Plants can bring life and purer air into our homes - but they probably won’t look their best without a nice pot to sit in. From rustic terracotta containers to hanging rattan planters and self-watering glass bowls, there’s a huge variety of different styles available.
Keep reading to find some of the best indoor pots on the market right now. We’ve rounded up 12 of our favourites, and the selection includes options to suit a range of different home styles, from modern, eye-catching pots to traditional ceramic planters.
Best indoor pots to buy
Bergs Potter Plant Pot
For a traditional look, try one of these smart pots. They come in Emerald Green or Yellow Amber, with a glossy hand-applied glaze. You can choose the dimensions to suit your space, as these pots come in two sizes: 14cm(H)x16cm(W) or 16cm(H)x18cm(W).
LSA Canopy Recycled Self-Watering Planter
A low-maintenance and visually striking choice, the LSA Canopy self-watering planter has a cotton wick leading up from a water chamber at the bottom to keep the soil above moist. The developers created it in partnership with the Eden Project, and it’s made from 100% recycled glass and boxed in recycled and recyclable packaging.
Marquis & Dawe Round Rattan Zinc Lined Planter
An attractive rattan planter is a great choice for any space with rustic or country style. This one is handmade by Marquis & Dawe, and comes complete with a zinc insert to keep moisture inside. It has a diameter of 43cm, but it’s relatively shallow, at 16.5cm, so it would make a fantastic centrepiece on a coffee or dining table.
Oliver Bonas Gold Metal & Mango Wood Plant Pot Large
Adding warmth to a room is easy with this golden plant pot from Oliver Bonas. With a clean and minimal design, it has a hammered aluminium planter and sits on lightly-stained mango wood legs.
This pot is 27cm tall and 26cm across, so it should be able to accommodate large plants and small trees.
XLBoom O-collection Planter, Black, Large
With its hoop-shaped design, this planter from XLBoom would make a simple yet eye-catching addition to any home. The top of the hoop reaches 60cm in height, and the whole planter has a depth of 30cm.
If black isn’t your ideal choice, why not opt for the white version?
- Buy now from Garden Trading (£12.00)
If you love homeware with a rustic, antique-y look, you might like the Withington range of pots. Reminiscent of vintage marmalade jars, they have a simple yet sturdy construction. They’re also handmade, and finished with a crackle glaze with elements of white, grey, brown and blue.
You’ll get a choice of three sizes: 10cm, 12.5cm or 15.5cm in height.
Large Terracotta Plant Pot
- Buy now from H&M (£12.99)
Suitable for use both indoors and outdoors, this large plant pot is a versatile planter to keep at home. It’s made in Portugal entirely from terracotta, and it’s finished with neutral colouring, so it should fit nicely into most décor schemes.
This pot is 21.8cm tall, but there’s also a smaller option, which has a height of just 16cm.
Layered Cement Planter
- Buy now from Cox & Cox (£20.00)
Characterised by its neutral colour tone and intricately layered cement finish, this pot will add subtle texture to a room. It has a height of 12cm and a diameter of 16cm, so it’s a good size for most house plants, but its bowl-like shape should look particularly good with leafy and trailing varieties.
Set of Three Terracotta Pots in Basket
- Buy now from Graham & Green (£19.95)
Another great option for homes with a vintage aesthetic is this set of three rustic terracotta pots. They’re held together neatly with an attractive wire structure, reaching a total length of 37cm. Meanwhile, each individual pot can hold up to 0.3L of soil.
Woven Hanging Plant Pot
- Buy now from Garden Trading (£8.00)
You can draw the eye up in any room with beautiful hanging planters like this one from Garden Trading. It’s constructed with seagrass, but there are two other similar styles made from jute available - and all have an internal PVC lining to contain any water drips.
Ferns and trailing plants look especially great in hanging pots, creating a rural, breezy look in your home.
Two Textured Standing Planters
- Buy now from Cox & Cox (£175.00)
If you’re after something special, this pair of burnished gold planters might be the ideal choice. They’re constructed from aluminium and have little tripod legs underneath to keep them off the ground.
The set comes with a small pot, reaching 25cm in height, and a larger planter, which is 29.5cm tall.
H&M Large Mango Wood Plant Pot
- Buy now from H&M (£29.99)
H&M’s 100% wood plant pot brings warm tones, and it would look just as good in modern, minimalistic décor schemes as it would with traditional and neutral styles. It reaches 18cm in height, so it’s a good size to add to most table tops and furniture items.
Alice is a digital writer with a knack for tracking down the most innovative and exciting products to hit the market. Working across several of Our Media's special interest brands, she's written for publications including Countryfile, Gardens Illustrated and Science Focus. Outside of work - and lusting over homeware and gardening products - you’ll find her rambling in the great outdoors or watching an old film.
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