It’s well-known that plants in a living space make us feel happier and healthier. Here are 20+ great ways to decorate your living room with plants.
Decorating your living room with plants brings a refreshing, calming feel to your space. Indoor plants add a touch of nature, bringing the outdoors inside.
Large, leafy floor plants like the fiddle leaf fig or snake plant can serve as focal points, while smaller potted plants on shelves or tables provide charming accents.
The vibrant colors and varied textures of different house plants create a visual contrast against the backdrop of furniture and decor. Also, the air-purifying qualities of many indoor plants contribute to a healthier atmosphere.
Whether placed in a corner or spread throughout the room, arranging plants in your living room will help to make it a great space to be in.
In our living room, I have plants literally everywhere! Large plants on plant stands and sitting on the floor, and smaller plants on the bookshelf, on the coffee table, and end table.
That may sound like a lot of plants, but it isn’t. Strategically placing plants throughout your space is key to making it feel cozy and inviting.
Let’s talk about all the different ways you can arrange plants in your living room.
Larger plants take up a lot of space and are great to use in an awkward corner. They can fill wasted space with visual interest.
A snake plant, rubber plant robusta, or monstera plant are great choices for tall plants if you have high ceilings. For a corner that doesn't get direct sunlight, choose a type of plant that will thrive in low light and are relatively easy to care for.
Whether you use real or faux plants, place them in decorative pots to compliment your decor.
A sideboard is a versatile piece of furniture with storage space and a flat top, perfect for keeping dining essentials and serving during parties. In a living room, the sideboard is a great place to keep a potted plant to bring a little bit of life to the room.
Large houseplants are great for sitting next to a fireplace. They help to draw attention to the focal point of the room. I love how Mandi puts one plant on each side of the fireplace to anchor it.
Place them on the hearth when the fireplace is not in use or to either side when it is so the heat won't damage your favorite plant. You may want to consider an artificial plant next to the fireplace instead.
Small plants are perfect for decorating your living space. You can put them anywhere. Layering them on top of a coffee table book or in a basket on the coffee table is the perfect place to add greenery to your living room.
Placing one plant on your coffee table as part of a group of three things satisfies the home decor rule we often hear interior designers discuss.
I love this gorgeous living room from Hamilton Park Home. If you have a large picture window like this, it can help to place a large tree in the corner to fill the space. I love this olive one in a wicker basket.
I also love the two potted plants on the end of the console table, which is another great place to arrange plants in a living room.
Here's another example of a large potted tree in the corner of the living room near a window. Choose a tree that loves sunny places, like a Fiddle Leaf Fig that needs full sun (or at least bright indirect light).
A sofa table (or console table) is a great way to add another surface space to your living room. This sofa table provides storage for pillows and blankets in the baskets on the bottom shelf and the top of the table looks great with a potted plant, two table lamps, and some decorative books.
She also has other plants arranged throughout her living room, with the tree in the corner and more plants sprinkled on the built-in shelves.
This planter wall is a great way to add the freshness of plants to your living room, and the pop of color from the terra cotta pots creates a dramatic effect against the white wall. Use any plant you like for your planter wall.
The mix of leaf shapes, colors, and different textures really make this a stand-out feature for the living room.
Plant stands are a great way to decorate your living room with plants. You can have a single plant stand or you can have one that has multiple levels to have plants of different sizes displayed in your space.
This brass plant stand can hold three, and I love the mix of metals and natural materials for the plant pots.
Hanging planters aren't just for outdoor plants. They are perfect inside, hung from the ceiling in front of a window or in a corner.
Trailing plants love hanging planters and can grow to amazing lengths when properly cared for. Hanging planters made with different materials grouped together add interest to your living space.
Adding plants to your living room can bring life, freshness, and a touch of nature to your space. Whether you go for a minimalist look with a single statement plant or create a lush jungle oasis with lots of different plants, these arrangements can transform your living room into a cozy, vibrant space that you and your family will love.