Plant Pot Ideas

entrance to the hotel restaurant office

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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