Ways to decorate your home with indoor plants

Plants always light up a room. They made a big come back in 2014 and the trend is still going! If you’ve given real plants a go and realised you have a true black thumb then faux foliage has become hugely acceptable again. They are much better quality now than they were 10 years ago.

Here are 7 ways you can use plants to decorate your home (Pinterest is a great source to help you get started – lots of decorating ideas/blog posts over there!)…

Pots on a shelf

If you have a large empty wall, attached a shelf and fill it with plants. Pots in all the same colour/tone in different sizes with random plants which be a showstopper. This can be an inexpensive project of you gather cuttings, succulents and cacti.

Sideboard display

Grouped together and displayed on one side of a console really brings a room to life. For maximum impact you could add a couple of plants in varying heights. Pots/vases are similar tones, but not matching. Balance out your sidebar with a mirror, stack of books, candles and a photo frame on the other side.


This style is very easy to achieve. This makes a perfect statement for a dining table centrepiece or coffee table vignette. All you need is 2 types of pots (large and small) and a few different cacti. Easy! If you love monochrome styling, clusters with some coloured pots would bring just a little bit of pizzazz and texture in to your home.

Plant stand

Let your plant stand on its own as a feature. A “mother-in-law’s tongue” and is one of the hardiest plants you will find and gives good height to an awkward corner.

Mini trees in pots

For varying heights and appeal, add some mini topiary herbs/plants to cement pots. They look great.

Hanging plants

They are all the rage now. Cascading down a shelf or hanging in a pot from the corner of a room. They bring a space to life by drawing your eye upwards. There are some great fake vines on the market which you will be forgiven for thinking they are real.

A plant by the couch

This is probably the most popular way of styling a plant. Choose something of substantial size and place it in a corner near your couch. It instantly adds colour, height and texture to your room. The bigger the plant the more luxurious your room will feel. It’s like you’re bringing the outside in. Use a basket around the pot for added interest.