Plant Mom 101: Clever Ways to Style Plants at Home

Trista - September 20, 2022
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Create Your Own Personal Oasis

Do you have a bunch of green plants? You can add them to your patio and really spruce up the area in no time. You may not know where to put your potted plants; believe it or not, some people don’t like bringing dirt in the house. Take them outside! You can take a bunch of these and then create a unique array of the different plants so that they stand out and look utterly amazing. Arranging your green plants in this way is one of the top ways to really make your plants thrive. And for many people, this is a fun way to create a beautiful, unique type of scenery too. This plant idea is a great way to really liven up your patio, as you can arrange the plants like this, and then you can sit around outside and look at them, enjoying the view.

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Find a Plant-Centric Wallpaper and Place Plants in Front for a 3D Effect

Wallpaper got a bad rap there for a while. And for good reason. Grandmas around the world tortured their families with tacky wallpaper. But the good news is that wallpaper is on its way up. Especially renter-friendly peel and stick wallpapers. And they come in some exquisite patterns these days. No more are the pastel floral wallpapers of Grandma Ruth’s sitting room. Here, we have a tropical print that transports you to a lush rainforest. A clever way to bring this wall to life is to continue greenery on shelving or table for a 3D like effect. It brings forth Victorian conservatory-level perfection. We also notice the designer opted for a monochromatic color scheme: green, green, green. And we love it. The green pots, the green plants, and the green wallpaper really give the entire statement wall depth.

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Put Wall Plants on Receded Shelving With a Color Blocked Wall for a Statement 

Have a bunch of plants? Why not put them inside the walls? Well, it’s not just any old wall. If you’ve got an accent wall with indents like the one above or perhaps a shelf, you can take some plants and create a conversation piece. It will take it a step further if you color block and use craftsman decor. This style is perfect because you don’t want your plants too close to the ground, animals, or kids. You still can use all of your counterspace as well. Plus, it’s also suitable for those who have different accent walls and need a way to make them stand out. This also works well if you’ve got a space in your living room that requires you to add some plants there, as it does help make it look a little bit more interesting and enhances the area.

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Defy Gravity with Unique Hanging Plants

Do you see those amazing plants in the back defying gravity? This amazing plant idea comes to life with some string, hooks, and potted plants. The more the plants grow, the longer the leaves will hang down in an enchanting fashion. As a precaution, though, make sure the plants aren’t too top-heavy. Some planters make the mistake of taking huge plants, trying to hang this onto the wall, and then it falls. Be mindful and also be aware of just how large the pots are when you hang these and adjust them as needed for your success. Plus, you can decorate plants all around the room to create a botanical garden-like scene.

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Everybody Loves a Minimalist Moment

Some people assume they need something large and ornate in their home, especially when it comes to plants. That’s not the case. Sometimes, you can make it simple, like in this design. You can take the plants and have them sit in a simple basket. There is plenty of room for the plant to thrive, and it’s a nice decoration no matter the room. That, combined with the walls being a simple neutral, will enhance the way the area looks. If you are dreaming of something easy, unique and ideal for any room, try this lovely take on plant styles. Remember, it doesn’t always have to be this huge ordeal. Sometimes a few simple design changes do wonders! Keep reading for more amazing ideas on how to style plants in your home.

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Dining Room China Cabinets Don’t Have to Just Be For China! 

You can enhance your dining room and any other room in your house with beautiful plants. If you have a cabinet for china, or maybe a cabinet to hold silverware and napkins, you can add some small plants to the top of it, along with an excellent little home decor item. This simple idea won’t break the bank as long as you have the cabinet already. Get ready to really bring out the room’s beauty. Plus, if you have a room that has a natural design to it, adding in some house plants to this will only make the design look even better. This image fills each level with greenery — even the drawers!

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Sandy Colors Paired with Plants Creates a Beautiful Desert Tone

Using colors that are a sandy tone are on trend. One thing that stands out is orange, and this design uniquely uses this stunning shade. To recreate this look, start by using orange for the furniture, especially a nice couch with some textured fabric. Match several potted plants to the same tone as the furniture. Don’t worry about going overboard with orange because the greenery will balance out the room. Throw in some natural wooden furnishings to accent the orange and green.  This is a great design for any home, and there are so many unique ways to make this work that if you’re not afraid to get down and dirty with some bright colors. Get ready for raving compliments about your stylish space.

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Plants Against a White Backdrop Make it POP

White is a color that may seem a bit boring, but white interiors, are a perfect little hub for plants. Because the room is so neutral, you don’t have to worry about plants making the room like drab. Instead, they will make the room pop with color. Having white planters against a white backdrop makes the house plants look sleek and clean. Not to mention, you can also, from here, have a small, patterned rug underneath all of this to make it look even better. Many people like to use rugs because they make the space look simple but also stylish. If you’re torn on how you want your room to look, don’t be afraid to add some greenery against that white wall.

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A Desert Oasis in Your Living Room

Desert designs are perfect for those who have house plants that fit this theme. So prickly pears, cactuses, and all sorts of small desert styles work well here. You can have it along the side, add some greens near this, and then some white colors. Although it’s quite simple, adding some browns, especially on the tables and chairs, with white as the base color, will help make this stand out. It’s a way to make any sort of space a truly magical location, and if you want to make your own desert dream, this is how you do it because it’s that simple. It can be a perfect little place to sit and spend time in the space you’ve created and an abode that you absolutely love!  

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Keep Your Plants Outside, But Bring the Style to Them

Have a nice patio already that would look better with a few touch-ups? Painting your patio, especially a crisp white will make everything look fresh and clean. Many people think a patio has to be a prominent color. However, a simple neutral will already take it to the next level as long as it is scuff-proof. Plus, you can also add the plants that you have to bring in that nice touch of greenery. Adding pots the same color as the space makes the area stay clean and balanced. So, if you have some good plants in a white space, throw them into some white pots, and see how everything looks polished.

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A Plant Box that Will Make You Feel Like You Live in a Conservatory

Love plants, but you don’t want your furry friends to mess with them. A plant box is a beautiful idea. Get a small, see-through box. Put the plants in there, close the lid, and then let the sunshine through on the plants there. Voila! This plant idea is perfect for growth and keeping things tidy from wandering paws. A plant box is a great option if you have animals, and you want to grow a garden, indoors or out. You can make it with a lock, so you have to open it just in case you have some smart pets or really wild ones. In a plant box, your greenery will thrive, stay safe from spillage, and look amazing.

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You Don’t Have to Paint to Have an Accent Wall – Use Plants!

Got a plant problem? Why not create a nice wall of plants to show off your hard work? This is perfect for the living room or any sort of fancy space you want to enhance. You can put these in various pots and vases of various sizes, and it’s more of showcasing the space and your hard work. Plus, it also offers a nice little decor touch to it. If you have a dull, bland wall that you’re looking to add to, this is one of the best ways to do it, as it can truly enhance and make your space look impressive. If you love to show off plants and your hard work, this is a fun way to do it, and it does make any space a charming abode and one that even the family dog will love to be in. Keep reading for more amazing ideas on how to style plants in your home.

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If You Rent, Creating a Statement Wall With Plants is Risk Free!

Here is one for the people who have plants in small spaces. What you want to do is find a small plane in your home that’s high enough that animals and kids don’t have access to it. Keep in mind this space should also have natural light coming in. When you discover the perfect spot, install some floating shelves and fill every inch with plants. This plant idea works well against neutral walls, which most apartments have. It takes those drab spaces and makes them utterly fab. If you’re someone who has an apartment but you’re not sure about whether or not those plants will do well, just give it a try. It’s pretty simple, very effective, and easy to enhance any space and make the plants you buy genuinely shine. Plus, it’s a nice little aesthetic for any apartment too.

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Create a Rainforest in Your Bathroom

Struggling to find wall space for houseplants? Why not hang them above your tub like this design? The premise behind this one is simple. You can string plants to a ladder and secure a series of plants. This works well against a window, as it gives them the sun they desperately need. Hanging them up saves you wall space. Plus, you have ample room for those plants that like to vine and flourish. The humidity and extra moisture from the bathroom can also keep them thriving.

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Bring More Earthy Goodness Inside With a Rock Garden 

Artificial rocks like this design are a unique way to use indoor space. This plant idea works well in a location that offers lots of sun or even a patio or sunroom. You want to dedicate a space to it and add some soft, white rocks to the bottom of the area. Then, get some neutral-colored plants, and you have a lovely home for your plants. You can use plants of different sizes, and with the way that this contrasts against the rest of the space, it sure does work well and looks super pretty too! People who struggle to put together spaces that fit their needs can use this method, but it does require a good area for you to put the artificial rocks. Alternatively, if you’re unsure about using the stones for that space, put some in a bucket instead of on the ground, and then add the plants to the top for good measure.

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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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