There are plenty of reasons for being hung up on lush, leafy greenery. For starters, planted beauties scrub indoor air while invigorating décor with a chic 1970s vibe. Plus, compared to fresh-cut flowers, houseplants last much longer giving you a bigger bang for your decorating dollars.
Do not have green fingers? Faux plants or dried bunches such as eucalyptus are also perfect for bringing lovely leafage into your abode. Even better, both are typically cheaper than living houseplants. To help you make your space feel brighter and more lively, here are our favorite tips for decorating with gorgeous greenery.
01. Winning Greenery Ideas
2. Decorating a Bar Cart
Plants can magically soften edgy décor. Designer created an indoor garden in her thoroughly modern apartment using a bar cart. In her case, the greenery brightens an awkward recess. The best part is the trolley makes it easy to wheel plants to the kitchen or bathroom for spritzing or pruning.
3. Tropical Houseplants
Houseplants help her create that summery feeling year round at home. The trick is picking greenery that you might spot on a far-flung tropical vacation. Her top three choices include succulents, cacti, and palm trees.
4. Faux Houseplants
This beautiful botanical themed bathroom by Rachel at The Ordinary Lovely uses verdure-inspired décor to green up white space. Because the blogger does not have much luck with living houseplants, she went with a faux palm tree. She says while up close it may not fool a plant aficionado, it is lifelike enough to brighten the room. To boost the feel-good green feeling, she added a few pieces of botanically inspired décor including the cute hamper on the left.
5. DIY Greenery Arrangements
Making hand-tied bouquets out of homegrown or found foliage can be a tad intimidating when you are not in the know. These rules for getting it right will help you achieve beautiful results. This recipe for creating a vibrant explosion of color and texture involves combining fives different types of flowers with two kinds of contrasting foliage. So you can easily slip your arrangement in a vase, strip off leaves from the stems below the binding point as shown.
6. Decorating With Houseplants
Here plants are used to create soft focal points around her living room. On the left, a Swiss cheese plant perches on an end table. On the right side of the sofa, a fern plant gets an extra boost from a stack of books. The biggest houseplant in the bunch, a fig tree, is set down in front of the patio doors.
7. Indoor Palm Trees
A sun-drenched room is ideal for tall plants that require lots of light to flourish. A personal favorite is the Kentia palm. Two are shown flanking the sofa in this space by Homepolish. The elegant and durable tree can thrive in a container, and because it grows slowly, it is well suited for indoors. Also, if you do not have the budget or space for lots of plants, a single palm tree is a great statement piece.
8. Dried Eucalyptus Branches
We dig sprays of dried eucalyptus because a bouquet usually costs less than $10. Even better, it can last several years with regular dusting. Adding a splash of greenery to her entryway by hanging a bundle of eucalyptus on her coat rack.
9. Mini Greenhouse
Make your entryway more interesting and welcoming with this idea! This keeps a brass and glass greenhouse filled with tiny succulents near her front door.
10. Stems and Leaves
A few leafy stems or branches will bring a pinch of Mother Nature indoors. Interior plant designer Lisa Muñoz prefer to use clear, glass vases to display fresh cut greenery.
11. Create a Plant Shelf
Add a pop of greenery to your gallery wall with a well-placed shelf. Olivia Silk from Lust Living used a tiny copper shelf to show off several succulents. The Swiss cheese plant on the floor and the banana leaf print on the wall round out the layout.
12. Trailing Succulents
Trailing fishhook plants, which are reasonably easy to grow, liven up a white bathroom. To keep these succulents happy, place them in a bright spot with indirect sunlight and plant them in a pot with drainage so their roots can quickly dry after watering.
13. Pair Plants With Floral Wall Art
A flowering houseplant like a peace lily can prettify a space for many years. Pairing the shade loving plant with floral wall art added color and pattern to this living room decorated by the blogger behind Swoon Worthy.
14. Hanging Greenery
Instead of filling that blank wall in your living room with art and photos you can display hanging greenery instead. To green up her space, here is used some cord to suspend a selection of plants in stripped ceramic planters.
15. Indoor Herb Garden
Growing your own herbs indoors is an efficient way to green up a kitchen. On hand in this cooking space seen on Fantastic Frank is a mint plant on the left and a thyme plant on the right.