Ideas for Displaying Houseplants

Turning areas of a living space into a green space is a popular activity right now. Before your interior plant collection gets out of hand, though, think about how you want to display your plants. Read on for some ideas to arrange your interior plants in a visually pleasing way. 

Window Shelves

If you have a collection of sun-loving houseplants, consider installing shelves in a sunny window in your home. To avoid blocking the view out of your window or reducing the amount of sunlight that filters into your home, consider using acrylic or glass shelves. If you attach the shelves to the window frame, it won't impede the window's ability to open and close. Some sun-loving houseplants to try are small citrus trees or hibiscus. 

Wall Planters

Wall planters can add a lot of visual interest to a small space and they come in a variety of styles, so you're sure to find one that fits your decor. Consider adding a variety of wall planters to the wall along your staircase. Another option is to hang wall planters in a small bathroom. Plants that love humidity do well in a bathroom. Consider putting ferns or cyclamen in your bathroom. Air plants also are a good choice for wall planters. They don't require soil that can weigh wall planters down, and their only water requirements are an occasional misting with a spray bottle.  

Hanging Plants

Hanging plants from the ceiling is a wonderful method to include plants in your decor without taking up a lot of floor space. Macrame hanging planters are a popular choice as are ceramic planters and even shelves that hang from the ceiling that can support one or two small houseplants. If you're hanging planters in an area of your home that doesn't get a lot of light, consider a spider plant or a peace lily. 

Floor Planters

Putting large plants in eye-catching floor planters is a classic design idea. To make the collection look modern, consider grouping many plants together and varying their heights. Place two or three planters of different sizes on the floor, then arrange other plants on plant stands of different heights. Large plants that look beautiful in a home include monstera or fiddle leaf fig trees. 


Plant lovers can find ways to tuck plants in multiple places throughout a home. Place a couple of succulents in interesting planters on a bookshelf. Place one eye-catching planter in the middle of the dining table. Arrange a group of herbs on a sunny kitchen windowsill. The possibilities are endless!

For more information on how to incorporate plants into your interior design, talk to a company that sells interior plants.