Plants have the power to make any space feel more alive — no matter the time of year or the size of your home. But where to place them and how to use indoor plants can be challenging, especially if you’re short on space. Here are some of our favorite ways to incorporate house plants into your interior design that are stylish, lively, and beautiful (whether you grow your own foliage or prefer artificial plants … we won’t tell!). Read on to see design ideas on how to decorate with plants.
Use Planters, Plant Stands, or Carts
Plant stands are great ways to put your plants on full display without taking up too much space. You can usually get sets and play with different heights as a focal point. If you have a cart that you’re not really using, try decorating with different plants. A classic and on-trend bar cart is a stylish, unique way to display plants, both real and faux. You can fill a mid-century modern bar cart with fake plants with some of your favorite beverages or existing decor pieces. Like this look? See what else you can do with a bar cart in every space.
Use Plant Hangers
Adding hanging plants or plant hangers are lovely to look at, but they’re also a perfect small-space solution. If you can’t go out with decor, go up! Woven plant hangers or metal hangers make your space feel like an instant vacation space, lively and fresh. For live plants, choose a spot that’s well-lit and easy to reach for watering. Plant hangers bring a touch of your outdoor space indoors.
Fill Corners & Style Tables
That empty corner of the living room, home office, or bedroom that needs some extra attention? Try a tree! On the ground, you can add pots and planters on the floor or large indoor plants. They look especially nice next to your sofa or accent chair.
Same with an empty coffee table, nightstand, or end table — add a plant or two! On a coffee table, if the plants are small enough, you can use a decorative tray to corral plants and other decor to avoid clutter. Otherwise, a simple potted plant in the middle of the table will do wonders.
When you’re short on space or don’t have a window sill, build up! Add shelving for plants and other decor. Long, draping plants look dramatic and beautiful atop shelves. Try this look in any space, big or small. Your space is sure to be memorable and happy. Another small-space hack: Use a room divider or bookcase and fill with plants for a living wall vibe. This will work to separate open-concept floor plans as well as provide a space for plants and decor. If you use real plants, just make sure the room has .
Create a Plant Shrine
Think a mini jungle for your home, if you have the space and natural light. If you have a sun room or lots of light in your space, you can hang plants, add a plant cart, and have greenery grouped together on the ground. We love how joyful this looks and inspires creativity and good vibes year-round. Once again, you can do real or faux plants, or a mix of both to achieve this look.
Make your home cozier, happier, and more lived-in by adding plants and flowers. Greenery (faux or real) adds beauty and character without too much work. Be sure to visit hayneedle.com for decorating ideas plus shop every kind of planter, artificial plants, carts, shelves, and more for all the ways you display your plants.