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How to Decorate with Plants Indoors to Energize Your Room

Decorate with plants in your home to reinvigorate and bring gorgeous color to any room. Learn how with just a few simple steps and lots of pictures!

Decorate with plants in your home to reinvigorate and bring gorgeous color to any room. Learn how with just a few simple steps, and lots of pictures!

I’ve kind of come to the conclusion that I’m that “crazy” lady. You know.

Crazy bird lady and crazy paint lady.

And most recently… crazy plant lady.

How to use indoor plants to decorate

It’s ok.

I’ve accepted it, and have realized that I might as well own it, right? As the old saying goes, when life hands you lemons.. you make hard lemonade. 😉

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However, growing plants has never been a forte of mine. I try and I try, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out.

tips for using plants indoors

So, I’ve figured out a few things that work just in case you’re in the same boat as me. First things first:

  • Start with artificial plants. If you have absolutely NO luck with plants in your home it’s a great way to initially add color.
  • Then, buy a herb like mint or spearmint that easily grows anywhere, and has multiple benefits. For instance, I like to add mint to my water, and it also makes my home smell wonderful!

Note: I put my mint in a vintage cooler right next to the window. It’s as happy as a clam!

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Looking for more plant related projects?

easy DIY hanging planter tutorial

After you feel like you’ve got a handle on an herb or two go ahead and get yourself a few indoor plants that are best suited for low light.

Note: If you’re worried that you’ll forget to water your plants put them all in a common area you frequent so you don’t forget. Personally, I typically do not put plants in my bedrooms (at this point in time) because I’ll forget about them. So, artificial plants are my friends in those areas!

Another idea on how to decorate with plants in your home is to use nature from right outside your door.

How to Use Outdoor Plants Throughout the Year

  • SPRING: bring those beautiful flower blooms inside
  • SUMMER: cut off a few branches from your favorite tree that is full of luscious green leaves
  • FALL: use several sticks as an interesting centerpiece
  • WINTER: bring in those evergreens to decorate everything from your tables to your shelves
tips and tricks for using plants in interior design

Best Plants for Low Light Rooms

  • Artificial (Haha–I couldn’t resist 😉
  • Dracaena
  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Snake Plant
  • Parlor Palm
  • Peace Lily
  • Pothos (definitely a huge fan of this!!)
  • Philodendron
how to use plants to freshen your room

Don’t forget to also think outside the box. Plants and flowers don’t have to be used in standard pots and vases. Use them in wall decor too!

Artificial and dried plant life is phenomenal for decorating in hard-to-reach places, or even in an area you wouldn’t normally decorate. It’s ok to be different!

how to use dried flowers in your space

How to Decorate with Plants Indoors to Energize Your Room

Trust me. There are so many ways to decorate with plants in your home, and these are just a few that come to mind right away. If I can get plants to grow, I just know that you can too! Plus, don’t forget, there are so many artificial variations that will help you fake it until you can make it.

If you loved these ideas then you’ll definitely want to browse some of my other Gardening projects that are full of step-by-step tutorials as well as freebies galore! Can’t wait to see you again!

Now, get to planting!

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This post was originally created in August 2017 and then updated in August 2021.

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4 Comments

  1. This article was so helpful on choosing plants to decorate with inside. My favorite part that you talked about was how Chinese Evergreens, and Snake Plant are good plants to use for low light rooms since they will match the lighting and if they are real will still live in the low light. Next time I am looking at crafts I should go into the artificial section to find these plants. This will be a fun way to add some color and life into my home as well.

  2. I’ve been seeing a lot of room tours in Youtube with plants in it. It’s good to know that they can energize your room. I think I want to buy a planter now, so I can also reinvigorate and bring gorgeous color to my bedroom. Good read!

    1. Thank you so much, Spencer! Have fun searching for a few. There are so many options, and you’ll probably end up wanting more than just 1 or 2. It happened to me too 🙂

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