Healthy Home: 10 Ways to Decorate with House Plants

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After far too many decades of home life separating itself from nature, it’s becoming apparent once again how important plants are to humans’ wellbeing.

From being scientifically proven to improve indoor air quality and cognitive factors like mood, creativity, and accuracy to some being downright delicious, plants are beneficial to have around the house. Next is figuring out how to make plants look beautiful in your home, you may visit this website for more details.

Trailing Wall Garden

If you have a ledge or shelf along or above the top of a wall, you have the perfect place to line up a team of trailing plants. The string of pearls, the string of hearts, and most variants of pothos would do well in this application. Especially under some additional track lighting, allowing each plant its perfect spot of light to grow the super long tendrils you’re looking for.

Herbs at Hand

A few easy-to-eat herbs like mint and rosemary love a sunny kitchen window. If bright countertops are a little more scarce in your space, try growing them on top of a fishbowl under some LEDs. The fish will nibble on the plant roots while the herbs clean nitrogen waste from the tank.

A Pair to be Seen

A couple of tall plants like parlor palms or fiddle leaf fig trees on either side of a doorway or wide picture window always look classy. In a foyer, this look feels very inviting, like a living arc. Underlight them with small spotlights, and you’ll feel like a star anytime you walk through the door.

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Asian woman displaying house plants.

Planted Room Dividers

An open bookcase is perfect for creating a room divider, and with the addition of plants, you’re looking at something special. Bushier and taller plants on the top will give the illusion the wall goes all the way to the ceiling without closing off the space.

Smaller plants and succulents in the middle and lower cubbies will create the separation intended while still allowing light through to the other side of the “wall.”


Phalaenopsis orchids are easy to care for plants that make a real statement to plant people and non-plant people alike. Coming in just about every color and pattern imaginable, their bright blooms can last for months, bringing pops of color into your home wherever needed.

Don’t forget, once your blooms fade, simply snip the stems, continuing care, and be amazed by other full arrays of gorgeous flowers.

Bathroom Plants

A ton of humidity-loving plants thrives in the bathroom from the water in your shower. Keep a spider plant in there, and it’ll reward you with little hanging baby spiderettes that can stay attached to the mother plant for a full bushy, trailing display. Or cut and individually planted for infinite new plants, ideal for your goal of a plant in every room of the house.

Climbing Vines

Your indoor climbing plants are mostly going to be your ivies. English ivy, iconically scaling entire outside walls of old Tudor homes, is another perfect indoor plant due to its shade tolerance, quick growth habits, and resilience to moderate neglect.

Pothos, also dubbed devil’s ivy even though it’s not a real ivy, is another climber that, as this list will show you, will grow almost regardless of how you take care of it. Indoors with something to climb always creates a striking look. Place either of these species near a pendant light with a chain and watch the vines snake up for a living lamp look.

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A white office with a plant and bookshelf, featuring house plants for decoration.

Use all of Your Levels

As long as they’re reachable for watering and getting adequate light, don’t be afraid to put plants both low to the floor and higher up to the ceiling. Seeing some greenery in otherwise unused, drab, or unexpected places can really open up and liven the room. Think ferns in those empty spaces above kitchen cabinets or a succulent on the bottom shelf of your bookcase.

Plants in Artificial Light

A few tall plants provide you with oxygen with just the light from a bulb for darker or windowless rooms. Sansevieria, often known by the name “snake plant,” does well in lower to moderate lighting with minimal watering and still looks spectacular looming up from the corners of rooms.

Cast-iron plants are sort of a floppier version of the snake plant. Still, this plant looks great and lives well in your darker rooms that could use a little livening up. Pothos is another green that thrives in dimmer atmospheres.

A young woman is reading a book in front of a window, surrounded by house plants.

Faux for Black Thumbs

Maybe you have absolutely no time for houseplants due to a remarkably inconsistent schedule or an admitted scatterbrain, or perhaps you want to compliment all of your fantastic plants with your decor. You can still get the feel of being surrounded by a tiny jungle with leaf motif textile and care-free silk plants.

Again, don’t forget to experiment and have fun with adding plants to your environment knowing, that no matter which direction you choose to go, there will be benefits to your very well-being in clean air and improved psyche. No matter what your lifestyle, you’ll be able to find plants suitable for your home. After all, every house has a window and a shower. Decorate with some green. You’ll be glad you did.

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