When it comes to plant pots, form doesn’t always follow function. A good pot needs adequate volume, drainage and protection from light and heat – facts that some trends (like mason jar planters) seem to overlook. Tried-and-true staples like terracotta or plastic nursery pots continue to get the job done in the most efficient and affordable way, but, if you’re a design-minded plant hoarder like myself, having a hideous collection of dirty, beat-up pots clustered on every available surface is a definite no-no.
Luckily, in 2012, craft and garden bloggers everywhere decided to provide us with plenty of ideas for sprucing up our everyday terracotta pots. Below are some of my favorites.
4. Colorblock has been on-trend for ages, it seems, so it’s only natural pots should get the same bold and bright treatment. I can’t get over the contrasting-color interior! Another winner from the stylish ladies over at A Beautiful Mess. (Whit And Whistle also has a stunning version dressed up with twine that I adore.)
6. Chalkboard Paint makes everything better, right? Design Sponge uses it to make labels on terracotta pots, but I’m also in love with these all-black pots from A Golden Afternoon. Or maybe it’s just her tongue-in-cheek messages.
And that’s just a few! There are plenty more great ideas out there: be sure to share yours in the comments section.