Plant Mom 101: Clever Ways to Style Plants at Home

Trista - September 20, 2022
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Don’t Know What to Do Under the Stairs? Make. It. Green. 

This bungalow is rustic and rural, but what’s interesting about this design is how they hang their plants. The space is huge and open, and sunny too. The stairs have little openings, allowing light to go through. The potted plants nestle themselves right underneath the stairs. There is plenty of space for them to grow tall. You can also hang some hooks underneath each rung of the stairs to get them off the floor. This is a unique, minimalistic style and an excellent way to prevent others from hitting their heads on the stairs. It not only is a practical and convenient space, but this design stands out but also looks quite stylish.

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Go Big and Bold – If You Dare

Have a plant or two that you want to show off? Why not make it big and bold like with this design? The lovely plant idea is quite simple. Just place a leafy plant in a large pot in the corner. The plants will fit nicely in these kinds of spaces, and the cool thing about the white pots is that they don’t take away too much from the rest of the area. That way, you’re not making it look tacky but also are offering an excellent little additive to any corner. So, if you’re stuck on how you want to design things, this is one of the best types of ways to do it and will make any corner look better than ever before!

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Create a Cozy Green Witch Space in Your Living Room

Sometimes, the simplest design isn’t one that involves a ton of changes. If you already have a busy living room, this works well and offers a unique, eclectic design. You want to get a big ole plant and just put it right next to the couch. It’s perfect for those who have homes that need a little change in their lives, and this is one to show off unique nature. Besides you don’t want a boring, white space with no personality. Clearly you embrace life and a stylish home with decor like this. Keep reading for more amazing ideas on how to style plants in your home.

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Mix and Match Pot & Plant Sizes on Floating Shelves 

Sometimes, you just need a giant wall of green, and this design is just that—a big, green wall. You want to get a cabinet or something to hold all of these plants, put it up, and then fill it to the brim with plants! Big plants, small plants, colorful pots, pots with faces. Mixing and matching shapes, colors, and sizes of both your pots and plants is the way to go here. This plant idea is a perfect way to make your plants stand out. Sometimes the solution isn’t just putting some pictures and whatnot up. It’s a big, green accent wall that offers your space a natural, unique look.

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An Elegant Miami Home Vibe You Can Achieve 

Welcome guests into your tropical abode as you place tall plants right by the front door. Pair them with either natural lighting or a type of bright lighting, and it’s pretty unique. People also love this one because of the vivid, crazy colors that you can incorporate, like orange. Try it today, and you can easily bring these Miami vibes to your home. It only requires a few plants, as you can put a few of them along the living room wall and in the corners as accent plants.

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Pastels and Greenery Make a Perfect Eccentric Balance 

Here is a godsend for a lot who have many pastel colors in their space. If you have a couch in the pastel pink or blue option, and you have a lot of muted pinks, this pastel option offers you a chance to create a unique, elegant style. You just need a few plants to dot around here and there to enhance and boost the color combinations. The jade green is a perfect hue for this shabby-chic space. It boosts it from boring to eclectic.  Keep reading for more amazing ideas on how to style plants in your home.

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Create a Cozy Plant Nook With Hanging Plants

plant nook can help make any dull and bland design stand out. It transforms a small space into a sanctuary of green. Here, you can hang them from the ceiling and stretch the vines across the walls for a surrounding feel. From the floor to stools and shelves, you can embrace this natural vibe simply by adding greenery. Creating a plant nook can be the answer you need if you love plants but aren’t sure where to put them. You can fill this one area of your home with a variety of green plants that you enjoy, including shrubs, big old plants, and even tiny little succulents. Don’t forget those enchanting vines!

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Unique Plant Shelving in this Color Scheme is Bohemian Perfection

Love the bohemian look? Why not add it to your space through wooden furnishings and green plants? You can use this boho style to create the place of your dreams whether in an apartment or house. Add this type of style to your bedroom or a corner in the living room. Try to use this shade of wood against a darker background for a pop of color. Find a nice, unique shelf at a thrift store, garage sale, or some other outlet. Try to fit it in a sunny space with open air. If you’re someone who does have kids or animals, you can keep this cool shelving unit tucked in a corner so that nobody causes a mess.

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Transform an Attic Space into a Green Getaway

Did you transform your attic into a bedroom? Adding plants is a fun, unique way to create a cozy abode. One way to do this is to add some climbing vines along the backside of the headboard, all the way downwards. This idea will help enhance the space and style, and it’s almost like a honeymoon getaway for you, all from the comfort of your bedroom. This place is a dream for many, and it can be the ultimate in plant bedrooms if you’re someone who wants a space that really relaxes and offers tranquility. It doesn’t take much, but a climbing vine here and there and a little bit of a design to the sides of the room can take an all-white, neutral space and make it look even better than before.

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Instead of Side Tables – Why Not Elevate Your Bedroom with Side Plants?

Have a space in your bedroom or other room that feels a bit drab? Some interior designers are beginning to add side plants to help complement the space. These are plants that are pretty simple but effective. Many people love these side plants because it doesn’t involve too much work, but it still makes the room stand out. You can put one tall plant on either side of your bed. Plants along the side or corner don’t get in the way of foot traffic, either. Like this example, you can even find large pots full of plant-like features that don’t require watering! Keep reading for more amazing ideas on how to style plants in your home.

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Make a Statement with Funky Bookshelves and a Plant As the Focal Point

This is for the book nerds out there! Enhance your reading space with these unique bookshelves that are set up in a way to create a fun, interesting look. Set up your shelf, put in your reading material, and let the fun begin. Right in the center, you can put a nice big potted plant there. This plant idea is a centerpiece, and people love how they look. Plant bookcases may seem like a bit of work, but it’s worth it. With these designs, minimalism goes a long way, and it’s perfect for those who want something unique but also are interested in having their plants out because it gets them nicely off the ground and, instead, in a fun location. 

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Create Minimalist Receded Shelving on an All-White Wall

Putting plants on a shelf is a fun, minimalistic, and promising way to show off your plants. This plant idea works well if you don’t have a ton of succulents to put on display, but instead, you’ve got a few that are worth showing off. You see the magic trick here, right? This design only requires one plant per shelve, instead of a million like the other examples. You don’t have to drown your walls with plants if you don’t want to. Instead, stick to only your favorites for a small pick-me-up. Put it in a nice, metallic pot on the floor to control the flow of your eye and traffic in the room.

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If You Don’t Want to Make Holes in the Ceiling, A Plant Hanger Like this Is a Must!

You can have your plants hanging around in a way that’s different from the rest. For this, you might have to get creative with a sawhorse. Tie some strings to it, and then you can hang the plants in a staggered fashion. This works well for small plants, especially those that are in tiny pots. This one is also fun to do too because it can be color-coordinated. Plus, you’ll adore finding patterned rope. In fact, we are in a hurry to get this design going asap because it seems organized yet full of nature.

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Bring Some Green To Your Kitchen with Floating Shelves

Plants are great everywhere in the home, including kitchens. Having a whole kitchen shelf chock-full of plants is one of the best ways to display them proudly. You can either use the existing shelves that you have or possibly create your own. As a precaution, try not to hang these guys too high, as they may pose a problem for watering and tending to them. The kitchen is the heart of the home, so for plant lovers of all kinds, this shows everyone that you are a plant fanatic and want to show them off to the world, so don’t be afraid to try this one. Opt for herbs, too, that you can use in your cooking.

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“Mirror, Mirror… How Many Plants is Too Many?”

This statement mirror is surrounded by fabulous plants, creating an enchanting space. Please try this unique plant idea. Feel free to put some plants close to the mirror as well as scattered throughout the rest of the room. This is perfect for those Instagram selfies. You and your room will look impressive and stylish. You can even leave the mirror and the plants on the ground if you don’t want to hang them. Explore and experiment with this because it can be a great way to showcase some of your unique plants. It’s a fun idea and works for plants of all sizes. An oversized mirror is best and you can beautify the space in no time.

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Add Plants on Different Levels for a Dynamic Visual 

This plant idea works for spaces with tons of colors and designs. You can include subtle greenery to the room by haning plants, adding pots to the dresser, and putting some on the floor. This one is also good for beginner plant moms/dads struggling to create the perfect space. Adding it to your bedroom will give a lot of visual eye candy, and you don’t have to worry about what your guests will think or say. If you add air purifying plants such as snake plants, then you can also reap health benefits as well!

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Create a Statement Art Piece Overhead with a Ladder and Hanging Plants

In this particular example, there are a lot of design elements. You have rich jewel tones (the emerald green couch and ottoman), along with a mixture of patterns (the black/white rug), and amazing texutres (the balnket, courch, and stone wall). But the piece le resistance here is the visually stunning creation above the couch. And the lucky thing is that this is a totally easy DIY you could complete in a day. Suspending a ladder horizontally above the couch allow this homeowner to hang their plants from the prongs for a dreamy effect.

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Baskets, Baskets, and More Baskets. 

Baskets are often a handy item for any crafts and DIY projects. Plant baskets are a way to decorate your home and show off the plants. You can get plant-safe wicker baskets that you can use to display the plants that you have proudly. If you want to spruce up your bedroom, put some on the walls for a natural vibe. It takes even the drabbest spaces to the newest levels without worrying about painting and purchasing expensive decor. Many people don’t realize how easy this can be to achieve by simply thrifting the baskets. Plus, you can get them in various sizes and hang them on the wall for a balanced aesthetic.

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Create Light Friendly Walls with Plants 

Want to make a true paradise with all of your prized plants? This is the way to do it! It’s a simple design where you take a corner and decorate it with plants. This plant idea is perfect for those growers with many different aspirations and knowledge for a plethora of plants. A corner is the best location because you can utilize both ways to create a friendly, peaceful space. Even though the shelve is right by a window, you can still close the curtain when you don’t want the natural light to hit your plants. You can cover each shelf as well as the wall for a greenery that is almost never-ending. 

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Plants Can Make Or Break an Outdoor Seating area

This outdoor patio setup is the way to go for those who want to entertain guests in style. While technically not inside, it still counts as part of your home. You can use plants in your outdoor seating area in unique ways. A favorite method is the privacy wall, which you can set up to keep nosey neighbors out. Then, you can put a few plants here and there to break up the monotony of the privacy wall. Pairing this with a neutral or off-white color for the furniture enhances the natural vibe. This plant idea is the perfect way to show off and entertain the guests that come into your home. Since most neighbors love making their seating areas look different then the next, try this one if you have the chance. Whether you use your outdoor seating area for entertaining guests or reading a good book, accenting this space with plants will give you the ambiance you’re craving. 

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If You Don’t Have a Green Thumb, Use Dried Plants for An Elegant Accent

If you, like I, have a hard time keeping plants alive, take this factor out of the equation. Dried herbs and plants are quickly becoming a favorite among interior designers. It gives the fullness and life that live plants do, but without worrying about watering them. The hanging method looks like something straight out of the whimsical visuals of Practical Magic. If you’re someone who loves to stay in the kitchen, opt for dried herbs hanging above an island for magazine worthy aesthetics.

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Apartment Study Area 

Some of us live in high-rises where there isn’t enough space to put a bunch of plants. But one way to display some simple plants is to make a study nook in the corner and then fill it with some beautiful plants. You can add a desk to the window to look out and see the beautiful world below. From there, you can include a bookshelf, which can have sprawling plants and valuable knick-knacks. This plant styling idea is a way to craft a beautiful, unique study space bursting with green life. People who feel like their apartment is lacking will love this one. It’s a great way to get motivated and excited, whether you’re using the space to work or to study.

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Plants, Step Right Up!

We’ve talked a couple of times in this article about staggering plants, placing them on various levels, and so on. But this particular designer went with varying heights in a staircase manner. From desks and ladders to high shelves, you could practically climb from one surface to the next. Every top surface on this wall is covered in plants, and from the left, it gets higher and higher on the wall. Almost like steps. This design element creates a natural line for your eye to follow. And, overall, it’s visually appealing. Notice that the designer also puts a fun kitchen poster so you can use your various edible plants for smoothies and healthy drinks.

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Everywhere You Look is Plants, Plants, Plants!

This plant idea is an indoor garden that’s a feast for the eyes. It’s simple: you take a neutral space, and then fill it with plants of all kinds. This design will have you practically frothing at the mouth to make it your own! You can use plants of all kinds. While this one shows off a variety of cacti, there are tons that you can use, putting them all around and proudly displaying them in all sorts of ways from the ceiling to the wall and floor. Having your plants up high can protect them from pets. You’ll see that this designer also opted to use stools, plant stands, shelves, and ledges to make plants stand out. If they were all just pots on the floor, it would not be nearly as visually interesting.

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