want to make a statement with a single striking specimen or you want to raise the plant so it can be seen from behind a sofa or other piece of furniture, single stands are ideal.
1. Glencoe Reversible White Metal Planters
These planters are iron and have a bright white painted finish. They have two sizes that are perfectly compatible with one another, and they have an incredibly distinctive asymmetrical design. Don’t worry; one pot could certainly stand alone and make a statement. At Crate & Barrel, $129
2. Flora Bunda 5 Inch Neutral TERRAZZO Planter
The wooden plant stands provides a natural contrast to the industrial element that this terrazzo pot will bring to any room. It may only be small (just five inches), but despite its diminutive size, it makes a stylish stand-alone piece and a cute home for your succulents and other small plants.
3. Odella Reversible Plant Stands
The black chrome and stainless steel of this reversible, cage-style plant stands, which blends quite well with the midcentury-modern decor, take on a new sheen when filled with greenery. Any way you like, turn the planter. This stand is 36 inches tall and functional both ways.
4. Natural Woven Footed Basket
You need this handwoven bamboo plant stands with solid wood legs if you have a bohemian home or have made a room that is a perfect example of this trend in interior design. It comes in four different sizes and fits splendidly beneath a sunny window. Buy through EcoVibe, a store in Portland, Oregon, that supports regional designers and independent producers.
5. Roman Pillar Stand
Let’s venture a wild guess: pedestals as plant stands. This charming little plinth with Roman influences from the Canadian company Viridi (the Latin word for green) will undoubtedly stand out in your room.
6. Eitan Round Pedestal Plant Stands
Have a ball, a disco ball, with your green babies. Give your best diva plant a suitable stage to shine by channeling some Studio 54 energy.
There’s no substitute for a classic, and this adorable little wood stand from IKEA costs less than $20, so you can buy one for each of your plant babies without going bankrupt. IKEA costs $20.
8. Dania Stool – Teak
Or choose something a little more durable, like this teak step stool, which we believe would work well as a seat for your heaviest pots. Goodee’s $289
9. Celeste Plant Stands
The iron planter pots rest on top of a very retro base made of six spindles and display a trendy blush pink hue. They are available in two different heights, 24.75 or 29 inches.
10. iittala Nappula Plant Pot
The ceramic pot’s curved lines instantly give your home a minimalist feel, and it comes in three sizes: small (nine inches tall), medium (10.25 inches tall), and large (12.5 inches tall). It is available in deep emerald green, beige, brown, or white. Both varieties were developed in Thailand and measure six inches in diameter.
11. Adobe Rattan Planter
You didn’t really believe we would leave out the rattan, did you? Choose the single plant height or the double with two tiers with this number from West Elm to level up or down.
12. Standing Geometric Planter
With delicate hairpin legs and an opening for a seven-inch plant or flower pot, this pink powder-coated steel design by Los Angeles designer Simon St. James LeComte accomplishes that goal without taking away from your amazing wallpaper or art collection.
13. Story Planter
Designer Chen-Yen Wai, who grew up in Taipei City, is well aware of how to fit greenery into a confined space thanks to the inventive vertical design of this nine-bowl planter by husband-and-wife design team Afteroom. Simply turn each 5.5-inch tall, galvanized steel plant stands in either black or white to direct plants into shifting sunbeams or just to switch things up.
14. Spun Metal Standing Planters
These gorgeous antique brass-finished aluminum pieces will add some heavy-duty glitz to your living room. Do you need a present? These are made in a location that is Fair Trade certified, which adds yet another layer of goodwill.
15. Arcaydia Medium Wood and Metal Planter
Arcayda Medium Wood and Metal Planter The 29-inch-high black powder-coated iron stand in this indoor plant stands fits a wooden planter box snugly.
What can you do to fix a shaky plant stands?
Numerous factors can contribute to a wobbly plant stands. Verify that the legs are on a level surface; you might need to put a shim under one leg to make the situation level. It might just be a matter of adjusting the leg length or tightening a loose screw if you built the stand yourself.
Where in your home should you place a plant stands?
The stand’s compatibility with other decorative items in your home, the amount of space that is available, and most importantly—the needs of the plant will all play a role in this. For instance, stands with plants that enjoy moisture will look good in a bathroom corner. The type of lighting is an important factor. In a basement with few windows, plants that prefer the shade might thrive, and plants that require lots of light might do well with the stand placed in front of bright patio doors.
How can a plant stands be made to look good in your house?
Plant stands are available in a variety of styles to suit every aesthetic in the home or garden design. Consider your personal preferences when looking for a farmhouse or mid-century modern-inspired décor. If you want the stand to fit in with different decor or work in different rooms, choose a neutral design that won’t stick out in most spaces.
Why does having a plant stands matter?
While stands are not absolutely necessary for displaying your plant collections, they do have some very specific advantages. They allow you to bring outdoor plants inside for the winter and reduce problems with underground pests and animals. Making the most of the space you have available by placing a plant on a stand and displaying it indoors can add impact, match your decor, and make a statement.