3 Major pot design trends for 2023 

TAFE Robina, plantscape

Indoor and outdoor pot design is constantly evolving. As a result, 2023 is set to bring some exciting new trends to the forefront. With a global market size of approximately AUD$833 million dollars, designer pots now range from $80 to $5,000 depending on your requirements.

The significance of this outlay has made indoor plant hire all the more attractive to corporate clients seeking to add greenery to their space.

Yet many clients do not know that designer pots are included in our weekly fee, and make the mistake of purchasing pots at a premium before first speaking to us. Add to this a lack of understanding on the pot size, lip, weight and drainage requirements and what was simply “it would be nice to have some plants around here” turns into a disastrously expensive exercise.

Beyond the expense, the wrong choice in pot design can also impact the feel of your space. So what are the pot design trends that should be left in the dust of the 2010s? According to Advance Plants indoor landscape designer, Kelli Forward “anything angular and gloss” is now outdated. While “soft, curved lines and distressed pot designs” are on trend. Kelli also solidifies what many of us in the industry already know, “terracotta is having a comeback”.

With Kelli’s help, we’ve compiled a list of three major planter pot design trends emerging in 2023.

1. Natural and organic materials

One trend that is likely to retain its popularity is the use of natural and organic materials. This includes the use of terracotta, ceramic, and even wood for indoor pots. As well as the use of natural stone and rock for outdoor pots.

These materials not only add a rustic and earthy feel to any space, but they are also durable and long-lasting. Moreover natural materials fits into the sustainable and biophilic aesthetic.

TAFE Robina, plantscape
Ancient planters for indoor plant hire Gold Coast client: TAFE Robina

2. Geometric shapes

Another trend that is on the rise is the use of geometric shapes and patterns in pot design. This includes pots with angular lines, hexagonal shapes, and even those with intricate geometric patterns etched into the surface. These designs add a modern and contemporary feel to any space and can be used to make a bold statement in your office or outdoor area.

Geometric designs can also be used to complement other design elements, such as furniture and accessories, in a room. Check out our supplier Just Add Plants’ inspiration page for more geometric pot designs.

3. Plant privacy barriers  

We can also expect to see an increase in the use of plants as a natural privacy barrier. This includes the use of large pots with tall, leafy plants that can be used to create a sense of seclusion and serenity in indoor spaces. Green walls also continue to remain popular, as they provide a beautiful and functional way to bring greenery into indoor spaces. 

A professional photograph of a corporate office break room with plants in a section divider.
Tambour planter box pot design for indoor plant hire Brisbane client: Queensland Cotton

Bonus pot design trends

When it comes to indoor pot design, there are a few additional trends that are worth noting. One is the use of hanging planters, which not only save floor space but also create a unique and eye-catching display. Another trend is the use of terrariums, which are miniature gardens enclosed in glass containers. Terrariums are ideal for smaller spaces and can be used to create a variety of different styles and designs. 

Overall, the trend in pot design for 2023 is all about soft lines, natural materials and geometric shapes. But don’t let what’s “on trend” stop you from achieving your potted plant dreams, if retro is your style. With so many innovative designs and styles to choose from, it’s never been easier to add a touch of greenery to your office or outdoor space. 

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