You are a plant-lover but cannot find enough space for all the pots you want to buy? We know that nowadays, due to the overcrowded settlement areas, it may be challenging to find a house with a large balcony or garden. If you are in this situation, you certainly should consider optimizing your outdoor spaces with vertical design alternatives. Trellis stands are perfect options for your small and narrow outdoor spaces for this space-efficiency project.
What Are Trellis Stands?
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Trellis stands are very useful and elegant objects that come in various sizes, shapes, materials, and colors. Typically, they help plants as climbing support or separate different parts of outdoor spaces. But it is possible to install them in balconies, indoors or outside of house walls to make vertical gardens with the addition of pot holders.
Different Types for Every Taste or Need
There are mainly two types of trellis stands: wooden and metal. But generally, people prefer the metal and water-resistant trellis stands because they are stronger and more durable. Moreover, metal ones are most suitable for vertical balcony garden design since they look more refined and take up less space. As seen in the pictures, you can easily mount this planter stand on a balcony or garden wall as a beautiful outdoor wall planter.
Space-Saving Vertical Metal Stands
Trellis stands are very effective in saving space. In contrast to planter stands, which are used more commonly indoors, they do not require to be placed on the floor. This way, they help you decorate your home while efficiently saving space.
Especially if you are a plant-lover with countless flowerpots, you may struggle to find space for new ones. Or maybe you are complaining that your pots are scattered around, creating a mess. Then, a trellis stand can help you create a well-designed decoration by beautifully aligning your beloved flowers.
Tree Trellis and Basic Trellis Stands
You can find trellis stands in different shapes: tree-shaped, grid, arched, or even human-shaped. These planter stands would have different numbers of potholders. Usually, grid or arched stands have more pot holders, allowing you to fit more pot plants into a small balcony or garden.
Suppose you are looking for a decorative object that can elevate the looks of your balcony or garden. In that case, tree trellis stands to look more charming and aesthetic. But you should double-check before purchasing since they may have fewer numbers of pot holders than regular-shaped ones. Even with this downside, a tree trellis stand would be an eye-catching element of your balcony design since it looks like a blooming tree that spreads vitality and springiness around!
Besides, tree trellis stands are amazing decoration items that can be adapted according to seasons or special days. You can place pumpkins in the pot holders in fall or vivid-colored flowers for spring. You can even turn your tree trellis into a Christmas tree; possibilities are endless!
So, as you see, you can have as many flowers and plants as you wish. But even if you find caring for live plants hard, these plant stands can be used with faux plants and faux flowers. And they would still look amazing!
Where to Find?
So far, we introduced how you can incorporate a vertical garden in small spaces using trellis stands with pot holders. If you are convinced to get one, you may start to wonder where you can get one. The good news is that they are not hard to find if you look at the right spot.
You can find ready-made ones in every home improvement store and online shopping venue. However, they are usually grid-shaped wire, metal, or wooden trellises without many novelties. Also, it might be hard to find one with pot holders, so you may need to buy the trellis stand and the pot holders separately to create your own.
Tree-shaped trellis stands are perfect for exquisite outdoor places. While planning your design, you should keep in mind that this type can be pricey since it is cast iron and has a special design. They can be found online or in stores, too. It is possible to have them custom-made by an ironsmith. If you plan to order one from your local metal shop, beware you may need to have a feasibility study. You should first determine the spot you will place it in and get some measurements to decide the size. Moreover, you may want to discuss the weight of the metal trellis, just to be sure that the wall can carry it safely.
For those looking for more affordable options, you should go for do-it-yourself trellis stands. You can use a wooden plate and screw metal pot holders, and voilà! There is it.
As you can see, by means of these amazing space-saving plant stands, you will have more space for other accessories for your decoration, and you can turn your balcony or garden into a visual feast.
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