As a mom of three rambunctious boys, I have to take care about which types of decorations I bring into my home. I obviously don’t want anything fragile! Plus, being the only girl in my home, I have to be pretty sporadic with lace and frillies.
We are outdoors people and love to decorate with plants.
Today, I have a few how to decorate with plants tips to help you decorate with houseplants and decorative planters!
Plants make beautiful additions to any room’s decor. I use them constantly in my own home.
Here are a few tips for How To Decorate with Houseplants that you might find helpful. The following links may contain affiliate links – this means that if you purchase anything using my links, I will make a little at no extra cost to you.
How To Decorate With Plants
- Victorian decorations need feminine and frilly plants like ferns.
- Southwestern style would look best with Cactus plants.
- Nautical and Beach look great with driftwood and palms.
Grouping plants add extra impact and fill up a bare corner! Vary the plants in height for the most pleasing outcome. If you’re using live plants, choose plants that have similar lighting and watering requirements to make life easier.
Personally, I am all about adding a couple different air plants to my space. My favorite are the bright and beautiful Iona, the silvery Xerographica, and the gorgeously white and fuzzy Tillandsia Tectorum. They go great together or separately. A small and unique plant is a great conversation starter!
For more ideas, be sure to check out my go-to staple informational books:
- The Unexpected Houseplant: 220 Extraordinary Choices for Every Spot in Your Home
- Rooted in Design: Sprout Home’s Guide to Creative Indoor Planting
The heights of the plants should graduate down in small increments. It’s better to graduate down. An easy-to-make platform for decorative planters is a grouping of bricks covered with coordinating fabric from the room. If one of the plants isn’t tall enough, place it on a brick or a flat basket turned upside-down.
Balance and scale are important when placing plants in a room. You don’t want to overpower a wall, but neither do you want to plants to look lost in the space. Choose plants heights and fullness based on the space and the height of other elements in the room, such as windows, armoires, doors and so forth.
When learning how to decorate, don’t stop with just indoors! Outdoor planters can be (and should be) just as unique!