How to Style House Plants Like a Designer
Maybe you’ve got a serious green thumb or you’re beginning a love affair with plants, learning how to style your home with plants can be a whole other challenge! About 5 years ago, I somehow managed to kill a cactus (truth!). But, after seeing how even one little plant instantly transforms a space, I worked even harder to learn how to include them in our home. I’ve come up with some quick and easy tips, so even if you’re working with the faux variety, let me show you how to style house plants!
How to Style House Plants
Use Tall House Plants for Height!
We all have those odd corners or random blank spaces that just need something. But what? A lamp isn’t necessary, it’s too small for furniture, or maybe, your eyes just tell you that it feels unbalanced. Cue those tall houseplants!
For added height, my favorite is the snake plant. They are easy to find, hard to kill and grow straight up. If you’re looking for more easy plants, check out my list for Seriously Easy Indoor Plants.
Add Plants to Soften Harsh Areas
When I’m facing a tricky space, maybe it’s a weird ledge or a less than optimal transition between rooms, a plant can smooth out the edges a bit. For this type of solution, I often look for leafy, softer plants like a pothos or ficus.
If you love pothos, check out my tips on how to propagate and make baby plants!
Use Plants to Add Dimension to a Space
Confession- one of the first rooms I worked on checked so many design boxes but failed overall. Even though I had proportion and balance and texture, the room still felt flat and I could never put my finger on it. It wasn’t until after we moved out that I looked back and realized that the space really needed some dimension.
Plants provide a sense of movement, life, and depth. This is something no throw pillow or blanket can ever provide!
Use Plants for Organic Imperfect Vibes
Ok. Here me out here. This tip for how to style house plants is not necessarily for the faux plant crew, but I strongly believe that the wild imperfections of plants balance out what are often otherwise ‘perfect’ places.
Why would we want yellowed leaves or wayward stems? Well, because they make a space feel real. Sometimes homes (especially newer builds) can feel just so put together and planned that it lacks a sense of authenticity or feeling. Give me a brand new space with immaculately chosen details and I will give you a trusty, aged jade plant in a weathered pot.
House Plant Accessories
- Modern Plant Stand – cool planter and extra height all in one
- Copper Watering Can – so pretty, I’d probably keep this on on my shelf!
- Wood Stool – perfect as a plant stand
- Concrete Planter for share and texture
- Plant Mister for all those little plant babies
- Wild at Home Book – a must have for any plant lover
- Plant Basket – an easy way to add height with small plants
Looking for more plant inspiration? Check out my Plant Lover’s Gift Guide and 5 Easy Indoor Plants for a Beginner