How To Style Plants | Plant Styling

How To Style Plants | Plant Styling

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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.

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.

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

Using plants while styling your living room

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

Plant styling by hanging the pots
Plant styling by hanging the pots

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.

Go Up With Your Plant Styling Goals

Using your wall for your plants 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.

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.

In Conclusion

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.

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