Is plant styling even a thing?
Ooh, yes, and since most people connect style with fashion, I’ll illustrate it to you this way. A woman could “try” to accessorize her wardrobe with a beautiful scarf, but in the end it she adds no visual interest to her outfit or ruins her entire look.
While some people simply add a plant to a room in their home as long as I could help it, you will NOT be one of THEM. Nope, it is far more pleasing to weave them into your home décor intentionally.
As far as home décor is concerned, plants are staples that never go out of style; therefore, my feeling is the more plants you have, the better. But don’t worry even if you’re not into the whole jungle vibe, layering in some plants here and there can do wonders, I promise.
The best part is even with a bit of knowledge, even someone who believes they have the blackest of thumbs could find a plant that will thrive in their home almost on their own.
Shhhh…you’ll have access to a list so you won’t have to figure that out on your own.
The key is to give your green friends a little help by choosing the right accessories and displaying them like a designer. Easier said than done? It’s not as hard as you’re making it out to be, and the photos will inspire you.
Without further ado, please allow me to introduce you to some show-stopping ways to make your greenery take center stage.
How Can I Style My Plants At Home?
There are a few things to consider when styling your plants at home. The first is the size and shape of the pot you’re using. You want to make sure that the pot is large enough for the plant to grow, and that the shape of the pot complements the shape of the plant.
Next, you’ll need to decide on a style for your plants. You can go with a minimalist style, or add some accessories to give your plants a more decorative look. And don’t forget about light! You’ll need to make sure your plants get plenty of sunlight so they can grow healthy and strong.
Plant Styling 101
It’s essential and SMART to start with the basics. Let’s turn you into a green thumb monster by teaching you a few things to avoid and tell you which plants are easier to care for. After all, dead plants are not pretty!
I’ve included the video below courtesy one of my favorite YouTuber, Pick Up Limes.
How Do You Decorate With Plants?
There are a few things you need to consider when decorating with plants. The first is the amount of sunlight the plant will get. Some plants need direct sunlight, some prefer indirect sunlight, and others can tolerate low light levels.
The second thing to consider is the size of the plant. You need to make sure there is enough room for the plant to grow.
The third thing to consider is the type of plant. Not all plants are suitable for every environment. You need to choose plants that will thrive in your home’s climate and soil conditions.
Once you’ve considered these things, you can start shopping for plants!
Let The Plant Decorating Begin
Perfect, now that you have clear direction on what to do to care for your plants, we can begin to review ways to use plants to assist us in styling your pad.
How To Find The Right Container For Your Plant
Pots and containers are a way to add visual interest. The pots can add both color and texture into the space to help set the tone. Plant pots come in a variety of colors, styles, and materials from modern to farmhouse and everything in between.
I choose this photo to share because this room already has a busy décor, due to the bold sofa and the stunning gallery wall. If you have a living room similar to this one, which already has a lively décor go with neutral pots that do not compete with the current décor.
If you already have some plant pots but don’t like them, or they just don’t fit into their décor, consider taking a DIY approach to give your planters a custom look.
Try Plant Hanging
Hanging plants can offer a variety from trailing vines to plants with rubbery or thick foliage.
One of the easiest plants you can grow and works well for hanging is pothos plants. This robust vining plant grows in almost any soil condition. Plus, it is also rated as one of the best houseplants for reducing air toxins within our homes. For added visual interest, try hanging several house plants at different heights.
How Do You Group Indoor Plants Together?
Grouping indoor plants together is all about creating visual appeal. You want to create a pleasing arrangement that will make your space look inviting and natural.
One easy way to group plants together is by using different heights. You can place tall plants in the back, medium-sized plants in the middle, and short plants in the front. This will create a sense of depth and interest.
Another way to group plants together is by using similar colors or textures. For example, you could cluster several green plants together, or group several flowering plants together. This will help unify your space and create a more cohesive look.
Go Up With Your Plant Styling Goals
Floating shelves can hold a collection of house plants. In the picture above, a pegboard was used to assist in creating this display, which provides you with endless options.
To keep your wall display of indoor plants healthy, create a collection of plants by placing them on a floating shelf near the light source. Try varying the heights of the pots, and plants or adding one vine-style hanging plant to the mix.
Consider creating an indoor herb garden so that you’ll always have fresh herbs for cooking.
Creating an herb garden as a feature in your kitchen will create more than just a beautiful display. You will be able to use them while cooking and will have the luxury of garnishing all your dinners with any herb of your choice.
Many cooking herbs, such as scallions, are capable of regrowing within a week’s time by placing the remaining stems in water.
Do Plants Like To Be Touched?
Yes, plants enjoy being touched! Just think about how good it feels to give your plants a good soak with some water from the garden hose on a hot day. Plants love the feeling of the water droplets bouncing off their leaves and trickling down their stems.
In fact, many gardeners have found that watering their plants by hand is more effective than using a sprinkler or watering can because it allows them to touch and massage their plants while they water them. And according to some experts, plants also enjoy being gently petted or rubbed on occasion.
So go ahead and give your plants a hug (or at least a pat) – they’ll love you for it!
Propagate Your Plants For Future Plant Styling Goals
If you have been a plant enthusiast for years or are looking for affordable ways to spruce up your décor, think “green.” Oh, and if you’re afraid of killing some plants along the way, just remember everything has a life cycle, and you could always try again to become a better caretaker of your beloved friends.
Lastly, you may want to consider propagating your own plants- it’s super easy.
Well, there you have it, you are now equipped with knowledge on how best to take care of your house plants and now have some plant styling ideas to make your friends jealous.
For more home styling tips and tricks drop by anytime. Hey, we’re always up for company. In the meantime you may enjoy our post on Decorating On A Dime | Home Styling or Best Artificial Plants To Use in Decor.