How to Display Bonsai Trees in Your Home
When you have put so much effort and time into your bonsai tree, you just want it to be seen. How to display a bonsai is a very broad question as there are many ways to showcase the beauty of your tree.
Displaying your bonsai doesn’t have to be that complex either. There are a few basics you need to consider to create the perfect bonsai display, such as the pot, the stand and the placement of your tree.
If you want to know some tips and tricks on creating the perfect indoor bonsai display, you have come to the right place. Continue reading to see our best tips for including bonsai trees in your interior decor.
How to Display Bonsai Trees Indoors?
Without further ado, let’s get into the details of how to display your bonsai tree indoors.
When creating your bonsai display, you should be aiming to create an overall scene that encapsulates the natural beauty of your bonsai tree. At the very least your display should consist of a pot for your bonsai, a stand for your tree and a nice background. You can, however, add other elements that will highlight the elegance of your tree.
Here is how to choose the different elements in your indoor display:
Selecting the right pot for your tree is essential as it can greatly enhance the natural beauty of your bonsai. When selecting a pot to display your bonsai, you should choose a colour that is harmonious with the colour of the leaves of your bonsai tree.
You should also pay attention to the width of the pot. Ideally the pot should be as wide as the spread of the bonsai’s branches. The perfect depth of a bonsai pot will depend on whether your bonsai is cascading or not.
For a bonsai without cascading branches, the pot should be roughly as deep as the roots of the bonsai. For bonsai trees with gloriously cascading branches, the ideal pot should be no deeper than halfway the cascade.
Bonsai should be viewed at an eye level. This means that average coffee tables or side tables will perhaps be a bit too low. There are specialised bonsai stands you can use, which can either be placed on the floor on a table to properly display your tree.
Remember that the main focus is the bonsai, so the stand shouldn’t be too ornamental as it can be distracting. Just like with the pot, the colour of the stand should harmonise with your tree. Natural, dark wood suits most types of trees. A light wood can also be a suitable option, especially for a flowering bonsai because it can bring out the gentle white blossoms.
Choosing the right placement for your bonsai display is just as crucial as selecting all the objects to go in the display.
Ideally, you want to place your bonsai in an area where it’s naturally framed by other objects in the room. You should also aim for the bonsai to be the centre of this area.
The background requires careful consideration as well. You don’t want a busy background that will take away from the natural beauty of your tree. At the same time, however, you want to stay away from a plain white background as it can be too bright.
Arranging Objects with Your Bonsai
Once you have found the perfect pot and stand to accompany your bonsai, it’s time to select a couple companion objects to create a beautiful bonsai tree display.
Try creating a scene in your mind by taking inspiration from nature. Any objects you decide to place near your bonsai should be fitting for the scene and enhance its looks. For example, if you’re planning to display your bonsai next to another smaller plant or a small statue, you should choose ones that match the style of your tree and pot
When choosing the objects to display with your bonsai, you should stick to a maximum of two. Otherwise you risk diverting the attention away from your tree which should be the centre of the display.
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