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Interior Styling | Plant Storage Ideas


As you know, I'm slowly growing my indoor plant collection. While I'd love to buy more and more, I hesitate to do so because with each new plant comes the need for a new pot, and of course the bigger the plant, the bigger the pot. It all starts to get very expensive, which is why I've started looking for more affordable alternatives. One idea is using a natural woven basket. You may even have one lying around home you hadn't though of using. We got given a lovely big hamper from our building company, and straight away I thought of ways of how I could re-use the basket it came in. While it's currently storing toilet paper in the ensuite, I may try housing a plant in it one day soon!

The use of paper bags is becoming more and more popular for plants. Brands such as UASHMAMA make them in different sizes and a range of colours including black, white, grey, neutral, and even metallics. I have a gold one but I'd love to own more! 

I love this idea for the Christmas Tree!

Big fabric bags or laundry hampers also make great alternatives to the traditional pot.

How about this easy DIY project? Made from hessian sacks, I stole this idea from a friend on Instagram. Jodie of Little Design Studio made these for her daughter's Fete, and later used them as pots for her plants. Genius! If like me sewing is not your forte, you can buy ready-made hessian sacks from places like this.  

Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

For more ideas and inspiration, here are some examples from around the web. 

Links below images 

1 Basket by Albano Ghizzoni from Merci 
2 Lampsi Silverwash Storage Baskets from Citta Design 
3 Sac En Papier from Merci
4 Basket from Albano Ghizzoni from Merci 
5 Natural Basket from Bodie and Fou
6 UASHMAMA Large Metallic Washable Bag from MintSix
7 Lefko Basket Set from Citta Design

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  1. Hey there, great post! I was wondering whether you need to line the baskets with plastic, or use an pot inside or saucer of some kind? Just wondering what is the best way to go to avoid mess.
    Thanks !

    1. Thanks Claire! Definitely just place the pot inside the basket with a saucer/tray - if you don't have one, I'm sure plant stores would be able to help x

  2. I love all these ideas. We have our fig tree in a big basket, and the Uashmama bags are a fave of mine. I just pop the plant with it's original pot and a saucer inside, and voila! Am about to buy some plain terra-cotta pots and paint them for the deck. x

    1. That's a great idea - I've seen some cool examples of painted terra-cotta pots x

  3. Such a lovely idea Michelle, it gives some lovely warmth to the room. M xx

  4. I've just discovered your blog tonight and I'm really enjoying looking through some of your posts!
    Would you mind telling me please what kind of plants are in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th photos?
    It would be much appreciated, thanks! :)



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