If you’ve reached the point of your houseplant collection where pots just sort of mush together in an expanding blob on the floor, might we suggest introducing levels? A few strategically placed pedestals can add dimension to your blob, give each plant more space to grow, and boost up the light-loving varieties toward the windows in a room. Here are our favorite plant pedestals (some of which also function as stools) in wood.
Above: Designed by Pete Oyler for Areaware, Plant Pedestals in beech wood are made of lap joinery; $60 for a set of two (tall and short) pedestals at Areaware. Above: An actual stool for sitting (or for plants!) designed by Philippe Malouin for Resident, the Offset Stool is £550 at Lightology. Above: A set of 2 Wood Plant Stands is $69 at Urban Outfitters. Above: The luxe plant stand, a stool from Los Angeles designers Atelier de Troupe, the Chene Stool in ash or oak is $1,150. Above: For just a little lift, Terrain’s Footed Teak Plant Stand is made of recycled teak and comes in natural (shown) or black in small ($24), medium ($34), and large ($44) from Terrain. Above: The Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. Natural Step Stool can be used to raise up plants 7.5 inches from the ground. It’s made of white oak treated with linseed oil for a natural finish; $460 at March. Above: The Another Country Stool One is a three-legged stool in solid oak that is £179 at Another Country. It can be paired with the Another Country Kids Stool One of the same style, only 10 centimeters shorter, for £165 at TwentyTwentyOne. Above: A do-it-yourself option from A Beautiful Mess: instructions for DIY Modern Wood Plant Stands. Photograph courtesy of A Beautiful Mess. Above: Skakerak’s Nomad Stool, made of FSC-certified oak, is multifunctional and stackable; $325 on Bloomist. Above: Summer Studio’s Fin Stool, in oak, is $490.
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N.B.: This post has been updated with new products, prices, and links; it was first published March 2019.