When you think of wicker do you envision a modern home? While wicker is definitely a staple in a traditional or country home decor, it can actually add a nice touch to a modern or contemporary home too. The key is to choose the right wicker style, design and color. A simple way to use wicker in a home is to begin with wicker planters.
Modern Wicker Planter Options
One of the keys to a modern look and feel in your home is shape. Softer shapes lend themselves to a country feel while shapes with hard lines can add a modern look. The same is true for wicker planters. Choose box planters to maintain a contemporary design theme. You can get creative with box planters.
For example, you might choose five cube wicker planters and line them up along a patio wall to add texture and an element of nature. Plant succulents in the box planters or even cactus, to keep the eye low and focused on the simple natural beauty. Conversely, you might choose one tall wicker box planter and one tall plant like bamboo to plant in the center of it. Again, the goal is to keep the design simple.
Elongated or Oblong Wicker Planters
You can also find long narrow planters to fit your modern home design. These planters are ideal for shelving and tabletops. Decorative elements like black river stones around your plant also help support a contemporary look and feel.
Wall Hanging Planters
Wall hanging planters are easy to use and can add drama to a wall. Simply hang the planter centered on a wall and add your favorite plant. Orchids, for example, add drama to any room.
Considerations for Choosing Wicker for a Modern Home Design
When choosing wicker planters for your modern home consider the color of the planter. Dark colors have an edgier look and feel. White wicker, on the other hand, has a more traditional or country feel. Choose darker colors or colors that blend into your surroundings if you want attention to be focused on the plants rather than the planters.
Look at the weave too. A tightly woven wicker planter lends itself to a more modern look and feel. For example, Hapao, braid or even a sweater weave are more modern than an open weave. Materials are important as well. Outdoors, choose a resin material if the wicker planer is going to be exposed to direct sunlight, wind or rain. Indoors, choose rattan for maximum durability.
Look at options outside the box, if you find a wicker basket that you like, you can then look for a plastic liner to go inside it. You don’t have to buy a wicker basket specifically designed to be a planter. There are so many different weaves and wicker planter designs to choose from. You’ll surely be able to find a modern wicker planter for your home.