Your living room is typically where you spend the most time with your friends, family and guests, so it’s key to have a comfortable space where you actually want to spend your time. If you’re looking for a quick way to add some cozier vibes and upgrade your living room’s aesthetic, consider using plants as a decoration for in your living room.
However, depending on your living room’s layout, you may have to get a bit creative with your plant placement. Here are a few suggestions for some clever places to put your plants.
1. On shelves
Add texture to your shelves with a few carefully placed plants. Let small and subtle houseplants peek out from among your books on a bookshelf, or install a floating shelf and add plants with cascading tendrils to make a much bigger statement. As a bonus, you’ll finally get the chance to start participating in #plantshelfiesunday on Instagram.
2. Next to the sofa
Sofas and couches are the main feature of nearly every living room. Some individuals choose to let their couch make a statement while others let it blend into the home’s aesthetic. No matter your preference, a large statement plant by the sofa can help to bring nature in, and help to fill space between the couch and walls.
3. Create a plant corner
Bring some life to a bare nook of your living room with a plant corner. By filling a corner of your living room with plants, you’ll finally have an excuse to get all the plants on your wishlist, and also create a space that draws attention. Add variety to your plant corner by taking advantage of varying leaf textures. Maintain the overall room’s aesthetic by using complementary planters, and use small step-stools to allow every plant to have its moment to shine.
4. On a windowsill
If your living room is aching for space, consider placing a selection of small, sunlight-loving plants on your windowsill. By using a variety of different plants and mixing up the heights and colors of your planters, you’re sure to have a unique display that brings attention.
5. Utilize your flat spaces
Coffee tables and end tables are prime real estate for plant displays. Use one wide planter and a selection of plants to create a living arrangement, or let a solo plant take center stage. If you need additional surface space, consider a small grouping of petite plants.
6. Hang plants from the ceiling
7. Create a plant wall
If you are looking for an eye-catching piece for your space, consider creating a living wall as a plant decoration for in your living room. Of course, there’s always the option of hiring an interiorscaping professional to create and maintain your living masterpiece. However, for those looking to DIY a plant wall, a number of wall sconce planters can help you create a living work of art.
8. Enhance your fireplace
Soften up the commanding presence of your fireplace (if you have one) by placing an assortment of plants on the mantel. By using more delicate looking plants, you can mute harsh lines and add texture with greenery. Or, to both soften and create balance, place larger plants on either side of your fireplace.
9. Mix and match planter options
10. Place on stairs
If your living room borders stairs, consider placing plants that ascend up to other portions of your home. Place small plants in matching planters all the way up, or mix it up with varying plants and planters.
Using plant decorations in your living room are a great way to quickly upgrade the look of your space, and an easy way to breathe new life into your home.