Advertiser Disclosure

Bring The Outdoors In With Our Favorite Ways To Display House Plants

Indoor plants not only make your living space more inviting and luxurious, they also make your home’s air healthier. Check out some of our favorite ways to freshen up your home décor with a touch of green.

house plant ideas - freshome.com

House plants add a unique look to your space while improving air quality. Image: GEM+ELLI

Shop These Products Now: Bedroom PlantsComforterNASA’s Clean Air Study found that house plants, “…may provide a natural way of removing toxic agents from the air, helping neutralize the effects of sick building syndrome.”  Ten modern, air-filtering, long-living houseplants include:

  • Dracaena
  • Spider plant
  • Fig
  • Devil’s ivy
  • Lady palm
  • Ficus
  • Aloe vera
  • Succulents
  • Peace lily
  • Snake plant

Here are some beautifully modern ideas for displaying house plants of any shape and size.

Hanging house plants from the ceiling

house plant ideas for the home

Filled with devil’s ivy, a unique hanging wall planter creates a canopy over the dining table. Image: Cooley and Rose

Shop These Products Now: Hanging PotsDining Chair

A macrame hanging pot holder is a great way to display house plants without sacrificing counter space. Image: Carrera by Design

Shop These Products Now: Sink FaucetHanging Pots
how to hang house plants

Try hanging house plants at different heights to create visual interest. Image: Nadja Endler

Shop These Products Now: Hanging PlantsBedroom Ladder
ways to hang house plants - freshome.com

These exotic orchids appear to float when hung from the ceiling and paired with driftwood or ceramic planters. Image: Land Studio

Shop These Products Now: Wall PlanterHanging Pot

A corner of house plants

A room’s corner is the perfect place for hanging house plants. Image: Christy Allen Designs

Shop These Products Now: Throw PillowTable Lamp
decorating with house plants - freshome.com

If hanging house plants isn’t possible in you corner of choice, consider adding a bookshelf or rack for your house plants. Image: 30s Magazine

Shop These Products Now: Corner Shelve for PlantsAccent Chair

Wall-mounted house plant display

If hanging a house plant isn’t possible or practical, you can always mount a planter to a wall. Image: Galle Guevara

Shop These Products Now: Wall Mounted Plants DisplayCubic Planter Pots
how to display house plants

A floating ledge holds a collection of house plants. Try varying the heights of the plants, or adding one vine-style hanging plant to the mix. Image: Studio Jamieson

Shop These Products Now: Wall Shelve for PlantsFruit Bowl
decorating with house plants - freshome.com

A modern wall planter is perfect for filling the space behind a sofa. Image: Entrance Makleri

Shop These Products Now: Wall PlanterChandelier
decorating with house plants

The unique wall hanging system for plants in this home includes openings for planters to sit in. Image: ArchiTK

Shop These Products Now: Wall PlantsFloor Lamp
decorating with indoor plants - freshome.com

Take advantage of a kitchen’s wall caddy system to house a small grouping of indoor plants, rather than cooking utensils. Image: Hobsons Choice

Shop These Products Now: Console CabinetWall Shelves for Plants

Planter ideas

Indoor planters

A large fig does very well in an ornamental planter, located in a bright corner. Image: Forest Avenue Design

Shop These Products Now: Planter PotsThrow Pillow Covers
decorating with indoor plants

Check out the unique planters in this home, including a basket for the cactus. Image: Michelle Gage

Shop These Products Now: Planter BasketBookcase
decorating with indoor plants - freshome.com

For a contemporary kitchen table look, place low-maintenance aloe in brightly colored cubic pots. Image: Manou Design Group

Shop These Products Now: Dining ChairsAloe Vera Plant
modern planters

This homeowner thought outside the planter, choosing large glass bottles and ceramic vases for their indoor plants instead. Image: Jessica Helgeson Interior Design

Shop These Products Now: Glass Bottle PlanterTufted Chaise Chair

A rack of house plants

Group a collection of low-maintenance indoor plants, such as aloe and succulents, on a narrow shelf for impact. Image: Cliq Studios

Shop These Products Now: Shelve Case for PlantsPlastic Stools

House plant boxes

planter decor - freshome.com

A long, homemade wooden box makes the perfect planter for indoor-friendly vines. Image: The Hall Studio

Shop These Products Now: Indoor Planter BoxSectional Sofa
indoor house plant decor

Limited for space, the homeowners added some green to their breakfast area with a narrow, built-in planter box filled with snake plants. Image: Marlowe Hues

Shop These Products Now: Fruit BowlRectangular Planter Box

Window house plant displays

ideas for hanging plants

Hanging towel racks for small house plants is a good way to capitalize on the natural sunshine from a window. Image: Chris Snook

Shop These Products Now: Hanging Planter BucketsSink Faucet

For a beautiful display of indoor plants, hang small pots at varying heights near a window. Or, create a collection of plants by placing them on a floating shelf near the light source. Images: My Adele and M+A Architecture Studio

Shop These Products Now: Hanging PotsWall Shelve for PlantsYou don’t have to have a green thumb or an interior design degree to bring a beautiful touch of nature indoors. All you need is a little inspiration anthe right house plants to make it happen.


Man on computer

Everything for your move, all in one place

Curate your personalized moving checklist, set up TV & Internet, and more with a free MYMOVE account.

Get Started

Already have an account? Sign In

View our Privacy Policy

Related Articles

Free Up Counter Space with These Small Kitchen Organization Ideas

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, MYMOVE may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Is cooking and entertaining in your small kitchen difficult? A studio-size kitchen is a challenge to work in, but a few small kitchen organization ideas and a couple of hours of your time can […]

Read More

Impressive Modern Cottage at the Base of Squak Mountain, Washington

Have a look at this home located at the base of Squak Mountainin, Washington, combining sustainable materials and features with the ultimate in  modern living! Envisioned by Steve Moe Design, the modern cottage accommodates three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a home office and a media room. Its exterior finishes in stone and wood make the […]

Read More

How to Design Restaurants & Bars that Enhance the Customer Experience

Here at Freshome, we particularly love looking deeper into the design of residential architecture and interiors but just occasionally we also get curious about other areas of design, such as hospitality design. What makes a great restaurant or bar? How do you ensure that the customers will have a great experience and want to return […]

Read More