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A splattering of yellow dots on the horizon and that distinctive smell of freshly cut grass on a Sunday morning means one thing - spring has officially sprung.
Whilst the great outdoors begins to wake up, we begin to ditch the dark red flowers and twig displays for a fresher, lighter alternative - planters.
Botanicals have long been a staple on the spring interior landscape, but this year we are mixing things up with a few alternate, and slightly eccentric, ways to display plants...
Pour your plants in a teapot
Colourful sprigs of wild flowers poking out of a watering can look rustic in a rural garden or conservatory. Opt for something a little more elegant by repurposing a china teapot as a planter pot in an urban kitchen - how very British?
Hang them upside down
Upside down Christmas trees took the scene by storm in 2015, so we're updating the concept with some topsy-turvy herbs. Hanging pots the wrong-way-round in a cool, contemporary kitchen will add an artistic dimension to the room.
Stack them in crates
Don't discard your old tubs and wooden pallets from last summer. With a little TLC, sandpaper and paint, this crate has been transformed into a chic potter that would look great in the orangery or on a garden table.
Restore old porch objects
Designer olive trees and symmetrical bay trees have taken our manicured front steps by storm, but if you want something a little less polished to welcome your guests, pot flowers in discarded wellies or colourful clogs in the porch.
Pin your plants vertically
Vertical wall hangers are uber popular with the green-fingered elite. They allow plants and trailing leaves to crawl aimlessly across the wall like a scene in a tropical rainforest far, far away...
Upcylce the shoe rack
We love to upcycle and recycle pieces around the home and that includes giving objects a dual purpose. This old shoe rack offers perfect-sized hessian pouches to plant herbs for aesthetic and easy-reach values.
Lay the table with something fresh
Succulents, on-trend terrariums and single stem roses are all beautiful additions to the dining table. In the name of spring, try a fuss-free display and sprinkle cress seeds in hollowed eggs - the kids will love decorating the heads too.
Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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