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With over 150 houseplants in my home, I have to be strategic with where I place my plants.
I get a lot of my inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram and I wanted to share my favorite design photos so you all can get inspiration as well. Plants can turn a boring space into a green oasis and elevate a room.
Here are some of my favorite indoor houseplant styling ideas.
Take advantage of terracotta pots and neutral pot colors.
The color green really pops in terracotta and it’s my favorite type of pot to put houseplants in. Terracotta also helps suck out excess moisture so if you tend to overwater, terracotta is the way to go.
Place plants in places like bookshelves. Plants can really make these areas pop and bring it to life.
Create bouquets with houseplants.
This is such a fun way to gift houseplants and I’m seeing this really become a thing lately. You can see in the photo below there is a bouquet of flowers with scindapsus cuttings throw in.
Bathrooms are one of the best places for houseplants because of the consistent boost of humidity each day.
Before you place any plants in your bathroom, make sure there is enough sunlight.
South, east, and west facing bathrooms get a good amount of sunlight each day, whereas north facing (early morning sun) gets almost no sunlight.
Place plants in fishbowls.
I use fishbowls for succulents and cactus and find it’s a creative way to pot plants. I put a layer of sand and rock at the bottom for drainage.
One medium to large sized plant can make a desk pop with life and color.
Here is my DIY greenhouse that I love staring at every day. It’s like a mini museum to me and one of my favorite spots in the house.
Variegated plants can really make a table shine. I love this rare pop of color.
These plants are loving the humidity in this shower. I have yet to do something like this but it’s on my list.
Use different textures for planters. This person used a mixture of plastic, terracotta, and woven baskets.
Plants are perfect even when they are imperfect. Don’t throw out plants that have some damage on them. Even in the wild plants aren’t perfect.
Use a mixture of hanging and climbing houseplants to add dimension to your home.
One extra large cactus can really make a corner pop. I mean, how cool is this thing!?
Get creative with different houseplant decor pieces. This person decided to hang plants from a bike tire and even put the plants in cans.
If you don’t want a ton of houseplants in your home, buy one massive plant to make a statement.
This is my DIY IKEA terrarium that I love staring at every day.
Place plants on wooden textures to create a pop of color.
Use macrame hangers and woven baskets for fun textures in the home.
Go crazy with plants and put as many as you can in the bathroom.
These plants are in paradise with all of this extra humidity.
Visit thrift stores and find unique containers to put your houseplants in. You can drill a hole at the bottom of almost anything to create drainage.
I don’t drill holes in containers that don’t have holes in them already but that’s because I have had plants long enough to know when they’ve had enough water.
You don’t need hundreds of plants to make a statement.
This one plant really adds some color and dimension to this space.
Go all out with color and add some plants for a pop of green.
This person loves ficus and you can tell from the picture below.
Ficus plants get quite tall in the home and make great plants for people who don’t have a ton of horizontal space.
This person loves anthuriums and philodendrons.
Max out space by adding as many of your favorite plants as you can in a corner.
Find furniture and decor items at antique stores to elevate a space.
Then add some plants to make it even cooler.
Use vining plants like Pothos and Philodendron to make your room look like a jungle. These types of plants grow fast and the vines can easily take over a room.
Those are just some of my favorite ways to style houseplants in a home.
Get creative with different textures and colors and start adding houseplants to your home.
Read more about houseplants:
- How To Get Free Or Cheap Houseplants
- Hardest Houseplants For Beginners
- How To Build A Self-Sustaining Terrarium