15 Creative Ways to Display Your Indoor Plants
Do you find yourself stuck and lacking creativity when it comes to arranging your plants for a show? Or maybe you're just starting out with your indoor green thumb and need some inspiration for displaying your green buddies? No need to worry, as Chhajed Garden has put together a list of 15 fantastic ways to decorate your plants at home.
You don't have to break the bank to display your plants, meaning you don't necessarily need to buy those expensive plants and stands to put up a lush show, as this list includes DIY ideas that are both creative and fun. Excited enough? Let's get started!
We will be starting this terrific list of displaying your plants indoors, transforming boring corners into lush and inviting areas! If you're tired of having empty spaces or corners in your house, why not turn them into inviting green spaces? By adding plants to these often-overlooked areas, you can transform them into beautiful and refreshing corners that enhance the overall look and feel of your home.
To get started, find a corner in your home that needs a makeover. Think about how much light the area gets, how much space you have, and what style you want to create. Next, choose plants that will grow well in that corner. Some great options include tall plants like snake plants, fiddle leaf figs, and birds of paradise. Even trailing plants like ivy and strings of pearls will add aesthetic detailing to your drab corner, and these will add some interest to the area and make it look more alive.
Make an Entrance
When we say, "Make an entrance!" we mean it! With miniature plants sitting adorably on your entry table, welcoming the guests, it will surely brighten up the space as well as your visitors mood. One way to do this is by adding miniature plants to your entry table. These small but mighty plants can change a lot about your space.
To create a stunning display, choose plants that are small in size but big in personality! Some great options include succulents, air plants, and small ferns. You can also mix and match different types of plants that have different heights of growth to add some variety to your display. You can also add some texture by using different types of containers, such as terra cotta pots, glass vases, or woven baskets.
With a little love and attention, your entry table can become a beautiful and welcoming space that brightens up your home and your visitors' mood. Creating an inviting and beautiful entrance is an excellent way to make a great first impression on your guests!
Everyone who wants to achieve a chic, minimal indoor space should start getting their hands on baskets! These are versatile and classic, which adds a more decorative element to your space. Not only do they look pretty fantastic with tall plants in a corner, but they come in many shapes and textures to add more to your indoor green thumb. One great way to use baskets is to pair them with tall plants in a corner. You can choose from a wide variety of baskets in different shapes, sizes, and textures to fit your style and decor.
In addition to using baskets for tall plants, you can also use them to display smaller plants on shelves or windowsills. They can be a great way to add some variety and interest to your plants.
Tip: And don't forget, baskets can also be used to store gardening supplies, such as potting soil and watering cans. (see, why we said these woven wonders are versatile?)
Talking about creating a chic and modern indoor green space? Introduce metalic planters to your home. These planters have been all the rage recently, as they can create a luxurious and sleek look for your plants and your home. Metalic planters can be used to display a wide variety of plants, from succulents and cacti to larger plants like ferns and palms!
One great thing about metallic planters is that they can work well in almost any space. They can add some sophistication to a modern, minimalist home or some glamour to a more traditional space. Plus, they're incredibly durable and long-lasting, so you can enjoy them for years to come! Metallic planters are available in dozens of varieties and finishes, so we suggest you experiment with mixing and matching for a more eclectic look.
We are in love with this trend! Creating miniature gardens and ecosystems to beautify your drab places in the house? Who wouldn't want that?
The terrarium trend is definitely one to watch if you're looking for a fun and creative way to display your indoor plants. These miniature gardens are not only cute and whimsical, but they're also great for the environment as they create their own self-sustaining ecosystem.
Terrariums come in all shapes and sizes, from small tabletop versions to larger floor-standing designs. They can be made from a variety of materials, including glass, ceramic, and even repurposed items like light bulbs and fish tanks. You can also experiment with different plants and decorative elements to create a unique and personalized terrarium. This will truly make your space look amazing, and of course, your friends and relatives will need your advice to make their own terrariums!
Tip: If you're interested in trying out the terrarium trend, there are plenty of resources available to help you get started. You can find DIY tutorials online as well as kits that include all the materials you'll need to create your own miniature garden.
More is Merrier
Thinking of creating an urban jungle in your indoor space with plants? Just group and pair them together to create a lush, visually stunning green oasis! When talking about plants, more is always better.
Grouping plants together can create a lively and cohesive look in any room. Mix and match different plants of various sizes, shapes, and colours to create a dynamic display. Don't be afraid to play around with different combinations until you find the perfect arrangement that suits your style and space. Remember, the key to a successful plant grouping is to make sure each plant is happy and getting the right amount of light and water it needs to thrive. So, you don't only keep them for aesthetic purposes but also let them thrive so they provide you with tonnes of benefits!
Tip: You can also use different types of planters, like baskets or pots, to add more texture and depth to the grouping.
Raising Your Green Game
Have you ever considered taking your greenery game to the next level with creative hanging planters? Hanging planters or putting up a hanging display is no new trend. Hanging planters offer convenience, provide additional space, and enhance the appearance of both your plants and your surroundings. Using macramé rope, metal bowls, or terracotta pots are some simple ways to bring hanging displays indoors.
They are particularly effective for showcasing trailing plants, which are especially well-suited to this type of display. For example, a spider plant, a pothos, and a trailing ivy could look stunning when mixed together.
Tip: If you want to add some extra pizazz to your hanging plants, consider incorporating LED lights or fairy lights into your display. This can create a magical atmosphere in the evening and add some extra sparkle to your greenery!
We are sure you have at least one shelf that's missing some life. Plants are a fantastic option to fill up those dull racks in your house. Why? because not only do they make your shelves look lively, but they also provide you with extra benefits in addition to sprucing up your corners.
Mixing plants of different sizes, shapes, and textures can create a dynamic and visually interesting display. You could also group plants by colour or create a theme, such as a collection of cacti or tropical plants, to put up a shelfie-worthy display, oh! and don't forget to take a shelfie with your plants! (we hope you got the pun!)
Tip: Think beyond traditional shelving units! You could use a ladder, hanging shelves, or even a pegboard to create a unique and functional display for your plants.
Greening Up Your Walls
This isn't the first time we have talked about living walls (vertical gardens) on our site. This is yet another popular trend in gardening. In case you're confused about vertical gardens, check out our blogs related to them right here;
Living walls are for someone who loves a dramatic display of plants indoors. Whether you want a small, cosy living wall or an extravagant wall of plants, this display idea is just for you! Living walls are a stunning way to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside, and they provide a dramatic and eye-catching display of plants that can transform any space into a lush and vibrant oasis. Plus, they offer all the same benefits as traditional potted plants, such as improved air quality and reduced stress levels.
Tip: Mix and match plants that have varying needs so you can assure the survival of your living wall over time. Succulents, ferns, and trailing plants are all great options for living walls. Finally, don't forget to maintain your living wall regularly. By taking proper care of your living wall, you can ensure it remains a stunning and healthy display for years to come!
Get Creative with Your Centrepieces
A vibrant green plant is all you need to create a stunning show for your coffee and dining tables. Not only do plants bring a pop of vibrant green to your space, but they also add a touch of life and freshness to your decor.
One easy way to create a plant-based centrepiece is to use a simple potted plant. Choose a plant that complements your decor and fits the size of your table, like ferns. Consider using a decorative pot or basket to add an extra touch of style.
Tip: Try including seasonal elements in your centrepieces. For example, in the fall, you could include small pumpkins or gourds alongside your plants. In the winter, you could add pinecones or sprigs of evergreen. These elements can add an extra touch of seasonal flair to your plant-based centrepieces. (Damn, we are loving the idea!)
Sculpt Your Space
When it comes to sculpting your space with plants, choosing the right planter is just as important as choosing the right plants. Unique, quirky planters can add an extra layer of interest and personality to your display, creating a stunning display of diverse shapes and textures.
Consider using unconventional items as planters, such as vintage teacups or repurposed mason jars. These can add a touch of whimsy and nostalgia to your display while also providing a cosy, intimate feel.
Tip: For a more modern look, try using geometric or minimalist planters. These types of planters can create a contemporary, sculptural feel that is perfect for modern and minimalist spaces.
Tall, Short, and Everything in Between
To accentuate your bland spaces, we suggest you bring in some plants of different heights. To make things easier, snake plants are tall, have striking green foliage, and are available in many shapes, sizes, and patterns. Playing with these plants to create a unique show will amp up your space; using plants of different heights and patterns is a great way to sculpt your space and create a lush, visually interesting display. Even a group of cacti of various species will give you a desert-like space that you can't even resist!
Tip: Place a tall plant in a corner or against a wall to create height and visual interest. Then, add medium-sized and smaller snake plants around it to create a full and lush display.
Plants can thrive anywhere with the right conditions, so why not bring them to your bathrooms to give this place a spa-like serenity? To create a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom, consider displaying your plants in unique and creative ways. Hang ferns from the ceiling or display a cluster of spider plants on a floating shelf. You could also create a living wall with a series of wall-mounted planters.
Another idea is to incorporate aromatherapy plants, such as lavender or eucalyptus, to add an extra layer of relaxation to your space. These plants can be displayed in a vase or hung from the showerhead to release their soothing scents during your shower or bath. For a more jungle-like display, choose exotic plants to put on a show in your shower!
No-soil display is what people are into nowadays with their plants at home. This type of display is becoming more and more popular among plant enthusiasts because it doesn't require soil and adds a calming element to your space.
To create your own aquatic wonder display, you'll need to choose water-loving plants such as pothos, bamboo, or ferns. Once you have your plants and container, you can get creative with your display by adding decorative elements such as rocks, shells, or driftwood. One of the benefits of the no-soil display is that it requires minimal maintenance. Get creative and show your power with aquatic wonders!
Tip: Simply ensure that the water level stays consistent and provide occasional fertiliser to keep your plants healthy.
Last but not least, let us wind up our list with the classic windowsill display. Many indoor plants thrive in indirect sunlight or new window-facing spaces. So, this display is perfect for anyone who likes the simple but visually stunning showcasing of plants. Get plants in suitable containers that fit the size of your windowsill. You may also want to consider using a tray or saucer underneath your plants to catch any excess water.
With a little creativity and care, you can create a beautiful and thoughtfully decorated display that will add life and colour to your indoor space.
That's all the display ideas we have in store for you today! Of course you are free to play around and get creative, but it's important to note that when choosing your planters and locations, make sure to consider the needs of your plants. Different types of plants require different levels of drainage and moisture, so make sure to choose a planter and a spot that are appropriate for your plant's needs.
We hope you enjoyed this fun, creative topic. Don't hesitate to get started on your own plant displays and let your creativity soar.