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25 Unexpected Ways to Decorate With Plants

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One of the easiest ways to turn your house into a home is to add plants. Greenery brings beauty, character, texture and good energy into every space. Even if you don’t have the greenest of thumbs, taking care of real flowers and plants brings a certain amount of meditation into your everyday routine as you take care of them and watch them thrive. We’re always looking for an excuse to paint a pot or DIY a planter, so here are 25 beautiful ideas for how to bring more plants into your home.

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1. Jungalow: Take plants up from ground level and line them up on a bench. The narrow width won’t take up much space but will make a huge impact. Plus you’ll get to admire all those pretty pots you painted. (via Style by Emily Henderson)

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2. Corner Vignette: Corners can be awkward to decorate, but L-shaped shelves are a genius way to up your #shelfie game without sacrificing any floorspace. (via Style Caster)

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3. Reading Nook: Bring some natural texture and good energy into your reading nook. (via Domino)

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4. Plant Shelfie: Fill those hard-to-reach top shelves with a collection of ferns and other house plants. (via Lonny)

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5. Party Decor: Plants don’t always have to go on top of the table. If you’re entertaining and need all the table space possible, tuck a couple big potted plants underneath to fill in the space with color. (via Domino)

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6. Macrame Hangers: Brighten your space with some macrame planters like these ones. They’re perfect to hang near the window in the  living room or by the kitchen window. (via Brit + Co)

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7. Pegboard Headboard: We adore unique headboards. And when you live in a small space, you’ll appreciate a headboard that not only holds bedtime essentials – a book and an alarm clock – but also a little potted plant. (via Sugar and Cloth)

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8. Go Tall: Okay, you may not have a library with 20-foot ceilings, but if you have slightly vaulted ceilings, have fun adding vertical interest with a really tall tree. (via Covet Garden)

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9. Window Ledge: One of the main reasons indoor plants die is because they’re not getting enough light. DIY this little ledge to fit in your kitchen window and set up your collection of herbs and succulents. (via A Beautiful Mess)

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10. Air Plant Wall Art: Air plants are pretty cool, but air plants tucked into colorful string art is even cooler. (via Brit + Co)

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11. Water Roots: Enter the simplest, most beautiful floral trend: rooting plants in water. All you have to do is snip a plant at the base of a leaf and place it in fresh spring water in a glass vase. Then, watch with awe as it begins to grow roots. (via Domaine Home)

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12. Fern Gallery Wall: These Staghorn ferns kind of look like antlers, huh? They can be mounted on wooden slats that, when displayed on the wall, form an inexpensive living art installation. (via Domino)

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13. Plant Prism ($20): That awesome air plant will look even more awesome in this set of geometric prisms.

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14. Small Spaces: When you live in a small apartment or a studio, you don’t want to lose any floor space. Just hang plants or even mount them on the wall to get your greens without sacrificing the precious space. (via Apartment Therapy)

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15. Beaded Hanger: Don’t want to put a hole in the ceiling? Just hang a plant off the side of a bookcase or cabinet for a casual hanging look. (via Weekday Carnival)

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16. Plant Pedestal: Go glam with your plant display and put them up on a pedestal. (via Iacoli and McAllister)

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17. Gallery Addition: While you’re planning a gallery wall layout, why not throw a wild burst of nature into the mix? (via Woolly Pocket)

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18. Room With a View: Does your window not overlook an ideal view? That’s okay. Just fill it with a jungle paradise and you’ll have the best view ever. (via NY Times)

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19. Fill the Space: A big, leafy plant with lots of branches can be a sneaky way to get some privacy in a window where you don’t want to hang a curtain. (via Apartment Therapy)

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20. DIY Succulent Bookends: Succulents add a welcome pop of greenery to any bookcase when planted in clear vases filled with pretty river stones. (via Country Living)

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21. Test Tube Chandelier: You only need a couple stems to adorn this hanging vase that is perfect for spring. (via A Pair and a Spare)

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22. Potted Paper Plant ($22): Can’t manage to keep a plant alive? We won’t judge, but we will suggest this very cool paper plant as a replacement.

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23. Plant Shrine: Forget the bar cart and go all out with a plant cart. If you have extra surface area without much going on, try adding layers of plants into a lively mini jungle. (via IKEA)

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24. Tiny Pots: Create a little garden vignette with a whole quirky collection of collected and handmade pots. (via Happy Interior)

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25. Long and Flowing: Plants that drape down are an unexpected touch that’ll really make your room memorable. (via Nordic Days)

How do you incorporate plants into your home? Share your tips in the comments below!