How To Style Greenery In Every Room Of The House

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If you're looking to style greenery in your home but don't know where to begin, you're in the right place. Whether you're just moving into a new place or simply looking to freshen up an existing interior, decorating with greenery is a great place to start. Beautiful houseplants (real or faux) are fun and a fundamental way to decorate any dwelling.

How many are too many plants? "That depends on how many you want to take care of," horticulturist David Schrader told Architectural Digest. "You can use them as a table setting, then move them to a window sill later on." When you pick plants for your place, be sure the ones you choose will thrive in your interior conditions with the amount of light and moisture. Some plants thrive in humid and moist environments like a bathroom. Most importantly, ensure you have time to care for each one. For all the ways to style greenery in every room of the house, continue reading.

Use more than one plant per pot in the entryway

The entryway is pivotal in any home, apartment, or condo. While it is not so much a room, it definitely deserves your full decorating attention. After all, this is the space your visitors will typically see first when they cross through the threshold. Create a memorable first impression by greeting guests with a warm welcome and staging some natural beauty at the entrance of your home. Not everyone's entry area is the same so consider your interior entry floor plan before picking out your favorite greenery. You want the plants to fill the space (even as they grow) but not overwhelm it.

If space constraints are not a consideration for your design, incorporating a plant or several at the doorway inside can be accomplished with arrangements using multiple pots and stands. However, if space is tight, you can always group a few together in one pot, per Lively Root. Just be sure the ones you put together have similar care requirements and aren't all the same height. This approach is adaptable for decorators that want eye-catching pots with different plant heights. Whether you have plants in one pot or several, try to style plants in your entryway. There is nothing quite like lush greenery to welcome guests and bring vitality to this part of a home.

Invigorate your bedroom with succulents

The bedroom is the one place in the house you should be able to feel comfortable and unwind. When decorating this part of the home, try to surround yourself with lush greenery that doesn't disturb the peace. Not only should the plants you choose for the bedroom be pleasant to look at, but they should also be easy to maintain — remember, we want to create a zen-like vibe in this room. Who wants a plant that requires more of your time? Instead, opt for simplicity without sacrificing visual interest.

A beautiful plant that is low-maintenance is a succulent. For succulents, "neglect is best," curator of San Francisco Botanical Garden Ryan Guillou told Real Simple. Succulents are some of the easiest houseplants, and there is no need to worry about watering daily or adhering to a care schedule. According to Lowe's, you can mix several succulents in one decorative dish, including California sunset, baby toes, plush plant, hens and chickens, or blue pearl. Consider placing a shallow bowl filled with some of your favorite succulent species on your nightstand or dresser to liven the bedroom.

Decorate with large living room trees

There is no denying the transformative power of a plant. Foliage can revamp an urban apartment into a tropical paradise. Whether you're going for a new vibe or want a plant that makes a statement, decorate with tall plants. When you include mature greenery in a living room, it will demand attention with its height and dramatically elevate the space.

Tall indoor plants are the ultimate houseplant for the living room because they can fill in corners and tower over sofas. More often than not, this is one of the few rooms in the house that can accommodate a tall tree since it's commonly one of the largest rooms. Use the openness to your advantage and decorate the living room with a plant that will make a statement, such as a fiddle leaf fig, bird of paradise, or Swiss cheese plant, per My Tasteful Space. Regardless of which species of plant you choose, keep in mind that the plant will continue to grow. Consider the height and find a spot where the plant won't block walking paths or obstruct views. Use the tall trees to frame a window, brighten a corner, or tuck one alongside an accent chair or sofa to achieve balance in the room.

Add a small herb garden to the kitchen

No room is off limits when it comes to decorating with greenery, including the kitchen area. "The kitchen is one of the most popular spaces to enjoy houseplants as they can completely transform a space," co-founder of The Little Botanical Morag Hill told Homes & Gardens. "Greenery against tiles or plain cupboards can completely lift a room." You can style plants on ledges, shelves, and countertops for a natural feel in an otherwise sterile area. When choosing plants for the kitchen, think about combining practicality with functionality and avoid the ordinary.

Greenery for the kitchen can be for far more than aesthetic purposes if you decorate with potted herbs such as oregano, parsley, rosemary, or basil. You could create a stunning culinary herb garden on the countertop or windowsill for your cooking creations. The key to growing herbs indoors is planting them in pots with proper drainage (via EatingWell). Style a delightful row of herbs in your kitchen to increase the beauty and add an abundance of flavor.

Design a green moment in the dining room

Soften the overall aesthetic of your dining room by decorating it with fresh flowers. Flowers are full of color and vitality that complement any interior design aesthetic. One of the most attractive features of decorating with fresh flowers is their abundance. While it may be time-consuming to swap out fresh flowers from time to time, the look that an all-natural floral bouquet (with endless combinations) brings to a space is worth the hassle.

Make a green moment in the dining room by adding an unexpected centerpiece full of blooms that won't get in the way. The flowers you choose for the dining area should be at a height level that doesn't interrupt the negative space. Test out different height arrangements by trimming the stems with the flowers in hand. Begin by adjusting each stem to the height you need to help create a scale that works best in your dining space. "This will not only create depth and interest but allow you to sculpt your way into a fresh look and design bound to catch eyes for those that see it," Victoria Monsul Singolda, creative director and founder of Iris and Virgil, told Martha Stewart. Play with the arrangement until it looks right. You can always go back and adjust it later or try a new look in a few weeks.

Create a plant shelf in the hallway

Bring nature into your dwelling by incorporating greenery into your design scheme. Not just in any room of the house but specifically down the hallway. Hallways are often overlooked and left empty, making them unattractive and dull. Prevent the narrow corridor from giving your guests the creeps by decorating with houseplants in this area of the home. Greenery will fill space and create visual interest that engages passersby rather than makes them skeptical. Since the hallway is a walkway, you should try to set plants in areas that are out of the way to prevent trampling or knocking over as busy feet shuffle by in the corridor.

Alternatively, you can consider placing potted plants on any furnishings in the hallway (if you have any), like half-moon tables or plant stands. If furniture placement is out of the question, you can always hang a few plants on the hallway walls instead. Choose a flat surface and make room for plants on the wall using wall mountable plant shelves, like these available at Wayfair. They are a simple yet effective way to include greenery in the hallway. Plant shelves stay out of the walking path and can hold a variety of houseplants that introduce texture and dimension into the hall.

Manifest a spa-like bathroom oasis

Feel like you're at the spa when brushing your teeth, grooming yourself in the mirror, or relaxing in a bubble bath with the right greenery. A bathroom can benefit from one or two houseplants livening up the environment. Whether you have a contemporary design or something more boho chic, bathroom houseplants can elevate any decor preference.

A bathroom is typically warm and humid, meaning any plant you put in here should enjoy moisture and tropical conditions. Believe it or not, there are plants that thrive in such an environment, including birds nest ferns. "It prefers a little extra humidity, making it a great pick for a bathroom with a window — think instant spa like vibes," plant scientist Christopher Satch told MyDomaine. "It does well in low to medium light, watered weekly." For countertops and corners in the bathroom, consider succulents, bamboo, cacti, and ferns, such as the lemon button, as some plant species that can thrive in similar conditions (via Lively Root).

Concentrate on adding serenity to the office

Improve your plant styling game by incorporating greenery into the home office space. Plants can transform this otherwise dark and mundane room into something more lively and won't take up a lot of space. Plants in the office area aren't only for looks. These leafy greens can also improve productivity, reduce stress, lessen noise, and purify the air you breathe, per NASA.

Decorate with plants in the office to help you stay focused and on task, even while at your desk. To bring natural beauty to your work area, add a plant in the corner of the room, on a bookshelf, or desk. Give a potted plant a corner spot on the tabletop near you for a close connection to nature while you work. A small to medium size plant will not disrupt the workflow. A variety of small to medium plant species such as aloe vera, snake, peace lily, and monstera will do well in a darkened room with minimal sunlight (via Gardenuity).

Place flowers in your kid's bedroom

Want to add flowers to your kid's room for a pop of natural color? Go for it! Just be sure to smell them first. Not all flowers smell the same, and how they smell matters, especially to tiny nostrils. Why does a flower's smell matter? Simply put, some fresh floral scents can be overstimulating in smaller spaces and irritate the room's occupants — like your child.

Some blooms have more powerful scents, while others have low to no aroma. There is no need to go smelling all the flowers at your local Trader Joe's or flower shop, as we listed some for you to start adding to your kid's room that won't overpower the room. Tulips, amaryllis, and poppies are some flowers to consider that don't give off a strong presence or lingering potency, per Indoor Gardening. Choose flowers with minimal fragrances in children's bedrooms to ensure you add beauty without disturbing sleep or overwhelming the area. Place flowers in pots or hang them in macrame plant holders from the ceiling.

Create a plant ledge in the laundry room

Enhance the look, feel, and design of your laundry room with greenery. Incorporating plants into the laundry room can be tricky depending upon the overall square footage of the room, but we did the dirty laundry for you. This next tip works for any size or style of laundry space you have at home. Whether you have an oversized laundry room that could pose as a small kitchen or just enough room for the basic machinery (washer and dryer), you can make plants a feature element.

A key feature to making plants work in the laundry room is to keep the greenery up and out of the way. To do so, create a plant ledge on any wall. Just take note of where the dryer vents, as the warmth might disturb the greenery. Nonetheless, when arranging plants on any ledge or shelf, include more than one kind of plant. Plant collector at Fancy Plants Chic Lindsey told Domino, "I arranged them with a mixture of varying textures and colors, as well as plants that trail and some that climb upward to fill empty space." Houseplants like pothos, prayer plants, and philodendron make ideal decor if your laundry room doesn't have a window. They fill up an empty wall with natural beauty, just like you would see if you were to look out a window (via Costa Farms).

Make a living wall on your patio

Put plants where they really belong: outside. Why not include a bit of greenery on your patio or balcony? You can spruce up an outdoor area by adding flowers, potted plants, and tall trees. However, there are more creative ways to incorporate greenery. For example, you can create a picturesque plant oasis on your patio with a vertical living wall. A living wall is an upright structure with vegetation. Consider using an iron trellis or vertical planters to start your living wall like this one from Amazon. You can attach the greenery and let it grow or hang up pots. This setup allows you to integrate plant life on a wall without constructing a water irrigation system.

Set any interior decor preferences aside when decorating with greenery. Plants can be integrated into any style and instantly invigorate a room, no matter what trinkets, wallpaper, rugs, or paint color you have inside. Whether the room you're introducing plant life into is dark or light, there is foliage to match. Transform your office, living room, bedroom, or kitchen with plants that add beauty and freshness to the house.