Indoor plant display ideas

Looking for clever ways to display your house plants? Of course you are – they’ve been all over Instagram for ages, so it was only a matter of time before you came after ideas of your own. So, 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, we have an idea for you.

Need more practical advice? We have everything you need to know about house plants.


1. Create an indoor hanging herb garden

Make your herbs more of a feature in your kitchen with this Ikea hack – growing your herbs in a Bittergurka – a great idea if you have a smaller kitchen and need to save valuable worktop space. You can hook together as many as you need, and then when you need to use them in your cooking or want to have them on hand to garnish your dinner, just can just unhook your herb of choice and pop it on the table.

For loads more ways you can use Ikea storage to display your house plants, check out our feature.

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2. Use trailing house plants to create a living wall

Adding some living, breathing greenery instantly gives a fresh feeling to a space. We love this look for a great alternative to the more traditional gallery wall.

This Betty Armchair from is the perfect addition to a green inspired living room.

Check out more info on how to create a living wall.

Spider plants, with their trailing tendencies, are a great alternative to consider if you’re trying to recreate this look

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3. Use plant life to enhance a natural feel

Want your home to have a natural feel? Create a (controlled) indoor jungle with oversized plant life; we’d recommend a humungous Swiss cheese plant as a great starting point. Combined with earth toned furniture, this lively living room is a breath of fresh air (literally).

Find this Brionna two-seater sofa at DFS

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4. Team large, leafy tropical house plants with bright colours

Want to use house plants to create a tropical feel? Pair large, leafy species with furniture that makes a statement and equally striking abstract art. It really can be as easy as that!

We love the idea of colour clashing with these fun Banjooli Outdoor Chairs, available at Cattelan Italia.

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5. Choose an eye catching house plant pot

A step-up from the standard plant pot, Mid-century inspired planters are a sophisticated option for displaying house plants; particularly the more dramatic varieties. We love this bronze finish, which really pops when added to a bold colour scheme.

We have more Mid-century modern decor ideas to inspire you.

Find this Brass Planter with Stand at Audenza.

Taller, more dramatic species make the perfect addition to this statement bronze planter and stand

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6. Spruce up your desk with a cute terrarium

If you require something small to spruce up a desk or cheer up a home office window sill, look no further than a terrarium; the perfect home for small succulents. Use our step by step guide to find out how to make this terrarium.

Available in a variety of quirky shapes, terrariums are a simple addition to a sad looking space. We love the unique shape of this Gold Terrarium from Not on the High Street

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7. Choose tall house plant species to match high ceilings

If you’re blessed with high ceilings, choose plant life that makes the most of it. You can afford to pick taller, more dramatic species or equally eye-catching trailing varieties without fear of them swamping the room.

This Lily Three Seat Sofa from adds to the homely feel of the space

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8. Choose varieties that enhance a maximalist space

Striking in their appearance, mother-in-law’s tongue and larger species of cacti can enhance the dramatic feel of a maximalist scheme, while adding texture to a space. Despite competing with bold pink tones and clashing patterns, these house plants hold their own as an eye catching feature.

Curious about Maximalism? Here are 11 ways to get the Maximalist look.

If you’re looking for a sofa that makes a real statement, take a look at the Salsa Range from DFS

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9. Make house plants a feature in a minimalist space

House plants can really bring a coffee table to life, making a feature out of an often overlooked space. The trick to achieving this look effectively is ensuring an assortment of species, sizes and pot styles; arranged with little uniformity.

Browse our pick of the best coffee tables for any budget.

An assortment of pots really adds to the eclectic feel of this house plant display. Find similar at Ikea

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10. Find an alternative use for wicker baskets

In addition to making a simple, yet stylish, storage solution, wicker baskets work as a great home for house plants. Rather than hiding storage baskets away, make a feature out of them with some added greenery.

Find similar Storage Baskets at House of Bath.

Whether you use wicker baskets to store logs, blankets or children’s toys, consider keeping one for an injection of greenery

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11. Display plants on a wire rack for a millennial feel

Styled with blush tones and a varied assortment of plant life, this space has a particularly millennial feel. Propped up against the wall, this light blue wire rack offers a great solution for displaying plants and acts as an eye-catching focal point within the space. To achieve this finished look, simply add mismatching, bright toned plant pots and one of each of your favourite house plants.

To achieve a similar look, try Etsy

For a similar two toned sofa, take a look at Cubit

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12. Choose delicate house plants for a sophisticated feel

With its image reflected in a stunning octagonal mirror, this delicate house plant makes an understated impact on a sophisticated dining space. In addition to making the room seem larger, this clever use of reflection creates a design feature that is equally captivating and calming.

Find this incredible Emerland Magnum Wall Mirror at Cattelan Italia

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13. Create an industrial vibe: display on a ladder shelf

Adding house plants can be an effective way of injecting a pop of colour into an otherwise monochrome, industrial-style decorating scheme. While understated, each plant adds a lively touch and helps create a more homely feel. See below for inspiration for making your own plant stand.

For a similar ladder shelf, try Limelace.

The minimalist feel of this ladder shelf offsets the bold intricacy of this , available at Limelace

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14. Experiment with the height and positioning of house plants

While smaller plants often look better clustered together, creating space between larger varieties is usually the best way of displaying them and (unless that’s the effect you’re going for) prevents your house from looking like an indoor jungle. Experiment with the positioning of house plants to find a combination that works for you.

Find similar plants at Ikea.

It has been suggested that plants increase happiness and productivity, so including them in a home office seems like an obvious choice

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15. Display your house plants in an indoor greenhouse

This miniature greenhouse, with it’s simple structure, would make an eye-catching addition to any Scandi-inspired home. If your preference is for smaller species, this striking piece is a great option for showcasing your greenery and bringing the magic of nature indoors.

Browse our gallery of cosy Scandi room design ideas.

Find it at Einrichten Design.

This miniature greenhouse would also make a great option for an indoor herb garden

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16. Group pot plants for a contemporary feel

If you’re short on surface space, or are simply looking to make more of a feature out of your house plants, grouping assorted species together on a hanging stoneware tray is a great option that adds depth and interest to a space.

We love this Bloomingville Flowerpot Tray from Beaumonde.

For similar neutral toned, ceramic plant pots, try Beaumonde

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17. Pick up a stylish plant stand

Choosing a sleek and contemporary stand to display plants is an easy option if you’re looking to make more of a feature from the greenery in your life. Not only does a plant stand make experimenting with the positioning of plants easy, but it can also prevent a space from feeling cluttered if you’ve decided to introduce lots more house plants into your home at once.

We love the Satsumas Plant Stand from Ikea.

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18. Fill up kitchen worktops with house plants

Want to give your kitchen plenty of green appeal with house plants? Why not pack out the corners with pots of easy-care, steam-loving evergreens (or faux plants if your kitchen’s light deprived). Paint the walls in a deep green and you’ll accentuate the hot-house effect further.

We have more colourful kitchen design ideas.

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19. Make a DIY plant stand

Displaying plants on a plant stand is a great way to group them together – and to show off your trailing varieties. You don’t have to buy one, either: all you need is an old (or inexpensively bought) ladder shelf and some quality paint, and our guide to making a DIY plant stand.

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20. Create colourful accents with plant pots

House plant ideas are not only about the plants: colourful glazed pots or planters can go a long way to cheering up a blank wall. Group them together on a shelf – or a few shelves for even more interest.

These plant pots are from Garden Trading.

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Want even more house plant inspiration?

  • Tips for transforming your home with plants in winter
  • The best indoor plant: from succulents to artificial greenery and plants that like low light

11 space-saving ways to display houseplants

Just because you live in a cramped condo or apartment doesn’t mean you can’t transform your space into a tropical oasis. These 11 space-saving ideas will free up your floors and boost your health in the process.

1. Install floating shelves

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Geometric floating shelves are especially popular this year, with triangular, circular and hexagonal shapes stealing the spotlight. Cluster small potted plants in unique ceramic planters for an eclectic look.

2. Opt for a wall-mounted planter

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For renters who don’t want to do too much damage to their walls, wall-mounted planters may be the way to go. Most designs require just a single nail and are fairly lightweight. Air plants and fresh herbs are smart choices for vertical gardens.

3. Try an indoor trellis

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Trellises are a common sight in outdoor gardens, but have you ever considered adding one to your interior? A wire grid organizer, such as this model from Urban Outfitters, could be used to encourage Philodendron to climb. You could even build a trellis room divider, like the one seen above, to define zones in a studio apartment.

4. Hang a planter from the ceiling

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Free up valuable floor space by hanging a planter from the ceiling. Your plants will thank you as they’re basking in direct sunlight. Drill a hole into a ceiling joist (which you can easily locate using a stud finder) and use a C-shaped hook screw that can support the weight of your planter.

5. Utilize window sills

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If you’ve been blessed with deep window sills, get those potted plants into formation. Windows with eastern or southern exposures are best, but be sure to research the amount of sunlight each plant requires. During the winter months, move your plants to a warmer location, as windows can be drafty or poorly insulated.

6. Install a rail or towel rack

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Pro tip: IKEA’s FINTORP system is a game-changer for growing your own herbs in a tiny apartment. Choose from a variety of affordably-priced rails, hooks and buckets to create a wall-mounted system that fits with your decor.

7. Hang plants from a dowel or copper pipe

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We’ve all seen those trendy hanging clothes racks, but the same idea can be applied to displaying houseplants. Use a wooden dowel, a copper pipe or a sturdy tree branch to hang potted plants. If you’re wary of drilling holes into the ceiling, you could also try securing a pipe between kitchen cabinets, as seen in the photo above.

8. Opt for a three-tier serving stand

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A farmhouse favorite, these three-tier stands are perfect for displaying small potted plants and other accessories. With multiple levels, it’s easy to create a layered look without occupying too much counter space.

9. Buy or build a window box planter

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If you live in a colder climate or on the 20th floor of a high-rise, outdoor window boxes aren’t really a viable option. An interior window box can be enjoyed year-round and adds instant character to your space. Use an aluminum gutter, as seen in this DIY project, or opt for a narrow wooden design like this product from Wayfair.

10. Choose climbing plants

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Place a climbing plant on a high surface such as a bookshelf or ledge. Over time, the vines will cascade down, and you can use thumbtacks to string them along the wall. You could also try sculptural wall art, like this one from World Market, to encourage growth.

11. DIY a radiator cover

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Covering up your radiator is not only a good safety measure, it can also provide you with an additional surface for displaying plants. The steam heat will keep tropical plants toasty and you can play up the design by adding an intricately cut grille. If you’re not very handy, a simple floating shelf above the radiator has the same effect.

5 New Ways to Display Houseplants

It’s easy to leave plants in nursery pots and forget about them. But, with these five houseplant display ideas, both the planter and the plant are part of the decor. Wall-mounted projects allow plants to double as wall art, while hanging options add up-high green to any space. Test out these easy and eye-catching ways to hang plants inside.

Air Plant Pipe Shelf

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For this project, you only need a few tools: a level, a stud finder and a drill. You will also need a picture shelf, assorted sizes of PVC pipe fittings, painters tape, spray paint, and your favorite air plants. The first step is to tape off stripes on the pipe fittings with painters tape. Once you are done taping, spray paint the fittings. We used a metallic spray paint to create bronze horizontal stripes. Let dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

While the paint is drying, use a level and a stud finder to hang the picture shelf on the wall. Most shelves will come with screws and pre-drilled pilot holes. Once the shelf is secured onto the wall, add a layer of smooth decorative stones to the shelf. Then, place the painted PVC fittings onto the shelf and display air plants on top of each fitting.

L-Angle Plant Shelf

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This easy project is quick to create and can be customized to match any style of decor. This project requires 3/4″ thick cedar boards, wood glue, wood stain, sand paper, painters tape and hanging hardware. Tool-wise, you will need clamps, a nail gun and a hammer. To start, cut one piece of wood to 9″ x 5 1/2″ and a second to 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Sand the wood pieces.

Place a piece of 1″ tape across the top of the back side of the 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of wood. Use the tape as a guide to position a second piece of tape right in front of it. Remove the first piece of tape. The piece of tape left will act as a guide for where to glue the 9″ x 5 1/2″ piece of wood as well as protecting the wood from getting glue on it.

Put a line of glue on the bottom edge of the 9″ piece of wood and spread it. Use the tape as a guide to position glue and attach the two pieces. There will be 1/4″ of the smaller wood piece exposed behind the larger piece of wood. This will allow the shelf to hang vertically on the wall when hangers are attached to it. Clamp the boards together in place and allow the glue to dry. After it is dry, place 4 to 5 nails into where the boards overlap to secure them together. Stain the shelf as desired.

Attach hangers to the back. Use a level to mark where the hanging nails should be. Use a hammer to lightly tap the hanging nails into the wall, then hang the shelf. Place small houseplants in planters of your choice onto the shelves for a dynamic and rustic wall display.

Ring Plant Holder

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This houseplant display idea couldn’t be any easier. All you need is a drill, a driver, and a metal plant ring. Simply position and hang the plant ring on wall with included screws. Sit a potted plant into the ring. The plant will appear to be floating against the wall. This plant holder is a great idea for saving floor space and counter space without adding a large hanging structure to a room’s decor.

Barn Wood Plant Holder

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Create a simple plant holder out of a piece of reclaimed barn wood. You will need a pencil, clamps, a nail driver, a hole saw and a drill in your tool belt for this project. For materials, you need two 1″ x 4″ x 20″ wood boards, sand paper, wood glue, a nail gun, wood stain, and hanging hardware. Start by lightly sanding the boards. Then, along the long end of a board, make marks in the center and 4″ from both ends of the board. These three marks will show you where to drill.

One inch from one of the long edges, drill three holes with a 3 1/2″ hole saw. The holes will break through the long end of the board. Sand the board again as needed. Position, then glue, clamp and nail the board with holes cut in it to the center of the second board. Let dry, the place a few nails into the back of the second board where it overlaps with the first for extra stability. Stain, if desired.

Editor’s Tip: Apply tape to prevent glue from bleeding.

Add nail hangers to the back of the second board. That board will hang flat against the wall. Use a hammer to lightly tap hanging nails into the wall, then hang the shelf. Place three 4″ pots with plants into the gaps of the shelf.

Wood Bowl Hanging Planter

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Create an attractive wood hanging basket to replace the basic plastic pots sold in stores. This easy project requires two tools: a drill with a 1/2″ bit and scissors. Drill 4, 1/2” holes equidistant around the edge of a 12″ wood bowl, 3/4” from the top rim of the bowl. Thread one continuous length of 3/8″ rope through the holes in the bowl.

Editor’s Tip: Use a piece of tape to guide your rope through each hole to make threading easier and to prevent fraying.

Trim a 12″ plastic plant tray so that it fits inside wooden planter. Use tape as a guide to keep the sides of the tray even. Gather the ends of the rope above the bowl, then glue and tie into a hanging loop. Fill the bowl with potting soil, then plant flowers, succulents, or cacti. Hang the planter from a ceiling hook.

  • By Jenny Krane

How To Display Houseplants: Clever Ideas For Arranging Houseplants

Not only are more and more people growing houseplants these days, but they are now part of interior décor. Houseplants add a living element to interior design and can make any space more peaceful. Let’s take a look at some houseplant display ideas that you can use for your interior space.

How to Display Houseplants

Let’s explore various ways of arranging houseplants on your walls, ceilings and floors.

Displaying Potted Plants on Walls

There are many interesting ways to display potted plants on your walls:

  • Create a living wall with numerous hanging plants placed on a book shelf or even on a mounted wall shelf. Choose trialing plants such as spider plants, pothos, philodendron, and hoyas. As they grow and trail, you will be creating a living green wall.
  • Display plants on a ladder shelf against a wall, or even a free-standing ladder.
  • Instead of a piece of artwork on a wall behind a sofa, create a living wall with an arrangement of wall-mounted self-watering pots or shelves with various houseplants.
  • Create rustic wall displays by mounting re-purposed lumber slabs on walls to which you can attach potted plants to.
  • Place a shelf of houseplants above the headboard of your bed.

Displaying Potted Plants on Ceilings

There is the obvious option of hanging various trailing plants from ceiling hooks in front of your windows. For added interest, use hanging houseplants displayed at various heights for a staggered effect.

  • A more creative way of displaying potted plants on ceilings is to hang a suspended wooden frame over a dining room or kitchen table. Then fill the suspended frame with trailing plants such as pothos.
  • Don’t have much counter space? Hang a plant from a ceiling. Use a beautiful macramé hanger for added interest.
  • Create “floating” plant displays from the ceiling using a thin chain to hang plants, or even driftwood with orchids or other epiphytes mounted onto them.
  • Hang a trailing plant in the corner of a room for interest, especially if you don’t have the floor space for a larger floor plant.

Displaying Potted Plants on Floors

  • Place potted plants on each step of your staircase.
  • If you have an unused fireplace, display houseplants in front of the fireplace.
  • If you have tall ceilings, take advantage of the space and grow large floor plants such as fiddle leaf fig, rubber tree, Swiss cheese plant, and others.
  • Use large wicker baskets to dress up your potted plants on the floor.

Other Creative Ways to Decorate with Houseplants

  • For a living centerpiece, arrange three pots in the center of your dining room or kitchen table.
  • Use towel racks mounted in front of a window to suspend houseplants from.

You are only limited by your creativity, so why not try some new houseplant display ideas?

15 indoor plant display ideas that are borderline genius

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1. Add height to your display with a step ladder.

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2. A colorful plastic crate adds a bit of whimsy.

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3. Stand a vintage wooden crate on its side.

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4. DIY a macramé hanging planter.

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5. Turn a pineapple into a temporary vase.


6. Drill into a birch log to create a succulent planter.

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7. Metallic planters look ultra-glam.

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8. Channel Andy Warhol with upcycled soup cans.

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9. Paint a terracotta pot to match your home’s decor.

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10. Hang airplants in a frame with a wire backing.

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11. Vintage bottles make for pretty vases.

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12. Indoor plants in rice baskets are having a moment.

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13. Light bulb terrariums are a bright idea.


14. A fern placed on a hanging shelf looks effortlessly cool.

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15. And finally, it’s scientifically proven that fresh cut greens look better in test tubes.

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Indoor plants decoration makes your living space more comfortable, breathable, and luxurious. See these 99 ideas on how to display houseplants for inspiration.

The role of houseplants for healthy indoor climate is indisputable. Potted plants provide a lively atmosphere and can transform your home into a green oasis. This is a well-known fact. What do you think about yourself? Do you also have beautiful houseplants at home? And if not, why? We want to put you on the idea that houseplants make the living space more comfortable, breathable and luxurious.

99 Ideas on How to Display Houseplants


You don’t need a large room to have indoor plants. Be creative and grow plants vertically.


Consider the houseplants as an important part of your interior decoration. Cascading houseplants like the string of pearls looks chic.


Plants that are growing indoors play a decorative role, and at the same time, they clean the air.


Cool idea to use side table, to put plants.


Use shelves in your home to keep the plants on it. There you can do a small indoor garden like set up.


Use cool pots and planters to grow your plants. Must remember that pots accentuate the beauty of plants and should be chosen correctly.

You don’t need to splurge a lot of money to have beautiful pots. Read our post on pot decoration ideas to find out more on this.


Prefer low maintenance houseplants if you are a busy person.


The more beautiful the pots, the more beautiful your plants look as written above– “Pots accentuate the beauty of plants”.


Large houseplants like fiddle leaf fig are designers favorite. Give them a try. Learn how to grow fiddle leaf fig.


If there is a scope and brightness then arranging plants on a staircase is a good idea.


If you’re short of outdoor space why not dedicate a space to grow plants indoors. Create an Indoor garden.


You can grow plants in almost anything. To find more such ideas like this read this post.


Plants of dracaena genus are easiest to grow. Plus, they look beautiful.

Also Read: Most Easy to Grow Houseplants


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Use large plants to create a statement. Large houseplants and tall cactus look good.

Also Read: Ideas to make your garden look great


Grow succulents in your home as they are easy to grow and low maintenance.


Create a succulent dish garden to adorn your space. It is easy to create and the complete tutorial is given in our post.


Room ferns are easy to clean and grow. They can be arranged in a variety of ways.


This DIY book planter is cool to grow plants. You can find complete tutorial here.


Plant stands are the great decorative feature. They elevate the plants to a higher label. Metal, plastic or wooden, choose plant stands according to your interior.


You can also grow houseplants in your bathroom. Consider this bathroom garden.

Indoor greenery will spruce up small apartments and large houses alike. For those that lack a green thumb, not to worry. Fake plants and succulents require little to no attention, and they can make beautiful additions to your home decor.

Whether you just moved in or are simply redecorating, these ideas are sure to give you some inspiration. Houseplants are fun because they often involve easy DIY crafts and creative expression. Painting a plant holder, building decorative pieces and arranging a flower bouquet are just a few examples of how to make generic indoor plants your own.

1. Plant Risers

Source: A Beautiful Mess

A stair step or riser-like shelf will make your plant display look fuller. Place it in the kitchen and grow herbs like basil or chives to use in your cooking.

2. Teeny Tiny Succulents

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These baby terracotta-esque pots are easily molded out of clay and decorated with acrylic paint. They’re so adorable you’ll want them everywhere.

3. Trappings of Indoor Plants

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For a unique take on hanging planters, you can cage your plant. It is easier to hang and contributes more color to the room.

4. Wall-Mounted

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Secure your plant to a stained wood base and mount it on the wall. This is an effective yet subtle way to fill up empty spaces.

5. Catching Fireflies

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Fill the bottom of a vase with LED string lights. At night, it will be similar to fireflies caught in a jar.

6. Archaic Terracotta Pot

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A seemingly aged and weathered plant pot can, counterintuitively, serve as a charming addition to your farmhouse and rustic decor. Distress it yourself with a coat of white paint and brush of coarse sandpaper.

7. Make a Wish

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Because people make a wish before they blow on a dandelion, these giant dandelions symbolize your hopes and dreams. Let them be your motivation in the morning.

8. Elegant Ecosystem

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Instead of leaving your wine glasses sitting in the cabinet, turn them into little ecosystems. These are also a creative gift for wine lovers.

9. For the Love of Mod (Podge)

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Inexpensive craft glue and glitter can transform a bland vase into something wondrous. Paste on scraps of tissue paper for additional texture and splash of color.

10. Show Off Your Curves

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A curvy plant holder subtly shows off your funky style. It can blend in to your theme while still drawing the eye.

11. Little Desert Garden

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A basic ceramic bowl can make an excellent plant holder. Fill it with pebbles and small cacti for a low-maintenance indoor decoration.

12. More Geometry

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If you’re ready to try your hand at “carpentry” this is a good place to start. Spray paint large popsicle sticks, then use hot glue to layer and overlap them in the desired shape.

13. Hanging Around

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Let your potted friends chill out on a hanging planter with shelves. Achieve a state of harmony with the right amount of tension and weight.

14. Green Greenery

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Help the environment while decorating your home. Recycled canisters can be turned into plant holders.

15. Devilishly Simple

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Dip a large paint brush in color and again in white, then lightly guide your brush in swirls or streaks. This design will fool everyone into thinking you spent a pretty penny.

16. Vintage Plant Holder

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If vintage is your thing, this indoor plant is for you. Its unorthodoxy makes it visually fascinating, and it’s perfect for a home office.

17. Leafy Overhang

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This straightforward DIY will have your dining room fit for royalty in 60 minutes or less. All you have to do is tie lush branches to a wooden board and hang it.

18. Dr. Seuss Inspired

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Cut and glue cardboard to create fun, offbeat vases. You can also DIY stencils to assist in your spray painting efforts.

19. Work on Your Chemistry

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Did you know that glass test tubes can double as dainty plant holders? Trade science for interior decorating and hang them in your family room.

20. Orchids for Optimism

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This beautiful, serene flower reflects your patient and gentle nature. Let it remind you to keep a positive outlook on life.

21. Festive Vines

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Over the fireplace, on the stairwell or above the television, these vines will have you in good spirits. They’re especially great for holiday decor.

22. Triangular Shelves

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DIY your shelves or purchase them — either way they will add an interesting angle to your interior design. Mix and match shapes or hang them symmetrically for a modern feel.

23. Wrap Them & Stack Them

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Repurpose your books to make a fun side table for you or to gift to your book loving friend. Now you finally have a purpose for all of that old reading material!

24. Houdini Greenery

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Installing metal loops in a decorative board will give the appearance that your plants are floating. Consider painting the metal to match for an even more convincing illusion.

25. Pouch Plants

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Fill funky zip-close pouches with fake flowers. These are a great option for kids’ bedroom decor. You can make them in 60 seconds, and add a burst of color to any room.

26. Sprouting Centerpiece

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Position fake sprouts and leaves to appear as they are actually growing. The lifelike display will have your dining room looking au naturel.

27. Fabric Planter

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A fabric planter goes well in retro or rustic homes. Add wheels for easy mobility when the sunlight transitions.

28. Beach Vibes

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The next time you go on a beach vacation, hand pick seashells to exhibit in your beach house decor. They’ll remind you to relax and flow with the motion of the ocean.

29. Aquatic Plants

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Scaled-down aquariums are easy to make and require no further attention. What’s more, plants in water will seem more lively as they float.

30. Party Arrangements

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Make vegetative arrangements to embellish themed parties for boys or for girls of all ages. These arrangements can be adjusted to match any theme and occasion.

31. Wooden Lap Joints

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Who needs the furniture store when you have your own two hands? These plant stands can be easily constructed with several overlap joints.

32. Lil’ Goblet

Source: A Kailo Chic Life

This small plant holder is somewhat reminiscent of the goblets associated with medieval kings. Sponge paint it with pastels for a delightful desk ornament or bedroom decor.

33. Cute as a Button

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Sometimes the cutest flower arrangements are as simple as faux flowers with buttons in the center. A black and white photo causes the colors to pop.

34. It’s Alive

Source: A Beautiful Mess

DIY a “living” wall by adorning it with green felt and faux plants. What was drab before is now alive and thriving.

35. Hoop Wreath

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Attach leaves and flowers all the way around, or leave some of the wicker hoop exposed. These are so foolproof you can make one for every season.

36. Pop-Up Plants

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Like the fun children’s pop-up books or 3D movies, this flower arrangement will jump off the wall. It’s easy to make with endless enchantment.

37. Plant Like an Egyptian

Source: A Piece of Rainbow

Triangular gold-painted clay pots give your home an ancient, imperial tone. The green against the gold makes both colors stand out.

38. All the Marble

Source: The Beautydojo

White marble is dignified in itself. Use it as a planter with rocks and cacti for a unique juxtaposition.

39. Miniature Forests

Source: A Piece of Rainbow

Arrange soil, leaves, sticks, moss, rocks and even shells in translucent containers to create a mini thicket. This decor is the proper homage to nature.

40. Blank Space

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An important design tactic is to utilize white space, or orange space in the case of traditional terracotta pots. Don’t feel pressured to paint it top-to-bottom.

41. Delightful Decanter

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Repurpose a decanter as a gorgeous flower vase to dress up your next unique wine tasting party. It’s exceptionally fitting for the occasion.

42. Antique Spools

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Not many people use wooden spools like this anymore, and they can be purchased at bargain prices. Repurpose them for individualized decor.

43. Vertical Garden

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If you want a vertical garden, remember to ensure that your plant frames are sturdy. They can go indoors or decorate your backyard.

44. Scalloped Edges

Source: The Crafted Life

Nothing says chic like scalloped edges. They are a small detail, but have a pleasant visual effect. You can even cut the edges yourself on a thin plastic container.

45. Aesthetically Pleasing Wire

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Copper or stainless steel wire netting create this delicately rustic look. To make it more pastoral, employ a larger container, chicken wire and bigger flowers.

46. Flower Jar

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Protect fragile flowers with a glass jar, but don’t forget to leave the top open so they can breathe. This is a delightful gift for plant lovers.

47. Green Minimalist

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A small branch encased by a lantern frame creates a clean and crisp look. The rectangular prism shape is stunning in modern homes.

48. Flat Succulents

Source: The Merrythought

Because they’re rootless, these succulents lay almost completely flat on a surface. They are great for dining room table decor.

49. Spherical Shelves

Source: Why Don’t You Make Me

Wooden, circular shelves are imitative of tree trunks. Small plants are a terrific complement to the organic feel.

50. Crystal Ball

Source: The Whimsical Wife

This orb may not show your future, but it sure looks exquisite. Place it on a shelf or hang it from the ceiling.

51. Photo Cube

Source: Shutterfly

An acrylic photo cube doubles as a planter. You can insert pictures on each side or decorate it with your own style.

52. Succulents Rock

Source: DoodleCraft

These geologic succulent holders complement any rustic decor. For a chromatic effect, set a clear crystal near a window.

53. Sweetest Flowers

Source: Lost Mom

Showcase your cheerful, aromatic flowers in a plant holder that matches their style — ice cream containers! Make them for a get together or just for fun.

54. Perfectly Balanced

Source: A Beautiful Mess

Spice up your coffee table with a one-of-a-kind plant holder. The pointed feet are an intriguing balancing act.

55. Ombre Leaves

Source: A Kailo Chic Life

Boast your creative side with unconventionally colored leaves. Pink and orange ombre will give your space the relaxed vibe of a tropical sunset.

56. Personalized Vase

Source: Bugaboo City

Buy an inexpensive square or rectangular vase along with some stickers at your local craft store. Then, peel and press — decorating has never been easier.

57. Doughnut Hole

Source: Paper & Stitch

The hollow centers of these doughnut-shaped miniature planters are a cozy home for succulents. Let one stand alone, or place them in twos and threes.

58. Flower Garland

Source: Your DIY Family

Twisting precious white flowers into a long strand is wonderful for weddings or DIY holiday garland. It is refined and sophisticated yet also grandeur.

59. A Plant’s Stamp of Approval

Source: BlissMakes

Use giant leaves or full flowers as a stamp — paint them and press them on the material. Apply them on canvas paintings for an abstract impression.

60. Crazy in Love (With Wreaths)

Source: A Piece of Rainbow

Whether mounted in your dining room or on your front door, it’s acceptable to get a little crazy with your wreath. For fall decor, pick red and yellow flowers.

61. DIY Plant Pot Stand

Source: Pure Sweet Joy

Like building blocks for adults, piping can be used to construct a variety of things. This copper pipe stand is dazzling against the bright plant pots.

62. Golden Rings

Source: Sugar & Cloth

Framing a flower with a golden ring emphasizes its innate elegance. Put it on a white wall for extra vibrance.

63. Basket Tower

Source: The Merrythought

This resourceful piece is perfect for plants and storage. Imagine what it would look like with large, colorful flowers in each basket.

64. Peek-a-Boo Plants

Source: Idle Hands Awake

Subtly place leaves and flowers to slightly spill out of their container. The peeking plants give your space a homely sensation.

65. Frame Filler

Source: Within The Grove

Rocks are an awesome filler when you discover you have too much empty space. From pebbles to stones, they’ll build out your display.

As you can see, there’s more than one way to pot a plant. You have unlimited creative freedom when it comes to indoor “gardening.” Faux or not, domestic plants and the innovative way you present them give your home character.

15 Amazing Ideas to Display Your Indoor Plants

Posted By MMK on Jul 20, 2015

Plants are a sign of life, vitality and freshness. They are very healthy to include in your interior as well. They are beneficial not only to your eyes but also for keeping the air fresh and clean. So, we thought of bringing you some ideas to display your indoor plants. Take a look and find your inspiration:

1. Display Them on Wooden Shelves

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2. Use The End Table in Your Living Room to Show Off Your Plant Collection

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3. Mount The Planters on Re-purposed Lumber Slabs

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4. Display A Single Indoor Planter Pot in a Hurricane Lantern

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5. Put The Plants on a Rustic Ladder

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6. Recycle Old Wood Crates as Planter Display Shelves

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7. Create a Statement Wall with Brackets

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8. Mount Shelves with Pots On Your Kitchen Window

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9. Put The Planters in Stairs

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10. Display The Planters on Stands

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11. Put Your Beloved Plant at The Bedside on The Nightstand

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12. Turn The Planters to Your Dining Table Centerpieces

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13. Give Your Indoor Plants a Home in a Basket

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14. Utilize The Space of an Unused Fireplace

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15. Place The Plants Above Your Headboard

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1. In the Entryway

We grew up with lots of houseplants from impressive rubber plants and cascading “money” plants to large pots of peace lilies in the drawing room. One of my earliest memories is my mom asking someone for a cutting of one of their plants. (Odd, I know!) And although its been many years since she’s had a plant at home, back then she definitely had a green thumb- I swear she could make plants flourish just by stepping into the room! Somehow, somewhere along the way, I decided I would probably have the blackest thumb in the business and so I never considered bringing home a houseplant. Maybe it’s because I wasn’t emotionally ready to commit?

Meet Penny! This was basket #1 from World Market but it was a tiny bit too short. She sits in a different basket now from Target and is very happy.

Nevertheless, about two months ago and really yearning for a kitten, I decided it was time to bring home a plant instead. (Yes, that logic makes perfect sense in my head.) I chose a gorgeous fiddle leaf fig that just happened to be at Costco right next to the checkout. I call that serendipity! All four of us made a special trip in two cars to pick it up later that day. And now? Not only is it still alive, but, you guys, it is thriving. I’m so proud although all I’ve done is water it once a week (Two cups, exactly.) It sits in a beautiful basket from Target in front of our large living room window and receives plenty of softly filtered sunlight. It’s got a pretty good life, as far as plants go.

I’ll admit I didn’t quite anticipate how delightful it would feel watching Penny (the Boy chose the name!) grow so well, but now that she is, I’ve realized I want to bring a few more plants home. My great dilemma is figuring out how to display them stylishly and make them work with our existing decor. So off to Pinterest I went and here we are: a round up of the best, most stylish ways to display houseplants at home! P.S.: You can also Shop this post at the very end and find some of my favourite planters and baskets!

A single houseplant can elevate an entry way from just OK to amazing! Personally, I would choose a houseplant with clean, simple leaves, like the fiddle leaf, rubber plant, or the monstera, but it really comes down to your personal aesthetic and how the rest of your space looks.

Via Girl in the Park.

Via Sarah Sherman Samuel.

Via Mocha Casa.

Via H&M.

2. Corner Vignettes

On a ladder, hanging from the ceiling, arranged on the floor by height, or hidden in a colour-blocked corner, the possibilities for creating curated vignettes with houseplants are endless!

Via Lobster & Swan.

Via Bored Art.

I love the concrete pots and this sculptural arrangement of houseplants on the floor. The artwork, the basket, everything in this space (a bathroom!) is lovely. Via Airows.

Via Italian Bark.

3. Table Top Displays

Although typically flowers hold dominion over table top displays, who says you can’t add potted plants and branches in vases to the top of your table too? Although I’m the first to admit I have flowers on my table top five days out of seven, I think in comparison, plants can look less contrived and more elevated. What do you think?

Remember The Cardigans? I still know every word to Love Fool. This is the home of the lead singer of the Cardigans, Nina Persson. Although it’s based in New York, it’s distinctly Scandinavian personality is so appealing to me, as are those gorgeous vases. Via Kate Young Design.

Tiny plant, big impact. Table top plants don’t have to be huge, especially when they’re surrounded by so much greenery! Via Design Sponge.

4. Benches & Bar Carts

Think beyond the floor and the table. Benches and Bar Carts make great display stands for houseplants too!

Justina Blakeney is the queen of maximalism and Bohemian/Jungle Chic, and although that aesthetic doesn’t always appeal to me, I am LOVING this idea! What a completely brilliant way to elevate a bar cart! Via One Kings Lane.

Via La Maison de Anna G.

Via Sunset.

5. Up on the Wall

Plants as artwork, anyone? I absolutely love the idea of displaying plants this way!

Via Bored Art.

Looking for workspace inspo? Look no further! Pegboard is such a multipurpose material and the thought of adding living, breathing elements to an inspiration board is so appealing! Via Adoro Home Office.

Via The Design Chaser.

6. Window Displays

This is another great way of showing off your house plants. I really love the idea of shelves in front of windows, especially if you live in a small apartment. It’s such a smart way of using an existing area that is usually under-utilized, don’t you think?

If you live in a small space and don’t have a lot of room for houseplants on the floor, this is a brilliant idea! Acrylic shelves allow the light through and the terracotta planters add a lovely neutral pop. In this case, they compliment the peach walls really well but I can see this working with any wall colour, really. If you lean towards Scandi style, a grey wall and white planters would also make a great statement. The possibilities are endless! Via A Beautiful Mess.

Here’s a more industrial take on a window-front shelf. If you live, or work, in a loft, a floating shelf hung on chain is an amazing way of adding storage space for houseplants! Via Adoro Home Office.

7. In the Bedroom

Aside from the pretty factor, some plants- like the peace lily, mother-in-law’s tongue, and spider plant, to name a few- are also really good at removing toxins from the air. I can’t think of a better reason than that to pop one of these pretties into your bedroom!

This bedroom is lovely and so is the DIY planter from Its Pretty Nice. A very minimalist, sweet way of bringing some greenery into the bedroom.

Beautiful eucalyptus leaves were made for mid-century bedrooms. Via Front & Main.

A little ladder slash night stand is a great way of adding multiple houseplants to a small space. This particular arrangement also looks so easy to maintain! Via Brit & Co.


Tell me, do you love plants at home as much as I do? And how do you/would you display them?

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