The Green Appointed House: 15 Ways to Decorate With Plants

Decorate your home with plants and invite the green to clean and add outdoorsy charm to your indoors.

Plants are wondrous creatures, especially for our homes, after all, they remove indoor air pollutants and they smell nice. A spider plant can make all the difference in the world, insomuch that it will save a blasé room from itself without offending the outspoken minimalist.

An herb garden in the kitchen and azalea in the bedroom are also exemplary of ways we’re incorporating mother nature into the great indoors – but both merely hints of the plant decorating madness that follows.

Tall houseplants used as a privacy wall, via Dwell.

From the always gorgeous Old Brand New, a lush altar: perfect for tapping into your inner green goddess.


This staging company decorates with live plants whenever possible because of the negative ions they give off, as in the tasteless, odorless, and invisible molecules we inhale in “fresh” environs like the mountains or at the beach.

Bring the outside in with crawling ivy in a sun-drenched room.

Or liven up an enclosed patio with plants and complimentary color.

An interior garden will add vitality to a room.

An example of a green appointed bathroom, via M. Design.

And a green touch of humor, also from M. Design.

A shabby chic green-appointed interior photographed by Debi Treloar.

An oldie but goodie from Design*Sponge: a utilitarian approach to greenery.

For the greenery impaired, a table full of cacti. Via Dream Avenue.

Maggie Rose decorates with plants and mirrors.

And finds a humane alternative for the huntsman aesthetic.

If ever there was a more perfect DIY for greening up storage: a cutout furniture idea.

Image: Steven Beckly

K. Emily Bond

K. Emily Bond is the Shelter Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in southern Spain, reporting on trends in art, design, sustainable living and lifestyle.