How to Incorporate Plants and Flowers into Your Home Decorating

Improving your homelife, one plant at a time

By Nisha Miller Posted on 9/13/19

Plants and flowers are a beautiful addition to any home. Not only do they bring life and color but some varieties remove biotoxins from the air too. If you’re not sure where to place your plants or how to weave them into your existing interior design, you’ve come to the right place. Today, there are more options than ever to seamlessly blend plants into your home

 

Air Plants (Tillandsia)

There are so many ways to display these plants that they get their own mention. Officially known as Tillandsia, these plants do not require soil. Generally, they like bright, indirect sunlight and need to soak in water for 15 minutes once a week. They can be displayed in vases, hanging prisms, on driftwood, or in a basket. You can even display them in a file drawer if you want to. They’re one of the most versatile plants when it comes to how and where they’re displayed.

Pegboards

Do you have a craft or guest bedroom that could use some livening up? Pegboards let you adjust where you display the plant and can hold far more than a single pot. They’re functional and if you add a plant, a pegboard can be decorative too. Your chosen plant will need to be fairly small and lightweight, but this is a fun way to add visual appeal to an otherwise boring room.

A Pot Design Theme

You don’t necessarily want all of your pots to match but you can pick a theme to build a cohesive look throughout your home. You could go with all white, letting shape and form vary from pot to pot. Or, you could choose geometric pots with unusual shapes that change the direction of the plant based on how the pot lays. You could create a single corner or wall display with all of the pots together or scatter them throughout your home for a separate but unified look.

Macramé Hangers

Macramé has made a comeback. It gives you the benefit of color options as well as ropes/thread thickness to play with. Plants of all sizes can be displayed this way, and they won’t take up square footage. However, you’ll need a vacuum on hand for the occasional soil spill when it’s time to water.

 

Plant Waterfall

One of the best things about plants and flowers are the variety of shapes, textures, and colors they bring with them. Plants that drape from the pot can create a cascading green waterfall if they’re positioned correctly. Look at the tops of shelves and bookcases for places that might normally be devoid of color and life. The right plants can turn it from a blank space into a conversation starter.

Terrariums

It’s hard to resist the appeal of a terrarium. While the plant adds life and color, you get to pick the other elements such as the rock and sand that go along with it. You get the benefit of color and pattern. Some small globe terrariums can be hung from the ceiling while larger models can hold several plants and look beautiful on a side table or nightstand.

Conclusion

Plants work with any home or design style. Whether you lean towards fun and whimsy or minimal and sophisticated, there’s a plant out there that will bring life to your space. Pay attention to looks, but also keep an eye on the climate and maintenance needs of the plant. That way both of you, you and the plant, can complement one another’s lifestyle.