Decorating With Plants – The Beauty and Benefits of Houseplants

I have been having fun decorating with plants in my home. I used to have a lot of plants and slowly over time they kind of went by the wayside. (In other words they died!) I decided it was time to bring touches of nature back into the house through living plants!
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How To Start Decorating With Plants

There are so many ways to start decorating with plants.  Houseplants can be tucked into corners and fill in gaps where you need some fresh greenery and texture.  The nice thing with indoor green plants is that they aren’t seasonal, so no matter what the time of year they just work.  You don’t even have to be gifted with a green thumb to keep plants like I do. I keep  simple houseplants that don’t require much work, and wow what a difference they make in our home.

I water my plants once a week, and use the Miracle-Gro Liquid Houseplant Food That is it! Really easy.

I don’t water my succulents that often, but I will tell you more about that in a moment.

decorating with plants

When decorating with plants I love to find interesting pots for my plants.  The pot you use, can make all the difference by varying the texture, color and shape,  My favorite store for plant pots is TJ Maxx, and is where I found this cute green one.  I love the way this potted plant adds interest when placed on top of a stack of books on my mantle.

decorating with plants and plates

I also found this fresh blue pot at TJ Maxx, and love the way it works so well to add dimension to my eclectic plate wall collection.

decorating with plants in your home

Plants can bring a transition from outside to inside.  Bringing the shades of green found naturally in plants is soothing to the eye and helps our home environment at the same time. I love placing plants in a window sill to bring the natural feel from the outside in.

Don’t be afraid to rotate and move your plants around to different places in your home.  When seasons change sometimes a plant can do better in more sun or less depending on the amount of light you have coming into your rooms.

decorating with succulents

How To Start Decorating With Succulents

Decorating with plants is so fun and easy and especially with glorious succulents. Succulents are my latest obsession!  You see these succulent plants being used all over the place in homes, in flower arrangements and even wedding bouquets.  Succulents are so easy to take care of, are hardy, and require very little care.

My succulents have taken off, since I planted them.  I bought these two plain glass bowls at Michael’s craft store, and planted my succulents in a cactus potting mix. I added some rocks to the bottom and top of the dirt to help with drainage, and that’s it.  I had a hard time finding enough succulents around here at my local nursery, so I ordered these 20 Gorgeous Succulents in 2″ plastic pots from Amazon, and I was very pleased with the selection they sent me. The plants came in good condition with packing peanuts all around them.

I water my succulents only once every 2-3 weeks, when the dirt gets dried out.  Succulents are part of the cactus family,and hold a lot of water in their leaves.

For more inspiration with succulents you can head over to my Pinterest board full of them!

decorating with plants to clean the air

My largest houseplant is the Peace Lily.  The fun of decorating with plants is finding varieties of sizes, shapes and textures, and even some that give you a bloom once in a while. Larger plants are great for filling in corners of your home.  This Peace Lily produces a pretty white lily continuously and is one of the best rated plants for cleaning the air in your home!

decorating with artificial plants

And…if you just don’t want the hassle of real houseplants you can start decorating with artificial plants! You can find realistic looking fake plants that have no care needed at all. I love this sweet little white potted shrubby plant I found, and I use it in decorating as well. I am not afraid to use artificial plants along with real ones. Why not?

how to decorate with plants

So what about you? Do you like decorating with plants? I hope this post will inspire you to start filling in nooks and crannies, placing plants on stacked books or filling a corner of your window, and unused space.

Plants provide clean air, natural beauty, and a calming effect while making our homes look pretty. The best part is houseplants are easy to care for and are a cheap decorating element.

Have fun decorating with plants!

For more inspiration you can check out my fun plant Pinterest board full of more ideas.

Linking up at The Better Mom and Imparting Grace

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  1. says

    I love having live plants in the house, Denise. One of my planters isn’t doing too well, so I’m afraid it’s about to “go by the wayside.” Great ideas for decorating!

    • says

      Oh sounds like maybe you are ready for a new plant or two Meghan? I have had to do that before. Just getting some new varieties seems to freshen everything up.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. says

    I need to replenish my plant collection, only have two at the moment. I had Spider plant for several years before it went by the wayside. Time to replace it. I like the idea of watering on a specific day, that’s my problem I forget to water, and they die of starvation, or over-water which drowns them. Love putting them outside in the summer, but if I don’t bring them in quick enough a freeze will get them. See? I have multiple ways to send plants on their way. :-) You have encouraged me to replenish and try again. Thanks.

  3. says

    Oh Denise! This is wonderful. I was really wanting to get some succulents going in the next couple of weeks and this is just what I need to get started. Thank you for sharing today over at Better Mom.

  4. Lisa says

    We have a well and have to have a water softener. Any tips on helping to water my plants? I have 2 spider plants and 1 mother inlaws tongue.

    I love this post, makes me wajt to get more plants. :)

    Lisa

    • says

      Lisa,
      I am not sure about water softeners. I have a well too, but not the softener, I wouldn’t know without asking at my local Nursery, or researching it online.

  5. Sherry says

    I love house plants. I don’t need them for decorating because my house is so small, there are no room for decorations of any kind.. However, we want and need to improve the quality of air in our home. Problem is, I only have one window, over the sink, that gets enough light for plants. I keep african violets there and they do well with the morning sun that is available. The other rooms are all too dark for any plants I’ve tried. Our big beautiful oak in the front yard keeps the living room in the shade. Nice for the electric bill but not for the plants :(. Any ideas for plants that need almost NO light?

  6. says

    Denise, I just tuned in I love your site. Thanks for the suggestions especially about
    the vinagar!!!! I too love house plants altho i dont have many I try and get differant ones now an then. Thank you!

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