Indoor greenery will spruce up small apartments and large houses alike. For those that lack a green thumb, not to worry. Fake plants and succulents require little to no attention, and they can make beautiful additions to your home decor.
Whether you just moved in or are simply redecorating, these ideas are sure to give you some inspiration. Houseplants are fun because they often involve easy DIY crafts and creative expression. Painting a plant holder, building decorative pieces and arranging a flower bouquet are just a few examples of how to make generic indoor plants your own.
1. Plant Risers
A stair step or riser-like shelf will make your plant display look fuller. Place it in the kitchen and grow herbs like basil or chives to use in your cooking.
2. Teeny Tiny Succulents
These baby terracotta-esque pots are easily molded out of clay and decorated with acrylic paint. They’re so adorable you’ll want them everywhere.
3. Trappings of Indoor Plants
For a unique take on hanging planters, you can cage your plant. It is easier to hang and contributes more color to the room.
Secure your plant to a stained wood base and mount it on the wall. This is an effective yet subtle way to fill up empty spaces.
5. Catching Fireflies
Fill the bottom of a vase with LED string lights. At night, it will be similar to fireflies caught in a jar.
6. Archaic Terracotta Pot
A seemingly aged and weathered plant pot can, counterintuitively, serve as a charming addition to your farmhouse and rustic decor. Distress it yourself with a coat of white paint and brush of coarse sandpaper.
7. Make a Wish
Because people make a wish before they blow on a dandelion, these giant dandelions symbolize your hopes and dreams. Let them be your motivation in the morning.
8. Elegant Ecosystem
Instead of leaving your wine glasses sitting in the cabinet, turn them into little ecosystems. These are also a creative gift for wine lovers.
9. For the Love of Mod (Podge)
Inexpensive craft glue and glitter can transform a bland vase into something wondrous. Paste on scraps of tissue paper for additional texture and splash of color.
10. Show Off Your Curves
A curvy plant holder subtly shows off your funky style. It can blend in to your theme while still drawing the eye.
11. Little Desert Garden
A basic ceramic bowl can make an excellent plant holder. Fill it with pebbles and small cacti for a low-maintenance indoor decoration.
12. More Geometry
If you’re ready to try your hand at “carpentry” this is a good place to start. Spray paint large popsicle sticks, then use hot glue to layer and overlap them in the desired shape.
13. Hanging Around
Let your potted friends chill out on a hanging planter with shelves. Achieve a state of harmony with the right amount of tension and weight.
14. Green Greenery
Help the environment while decorating your home. Recycled canisters can be turned into plant holders.
15. Devilishly Simple
Dip a large paint brush in color and again in white, then lightly guide your brush in swirls or streaks. This design will fool everyone into thinking you spent a pretty penny.
16. Vintage Plant Holder
If vintage is your thing, this indoor plant is for you. Its unorthodoxy makes it visually fascinating, and it’s perfect for a home office.
17. Leafy Overhang
This straightforward DIY will have your dining room fit for royalty in 60 minutes or less. All you have to do is tie lush branches to a wooden board and hang it.
18. Dr. Seuss Inspired
Cut and glue cardboard to create fun, offbeat vases. You can also DIY stencils to assist in your spray painting efforts.
19. Work on Your Chemistry
Did you know that glass test tubes can double as dainty plant holders? Trade science for interior decorating and hang them in your family room.
20. Orchids for Optimism
This beautiful, serene flower reflects your patient and gentle nature. Let it remind you to keep a positive outlook on life.
21. Festive Vines
Over the fireplace, on the stairwell or above the television, these vines will have you in good spirits. They’re especially great for holiday decor.
22. Triangular Shelves
DIY your shelves or purchase them — either way they will add an interesting angle to your interior design. Mix and match shapes or hang them symmetrically for a modern feel.
23. Wrap Them & Stack Them
Repurpose your books to make a fun side table for you or to gift to your book loving friend. Now you finally have a purpose for all of that old reading material!
24. Houdini Greenery
Installing metal loops in a decorative board will give the appearance that your plants are floating. Consider painting the metal to match for an even more convincing illusion.
25. Pouch Plants
Fill funky zip-close pouches with fake flowers. These are a great option for kids’ bedroom decor. You can make them in 60 seconds, and add a burst of color to any room.
26. Sprouting Centerpiece
Position fake sprouts and leaves to appear as they are actually growing. The lifelike display will have your dining room looking au naturel.
27. Fabric Planter
A fabric planter goes well in retro or rustic homes. Add wheels for easy mobility when the sunlight transitions.
28. Beach Vibes
The next time you go on a beach vacation, hand pick seashells to exhibit in your beach house decor. They’ll remind you to relax and flow with the motion of the ocean.
29. Aquatic Plants
Scaled-down aquariums are easy to make and require no further attention. What’s more, plants in water will seem more lively as they float.
30. Party Arrangements
Make vegetative arrangements to embellish themed parties for boys or for girls of all ages. These arrangements can be adjusted to match any theme and occasion.
31. Wooden Lap Joints
Who needs the furniture store when you have your own two hands? These plant stands can be easily constructed with several overlap joints.
32. Lil’ Goblet
This small plant holder is somewhat reminiscent of the goblets associated with medieval kings. Sponge paint it with pastels for a delightful desk ornament or bedroom decor.
33. Cute as a Button
Sometimes the cutest flower arrangements are as simple as faux flowers with buttons in the center. A black and white photo causes the colors to pop.
34. It’s Alive
DIY a “living” wall by adorning it with green felt and faux plants. What was drab before is now alive and thriving.
35. Hoop Wreath
Attach leaves and flowers all the way around, or leave some of the wicker hoop exposed. These are so foolproof you can make one for every season.
36. Pop-Up Plants
Like the fun children’s pop-up books or 3D movies, this flower arrangement will jump off the wall. It’s easy to make with endless enchantment.
37. Plant Like an Egyptian
Triangular gold-painted clay pots give your home an ancient, imperial tone. The green against the gold makes both colors stand out.
38. All the Marble
White marble is dignified in itself. Use it as a planter with rocks and cacti for a unique juxtaposition.
39. Miniature Forests
Arrange soil, leaves, sticks, moss, rocks and even shells in translucent containers to create a mini thicket. This decor is the proper homage to nature.
40. Blank Space
An important design tactic is to utilize white space, or orange space in the case of traditional terracotta pots. Don’t feel pressured to paint it top-to-bottom.
41. Delightful Decanter
Repurpose a decanter as a gorgeous flower vase to dress up your next unique wine tasting party. It’s exceptionally fitting for the occasion.
42. Antique Spools
Not many people use wooden spools like this anymore, and they can be purchased at bargain prices. Repurpose them for individualized decor.
43. Vertical Garden
If you want a vertical garden, remember to ensure that your plant frames are sturdy. They can go indoors or decorate your backyard.
44. Scalloped Edges
Nothing says chic like scalloped edges. They are a small detail, but have a pleasant visual effect. You can even cut the edges yourself on a thin plastic container.
45. Aesthetically Pleasing Wire
Copper or stainless steel wire netting create this delicately rustic look. To make it more pastoral, employ a larger container, chicken wire and bigger flowers.
46. Flower Jar
Protect fragile flowers with a glass jar, but don’t forget to leave the top open so they can breathe. This is a delightful gift for plant lovers.
47. Green Minimalist
A small branch encased by a lantern frame creates a clean and crisp look. The rectangular prism shape is stunning in modern homes.
48. Flat Succulents
Because they’re rootless, these succulents lay almost completely flat on a surface. They are great for dining room table decor.
49. Spherical Shelves
Wooden, circular shelves are imitative of tree trunks. Small plants are a terrific complement to the organic feel.
50. Crystal Ball
This orb may not show your future, but it sure looks exquisite. Place it on a shelf or hang it from the ceiling.
51. Photo Cube
An acrylic photo cube doubles as a planter. You can insert pictures on each side or decorate it with your own style.
52. Succulents Rock
These geologic succulent holders complement any rustic decor. For a chromatic effect, set a clear crystal near a window.
53. Sweetest Flowers
Showcase your cheerful, aromatic flowers in a plant holder that matches their style — ice cream containers! Make them for a get together or just for fun.
54. Perfectly Balanced
Spice up your coffee table with a one-of-a-kind plant holder. The pointed feet are an intriguing balancing act.
55. Ombre Leaves
Boast your creative side with unconventionally colored leaves. Pink and orange ombre will give your space the relaxed vibe of a tropical sunset.
56. Personalized Vase
Buy an inexpensive square or rectangular vase along with some stickers at your local craft store. Then, peel and press — decorating has never been easier.
57. Doughnut Hole
The hollow centers of these doughnut-shaped miniature planters are a cozy home for succulents. Let one stand alone, or place them in twos and threes.
58. Flower Garland
Twisting precious white flowers into a long strand is wonderful for weddings or DIY holiday garland. It is refined and sophisticated yet also grandeur.
59. A Plant’s Stamp of Approval
Use giant leaves or full flowers as a stamp — paint them and press them on the material. Apply them on canvas paintings for an abstract impression.
60. Crazy in Love (With Wreaths)
Whether mounted in your dining room or on your front door, it’s acceptable to get a little crazy with your wreath. For fall decor, pick red and yellow flowers.
61. DIY Plant Pot Stand
Like building blocks for adults, piping can be used to construct a variety of things. This copper pipe stand is dazzling against the bright plant pots.
62. Golden Rings
Framing a flower with a golden ring emphasizes its innate elegance. Put it on a white wall for extra vibrance.
63. Basket Tower
This resourceful piece is perfect for plants and storage. Imagine what it would look like with large, colorful flowers in each basket.
64. Peek-a-Boo Plants
Subtly place leaves and flowers to slightly spill out of their container. The peeking plants give your space a homely sensation.
65. Frame Filler
Rocks are an awesome filler when you discover you have too much empty space. From pebbles to stones, they’ll build out your display.
As you can see, there’s more than one way to pot a plant. You have unlimited creative freedom when it comes to indoor “gardening.” Faux or not, domestic plants and the innovative way you present them give your home character.