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Indoor plant corner ideas

I am the kind of plant owner that just love to have my plants around me. I really like the feeling of being able to admire any one of my plants every time I feel like it without stepping out too far. And so I find it really uplifting to create plant corners and spaces at home that not only complements the decor at home but add colour to it.

How to create plant spaces at home?

Before starting to do up a space, I usually look at the amount of light the space has and consider the type of plants I can use. Other factors that may affect the look include the colour tone, texture and pattern of the furniture and wall around it. I have wood tone furniture around the house and that makes it so much easier. Plants just look better with them around. Lucky me! Here are some examples from my home that you can check out and perhaps draw some inspiration for plant spaces in your own home.

Plant Corner

If you have a corner in the house near a bright window that has been empty for some time, this will be a good spot to doll up with some plants. I have morning sun streaming into my living room just next to the tv console and it is just perfect for low to medium light plants like the Philodendron and Alocasia.

A corner space in the living room is really the best spot for tucking in a statement plant that is established and larger in size. Usually with very unique and attractive foliage, it has the ‘wow’ factor and can be the focal point to draw your attention to the whole cluster of plants. Look at my living room below, I have introduced a Thaumatophyllum Spruceanum that is really popular these days as an alternative to the Monstera Deliciosa. It is a beautiful plant! With a cluster of leaves in a spiral or wheel fashion, it adds a little hipness to your living room. And around it, I have filled up the rest of the space by stepping and layering with similar sized foliage. Isn’t it picturesque?

The Thaumatophyllum Spruceanum draws attention to the living room corner.
Surrounding plants: Philodendron Burle Marx, Philodendron Lemon Lime, Philodendron Birkin, Dieffenbachia Reflector, Alocasia Black Sumatra

Lush Plant Shelf

A shelfie photo shot of my collection of small potted plants.

Most of us have at least one plant shelf at home. Plant shelfs are usually where we keep a large collection of all our plants at home. So how do we make different plants look good together? Imagine taking a group photo. Everyone looks so different but keeping them uniform with no jarring visual distractions will usually give you a pleasant looking picture.

You can do this by having plants in similar sizes, colour or foliage paired with very different and unique planters. Or just have a mix of plants with unique foliage potted in planters that are similar in shapes and colour like those seen below from our webstore. Both ways would make the plant shelf look more interesting and colourful. It’s sometimes hard to decide, but I would decide when looking at the space or the plant shelf I am decorating.

I like to highlight and show off my plants by covering up as much of the shelf as I can with the plants. Doing this makes them look more natural and lush especially when I use trailing plants. In the picture above, you can see similar looking species of Dischidia, Ceropegia, String of Hearts and Pellionia trailing down the left side of the shelf and this draws away some of the attention.

Some planters below from our webstore that could be placed together on the plant shelf.

Sunlovers’ Table

This is another example of the earlier tip on having similar colour tones. I love to put all my cacti, haworthias and other sunlovers together on a table, next to a bright window. This table receives a few hours of direct morning sun every day. The sunlovers just look awesome together! Having most of the sunlovers here in terracotta pots gives them some uniformity and allows their diversity and the plants to play off each other.

Green Book Shelf

I have many book shelves at home. One way to make them look good is by turning them ‘green’. I filled up the empty space with small plants and even trailing plants that goes really well with wood tones. Only problem is there are sometimes no more room for the plants. LOL… Check out some examples below.

The trailing vines and watermelon looking leaves of the Pellionia Reuse fills up the space of the book shelf next to the books.
Displaying the same tone of green, these plants with very different foliage just look really good
on the book shelf. Let the plants’ unique leaf shapes stand out.


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