Indoor plants not only make your living space more inviting and luxurious, they also make your home’s air healthier. How you display houseplants, particularly if you’ve accumulated a lot of them can have a big impact on whether your houseplant collection looks like an intentional part of your interior design or a haphazard jungle.
Check out some of our favorite ways to freshen up your home decor with a touch of green.
CHOOSE PLACEMENT BASED ON PLANT’S PERSONALITY
By “personality” we mean both its growth habit and light requirements. If you already have the houseplant, research whether it’s a sun lover or can tolerate darker areas before you scout for potential placements.
GROUP SMALLER POTS
A collection of small to medium-size plants in mixed terra-cotta pots looks much more intentional marching along a bench by a sunny window than if the same potted plants were scattered around the living room.
Establish themes: all succulents, white pots, baskets or colorful containers to bring the look of your potted plants together. This works well for grouped plant collections, like this arrangement.
You don’t need to invest in a complicated planting system to create a vertical garden. A metal trellis attached to the wall can provide a place for hanging potted plants or for indoor vines to climb.
HANG A PLANT CHANDELIER
Draw the eye upward with the addition of one standout houseplant suspended from the ceiling. If you don’t have a bright spot with a skylight, position the hanging plant near a window.
USE A HANGING PLANT RACK
Another way to bring houseplants to bare walls is to rig up a hanging planter. Systems like this usually don’t come with drainage holes, so you’ll drop plants in their nursery pots into the containers in the hanging system.
TURN SHELVES INTO PLANT DISPLAY
Devoting a floating shelf to your houseplant collection is a great way to save floor space, combine smaller potted plants to make a bigger impact and bring little plants up to eye level. If you’re hanging a new shelf, position it in an area close to a window, such as in a sunny area of the dining or living room.
LOOK FOR UNUSED SPACES
Equipped with potted orchids, basil, succulents and other houseplants, this easily overlooked spot has become an attractive space. Other often neglected areas that can be good spots for houseplants include the tops of bookshelves, shadowy corners and oddly shaped nooks.
DECK OUT YOUR BATHROOM
Bathrooms often feel more natural with the addition of a plant or two to break up expanses of tile and mirrors. Plus, most houseplants thrive with the additional moisture from the shower.
DITCH THE CONTAINERS
Give an entirely new look to houseplants by replacing their pots with free-form balls made of moss and string. You’ve probably seen kokedama, plants with wrapped root balls that form container-free hanging gardens.
Whether you’re a long-time house plant enthusiast and are looking for fresh inspiration for the new season, or you’ve only just bought your first house plant and are wondering where best to position it, these ideas above is perfect for you.