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5 Expert Indoor Planter Ideas For Container Garden Perfection!

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Whether you're a seasoned landscape architect, a flashy interior designer, or a simple homeowner, it shouldn't come as much surprise about how indoor plants are one of the best assets for improving the look and feel of any space.

According to Acta Horticulture , "plants indoors have many benefits. They contribute to cleaner, healthier air for us to breathe, they make our surroundings more pleasant, and they make us feel calmer. Interior plants have [also] been associated with reduced stress, increased pain tolerance, and improved productivity in people." While it's nice to hear of all these far-ranging benefits, sometimes it's tricky to figure out exactly howto use plants in indoor planters. But don't worry, by the end of this article you'll know all about our best indoor planter ideas!

Before we get into some of our expert ideas for indoor planters, we'll take a brief look at what an indoor planter exactly is and how it differs from one sitting outdoors. Once you have that understanding, you'll be that much more confident when you start on your journey to becoming a professional green thumb!

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What Are Indoor Planters?

To put it simply, an indoor planter is a pot you would use to grow plants indoors, as opposed to outdoors--Easy enough, right?

But really, there's more than that. There are certain key elements one must take into consideration when making the switch between these two locations. Namely:

  • Climate
  • Temperature
  • Planter material
  • Planter weight
  • Planter size
  • Actual plant potted
  • Drainage holes?

Though this is up for debate, you can make the claim that an indoor planter is a much safer bet for beginner gardeners because they don't need to worry too much about factors like climate and temperature when planting indoors. On top of this, by using a material like fiberglass, you're able to satisfy the dreams of any interior design without sacrificing the quality of your pot. This makes starting an indoor container garden as simple as picking a plant and pot and away you go!

Why fiberglass, anyways?Learn about the Possibilities And Benefits Of Fiberglass

Indoor Planter Ideas: Cool Corners!

Ask even the most imaginative interior designer and they'll tell you, one of the trickiest spots to work with in any commercial or residential space are those many nit-picky corners.

When you think about it, it's not hard to see why. Corners are where you can't really fit anything unless those objects are structured in an almost magical way that allows them to simply slot into those spots.

Now, though planters and containers are by no means magic, they are a simple solution to filling corners and making them pop!

So how should you use them? Here are 4 plant corner ideas:

1. Opt for a square or rectangular pot like the Hong Kong Square Planter pictured. As you're probably aware, corners can't be filled with round pots because of their build. Move your pot into the corner, and voila, all done!

2. Use a round pot to soften hard corners in walkways and staircases. Try a minimalist color like gunmetal grey to help the planter blend in while highlighting the plant.

Or go for a gloss finish like on our St. Tropez Bullet Planter installed next to a staircase in a public area. This combination is sure to impress and turn heads especially in commercial locations.

3. Use plants with texture to fill the vertical plane of interest. Try growing taller plants, herbs, or flowers that have strong lines, strong colors, or varied textures.

Little tricks like this add chic visual interest and dimension to a space you initially found impossible to decorate. Happy gardening!

4. Go big but save weight with tall column-like planters. Remember you don't have to fill your planter 100%. Using lightweight fillers to fill the lower half, top the rest of the planter up with potting mix and then whatever plant you want to grow. This will make your planters easier to move and will help drainage too.

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Indoor Planter Ideas: A Hanging Planter

For our second expert idea, let's look at how to use a hanging planter to make the most of all that above ground space. Similar to corners, these are spots in a house or commercial building that initially come across as difficult to design. However, with some greenery and hanging baskets, you can easily create a beautiful display of natural life that will wow all your guests.

Now, whether you're going to use a hanging basket or something like the fiberglass Nile Wall Planter, there are a couple of factors you need to take into consideration.

What Will You Grow In Your Hanging Planter?

As the planter will be above ground, it's important to figure out the best plants to grow in that setting. For one, you'll want to refrain from larger plants as they'll likely be too heavy for a hanging planter.

Small houseplants like herbs, flowers, and ivy might be your best bet. Furthermore, any kind of dangling plant is always a great option as these add a waterfall-like display all the way to the floor, providing some much sought-after natural greenery beauty.

Where Will You Use This Indoor Container Garden?

Not only do you need to consider the best plants to grow, you also need to think about what's placed underneath the plants. This is especially important if you have the planter above a dining table, or in the case of a restaurant, above the customers. While dangling plants are ideal, you don't want guests finding foliage in their food or drinks so be wary of this!

Top Tip

If you want a plant that's great for hanging and won't make a mess on anything below it, go for air plants! These small plants are lightweight and don't require soil to grow, and with air literally in their name, they're made to be hung! Why not try growing them by a window using window suction hooks?

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Indoor Planter Ideas: To Color Or Not To Color

One of the best things about using fiberglass planters like those from JBD Concepts is the fact that there is a huge collection of colors to choose from. For anyone looking to use indoor planters and indoor plants for interior design, this is a great help because it means you can implement the pots into your design plans, rather than thinking of them as separate tools. So then, must be asked, the age-old question: To Color Or Not To Color?

The answer, of course, is entirely up to you.

To Color

If you are to color, don't just go all gung-ho and start purchasing every planter painted like the rainbow. If you want the final look of your home or commercial space to have any sense of feng shui, it's essential to take into consideration how the color of your planter plays off its surroundings, as well as the actual potted plant.

Let's say your house is wood-centric, but you want to use fiberglass planters for all your plants. In such a scenario, why not heed the advice of InStyle and, "pair [brown] with other neutrals and earth tones, such as black, cream, white, and olive green. [You can also] balance out brighter statement colors, too."

Not To Color

If you choose not to color indoor planters, that's perfectly fine as well. As a matter of fact, some might even argue how the clean look of a white planter is the best for gardening as it really accentuates the natural color of the greenery inside of it! On top of this, white containers are great for achieving that cool, minimalist look that's evermore popular in the modern age. On the other hand, if you just want a functional planter that doesn't distract professionals in offices, a plain pot is right for you.

How about maintenance? Learn about everything you need to on Fiberglass Planter Maintenance

Indoor Planter Ideas: Funky Indoor Planters!

For starters, you've got options like the Amsterdam Tapered Rectangular Planter

These are great because they will not only satisfy both your minimalist and experimental side, they are made out of fiberglass which means they are quality indoor planters.

A drainage hole is optional so these planters can be placed anywhere indoors and out. Add interesting plants and start upgrading any kind of space - from offices to lounges.

However, if something like the Amsterdam isn't experimental enough, you can always gather old kitchen items like a saucepan and turn them into makeshift planters!

Top tip: For modern aesthetics, instead, opt for fiberglass planters.

Not sure how big you need your planters? Read up on the Best Plant Pot Sizes

Indoor Planter Materials

For our last expert tip when using indoor planters, let's take a look at what's possible when you focus on small pots for your indoor garden.

To begin, as opposed to a larger planter, small pots are great for a simple, convenient method to bring a lush display of greenery indoors. Furthermore, due to their size, it's possible to save on money and space when using small planters, making them perfect for beginner gardeners.

So what types of planters could you use for a small container garden like this?

Fiberglass Planters

Fiberglass is the preferred option for businesses and homeowners who want a long-lasting and modern planter.

Plus, there's a variety of sizes and different-shaped pots, meaning you're sure to find the small planter you're looking for. How about the River Rock Planter for a cute, tabletop pot?

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Terrarium

A terrarium is another great choice for a small planter. Made out of glass, these see-through planters add a sense of unassuming beauty wherever they're placed. How about succulents by the window to create a quaint sense of the desert?

Word of warning: Their aesthetic and limited durability suit only small container garden projects.

Ceramic Planters

A ceramic planter is one of the most universally beloved planters because of its rustic appearance.

Though they are a popular option for planting small plants, they don't do well in commercial settings where a modern aesthetic is required.

Word of warning:They also break easily, as I'm sure you know.

Our Verdict

To grow larger plants, or create a modern design scheme, our top tip is to choose fiberglass.

Learn more about fiberglass planter materials and why they are preferred by landscape professionals.

Browse JBD Concepts Indoor Planters Collection - Where Style Meets Function

At JBD Concepts, we recognize the transformative influence of a thoughtfully designed indoor garden. Our indoor planters are meticulously crafted to enhance the visual appeal of your interior spaces while fostering a stronger connection with nature. Each of our fiberglass planters is meticulously designed for perfection, and they come with a reassuring 3-year warranty to provide you with peace of mind with every purchase.

Are you ready to embark on your indoor landscaping adventure? Delve into our selection of indoor planters and find the ideal companions for your home. Take the first step toward creating the interior landscape of your dreams!