By Jacky Parker
The days are long, the sun is shining (well on and off – it is the UK...) and everything is blooming.. Yay, summer is in full swing.
And how better to enjoy the season than by setting off your favourite foliage with the best of the new modern planters?
The latest crop will liven up your home, garden or conservatory, and make a chic new backdrop for some fresh greenery. Palms, cheese plants, calatheas or string of pearl and other succulents will keep you at the top of the horticultural style tree.
IN GOOD SHAPE
These hourglass pots, available at Hoos, are made from matte blackened metal for a chic Scandi vibe. They're suitable for indoors or outside and are generous enough to give your plants space to grow.
DOWN TO EARTH
Terracotta is having a style moment, and these traditional earthy-hued pots, at Sue Parkinson, are given a modern makeover in these leggy zinc stands, which contrast beautifully against the deep orange.
POTS OF STYLE
These stylish pots, available at Earl of East, have a chic hexagonal shape that brings an on trend edge to planting. They're available in cool colours from rose and brass to grey, dusty green and black, with matching stands too, so you can group together at different heights to create a stand-out display.
IN THE FRAME
French Connectionbeckoned in spring-summer with these elegant matt black cylindrical planters, which are slotted into sturdy yet slimline frames. At varying widths and heights, the duo suit different sized plants and look twice as good paired together.
This curvaceous terracotta planter by Serax atA New Tribe sits atop a base that keeps it upright with its otherwise totally rounded bottom. Its natural, earthy colour is bang on trend and its patternless surfacewill sit well in neutral schemes or busier, more colourful spaces - indoor or out. It could be pimped up at a later date too, with a lick of your favourite paint.
Made from brass, this generously sized planter is given a rustic edge with a textured surface in the style of a woven basket for a look that's earthy - and elegant. Find them at Audenza.
TAKE A STAND
At 45cm and 60cm tall, these oversized, white metal planters from Nisi Living are are a great option if you want to make a feature of your foliage. Made from steel and powder coated in white, they're durable enough for outdoor use, but would also look great indoors if you've got a space big enough to take them.
POT OF GOLD
Just landed at Marks and Spencer Home, these gold finish metal planters are elevated onto super-sleek legs for a minimalist and clean design, with a touch of glamour. Available in small, medium and large, pot your plants in these and give your greenery a gilded edge.
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Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites
A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.
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