You can easily build a plant stand to display your houseplant on. A happy plant has a space of its own. Since you're building the stand yourself, its height and width are completely customizable to your needs. Paint the wood a vibrant color to draw attention to the stand or stain it a natural color to let the plant serve as the focal point.
You'll need at least four 4 by 4 inch posts as well as a handsaw to cut them to the desired length to build the stand. You'll also need a drill and 1/4 drill bit, a few dowels and wood glue. Sandpaper, paint or wood stain, and a paintbrush will come in handy too. Set aside a weekend afternoon to build the stand and you'll be admiring it by the evening.
Determine how large you want the stand to be. A medium sized plant should do well on an 8 inch by 8 inch stand that's about 10 inches high. Cut the posts to the desired height.
Drill at least two holes on two sides of each post. The holes should line up with each other when you press the posts together to form a square. Only drill holes on the inside sides of the posts. Coat the ends of the dowels with glue and slide into the holes on one post. Also coat the inside side of the wood post with glue. Line up the holes of another post with the dowels and push together. Repeat until you have a square stand. Wrap the stand with rope to hold it together while it dries.
After an hour or so, remove the rope. Sand the stand to remove any roughness or splinters. Paint or stain the plant stand the color of your choice. Let it dry for a few hours, then put the plant on top.