Indoor plants have been proven by scientists to detoxify polluted air and regulate humidity, while mental health research suggests caring for them can be an enjoyable, stress-relieving mindfulness activity.

It’s unsurprising, then, that the interiors trend for bringing the outside in is showing no signs of slowing down.

Plant stands offer a stylish way to show off your indoor gardening skills.

They also serve as a handy aesthetic distraction from wilting foliage, should you fall short in the green-fingered department.

Mint green is the hottest colour to inject into your living space this year; it freshens up moody palettes and looks cool and contemporary against crisp white.

Geometric shapes are in, as is mid-century design – look for clean lines and tapered legs – and scandi-style products made from sustainable materials.

From statement multi-tiered stands to colourful stand and planter combos, there is something on our list to suit every budget and space allowance.

It’s time to jump on the botanical bandwagon, here are our favourites.

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Sainsbury’s home plant stand: £18, Sainsbury’s

Supermarkets may be best known for their food aisles but this trendy little plant stand from Sainsbury’s excellent, refreshingly affordable home department is proof that interiors gems can be found at bargain prices on your weekly shop. It’s relatively dinky at just 40cm high but will add a cheery colour pop to a small room, making it ideal for students and younger design lovers living in cramped rental flats. The pastel green is Instagram’s current squeeze, too.

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Habitat paxton round cement planter and acacia wood stand: £50, Habitat

Mixing textures to striking effect is a favourite technique of interior designers and this weighty planter and stand combo from high street homeware brand Habitat does the job for you. The warm golden brown of the acacia wood legs and industrial grey of the cement planter will complement any colour palette and let your statement leafy plant of choice take centre stage. It stands at 43cm high with a depth of 36cm, we think it’s at a fair price point for its robustness.

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An Artful Life storage basket on legs: £155, An Artful Life

It’s hard to go wrong with black iron, which always looks elegant and goes with everything. This stand – or “storage basket on legs” – is the ideal size for displaying your favourite small pot plants in a hallway. It comes from An Artful Life, a curated collection of lovingly crafted homeware by new and upcoming designers. Warn your bank balance before browsing the website…we wanted everything, but quality and creativity cost money. So you can check it’ll fit into your space, this stand measures 75cm high, 50cm wide and 29cm deep.

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Orren Ellis allyson plant stand: £59.82, Wayfair

 

Clear glass furniture helps create the illusion of more space, making this plant stand from Wayfair’s Orren Ellis collection a top choice if you want to open up your living room. There are three sizes to choose from, all well-made and ranging from 41cm to 71cm high (the medium costs £66.99 and the large, £75.49), with each offering two surfaces for displaying your pots and trinkets. Just be careful not to drop anything heavy onto them.

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Made ilex three tier metal planter and pots: £29, Made

Not everyone has the floor space for a big and bold tiered plant stand, which is why we love this industrial-style desktop option from innovative design studio Made. It comes in two colourways – black with brass pots or brass with black pots – and is just 40cm tall, so you can get in on the foliage action with your own miniature jungle. The geometric silhouette created by the stand is bang on trend and the price tag more than fair for the quality.

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Urban Nature Culture tall solstice plant stand: £125, Trouva

If you’re looking for a personal touch, you’ll love this hand-crafted, gold-painted iron stand from oh-so-hip Dutch homewares brand, Urban Nature Culture. One for the magpies among you, it’ll add a shiny hint of glamour to a bare corner and zing against a navy or aubergine wall. Try filling it with lush green ferns for fabulous statement wow factor. It is 86cm high, about half as tall as an average woman, and 34cm wide, with a smaller size available for £75.

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Ikea satsumas plant stand and five plant pots: £30, Ikea

 

Turning your home into an indoor jungle is all well and good if you have space but if you’re short on square feet, working out where to fit bulky plant stands can be tricky. This moisture-resistant bamboo ladder from Ikea offers the perfect minimalist-inspired solution, allowing you to show off five plants vertically. Try attaching it to the side of a kitchen unit and filling it with pots of herbs. It measures 125cm high and 36cm wide (the powder-coated steel pots are 12cm in diameter) and comes with hooks for nailing it into place.

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Nordal medium brass planter and mango wood stand: £85, Trouva

Ethical buyers will be impressed by the mottled mango wood base of this mid-century style stand from family-run Danish brand Nordal. Mango wood offers a more sustainable alternative to oak as it’s a by-product of the mango industry, providing fruit farmers with an additional source of income. It comes with a brass-plated planter and is available in three sizes ranging from 24cm to 52cm high (the small costs £59.95 and the large, £115, with the medium shown here). If your budget allows, liven up a dreary entrance hall by creating a light-reflecting display.

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Katharine Pooley urban metal stand: £230, Katharine Pooley

This heavy metal showstopper from Londoner Katharine Pooley’s gorgeous interiors boutique is a stunning luxury buy. The elegant black lines are hypnotically classy, drawing the eye up to your favourite vase, pot or piece of sculpture like an exhibition plinth. The smaller stand shown here is 75cm high, with a taller, 95cm one costing £260. Both are 28cm wide. You’ll need cash to splash, but the durability and timeless appeal of these design-led pieces justify a splurge.

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Proper Copper Design copper plant stand rectangle base: £43, Not On The High Street

If there’s a more photogenic plant stand than this gleaming beauty from Brighton workshop Proper Copper Design, we’re yet to find it. Handcrafted from pure copper, its rosy hue will tarnish naturally over time for an authentic, rustic appeal that’ll never go out of fashion. This stand’s thick rectangular design gives it impressive enough stability to hold heavy ceramic pots up to 15cm wide, but bear in mind that the pretty pink one shown here is not included. The stand itself is 21cm high and 19cm wide.

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The verdict: Indoor plant stands

Our best buy, Sainsbury’s joyful mint green planter, is a bargain at under £20. Elsewhere, Ikea doesn’t disappoint with its space-saving ladder and Katherine Pooley’s black plinth-like stand is the epitome of wow factor.

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