How to make sure plants don't become wallflowers
(+5 reasons to give plants a prominent place in an interior).

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Actually, plants are the easiest way to bring atmosphere into an interior. Every bare spot is transformed by the addition of a plant! Yet many plants often 'stick' at the edges of an interior (in the window sill, in a corner of a room, etc.). A pity, we think, and so we have come up with a solution.

Text: Anieke Branderhorst
Product photography: Vij5

5 good reasons

There are of course many good reasons to give plants a (prominent) place in the interior. Here are our top 5:

1. Plants reduce stress
When you are in a room with many plants, you feel closer to nature. This lowers your cortisol level. Research also shows that employees are less stressed if they work in an office with plants.

People are no less than 15-20% more productive when green plays a predominant role in the interior.

2. Plants increase productivity
Besides the fact that plants increase productivity, your memory, focus and creativity are also boosted. You are no less than 15-20% more productive when green plays a predominant role in your interior.

3. Air purifying plants
Indoor plants give off extra oxygen. Some plants also purify harmful substances from the air and improve the air humidity. There are a number of plants that have even been scientifically proven to contribute to cleaner, purified air.

4. Plants dampen sound
Plants have a dampening effect just like curtains. Both stems and leaves of plants can absorb sound. Adding plants to an interior is therefore a good way of ensuring that loud noises and echoes become much softer.

5. Plants combine function and aesthetics
Besides being indispensable for air purification, stress relief and noise reduction, plants also add an important decorative element to the interior. Just like art and home accessories, you can use them to give your interior a certain style.

Plants add an important decorative element to the interior.

A prominent place

As far as we are concerned, therefore, plants deserve a prominent place in the interior. But what is a plant without a beautiful flower pot?

The Plant Collectors literally put your plant collection on a pedestal. During the design process, we were looking for a way to make flower pots (and thus plants) really part of an interior. The stackable tubes can be filled with plant soil or placed upside down to create height for a second flowerpot. A plant stand and flowerpot in one!

The Plant Collectors are made of aluminium and coated with a special textured powder coating. With a specially designed oak disc, two tubes can be attached to each other to create height. This attachment also ensures a watertight pot.

For a single flower pot, the disc acts as a decorative stand ring. Without the wooden disc, the hole at the bottom of the flower pots remains open so that excess water can flow away. This makes the Plant Collectors also suitable for outdoor use.

The shape of the Plant Collectors is clean and modern, but the special powder coating gives the pots a certain structure and colour shade that hints at the traditional terracotta flower pot.

The power of a 'Plant Gang'

The Plant Collectors are beautiful on their own, but their impact is enhanced by placing them in a group. Not only the heights of the plants themselves give a playful effect, but the heights at which you place them also help. So combine different sizes and create your own composition.

Hopefully, after reading this blog, you will now dare to give your plants a more prominent place in your interior. For example, try placing a plant collection/family in the middle of a room. We look forward to seeing the result!

Plant Collectors
in the Vij5 collection