Do you know you want to have plants in your home, but you are at a loss at styling them? Here is a quick guide to adding them to your home decor, so they look great and thrive.
I’ve been a plant mom for decades. Plants are my absolute favorite go-to styling trick I use in my own home. On average, I have 50 plants or so at any given time- trust me, that number comes from leaving a list for my husband whenever I leave town for a few days ;). Today I am sharing how I style them throughout my home. So let’s get started.
Choose your plants for the light that you have.
I use easy to care for plants for styling; that way, If I get busy and neglect them a bit, they can take it. Something hardy like these Sansevieria, ZZ, or Pothos works well, and I also love to use air plants and succulents as they lend themselves to styling in different types of containers. I am also careful with lighting requirements. I tend to lack natural light, so I stick to med/Low light-loving plants and place those with higher light needs in my two sunnier rooms.
Choose a variety of plants.
So how should you approach styling a space with plants? Choosing a variety of larger floor plants, smaller tabletop pieces, and a hanging assortment is always fun and provides a balance. I like to mix tall upright plants with training versions for depth. Plants can help elevate a space by adding shape, color, and texture in a room full of furniture, softening the lines, and adding visual interest. I also love that feeling of nature and the softness they add to an interior space filled with tile, like a kitchen or bathroom that is filled with hard surfaces. When choosing plants, it’s important to go with plants that will thrive in your environment and that you love.
Use a variety of containers.
It’s easy to repurpose vintage pieces to add style to your plant game. Below I used a few vintage thrift stores finds. The beautiful vintage bowl and a vintage camera case. I lined the bottoms with plastic to plant-proof them and then layered two inches of rocks topped with succulent soil. It helps that these will not require much water, which is why I used succulents here.
While I love a beautiful terra cotta pot as much as the next guy, think woven baskets, metal bowls, vintage suitcases, almost anything can be modified into a planter.
Style your plants in clusters with multiple heights.
Grouping plants together at varying heights can create a bigger impact. It can also add a different kind of visual interest. This works well with hanging plants or when using plants on a bookcase or shelf.
Plants can fill a space.
Plants do a wonderful job filling awkward corners, and taller floor plants are a great way to add instant height next to chairs, sofas, or a bed.
Make a statement with a plant wall.
One very on-trend statement piece is a plant wall. There are so many versions of this on Pinterest and decor blogs, but I love a wall full of plants no matter what version I see. This wall planter was a quick DIY you can see here.
I hope I’ve given you a few ideas on styling your own plants and that you are ready to dive in.
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I want to give a shout-out to my friend Helen at Hpdesign.com for some of the beautiful photos. She always makes my visions look amazing.
Until next time,