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7 ways to style indoor plants in a living room

WordsMegan Lambert


Plants are the perfect way to bring the outdoors in and add texture to your living room. They add nuance and a splash of color to a neutral living room, whilst looking right at home trailed out of a macramé hanging basket in a boho living room. In keeping with biophilic design principles, not only can they reduce stress and increase productivity, but they can also improve a room’s air quality and our mood. What’s not to love? 

So if you’re looking for ways to incorporate more indoor plants in your home and make them as much a part of your home decor as your cushions or artwork, take a look at these 7 ways to style indoor plants in your living room. Not sure which plants to pick? Find out the best indoor plants according to your decor style.

Indoor plant styling idea: invest in decorative planters

When it comes to indoor plants, what you plant them in is as important as the plants themselves. Think about your decor style, your color palette, and what would work in your living room. If yours is a boho chic home, go for woven baskets or macramé planters, or if your style is a bit more maximalist, then make a statement and choose a bright or novelty pot. Terrazzo planters look super stylish in a minimalist home, whilst concrete pots work well in an industrial style living room. 

If you’re using outdoor plant pots, avoid disaster by remembering to include a tray or something to catch moisture. Otherwise, you’ll end up with wet patches on your flooring or surfaces every time you water.

Indoor plant styling idea: opt for a curated cluster

Transform an unused corner of your living room using a selection of plants. One of the most important things to remember when styling plants is to create depth, texture, and a variety of heights. You can do this by using plants of varying sizes, but placing your plants on a stool or stand is an excellent cheat. Plus, it looks great too! Match your pots or create an eclectic look by using lots of different kinds. Whatever look you go for, opt for planters in keeping with your decor style.


Indoor plant styling idea: place them on open-shelving

The perfect way to bring some life into your living room is by pimping your shelves with a few indoor plants. Trailing plants or creepers, like ivy or string of hearts, is a great way to add texture and visual interest. Space them apart, on different levels, between books, photos, and ornaments for some gorgeous open-shelf styling.