Sharing a simple tip on how to make indoor plants look bigger.
I haven’t tried to make anything look bigger since middle school. #wink
How many of you have ordered a fake plant online and were disappointed when it arrived in a box that was less than 24″ long? That’s what happened to me when I ordered a cute little olive tree from one of my go-to cheap decor sites.
It wasn’t the height of the plant it was the base. And the base made the tree look so tiny (and cheap). So I gave it a proper base.
Just like Meghan Trainor’s pop favorite – It’s all about the base.
Are you thinking what I thought? How did I not know this? I mean I help sellers stage their houses before they list. And I never thought to supersize the planter to make the top half of the plant look bigger.
I discovered this when I reviewed this photo of this plant. He’s been around forever. He was in a bucket. Just chilling in the family room. Until we refinished our floors.
And then while moving everything from the main level to the lower level I haphazardly stacked this plant into the basket.
And something magical happened. My little “I don’t know what type of plant this is” just grew.
HOW TO MAKE INDOOR PLANTS LOOK BIGGER
And there it was a simple tip on how to make indoor plants look bigger. It works just as well on both faux and real plants.
I used everyday buckets and baskets around the house. It turns out I have a Homegoods-worthy stock room of baskets.
I even used it with some stems in a vase. I beefed up the container and my floral stems just looked so much more substantial.
To a wider, shorter bucket. I bent the stems to adjust for the shorter bucket.
I never loved the container for my Fiddle Leaf Fig tree (the container came with the Homegoods tree).
But then when I switched it out for something with more texture it changed the look of the tree. And, then I added a larger pot with texture and ta-da.
Here is one more example with my fern. I had him in a tall urn for years.
and then after our family room remodel I moved him into an olive basket. The larger bucket made the fern look larger too!
What do you think? Take a look at your indoor plants. If they need a little boost look for a basket. Would love if you pinned this tip!
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