10 Creative Ways to Incorporate Plants into Your Home
Houseplants bring your home to life and add visual interest that gives you a professionally decorated look. Finding the perfect planter that meshes with your design style isn’t always easy. Here are 10 different ideas for planters that look great with almost any décor.
1. Chandelier Planter
Designers are trying bold new looks that draw the eye. This chandelier planter is one example. Use plants that drape slightly out of the openings or air plants that require low maintenance.
2. Wall Planters
Group a series of small planters that hang on the wall to add some life to a small space. There is no need to take up precious floor space in a small apartment, for example, when these planters add some greenery.
3. Himalayan Salt Planter
If you enjoy natural items in your home and have an eye toward creating a healthier indoor environment, then a Himalayan salt planter meets both elements. Also, you can plant a small succulent in the planter for low maintenance. Just be sure to line the planter with plastic in order to protect your plant from the salt!
4. Go Retro
Do you love retro décor? Make or buy one of these macramé plant hangers and take your home straight back to the 1970s. Create them in whatever color works best with your home’s color palette.
5. Kitchen Window Plant Shelf
This window ledge plant shelf works perfectly in the kitchen to start tomatoes for your summer garden or add a few herbs for cooking. Add small clay pots for a country farmhouse look, or use other types of planters for a more modern look.
6. Bring the Outdoors Inside
Use outdoor planters inside your home if you love that look. Place a tray under any pots that have holes in the bottom, so the water doesn’t stain your floor. Large outdoor planters come in a variety of materials and are fairly inexpensive. Bring a couple of large ceramic pots inside and place them under an entry table, for example.
7. Air Plant String Art
Looking for something fun and whimsical for a playroom or family living area? Create these interesting string art displays with your children and then add air plants for a living element. These make truly unique displays, and you can give them as gifts.
8. Root Plants in Glass Vases
Root plants in glass vases add an elegant touch to a dining room table. These plants are quite easy to grow. You simply need to make sure the water remains fresh and clear, but don’t worry — the plants themselves will help with that.
9. Book Planters
These book planters add a touch of whimsy and class to any décor. They are perfect for someone with traditional style. You simply take old books, cut out a spot and prep the book to hold a succulent or another small plant that doesn’t require much water. Place these on the side of a staircase or an entry table.
10. Chalkboard Planting Pots
Do you have a specific saying you’d like to incorporate into your décor? Add chalkboard paint to a clay pot, and you can write out a verse, label herbs or even add a single letter to each pot to spell out a word, such as “home.”
Incorporate Plants into Your Home
These 10 planters are ideal for most styles of décor, but you might even want to make your own wood planter to ensure it is exactly what you want. For example, walnut is straight grained and is great for sculptures.
No matter what type of planter and plants you choose, however, it is easy to add additional plants and swap them out as your personal decorating style changes.