Most of us absolutely adore plants and want to show them off every last place we can, so let’s take a look at the major features of picking a metal plant stand. Metal is durable and strong, and also fits in with a wide range of decors from conventional to ultra-modern. But there’s more to deciding on the best one than just going with what is attractive to you visually. Just before you pay your hard earned cash for a brand new stand, here are a couple of things you may want to keep in mind.
Initially, the stand should not take focus from the actual plant that it is holding. It is attractive, when you see an elaborate, beautiful stand, to select it on appearance on it’s own. But what happens when you bring it home and place your house plant on it… and all you notice is the stand, not really the plant?
The whole idea of having houseplants, after all, is to appreciate the beauty of the plant itself. So while you undoubtedly want an interesting metal plant stand, you also want to ensure that it will highlight your plants, rather than overpower them. Think of your houseplant as a piece of art work, and the metal plant stand as the frame. It must stand out, but do so while remaining quietly in the background, supporting and showcasing the good thing about the plant.
Next, you should select a metal plant stand which is in proportion with the plant, or plants, you intend to use it for. When you’ve got a little, delicate potted plant, like a pot of primulas, you don’t want to display them by using an enormous metal plant stand. Equally, if you have a huge flowing fern, you won’t want a small, stubby metal plant stand. If uncertain, keep a picture of the plant on you when you’re shopping for your stand so you can get an idea in your mind of the size and width of stand that will suit it best.
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.
Finally, think about the color of the metal plant stand.
If you are displaying greenery, then a white or metallic color stand will suit it just fine. For flowering plants, you need to make sure that the color of the blooms pop. If that’s the case, you need to choose a metal plant stand in either a neutral color, such as black or white, or a complimentary color. If your flowers are yellow-colored, for example, they will pop against a blue or dark-colored stand.
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