17 Ways to Decorate With Houseplants

April 3, 2019

Whether you’re staging a home or just looking for a new way to decorate your home, plants have the ability to add to any room. Sometimes just putting a plant in a pot isn’t enough. Here are seventeen different ways to decorate your home using houseplants.

1. Spilling out of open drawers of an armoire. If you have a decorative armoire to display items, having plants spilling out of the drawers can add a great accent to the room. Simply in a dresser that stores old or items you don’t use often can just allow for an extra touch.

2. Hanging from a simple wooden dowel. Getting a simple wooden rod from the craft store is an easy find. Use hanging plants you can get at any nursery and it adds a lot of greenery to a room. If you have an empty space in the wall, this is the perfect fix.

3. Arranged in and on top of a curio cabinet. Any see-through cabinet would look great decorated with plants. Adding them in and inside can help you solve what to do as far as decorating a room goes. 

4. Tucked inside a shelving unit. If you have a shelving unit you can’t find a fix for or are keen on getting thrifted items this is a perfect decoration. It would pair well in any room of the home and could be mounted on a wall.

5. Tumbling out of shadow boxes. If you’re in need for some new wall decor, this 3D shadow box look may be a good option for new and inexpensive wall decor.

6. Growing vertically with a trellis. The use of a trellis is not just for outdoor use. If you’re looking to decorate an empty wall, this could be the statement piece you’re looking for.

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7. Twisted around beams. If you have a house that is older or includes architectural beams, getting a hanging plant that is able to twist around them is a good way to use what you already have within your home. Even if you simply have steel beams, you could add hanging plants.

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8. Hanging within a stairwell. If you are looking for something to add to a stairwell, having hanging plants off of hooks would prove to be an innovative idea.

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9. Poking out of an upcycled object. If you have some old items around the home you’re not too sure what to do with, using it as a plant holder is a fun craft and innovative idea! This can be done with almost absolutely everything.

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10. Swinging from a room divider screen. If you have or happen to find an old room divider, this is a neat idea to add a piece to a room. This would be beautiful placed in a living or dining room.

11. Dangling from a ladder. Using old ladders to display items has been a trick in the interior design world for ages. Using a ladder to display plants up against the wall, or hanging from the ceiling could be an exquiste piece.

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12. Placed on a shelf above a doorway. If you really wanted to make an impression, adding a shelf above a doorway and placing plants is simple, yet effective. Doing this would add drama and loudness to a room while staying inexpensive and classy.

13. On a pegboard shelf. If you’re looking for another inexpensive way to add plants to a room with limited space, this may be a good option for you. Adding plants onto a pegboard doesn’t take up too much space in the room, but remains eye-catching.

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14. On shelves in front of a window. If you’re looking for an idea to cover a window, but want to bring life and light in then adding a few shelves with plants can create this for you!

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15. Nestled into a box. Having a lone-standing box in a room carrying plants acts as a great furniture piece perfect for any room.

16. On a vintage rolling cart. Using any upcycled object and adding plants can make a difference in any home. Using an old rolling cart and adding plants can recreate this look for you.

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17. On benches or stools. If you have an old stool or bench with no use, change it into a decorative piece for a plant holder.

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Overall, using any upcycled items or creative ways to incorporate plants into a room is a great option for adding life and greenery in a fun way to your home. Use items and ideas to suit your style and have fun!