Chic Containers Make Houseplants Stand Out

Houseplants make beautiful displays when paired with the right container, so take time to find the perfect pot.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Windowsill Garden

A sunny indoor windowsill is the perfect spot for a plant-filled container out of direct sunlight. A wide, flat vessel allows the arrangement's foliage to drape over the edge.

Try Forcing Bulbs

Forced daffodils and hyacinths will flower in the depths of winter, and are very easy to grow from prepared bulbs.

Mixed Succulent Pots

An office setting groups echeverias and other succulents in mixed pots all nestled in an old metal cabinet drawer.

Ceramic Pot Trio

A trio of ceramic pots on an entryway table are the perfect containers for these impressive foliage plants.

Contrasting Tillandsia

The pink bracts and grassy foliage of Tillandsia contrasts with rectangular white pots for a cool, elegant house garden display.

Kitchen Herb Garden

Compact, unadorned pots leave plenty of room for a windowsill herb garden of basil, parsley, thyme and mint.

Springtime Blooms Basket

Bring spring's traditional outdoor blooms into the house with a basket brimming with primulas, hyacinths, violas and daffodils. To keep indoor surfaces clean, line the basket with plastic, and leave the plants inside in small, lightweight pots.

Metal Planters

Small decorative metal containers are grouped together and hold individual succulents for a very contemporary look.

Potted Agave

The Agave americana produces rosettes of striking white-and-green striped leaves.

A Begonia Container Garden

Begonias pair well with trailing plants in tall contemporary containers to brighten a modern decor with color and texture.