Indoor Plant Decor Inspiration

Indoor Plant Decor Ideas

If you’re obsessed with the idea of indoor plants (even if you don’t have any yet – like me!), then let’s learn and chat together!!

I’ve long loved the idea of house plants, but our apartment doesn’t get much direct sunlight and we don’t have a lot of good places to put plants near a window.

Little did I know, however, that many indoor plants like bright spaces but not direct sunlight, so basically I just had no idea what I was talking about. It does happen occasionally!

Anyway, the trend of indoor plants is, I think, a fairly constant home decor idea, more than a passing notion.

And I finally started getting more serious about the idea recently, when I went over to my sister’s place and she had the cutest indoor plants in her apartment. If my sister can do indoor plants, then I can do indoor plants, right?! Here’s to hoping.

I’ve done a little research on types, care, and indoor plant decor ideas. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far…

Indoor Plant Decor Ideas

Indoor Plant Decor Inspiration

There seems to be a mindblowing number of types of indoor plants, but there are a few that pop up on just about every list and are fairly easy to get your hands on – I’ve seen a few of these at my local market even!

Small Indoor Plants

For two reasons, small indoor plants are a great place to start. One – space limitations are, well, limiting. Two – if you’re just getting into the idea of indoor plants, then smaller is better! These three varieties are great places to start and while they can each grow to be quite a bit bigger, you can keep them small by keeping them in small container.

  1. Jade (pictured above)
  2. Aloe Vera (yep, the same thing that helps with sunburns)
  3. Succulents of any kind.

Tall Indoor Plants

While small may be easy, tall indoor plants are really what will change a space. It’s a piece of furniture in and of itself and adds a great pop of color – the epitome of indoor plant decor!

  1. Fiddle Leaf Fig (these can get really big)
    UPDATE: You can see our young fiddle leaf fig here.
  2. Rubber Tree (a great low light indoor plant – see more here)
  3. Dracaena

Best Indoor Plants for Clean Air

Any plant is a good plant, but some plants are great plants to help with cleaning the air in your home. Here are my five picks for the best indoor plants for clean air based on their fabulous qualities and their appearance!


    • Pollutants Removed: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene

UPDATE: See our Snake Plant here.


  • Pollutants Removed: formaldehyde and xylene
Indoor Plant Decor Ideas

How to Care for Indoor Plants

Before we get to the end of indoor plant decor, we gotta talk about proper care, because a dying indoor plant isn’t chic. That’s just science!

Each plant requires a slightly different bit of sunlight and watering, but it seems that most plants don’t want direct sunlight and don’t need to be watered more than once per week.

To avoid direct sunlight, you can use a sheer curtain (I have a sheer piece of fabric I use for light control for photography that I’m sure would work the same). You can also open/close blinds and curtains depending on when the sun will directly hit a plant.

As for watering, get yourself a schedule. Maybe every weekend or every Wednesday, you do a check on your plants. Soil should be evenly moist but not drenched. Also, if the air is dry (e.g. if you live in Arizona or during winter months with the heat pumping), you may need to water a little more frequently.

There’s also the option of growing houseplants with LECA (Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate) which cuts back on the need for watering and helps aerate the soil!

You can also add in some dried flower decor. The muted colors of dried flower really let the greens of the indoor plants pop!

Indoor Plant Decor Ideas

How to Style Indoor Plants

Ok. So you figured out what plants you want and how they’re going to make you a super healthy person (let’s pretend, shall we!), but now you have to put them in your home and make them look good.

One great tip I read was to think of your plant and the container as a piece of furniture. Make sure the plant and pot fit your space (physically) and definitely think about the colors/patterns of the pot in relation to your whole space! I found a few fun pots below to get your creativity going…

There are also some fabulous books with information and great photography. I’ve loved using these to decide what plants to put where and how to properly care for them!

Wild at Home: How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants by Hilton Carter

Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery by Emma Sibley

Wild Interiors: Beautiful Plants in Beautiful Spaces by Hilton Carter

SOURCES: The Greatist,, Architectural Digest

Photos Found Here: Pinterest – Make sure you’re following me!

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