13 Unexpected Ways to Decorate With Plants

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One of the easiest ways to turn your house into a home is to add plants. Greenery brings beauty, character, texture, and good energy into every space. Even if you don't have the greenest of thumbs, taking care of real flowers and plants brings a certain amount of meditation into your everyday routine as you take care of them and watch them thrive. We're always looking for an excuse to paint a pot, DIY a planter, or get some potted plants for the front porch, so here are beautiful ideas for how to bring more plants into your home.

Macrame Hangers

Macrame Hanging Basket Hangers

Brighten your space with some macrame planters like these ones. Hang near the window in the living room or by the kitchen window. (via Brit + Co)

Pegboard Headboard plants

Pegboard Headboard

We adore unique headboards. And when you live in a small space, you’ll appreciate a headboard that not only holds bedtime essentials – a book and an alarm clock – but also a little potted plant. (via Sugar and Cloth)

Window Ledge

Window Ledge

One of the main reasons indoor plants die is because they’re not getting enough light. DIY this little ledge to fit in your kitchen window and set up your collection of herbs and succulents. (via A Beautiful Mess)

Air Plant Wall Art

Air Plant Wall Art

Air plants are pretty cool, but air plants tucked into colorful string art is even cooler. (via Brit + Co)

Grecian Bust Pot

Grecian Bust Pot ($24+)

Your favorite plants will look even more beautiful in this set of Grecian pots.

Clothing Rack Vertical Garden plants

Clothing Rack Vertical Garden

Forget the bar cart and go all out with a plant cart that's perfect for your faux hanging plants outdoors. If you have extra surface area without much going on, try adding layers of plants for a lively mini jungle. (via Brit + Co)

Handmade Paper Succulent Container Garden

Handmade Paper Succulent Container Garden ($28)

Can't manage to keep a plant alive? We won't judge, but we will suggest this very cool paper succulent as a replacement.

DIY Marble Pots

DIY Marble Pots

Okay, you may not be able to splurge on fancy pottery, but if you can spruce up a standard ceramic pot with a swirl of nail polish to create a marbled effect. (via Brit + Co)

Ferris Wheel Plant Stand

Ferris Wheel Plant Stand ($26)

When you live in a small apartment or a studio, you don't want to lose any counter space. This whimsical plant stand will display succulents while taking up a fraction of the room.

DIY Sand Art Terrarium plants

DIY Sand Art Terrarium

Don’t want to put a hole in the ceiling? You can always hang these terrariums off the side of a bookcase or cabinet for a casual hanging look. (via Brit + Co)

Fill the Space houseplants

Fill the Space

A variety of plants perched on a sill can be a sneaky way to get some privacy in a window where you don’t want to hang a curtain. (via Brit + Co)

Fruit-Basket Succulent Holder

Fruit-Basket Succulent Holder

You only need a few materials to adorn this fruit basket that lets you repurpose an item you may not use often. (via Brit + Co)

tiny plant holder plants

Itty Bitty

If you have lots of tiny plants and too many mugs, try using one as a pot! Cute and memorable. (Image via Paula Brustur/Unsplash)

How do you incorporate plants into your home? Show it off by tagging us @BritandCo and check out our Succulent Gardening online class and *FREE* Houseplant Guide for more inspo!

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