The purpose of a plant stand is pretty self-explanatory; you stand your plants on them. But the room-elevating potential of a plant stand is easy to overlook. For one thing, having plants in your home makes it feel like a lived-in place, rather than a showroom. Plants bring nature into your home, which brings benefits both visual and physical; many plants are natural air purifiers. And when you put your plants on a stand instead of just the floor, you save floor space while literally elevating your plants.
Plant stands are also a low-cost way to bring functional style into your home. They’re available in a range of colors, shapes and finishes, so it’s easy to find one that suits your decor style, whether that’s mid-century modern, kitschy 80s-inspired, industrial or pretty much any design movement in between. Of course, furniture that was built specifically for plants isn’t the only option on the market. Everything from side tables to stools can double as plant stands.
Whether you like hardy, easy-to-care-for snake and pothos plants, or you’re a dedicated green thumb with high-maintenance orchids and fiddle leaf figs, we’ve rounded up some of the best plant stands to display your domestic flora.
1. Amazon Basics Plant Stand
If you’re looking for something as minimal and simplistic as possible, this black plant stand from AmazonBasics is a great way to display your favorite plants. It’s made from metal and has two tiers, and the edge of the stand has a raised edge to keep your plants from being knocked over.
2. Wisuce Bamboo Plant Shelf
Rectangular plant stands are a great option because they take up less space while allowing you to display more items. This top shelf is steel and has a raised lip to keep your plants in place. The second shelf has a slatted design that can also be used for plants or to display other items. It’s a great option for displaying small succulents in a small apartment.
3. Selah Solid Wood Pedestal End Table
If your style leans rustic or desert-inspired, this end table from Selah is made from solid wood with a twisted wood base. Like other options on this list, this plant stand is actually an end table, but a snake plant would look great on top of it. It comes in white, but we’re partial to the natural wood look.
4. Augosta 3 Tier Wood Plant Stand
Are you a real plant daddy? This plant stand from Augosta has three-tiers and an eye-catching A-frame design that makes it easy to store a number of different plants. The slatted design makes it easy for any spilled water to run off without collecting.
5. Rivet Surrey Modern Ceramic Planter Pot
If you’re looking for a really classic (yet trendy) design, this planter from Amazon brand Rivet includes a ceramic pot and a slim four-leg stand for the pot. The wood base and white ceramic pot make for a versatile design that can work in a variety of interiors.
6. Yamazaki Home Side Table with Storage Shelf Black
Yamazaki is one of the best brands for stylish decor and organizers, including this simple side table. It has light wood legs that contrast with the black top, adding a modern touch to this table. It has an open design for storing books, magazines and other small items. The tabletop is a great place to display one or two plants, especially if you have a rectangular planter.
7. Bold Monkey Glass Pedestal End Table
If you’re looking for something eye-catching, this end table from the aptly named Bold Monkey is a great way to display your plants. It has a colorful cone-shaped plastic base with a glass top, giving it 80’s inspired flair.
8. Design Within Reach Story Planter
Design Within Reach always delivers when it comes to high-end modern design. This plant stand is a great way to display a variety of different plants. It’s available with five pots, or if you have a lot of plants, you can choose the larger nine-pot option. Best of all, the pots can be detached from the stand, making it easy to take the plants outside or remove pots you’re not using. It’s the most expensive stand on this list, but it’s also the most versatile.
9. Capra Designs Cork Plant Stand
Cork is one of the most underrated materials to use around the home; it’s eco-friendly, durable and good-looking. This small cork stand has four legs, and it packs flat if you ever need to move it.
10. Haton Side Table
This plant stand is technically designed as a side table, but the round top and small stature make it a good option for displaying a few small succulents or one larger plant. It has light wood legs and a white tabletop, but it’s also available in a few different colors.
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