Indoor gardening is a great way to bring the beauties and bounties of the natural world into your home. Whether you don’t have a natural outdoor space, or you just like gardening year-round, an indoor garden is a wonderful way to bring the garden environment into your home. Indoor gardening allows you to grow things in the dead of winter, or grow specialty plants that your climate would otherwise not support. An indoor garden is just growing plants indoors, but it can take many shapes and forms.
Do you have a hydroponic grow tower? Do you have a room that functions as a conservatory or greenhouse? Do you have some pots of culinary herbs on your kitchen windowsill? Whatever your style of indoor gardening is, there’s always a way to make it decorative and stylish.
There are so many reasons why people choose to have an indoor garden. The most obvious being that you might just love gardening and want to be able to do it year-round. There are also practical reasons, such as shorter growing seasons or simply not enough outdoor space. Some people may live in climates that would destroy the plants they wanted to grow. Or, they live in an apartment or house with little outdoor growing space. Another great reason to have an indoor garden is that it’s decorative. Bringing plants into your home is a wonderful way to enhance your home’s decor.
Whether you’re adding some orchids to the mantelpiece to bring some life into the living room, or you’ve carved out a whole sunny corner of the kitchen that is your in-house jungle, indoor plants are decorative by nature. Aside from practical and aesthetic reasons, bringing plants inside the home has also shown to enhance overall well-being. From filtering and humidifying the air to enhancing focus and relaxation, it seems that indoor gardening can keep you healthier, too. Whatever the reason or type of indoor garden you choose to have, we have some indoor gardening decor tips to make sure that everything looks fabulous.
If you have a sunny spot in the house with loads of windows that even somewhat resembles a conservatory, perhaps decorate it in a way that makes you feel like you’re enjoying the great outdoors. Even if you don’t have that much space, any sunny area of the house will do. Put pieces of teak furniture in the room to give it more of an outdoor feel and a jungle vibe. Teak furniture has an all-natural and earthy vibe that goes really well with an indoor garden aesthetic.
Choose other earthy and minimalist accents to enhance the natural vibe of your indoor garden. Add decorative stones, woven rugs or mats, or decorative seagrass baskets to keep the vibe of the space as earth-inspired as possible. Your plant kingdom will look right at home in this down-to-earth setup. Choose other elements that are backyard-inspired, such as small fountains or statues to make your plant collection really feel like a garden. Opt for neutral earth tones when choosing other decorative elements.
Speaking of earth tones and neutrals, the right color palette will enhance the overall decorative feel of your indoor garden. If you are decorating and trying to emulate a down-to-earth feel, then choose throw blankets and throw pillows that are also earth tones.
Similarly, your plants themselves should match and enhance the decor of the space. For example, if you are growing indoor flowers, be sure that when they bloom the colors of the blossoms accentuate the whole aesthetic of the space (and make sure there’s plenty of light for those flowers to bloom!). Shades of green should also match the surrounding area. A bright green palm lends different aesthetic energy than a deep green peace lily.
Some plants can even come with different shades of green or flecks of yellow in their leaves, such as pothos plants, specifically the golden pothos, and if you’re wanting silver and green, the satin pothos is a fabulous option. Different shades of green lend different energy to a space and the overall decor. Darker greens are more severe and perhaps more appropriate for a formal space, whereas lighter greens or succulents are more light and airy, perhaps making them better fitted for a kitchen or living room.
Just like colors, shapes, and textures of plants bring a certain aesthetic to a room. A vining plant (like philodendrons) lends a jungle feel, whereas an orchid collection is more tame and elegant. Similarly, if you have a jungle room that functions as your indoor garden, strike the perfect decor contrast by keeping the rest of the room simple and minimalist. If you have a room filled with hanging baskets or shelves full of your plants, keep the rest of the space minimal and let the beauty of the plants take center stage. For example, if your bedroom is your indoor garden, then skip the complex patterns on bed sheets and blankets and instead opt for solid bed sheets and blankets.
Your choice of pots and containers is going to be absolutely key while interior decorating your indoor gardens. Similar to the colors and textures of plants, you want your chosen containers to match and complement the space in color and shape. Choosing between rectangular or round pots, ceramic or earthenware, wood or metal all make a huge difference to the decor of your space. (Hot tip! You can leave your plants in their plastic nursery pots and just set those pots within your decorative ones to minimize messes and for an easy time switching things up!)
Look around the room and see what the vibe is. We love the look of minimalist ceramic pots that match the bathroom rug in the bathroom. We love earthenware pots that remind us of a rustic-chic country home in the kitchen for growing your culinary herbs. And we love the wooden repurposed bookshelf for that wall of plants.
Indoor gardening doesn’t have to be just practical, but it can be decorative and add a whole new dimension of style and flair to your home’s decor. Use these tips as ideas and starting points for how to perfect the decor of your indoor garden.