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!
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.
Plants can add a fresh pop of color to a predominately white room like this one from Shabbyfufu.
Orchids love bright light, so put some orchid plants in your sunniest rooms.
Use a hook on the coat rack in your entry to add a hanging planter. (From Love Create Celebrate)
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.
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.
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!
Class it up on the cheap with this Dollar Store DIY terrarium like this one from A Cultivated Nest filled with books and greenery.
Combine geometry with greenery by making or buying some hexagon wall planters. (From Love Create Celebrate)
An indoor water garden like this one from Hearth and Vine would look wonderful in a modern/minimalist home.
Look for interesting ways to use air plants, like House of Hawthornes did with this wooden spool.
Don’t forget to add a splash of green to your bathroom. This jade succulent from Making Mrs. M is a perfect choice!
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)
A tiered planter box filled with flowers like this one from Anika’s DIY Life makes for an inviting entry at any door.
Hanging herb planter boxes look great indoors or out. (From Twelve on Main)
Flip a tomato cage upside down to hold larger planters filled with flowers. Perfect for the porch. (From Happiness is Creating)