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Transforming Your Space with Plants as Decor

Written by
Megaphone Marketing
April
4
2024

As any nature-lover will attest, decorating with plants is a rewarding experience. These living, breathing companions have the power to not only transform your home—but also enhance your well-being. Does it get any better than that?!

So, if you’re keen to add a touch of greenery indoors while enjoying benefits like improved air quality and reduced stress levels—you’re in luck. Here are our top tips for interior decorating with plants.

Benefits of Decorating with Plants

Beyond enhancing the visual appeal of your space (which in itself is pretty glorious!), indoor plants also:

• Act as natural air purifiers, filtering out toxins and increasing oxygen levels. In fact, studies have shown that indoor plants can reduce stress, boost mood, and even enhance productivity!
• Provide a therapeutic escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
• Instil a sense of responsibility and pride as you watch your plants blossom and thrive.

Choosing the Right Plants for Your Space

When it comes to decorating with plants, consider factors such as lighting conditions, space, and your lifestyle.

Plant decor ideas for low lighting environments include the Peace Lily, with its glossy green leaves and white flowers; the elegant Heartleaf Philodendron which looks just lovely climbing a trellis or trailing down the side of a bookcase; the popular Sansevieria or ‘Snake Plant’; and the Peperomia, a stunning semi-succulent known for its vibrant foliage.

In terms of space, it’s important to research how big the species you’re considering can grow to. The Monstera, for example, is a popular indoor plant—but it can grow to an enormous size. So, unless you’re after a real jungle vibe, regular pruning will be in order.

If you’re busy or travel frequently, we’d recommend decorating with houseplants that are low-maintenance like Devil’s Ivy, Snake Plants, or Succulents.

Alternatively, if you're a seasoned plant parent with ample natural light, indoor plant decoration ideas could include slightly more demanding species like Fiddle Leaf Figs or Orchids.

Creative Ideas on How to Decorate with Plants

Some of our favourite plants as decoration ideas include:

• Hanging plants. Utilise your vertical space by hanging plants from the ceiling or mounting them on walls using decorative hooks or macramé hangers. This adds dimension to your space while allowing them to cascade downwards, creating a stunning visual display. 

• Decorate corners. Transform neglected corners by placing tall plants like Dracaenas in decorative pots or baskets. This not only fills empty spaces but also adds warmth and texture to any room. 

• Decorate your Walls. Turn bare walls into living works of art by decorating with plants in wall-mounted planters or DIY vertical gardens. Why not mix and match different plant varieties and container styles to reflect your unique style and personality? 

• Get creative with your choice of pot. When decorating with plants indoors, match their pots to your décor or create a visual contrast. You could also consider raising them on stylish pot stands, or placing them in trios.

Now, let’s explore creative ways to incorporate plants into different areas of your home:

Living Room

The living room serves as the focal point of many homes, making it the perfect place to showcase your greenery. You could decorate the room with plants in clusters of varying heights and textures on side tables, shelves, or stands. Or, large floor plants like the striking Ficus Ruby or Monstera can anchor the room and add a touch of drama.

Placing small species like Air Plants or Succulents on your coffee table can also help create a cosy ambiance. Choose compact varieties that won't obstruct conversation or clutter the space.

Kitchen

What about adding a ready supply of delicious flavours to your kitchen, in the form of herb plants? Oregano, Rosemary, Mint, Thyme, and Sage are just some examples that not only look and smell great, but will save you money on groceries (hallelujah!) and tantalise those taste buds.

Hanging plants such as Devil’s Ivy or Philodendron can also thrive in the humid environment of the kitchen while adding a pop of greenery to empty corners or shelves.

Bedrooms

Enhance your existing bedroom decor with plants known for their air-purifying properties, such as Snake Plants or Peace Lilies, to promote better sleep and improve indoor air quality.

Small plants like Aloe Vera or Lavender placed on bedside tables can also help create a serene sanctuary in bedrooms. Alternatively, decorating with plants that can be hung, such as Spider Plants or trailing Pothos adds visual interest while maximising floor space.

Dining Room

Elevate your dining experience by incorporating plants into your tablescape. Arrange a centrepiece of fresh flowers or herbs in a decorative vase or opt for a statement plant like a bonsai tree as a conversation starter. Hanging plants or wall-mounted planters can also add a whimsical touch to your dining area while drawing the eye upward.

 

Another meaningful option for the dining area is the Mountain Berry Pepper, an ancient bush tucker spice with its striking red stems and small dark fruits that can be used as a substitute for pepper.

Like More Guidance on Decorating with Plants?

We told you decorating with plants can be a fun endeavour! If you’re inspired to add some natural beauty to your home décor—check out our selection of indoor plants. With a vast range of options, you’ll be sure to find the perfect plants to enhance your indoor environment.

Happy decorating!

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