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How to Choose the Right Plant or Flower Shelf?

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As a plant parent, you always want to display your plants in their best light. Whether you have three, five, ten or maybe even twenty plants; you do not want them to get lost among each other or just blend with your décor – you want them to show up, showing off their prettiest leaves and their prettiest flowers on the prettiest flower shelf. If you are looking for an indoor plant shelf for your home, balcony, garden or an outdoor patio shelf, it is possible you are aware of the large number of options available out there – in different sizes, materials, prices, designs, capacities and what not. These options can be confusing, and it can be even more confusing to come to a purchasing decision – something can look beautiful in the shop or on the website, but might not go very well with your décor; something can look pretty when empty, but lose its charm when you place your plants and pots on them; something might look good and go well with your décor, but might not be the best choice for the type of plants you wanted. So, how do you decide?

To help you out a little, we have curated a list of things you can take into consideration when deciding to buy a plant shelf. You can go step by step – first deciding the type of material and color you want, which size you want your flower shelf in, which plants you want to put on it, how many plants you want it to hold, and more such things before finally deciding which plant shelf you want to purchase. Here are some things that differentiate the various options and you need to keep in mind when selecting a plant shelf.

  • Material – What Is it Made Of?
    You can find a flower shelf in a number of different materials, ranging from wood, metal bamboo, marble, ceramic to what not, and in different colors and finishes. The material you choose for your plant shelf, in turn, should depend on a number of different things – where you are planning to keep it, the décor, the type of plants, how often you will be watering them, and more. If you are planning to keep the flower shelf indoors, you can be more flexible with your choice of material – you only have to look for the right color that goes with your decor. On the other hand, if you are planning to keep it outdoors, you would want something more durable and weatherproof – something that can withstand heat from the sun and water from its atmosphere. Plus, if your plants need to be kept in wet soil and be watered fairly regularly, you would want a material that can withstand that amount of water.
    Other than that, you also need to consider your décor. The most popular materials for flower shelves out there are wood, bamboo, ceramic, marble, brass and copper.

    Metals like brass and copper add a luxurious touch to your indoor décor and plants, whereas a plant shelf made of bamboo would give your house, balcony or garden a nice bohemian and vintage look.

    A plant shelf made of marble or ceramic would give you a modern and classy look, complimenting dark tones and pastels around it.

    A wooden plant shelf would go perfectly with pretty much anything – indoors, outdoors, grey background, white walls, teal furniture, anything. Plus, a wooden finish would truly compliment the green in your plants. Look at this one, for example

    This plant or flower shelf by can go well indoors, outdoors and with a number of different toned backgrounds, and can hold six different plants, displaying them in the best way! You can check it out by clicking here.

  • Size
    Depending on where you want to keep it and how many plants you want on it, the right size of your plant shelf could vary. For example, if you are looking for something to go on the top of a table, you want the shelf to be short, if you want something for your garden, or to go on the side of an entrance or a door, you want the shelf to be tall and make a statement. Plus, the size of your plant shelf should also depend on the type of plants you plan on placing on them – tall and big plants require shorter shelves and smaller plants can be displayed at much higher places. Choosing the right size is crucial for selecting a plant shelf, as it completely affects your décor, its looks, style and how your plants are displayed. To make it easier, all you need to remember is that the size of your shelf and its compartments should be inversely proportional to the size of your plants – the shorter the plants, the taller your shelf should be, and vice versa. There can be some exceptions, of course, the world does not really run on a set of rules and regulations, these are mere suggestions to make decisions a little easier.

  • Type of Shelf
    If the different materials and sizes were not confusing enough, there is also a variety of different types of shelves for you to select from – nesting shelves, tiered shelves, tabletop shelves, and more. All of these go with different styles, give a different look and can hold different number and type of plants. They also provide different types of drainage features, and as a crucial part of plant care, this feature cannot be overlooked!

So, there you go, once you know the type and number of plants you want your plant shelf to hold, you can move on to make the above decisions. To sum up, there are just a few things you need to keep in mind before making a purchasing decision. You should look for a plant shelf made of materials that would go well with the décor in your home, garden or balcony. You must make sure that the flower shelf you plan on buying has a weatherproof finish to withstand heat, moisture and other weather conditions, especially if you are planning on getting an outdoor patio shelf. The size of your plant shelf should be according to your plants – the taller the plant, the shorter your shelf should be, and vice versa. No matter how beautiful your plants and the shelf might be, if they are not the right size for each other, their charm would just be lost. Lastly, always, always, always make sure that you know what your plant needs – from its watering needs, drainage needs, sunlight requirements, to everything! This will help you shortlist the right type of plant shelves and make the decision much easier for you.

Costway has a plethora of different options that you can choose from, filtering them according to your preferences. Looking for a plant shelf for your patio? Or one that sticks to your wall? Or maybe a small one for the empty corner in your living room? Costway has an abundant collection of all of these. Not only that, they also offer options in different furniture, appliances, baby supplies, and pretty much anything you might need for your home!

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