Scalloped plant pots are the cutest trend we’ve seen this spring – these are 6 of the best we're adding to basket now

Want a fun and whimsical way to liven up your greenery? Look no further

Matalan Outdoor Green Ceramic Scalloped Planter (20cm x 20cm x 20cm) lifestyle
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You know we love our houseplants and garden potted greenery. But in the past, we’ve struggled to find aesthetically pleasing and visually intriguing planters to keep them in. But that problem is no more as this year, brands keep throwing more and more beautiful plant pots at us – bobbin-adorned, checked, you name it. Our particular favourite? Tthe pretty scalloped plant pots.

This whimsical plant pot idea is inspired by the larger scalloped home decor trend that’s been going strong since last year. And it’s showing no signs of slowing down as more things are getting the scalloped treatment – from furniture to rattan home accessories like the Habitat scallop tray. And now planters, of course.

M&S Ceramic Striped Planter with Tray

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Best scalloped plant pots to buy now

If you’re looking for a fun and personable way to house and display your best indoor plants, then look no further than scalloped plant pots. As similarly to the flower plate trend, scalloped planters bring a sense of beauty to something rather utilitarian.

But what is it that is making the scalloped home furnishing trend stand the test of time? At least thus far.

‘Scalloped designs offer a refreshing departure from the sharp lines and geometric shapes that have dominated design in recent years, providing a more organic and feminine aesthetic that resonates with many people,’ explains Alex Stubbs, Flitch interior stylist.

And if that resonates with you too, then these are our top picks to invest in right now. We recommend to be quick as many other styles, just as lovely as these, are already selling out.

Why should you buy a scalloped plant pot?

Sarah Raven Terracotta Scalloped Pots

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Straight lines and hard angles are out and curves are in as far as interior trends go. And scalloped planters play into this current mood perfectly.

‘Their organic shapes provide a refreshing contrast to the straight lines of traditional planters, adding visual interest and depth to any room,’ Alex says.

Scalloped plant pots are also great for injecting your home with some personality and quirkiness, as well as highlighting and drawing the eye to your beautiful plants to which you give a lot of TLC to keep them alive and thriving.

‘Scalloped plant pots offer a versatile canvas for showcasing a variety of plant species, from lush greenery to vibrant flowers, allowing homeowners to express their unique style and creativity,’ Alex says.

How to style scalloped planters?

Matalan Outdoor Green Ceramic Scalloped Planter (20cm x 20cm x 20cm) lifestyle

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Firstly, keep within the colour scheme of your planter.

‘Consider incorporating elements that complement the pot's shape and colour palette. For example, pairing a pastel-hued scalloped pot with soft, textured textiles and natural materials can create a serene and inviting ambiance in a living room or bedroom,’ Alex advises.

But why stop at one? You can have a set or a cluster of various plants, each housed in its own scalloped plant pot. ‘Mixing and matching different sizes and shapes of scalloped pots can add visual interest and dimension to shelving units or tabletop displays, allowing for endless possibilities in styling and arrangement,’ Alex concludes.

We don’t know about you but we certainly need these in our lives!

News Writer

Sara Hesikova has been Ideal Home’s News Writer since July 2023, bringing the Ideal Home’s readership breaking news stories from the world of home decor and interiors, as well as trend-led pieces, shopping round-ups and more. Graduating from London College of Fashion with a bachelor’s degree in fashion journalism in 2016, she got her start in niche fashion and lifestyle magazines like Glass and Alvar as a writer and editor before making the leap into interiors, working with the likes of 91 Magazine and copywriting for luxury bed linen brand Yves Delorme among others. She feels that fashion and interiors are intrinsically connected – if someone puts an effort into what they wear, they most likely also care about what they surround themselves with.