How to Arrange Plants in Living Room Like a Pro

There’s nothing like having indoor plants in your home for the appearance and vitality they bring, but how should you arrange them? You’re lucky because we have broken down in detail how to arrange plants in the living room below. In addition, we looked into aesthetically beautiful and functional plant locations to inspire and energize you.

Plants are a natural source of color. In addition, they purify the air and quickly improve your attitude. Adding indoor plants to your living room, whether it’s a tiny or large space, adds visual interest and health benefits. Continue reading to learn how to make the most of your indoor plants in the living room with style.

How to Arrange Plants in Living Room

1. Group Plants in Odd Numbers

When decorating any space, it’s good to group objects in odd numbers. Even-numbered groupings give the area a more formal feel, while odd-numbered collections give it a more relaxed sense. A group of three is a common combination, but as long as the number of plants in each grouping is odd, they should look wonderful.

You can also use this strategy with your living room plants by grouping them into three plants with diverse characteristics. When organizing a cluster of indoor plants, avoid arranging plants that are of the same height since this may cause the plants to blend. Instead, include at least one noticeably taller plant than the others.

When putting together a group of plants, attempt to organize them together based on something they have in common. Consider whether the leaves are dense or spread out or their predominant color. Indoor plants in a cluster will look natural next to one another if they share at least one feature.

2. Experiment with Textures

With their various textures in leaves, indoor plants can help provide variation within a room. Therefore, it’s vital to consider contrast while working with texture, such as rough and smooth or minimal and detailed.

A plant with a more detailed appearance, such as the Zanzibar Gem, will keep things from looking one-dimensional if you prefer minimalistic decor. If your home already has layered carpets and knit throw blankets, a plant with shiny glossy leaves, such as the Red Congo or Bird of Paradise, can help balance things out.

3. Plant Size

Large plants are typically low-maintenance and create excellent focal points. Place a large plant in a pot on the ground near the sofa, a window, or in an inconvenient location. Use areca palm, dracaena, an umbrella papyrus, rubber plant robusta, or golden pothos.

Small plants, especially in groups, make excellent living room decorative items. They’re simple to display in a terrarium with sand, small stones, and valuable gems. Succulents and cacti are good since they require little upkeep and are simple to care for.

4. Varying Heights

Varying Heights

Remember to look at places at eye level or higher when placing your indoor plants. Taller plants, for example, Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees, are usually only displayed on the ground level. However, you have the freedom to explore heights with smaller plants.

Place trailing plants, such as the Spider Plant or Cascading Pothos, on shelves and let their tendrils grow out to create a lush jungle effect. Use a plant stand or end table to make a medium-sized plant stand out if it’s too big for a shelf but too little to function as a focal point.

5. Visual Weight

The visible weights of different plants vary. You may lead the eye higher by choosing indoor plants with towering leaves, while a trailing plant on a high shelf will direct your focus to the floor. A few choice plants with stark textures serve as visual anchors in a minimalist living area.

Plants with simple leaves provide a welcome reprieve from layered carpets, toss cushions, and blankets in crowded rooms. Floor-level plants provide texture to your floor space, while hanging plants produce a cascading effect, ideal for rooms with high ceilings.

6. Decorative Pots

The pots that house your plants are just as decorative as the plants themselves and come in different shapes and sizes. Mix and combine different plant pots to give your room decor a new dimension, adding a beautiful layer to your environment.

To add verticality to your living space, suspend hanging planters. It’s easy to keep various plants in small planters that provide verticality, color, and texture to your living space.

7. Plant Location

Plant placement is just as crucial as the plants themselves because you want to keep them where they’ll have the best chance of surviving. That entails ensuring they have adequate light and humidity and being away from air vents, heaters, and air conditioners.

a). Mantel

Turn an aesthetically pleasing fireplace into a home for plants. For the base, use larger plants, and for the mantle, use smaller plants (a large philodendron or monstera.) Add personal objects like books, vases, bowls, and art to give your fireplace a more lived-in feeling.

b). Bench

Is there no room on the shelf? A low bench helps you organize multiple smaller plants, add some extra height, and keep them off the ground.

c). Table for a Small Space

Plants make excellent centerpieces for a dining table

Turn a table into a home for a plant too big for a shelf but not quite big enough to leave on the floor. Plants make excellent centerpieces for a dining table, coffee table, or end table.

d). Window

House plants can decorate windows. They provide plenty of natural light and urge you to decorate from various perspectives. For example, in front of your window, grow a huge plant on the ground or hang a hanging plant from the ceiling.

Make sure you choose a plant that can withstand a lot of sunlight and avoid low-light plants. Aloe vera, jake, African milk bush, and snake plant are good examples.

e). Nook for Plants

Every living room has that one odd place where a larger piece of furniture won’t fit. That’s because it’s ideal for growing plants! With a bigger floor plant or smaller plants of varying heights and pots, turn your uncomfortable area into a cozy plant nook.

Use a bar cart to create a corner shelf if you don’t want all your plants to be on the ground. If you have a reading nook, use large potted plants or several smaller hanging plants to transform it into a garden refuge.

8. Shelf Life

Don’t label your plant shelves as such when you decorate them with plants. Instead, think of them as bookshelves with plants on them. Plants can add greenery and visual texture to your books and trinkets. Trailing plants are popular on shelves because they can droop down to lower levels, drawing your gaze below.

9. Similar Organizing Concepts

When mixing pieces, you want some consistency among them, so they flow from one to the next. Color, texture, substance, leaf shape, and spread are examples of this in plants. You can combine diverse plants without feeling detached by using these elements to maintain a throughline.

10. Seek Out Leading Lines

Ask yourself what direction your plants’ foliage grows naturally while gazing at them. Using the leading lines of a plant’s leaves can be a great method to bring attention to a certain region of the space. Plants with upward-pointing or downward-trailing leaves are typically the easiest to work with.

Snake Plant and Zanzibar Gem are two plants whose leaves attract attention upwards. Plants that point upwards can draw attention to the artwork on the walls or unique architectural elements on the ceiling.

Plants in the Pothos and Philodendron families have trailing vines that lure the eye downward. These plants can be placed on top of a shelf above essential furniture pieces or creatively displayed on mantles or bookshelves to draw attention to your fireplace.

11. Keep It Vibrant

While it may be tempting to match the wood of your plant stand to the color of your coffee table, variety is the spice of life. Following the Rule of Three from above is a good approach to play with color without making things look jumbled. The most common choices are a primary color, a secondary color, and an accent color.

These hues are attributed to the individual plants. Plants with variegated leaves, such as the Philodendron Brasil and the Pink Rubber Tree, have leaves of various colors. The same rule applies to the pots in which they are kept.

If you generally use white or black planters, try integrating a different hue, even if it’s a neutral like terracotta. For example, try a variegated plant for a burst of color on the leaves themselves. Philodendron Brasil and Pink Rubber Tree are two prominent variegated types.

12. No Maintenance

Not everyone has a green thumb

Not everyone has a green thumb. However, if you want the beauty of plants without the work of keeping them alive, there are a variety of faux and low-maintenance options available, like the pampas grass. In addition, patterned pillows, wallpaper, and other decorative objects can be used to extend the flora motif beyond your plant stand-ins.

13. Design with the needs of your plants in mind

How much light does your plant receive? If the basic demands for light and humidity aren’t addressed, things will look rather nasty no matter how elegantly you arrange indoor plants. Ensure your plants get enough light and aren’t too close to air vents, heaters, or air conditioners. Now go ahead and put those plants together like a pro!

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