One of the main benefits of houseplants is that they purify the air, and they can also be a mindful aid when it comes to caring for them. While some are easy to maintain, they still need a little maintenance to remain in pristine condition. Different plant species have different needs – some like shade and little water, others prefer a sunny spot and are thirsty. If you’re not the best plant keeper, there are some houseplants that are difficult to kill, making them great to start with. Here we show 5 plant ideas for the living room that will immediately make you feel good.
Beautify the living room with plants
5 plant ideas for the living room that inspire
1. Use plants to add structure
Plants are extremely versatile and can add texture to your living room. Choose species with leaves of different shapes – from chunky to gauzy, from tiny to huge. You can vary the look with a mix of plants just as you can with accessories – by choosing different textures, shapes and sizes. Pots and planters also add wonderful texture: rattan baskets, concrete planters, and weathered terracotta pots add an earthy feel to a space.
More green in your own four walls
2. Give them their own space
A bench or console table designed just for your beloved houseplants is a great idea. Spice up your corner by adding pops of color, different textures and mixing different pots; woven baskets with colorful, rustic elements are ideal for a visually appealing presentation. Indoor plants are so much more than just a pretty visual addition to your home. They have been shown to improve your health and well-being by purifying the air and elevating your spirits.
Houseplants have been shown to improve your health and well-being
3. Transform your living room into a botanical oasis
If houseplants have become your new hobby – and let’s be honest, why not – then you should embrace the botanical theme in every way. Beautiful artwork with intricate patterns, pillows with leaf prints, and a green, textured rug give your living room a good base on which to plant your houseplants. In a modern living room, you should present your plants in a more contemporary way. Terrariums are a good way to start with a clear vase in which you add pebbles and soil. Put your plant inside – but check first if it’s terrarium-safe – and add sphagnum moss as a decorative element to complete the look.
What living room as a botanical oasis
4. Plant a shelf with climbing plants
We all need storage space, especially in living rooms, and of course shelves have angular lines that can seem harsh compared to the curves of armchairs and sofas. One way to counteract these is to place a planter on the top shelf and add plants to liven up the look. When it comes to arranging plants in the living room, especially in more compact homes, a modular shelving unit with a built-in planter is an ideal solution. The cabinet not only offers the opportunity to display personal items, but is also the perfect place for your plants without dominating the whole room. To add interest to the space, we would suggest placing a few different plants of different sizes to create tiers that add drama and structure to the living space.
5. Display your succulents in unusual containers
Some houseplants have amazing sculptural qualities – such as succulents and cacti. This means you can house them in interesting containers that show off their wonderful shapes. Look for unusual pots and containers that are also three dimensional, or perhaps a custom made container that can be placed on a console that can hold numerous pots of succulents – so they look like a work of art that you can proudly display.
Succulents and cacti in unusual containers
6. High and low
There are two ways to display plants in your living room: First, you can place them in a variety of free spots – next to the sofa on the floor, on a mantel, or as a mini trio on the coffee table. But you can also set up a large group of plants. To really make a difference and bring some spring cheer indoors, place houseplants of different sizes in a light and airy spot. They are ideal for filling empty corners and will instantly brighten up any room. You can mix and match your favorite plants to create a unique image. By layering different textures and heights with plants like monsteras, peace lilies and ferns, you can create an eye-catching effect that will enhance your interiors and purify the air.
Bring some spring spirit into your home!
Create a green oasis with green plants