Plant Pot Ideas

The entrance to your office, hotel or restaurant is an important showcase for your business. It communicates to passers-by – your potential customers – your brand, your style and even your niche.

When you have an avenue or approach to your premises, you have space and scope to display your style, taste and quality of your establishment. But when your entrance is direct from the street, making a definite statement about who you are can be more of a challenge.

A great solution to this problem is using plant pots to add character and definition to your entrance way.

Plant pot ideas

The range of plant pot styles, textures and colours are almost endless. Pots can add height to a display. They also offer convenience as they can be moved around and adapted to different styles and as the seasons change.

Metallic pots

Galvanised metal pots are tough, rust-resistant containers. Far from the shiny metallic look, this type of pot has a worn, aged and weathered look that would suit a period property. Conversely, this style of pot will also suit a venue with an industrial design.

Titanium zinc plant pot style ideas

Titanium zinc planters from outer-eden.co.uk are galvanised for rust-resistance.

Copper is on trend. When used as an outdoor plant pot, however, the copper will eventually succumb to the weather and turn green. Whilst this verdigris adds a wonderful patina to the copper, it won’t be the shiny, polished copper look that is so current. A good solution would be to use pots painted in a metallic copper paint instead or these copper plated galvanised pots from wayfair.com. 

Hammered Copper plant pot style ideas

Hammered copper-plated galvanised iron pots have a mid-sheen finish.

 

Stoneware and terracotta

Stone can be ancient, period, rustic or contemporary. It’s pretty much fully-weatherproof and will last a lifetime. But they are heavy and therefore not so easy to move. 

entrance to the hotel plant pot style ideas

These stone pots at the entrance to a hotel suit the age of the building whilst their clean lines remain contemporary.

Terracotta pots, however, are lighter in weight but need to be treated to be frost-hardy. They are also more porous than stone, metal or plastic pots meaning that the soil will dry out quicker and your plants will need more watering. Terracotta can be painted or glazed to add even more colour. 

terracotta plant pot ideas

Glazed pots add colour and can help reduce water-evaporation through the terracotta

 

If space is a real premium, this windowbox presentation of terracotta pots is a great solution. It adds character and colour without taking up any floor space. 

Window box plant pot ideas

A window box is the perfect space-saving solution. Consider using lightweight planters.

 

 

Plastic plant pot ideas

Plastic pots must be the go-to choice for any designer who needs a quick, cheap and all-round functional plant pot. Just like Floresy’s high-quality artificial plants that are near identical to the real thing, plastic pots can be indistinguishable from other materials. 

Metallic looking plastic pot

terracotta effect plastic plant pot ideas

Terracotta look plastic pot

wood-effect plastic plant pot ideas

Wood-effect plastic pot

 

 Pots with a difference

Imagine these planters outside a restaurant or bar. Even at the front of an office – what an impact! These planters are both a lighting and planting solution and show how a setting can be transformed at night time using light. A great option for a business that trades at both day and nighttime.

entrance to the hotel, office restaurant

Plant pot ideas – a plant pot that is also a light?

Of course, you are not limited to using a shop-bought, purpose-made planter of any kind. Match the planter to your business for instant humour and character. 

shoes as alternative plant pot ideas

A shoe shop?

Chest of drawers as a plant pot idea

For a furniture restored or second-hand furniture shop?

bicycle as alternative plant pot ideas

A bicycle shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reusing something from your business is also a great cost-saving option. Be creative!

Artificial plants in pots

Whilst natural planting in pots require higher maintenance due to the amount of watering they require, planting in pots offers great flexibility. The solution to the watering problem is to use artificial plants. Another benefit of using artificial plants is that you can use them even if the light conditions are poor or your climate doesn’t suit your plant choice.

If you’d like any further inspiration on how to decorate the hotel entrance with the plant & pot decoration – contact us. Our passion and years of experience will enable us to create and implement any project. You can also find out more information about our artificial plants and flowers by going to Artificial Plants for Restaurants.

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Case Study: Adding height with a shopping centre display

Floresy is proud to present this arrangement which was on display at Millennium Hall during the summer of 2017. The theme for this brief was Holidays and Powerful Colours.

About Millenium Hall

The Millennium Hall is a shopping centre in Rzesow, Poland with over 1.18 million square feet of floor space. More than 250 clothing retailers occupy the units including global brands such as Lacoste, H&M and Nike. Plus many more restaurants, coffee shops and eateries.

The shopping centre is known for its complex ceiling architecture and was designed by Studio 5 Architects. The main challenge was balancing the acoustics and light in such a large and busy space. The mall is divided into multiple passageways, each with varying ceiling types and heights. The result is high-volume walkways with acoustic comfort and various light sources that add texture and interest. Develop Investment Sp. z o.o. completed construction in July 2011. 

Floresy in Full Bloom

Floresy’s concept was to meet the challenge head-on with a riot of summertime colour. Pinks, yellows, purples and oranges flood the central stairway within the mall with joy and humour. The dark green foliage defines the bright colours and helps them stand out within this sunlit space.

The vertical height of the shopping centre display area stretches the full four floors. To fill this impressive space, Floresy suspended the arrangements from the ceiling with cables.

The centrepiece of the display is a shop mannequin. Her inclusion reflects those used in the window displays of the retailers in the mall. Her dress has a long, flowing skirt made from flowers, greenery and tulle fabric. She is adorned with a hot pink garland of flowers around her head. Leaves and foliage decorate the cables that suspend her. The overall effect is fun and impressive. She almost looks as if she is swinging from a trapeze or garden swing!

Accompanying the main figure is eight large flower-wreath balls. Each cable again has more foliage decorating it. The hanging decorations mimic vines and creeping plants spilling down into the stairwell.

The complete shopping centre display uses over 400 flower buds and blooms in both the centrepiece and the eight flower-wreath-balls. The spring and summer flowers are from our collection and include peonies, gypsophila and carnations.  The unique design creates a buzz. As the shoppers pass by on their way between floors, the beautiful colours catch their eye. And they are sure to feel a summery sensation.

Summer flower shopping centre display mall

Mall summer flower arrangement in Shopping centre display

Floresy Design for Big Spaces

When designing artificial plant schemes for large spaces such as this shopping centre display, it is important to be bold. Bright colours and large eye-catching designs will have a greater effect than something more subtle.  Designing solutions for spaces like a shopping centre make it necessary to also consider the practical use of the space. And so when done properly, any communal area, such as this staircase, or other areas with a high foot-fall can be included in a design.

Using real flowers in a display such as this would result in a product that was impossible to maintain. Because of our extensive range of artificial flowers and plants, Floresy has the right solution for large-scale displays. Furthermore, our expert planning services mean we can design a display to meet with our customer’s visions.

If you’re thinking of having your space decorated with artificial flowers, you’ve come to the right place! Get in touch to discuss your project as we’re always happy to advise.

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Artificial Bamboo Tree – Inspiration

Artificial Bamboo Trees at Floresy are versatile, practical and decorative.

Bamboo is a mystical plant deeply rooted in Chinese culture and other countries across Asia. To the Chinese, it represents integrity and means friendship in India. Some folktales from around the world include either a baby or a beautiful woman that emerges from a bamboo stem…

Rare-blooming, bamboo is actually a grass and is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Some species grow at rates of up to 90cm in a 24 hour period. It is lightweight, strong but flexible and very versatile. It can be used in place of wood as anything from rafts and skateboards through to fishing rods and scaffolding. Modern Western interiors see bamboo used in flooring, furniture and kitchen utensils. Bamboo suggests peace and tranquillity. It is also used to create natural textiles for clothing. And no self-respecting English garden is without Sweet Peas growing up a wigwam of bamboo canes.

So, needless to say, this plant is rather special.

artificial bamboo tree indoor

At Floresy, we offer a wide choice of artificial Bamboo Tree products. Bamboo is consistently one of our most popular selling plants. Just as the natural form lends itself to many uses, our artificial bamboo products are just as versatile. Bamboo works well both indoors and outdoors. One of it’s most versatile qualities from a design point of view is that it is both decorative and architectural. Here are some design ideas to give inspiration of how to use bamboo in your domestic or commercial setting.

Artificial bamboo as a space divider

You can use artificial bamboo to divide specific areas. Subdividing large spaces creates smaller, more usable “rooms” without losing the scale of the space.  For an example, rows of bamboo will create smaller, more discrete spaces. This quickly and cost-effectively solves the demand for more meeting rooms that many open-plan offices can’t deliver. For a large outdoor space – for example, a swimming pool terrace – you can use potted bamboos to separate the pool from the terrace giving bathers greater privacy. Using bamboo like this creates a sense of order and privacy in an otherwise open space. It retains the sense of space and doesn’t adversely affect light conditions. Plus it is exotic yet calming.

artificial bamboo wall screen

Artifical bamboo as a screen

Try using a bamboo screen to disguise or hide something. You can use a line of plants to hide an unsightly or unattractive wall, for example. Likewise, you can use bamboo’s natural beauty to bring interest to an otherwise boring and plain area. Because bamboo is tall, it is useful for screening larger areas. During a refurbishment, artificial bamboo offers a flexible and attractive choice to temporarily screen the work.  Plus, being artificial you can store them when not in use.

Artificial bamboo as a decorative feature

Simple decorations of bamboo are perfect for interiors with a minimalist style. By placing bamboo poles in a modern vase act you can create a frugal and honest display. Or, place the bamboo close to a wall to add some colour and interest. The leaves of bamboo add texture whilst the tall stems bring instant height. You can easily create a gentle atmosphere of harmony with a well-chosen bamboo.

artificial bamboo office reception

 

Our artificial bamboos are perfect for anyone who wants to add more greenery to a room. They are great for areas which are too dark for real plants. Being artificial means they are more flexible in how you choose to use them. Plus, they are portable so can adapt to changes in a rooms purpose, layout or design. And, very unlike a real plant, pop them in the cupboard when not in use. Our artificial bamboo is the best faux bamboo you can find. Available to buy in sizes ranging from 60cm to 300cm in height, Floresy has artificial bamboos to suit every location.

If you would like advice about designing your space with artificial plants or faux tall trees, please contact us here.

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Cyclamen in Rustic Interior Design

Rustic interior design styles are characterised by an eclectic look where natural textures dominate. The organic beauty of wood, usually unpainted and often untreated, is used throughout on the floor, walls and in the furniture. Natural fibres such as cotton, linen and hemp, worn leather, wicker and earthenware compliment the wood.  Unique handcrafted items from reclaimed materials show age and wear. Distressed pieces are repurposed or made good. Plump upholstery and generous cushions, embroidered table linen and handwoven rugs combine to create warmth, comfort and a homely quality.

Rustic Chalet Interior Design Style

There are many variations of rustic styles including English cottage, beach house and log cabin. The Rustic Chalet is a take on the login cabin look with a more European twist than it’s North American counterpart.rustic

Think of a rustic chalet and you think of an alpine lodge, set among the trees and overlooking an Austrian village or French ski resort. They are cosy and warm. Open fires in the winter and large glass verticals making the most of the summer sun. A rustic chalet is likely to be open plan and unapologetically constructed from pine. Large brick or stone built fire-pits are focal points around which ample sofas are arranged.  They offer a snug place to curl up with a hot chocolate after a hard day on the slopes.

But rustic doesn’t have to mean backwards or old-fashioned. Open plan living is a modern concept that resonates with the single-room living structures first built during the Stone Age. Add built-in kitchens, floor-to-ceiling windows and 4K HDR TVs and your rustic chalet becomes a modern social space. The warmth and character of old meets the convenient and technology-ready future.

Rustic Chalet – Cyclamen Arrangements

Cyclamen are winter- and spring-flowering plants native to countries of the Mediterranean basin. Their delightful flowers range in colour from white through pinks and into purples. They often have variegated leaves. And due to their compact nature, they do very well in pots either indoors or outdoors. Despite their association with funerals, their meaning is really that of sorrowful departure. Such as leaving behind your beautiful alpine cabin at the end of your skiing holiday. But they also make good leaving present for someone who is retiring.

Floresy offers three made-to-order flower arrangement featuring cyclamen: cyclamen in a handmade casingcyclamen mass in a pot of stone and cyclamen in a quadrat.

Cyclamen in a handmade casing

Cyclamen in a Handmade Casing is a sweet and charming arrangement with those all-important finishing handmade touches. It is no surprise that this is one of our most popular compositions.  It would fit in perfectly, and add a splash of colour, in any modern rustic interior. This arrangement would sit well in a traditional English pub or a friendly B&B that offers all the comforts of home. As cyclamen is often winter-flowering, this display would also be a welcome sight at the reception desk of any hotel during the festive season.

pink-cyclamen

 

Cyclamen mass in a stone pot

The Rustic Chalet – Cyclamen Mass is a larger display than the handmade casing. Instead, it features textured brown stoneware. Because of its compact and neat design makes a perfect table centrepiece for any rustic setting. The cyclamen mass is available in three sizes.

Cyclamen Quadrat

The Cyclamen Quadrat uses the same stoneware but larger still and square version. This arrangement is big enough to be floor standing so you can use it to define a doorway the floor or on a pot stand to add extra height or impact. The winter berries, fern fronds and dried moss spill over the top of the pot softening its angular edges. This display comes in three heights, each featuring white cyclamen in bloom.cyclamen-s

All these displays are available to buy from Floresy and meet with our high standard of design and production. We also offer a bespoke design service to fit all of your interior and exterior design needs. You can contact us here or call us on 0208 0770891 for more information.