16 Interesting Ways to Decorate with Plants

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Decorating with plants not only adds pops of color to your decor, but serves to (literally) clear the air in your home. Here’s 16 of the best ways to decorate with indoor plants, from low-light versions to succulents to plants perfect for those who don’t have a green thumb!

Love decorating with plants? Here’s how to create a vertical herb garden and 5 tips for outdoor planters!

16 Interesting Ways to Decorate with Plants

One of my favorite interior decorating terms EVER was someone describing a group of house plants on a shelf as a ‘plant gang’. Since then, my goal has been to create a plant gang of my own in a sunny spot to bring joy and color to our home. Without further ado, let’s pour one out for the homies (and by ‘pour’, I mean pour water) and check out these 16 clever ideas for decorating with plant gangs. Long live the #ThugLife (or is it #SlugLife?) 😉

Ways to Decorate with Indoor Plants

An indoor hanging garden (like this wall shelf for potted plants by Brittany Goldwyn) is the perfect way to display succulents and cacti. It would be a fun idea for an herb garden, too.

indoor hanging garden

Plants can add a fresh pop of color to a predominately white room like this one from Shabbyfufu.

plants in white room

Orchids love bright light, so put some orchid plants in your sunniest rooms.

orchids in sunny rooms

Use a hook on the coat rack in your entry to add a hanging planter. (From Love Create Celebrate)

hanging planter

And here are some painted hanging planters by Jojotastic to add a touch of color and geometry. These are perfect to put in the corner of a room, especially if you have pets or small children and are afraid of them grabbing floor or tabletop plants.

painted hanging planters

Add a modern, mid-century touch to your indoor plants by placing them in a DIY copper pipe plant stand like this one from Darling Darleen.

DIY Copper pipe plant stand

We love these living art wall planters from A Beautiful Mess. Wall-mounted plants are great for apartment dwellers or those who are limited to small spaces. And if you’re wondering how to water them… just lightly mist them once a week or so. Easy peasy!

living art wall planters

Class it up on the cheap with this Dollar Store DIY terrarium like this one from A Cultivated Nest filled with books and greenery.

dollar store diy terrarium

Combine geometry with greenery by making or buying some hexagon wall planters. (From Love Create Celebrate)

hexagon wall planters

An indoor water garden like this one from Hearth and Vine would look wonderful in a modern/minimalist home.

indoor water garden

Look for interesting ways to use air plants, like House of Hawthornes did with this wooden spool.

air plants

Don’t forget to add a splash of green to your bathroom. This jade succulent from Making Mrs. M is a perfect choice!

jade succulent in bathroom

Ways to Decorate Outdoors with Plants

Add a touch of green to your porch or patio with a fabulous herb chandelier made with small galvanized buckets. How cute! (From Our Handcrafted Life)

herb chandelier

A tiered planter box filled with flowers like this one from Anika’s DIY Life makes for an inviting entry at any door.

tiered planter box

Hanging herb planter boxes look great indoors or out. (From Twelve on Main)

hanging herb planter boxes

Flip a tomato cage upside down to hold larger planters filled with flowers. Perfect for the porch. (From Happiness is Creating)

tomato cage plant stand

Aren’t those easy and fun decorating ideas for your next plant gang? Who’s in?! No initiation needed.

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  1. I just love plants as part of home decor. They are so inviting. That herb chandelier is so cute! My fav.

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