30 creative indoor plant decorating ideas

Creative indoor plants decorating ideas for home

Creative decorating with indoor plants is a thing!

The use of green plants in home decor is a trend that has been growing for years. The creativity of homeowners and interior designers has inspired an explosion of creative indoor plant decorating ideas to try.

Besides just being pretty and adding a fresh, organic texture to your spaces — whatever your design style — you’ll find that trying one or more of these houseplant decor concepts might be a great way to bring a little more life into your home.

Wooden crates with potted and boxed flowers - Home decor
Which indoor plants work best in creative interior design?

There are many types of house plants you can select for your design. Some of the most popular ones — most of which are represented in the gallery below — include:

  • Bromeliad & tillandsia  (air plants)
  • Pothos
  • Spider plants
  • Snake plants
  • Aloe vera and a huge variety of other succulents

And take note: It’s not just about putting a potted plant on your desk these days. Many people are using green plants for home decor as cleverly arranged centerpieces, vertical wall gardens, and unique stair-step enhancements — they’re even putting their propagating plants prettily on display.

We’ve put together this gallery of gorgeous house plants decor to help inspire your next (or first!) indoor plant decorating project.


Multicolored moss and plant landscape framed on a shelf

Guests might do a doubletake when they realize this impressionistic “painting” is actually a collection of live moss.

Indoor plants decorating: Multicolored moss and plant landscape frame on a shelf

Living room with accent wall of leafy green plants

Even if your thumb isn’t exactly green, your rooms still can be! A vertical wall garden concept like this one lends itself well to artificial greenery, especially if you incorporate mainly silk varieties.

Indoor plants decorating: Living room with accent wall of leafy green plants
Photo by bialasiewicz/Envato

Indoor plants decorating idea: Terrarium with plants on a table

These dainty terrariums are an inexpensive and easy-to-assemble way to bring the vibrant colors and textures of indoor plants decor to your living spaces.

Indoor plants decorating: Terrarium with plants on a table

Three small pretty terrariums with plants of varying colors

Indoor plants decorating: Three small pretty terrariums with plants of varying colors

Succulents and other plants in glass cases on shelves

This indoor plants decor integrates simple and low-maintenance succulent terrariums — while being an incredibly striking design concept.

Indoor plants decorating: Succulents and other plants in glass cases on shelves
vesnoi_ via Twenty20

Plants hanging from stairs surrounding a reading nook

Decades of home dwellers have opted for the pothos-in-a-pot on their coffee table, but have you considered how well matched those trailing vines would be to an open-sided staircase?

Indoor plants decorating: Plants hanging from stairs surrounding a reading nook

Plants in glass vases in steps of staircase

…and if that isn’t creative enough, how about the same concept, but as a sort-of propagation garden instead? Brilliant!

Indoor plants decorating: Plants in glass vases in steps of staircase
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Rustic old wooden ladder with trailing ivy

Ivy trailing on a rustic ladder would add a lovely cozy vibe to your space.

Rustic old wooden ladder with trailing ivy
Photo by annakhomulo/Envato

Green plants built into a bookshelf and ivy hanging from a divider

Greenery touches can help soften decor that features a lot of straight lines.

Indoor plants decorating: Green plants built into a bookshelf and ivy hanging from a divider
Photo by bialasiewicz/Envato

Snake plant growing window barrier

An indoor window box filled with snake plants is an inspired way to let all the light in while still maintaining some privacy!

Indoor plants decorating: Snake plant growing window barrier

Several shades of living green plants on a wall

A vertical garden of indoor wall plants is a clean and simple decor statement that works especially well in minimalist, monotone design schemes.

Indoor plants decorating: Several shades of living green plants on a wall

Propagating plants make a beautiful wall decoration

Here’s another brilliant way to present plant propagation as a beautiful, living design element.

Indoor plants decorating: Propogating plants also makes beautiful wall decoration

Minimalistic plant decor

Small wall-mounted wooden crates with artificial plant stems

Yes, you can have the look of plant wall decor that is low-key and extremely low-maintenance.

Indoor plants decorating: Small wall-mounted wooden crates with plants

Branch with decorative macrame plant hangers suspended

If you’re a fan of boho chic or the 70s decor revival, sweet macrame hangers like these would be a perfect touch that marries a less fussy modern design ethos with a retro, bohemian vibe.

Indoor plants decorating: Branch with decorative macrame plant hangers suspended

White wall decoration with cactus in a pot

Show off your cactus and succulent collections with wall-mounted crates serving as shelving. This idea makes a lovely decor statement, while also freeing up counter- and tabletop real estate.

Indoor plants decorating: White wall decoration with cactus in a pot

Tillandsia air plants suspended from seashells

Low-maintenance air plants don’t need dirt to thrive, and they look pretty amazing.

Indoor plants decorating: Unusual Tillandsia air plants suspended from seashells - home decor
Picture by NewAfrica/Deposit Photos

Simple shelf with two small trailing succulents

Tip your terrarium concept on its side to display on a wall shelf like this — an especially effective look for trailing succulents.

Indoor plants decorating: Simple shelf with two small trailing succulents - Plant decor

Wall-mounted collections

When you love succulents and houseplants, you probably have a few… or 20. We understand this passion. Think how freeing it would be if the only limit to this indulgence was the amount of wall space you have available!

The following set of inspo photos feature a lot of creative ways to cozy up your decor with an indoor plants wall.

Matching terra cotta plant pots hanging on a wall

Indoor plants decorating: Matching terra cotta plant pots hanging on a wall

Plants in bubble terrariums on a wall with retro wallpaper behind

Dress up your wall by putting some plants in mod-looking plastic or glass bubble planters like these!

Indoor plants decorating: Plants in bubble terrariums on a wall with retro wallpaper behind
rodrigodaibert via Twenty20

Wall of 12 simple painted cans with small plants

Indoor plants decorating: Wall of 12 simple painted cans with small plants
ulianazhyhai via Twenty20

Brick wall with wall-mounted plant pot holders

Indoor plants decorating: Brick wall with wall-mounted plant pot holders

Potted plants hanging on the wall

Indoor plants decorating: Potted plants hanging on the wall
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Wall with small white shelves and little potted plants

These beautiful little floating wall shelves with molded edges (like these here) make sweet homes for tiny plants and knick-knacks.

Indoor plants decorating: Wall with small white shelves and little potted plants

White on white modern houseplant display

All white everything decor really makes your plant babies pop. They will be the focal point in this design scheme!

Indoor plants decorating: White on white modern houseplant display

5 wall-mounted planters in a staggered arrangement

Indoor plants decorating: 5 wall-mounted planters
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A wall of simple plastic planter boxes with live green plants

Indoor plants decorating: A wall of simple plastic planter boxes with live green plants
doodiebearz via Twenty20

Grid frame with green potted plants

Here’s an eyecatching way to mount plants on the wall that is surprisingly simple: a metal grid frame, with loops that fit matching pots.

Indoor plants decorating: Grid frame with green potted plants

Pretty wall of super colorful plant pots with live plants

A range of colorful plant pots provide most of the color here — at least until all the flowers are blooming.

Indoor plants decorating: Pretty wall of super colorful plant pots with live plants

White wall with many blooming pink flowerpots

Indoor plants decorating: White wall with many blooming pink flowerpots

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