23 Spaces That Prove Fiddle-Leaf Figs Work for Any Style

The fiddle-leaf fig is one of the most popular houseplants in the design world, and the trend doesn’t seem to be dying off anytime soon. These rooms we love prove this versatile statement tree works in virtually any space.

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September 21, 2017
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The Indoor Tree Trend That Keeps Growing

Whether you recognize it by name or just by it's large, violin-shaped green leaves, you've surely come to know and love the fiddle-leaf fig tree. Whether short or tall or real or even fake, this statement houseplant stands out in the design world in basically every type of style imaginable. We're seeing them designed in traditional, modern, eclectic, contemporary, transitional and so many more types of spaces. If you want to try out a fiddle-leaf fig but aren't confident you have the green thumb for it, check out our tips for caring for this houseplant. Then, browse these beautiful spaces that will make you want to go buy enough fiddle-leaf figs to put one in every room in your home.

Fiddle-Leaf Fig for Every Style: Modern

Welcome to the urban jungle. More and more city dwellers are incorporating plants of all kinds, including the fiddle-leaf fig, into their small spaces. While a fiddle-leaf fig tree is not necessarily the smallest option for a houseplant, it makes a big statement while maximizing vertical space. This Upper East Side bedroom features completely white furnishings and plenty of natural light and a view of the city.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Modern

If you tend to decorate with all neutrals, don't forget the greenery. A fiddle-leaf fig helps add a pop of natural color against the all-neutral color palette in this approachable, modern living room.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Modern

Position a fiddle-leaf fig near a window to ensure it gets the sun it needs. This medium-sized fiddle-leaf fig provides visual interest and height in this modern white living room.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Southwestern

The fiddle-leaf fig may be a tropical plant, but it flourishes in this desert-inspired dining room. The white shiplap wall creates a bright background for the wood furniture and vibrant plant life to stand out.

Fiddle-Leaf Fig for Every Style: Midcentury Modern

Designer Brian Patrick Flynn frequently incorporates fiddle-leaf figs in his designs and it's easy to see why. In the living room from HGTV Urban Oasis 2017, a tall fiddle-leaf fig adds height and asymmetry to the otherwise-symmetrical layout of the light and airy living room.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Midcentury Modern

Bold wallpaper sets the whimsical tone of this midcentury home office, while two fiddle-leaf figs give symmetry. Simple furniture prevents the space from feeling too busy.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Midcentury Modern

The no-fail fiddle-leaf fig pairs well with a wide range of other houseplants. The use of two tropical plants of different heights mimics this angled wooden ceiling. The plants help give this midcentury modern space serious rainforest vibes.

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Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Midcentury Modern

Sometimes, two is better than one, and the twin fiddle-leaf figs behind the pair of white leather Eames lounges are the clear MVPs in this second-floor home office.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Coastal

This coastal sitting area features a soft color palette with a teal sofa and woven armchair placed around a light-colored metal and wooden coffee table. The fiddle-leaf fig provides added color and texture to the space.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Eclectic

For those living in urban lofts where outdoor space may be limited or nonexistent, a large fiddle-leaf fig with its expansive green leaves helps bring the outdoors in.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Eclectic

Even when a space doesn't fall into one specific design style, chances are a fiddle-leaf fig will still make the perfect addition. A towering fiddle-leaf fig adds height to this eclectic, relaxed living room that features hints of boho glam and midcentury modern elements.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Transitional

Make a grand entrance with a fiddle-leaf fig. White walls, an eye-catching mirror and simple console table make this transitional foyer feel clean and welcoming, while the fiddle-leaf fig tree adds a refreshing splash of greenery.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Transitional

"Nobody puts [a] baby [plant] in the corner!" While smaller plants might fade into the background when placed in a corner, the tall, vertical growth of fiddle-leaf figs is still a showstopper even when positioned in awkward corners. The fiddle-leaf fig adds color and height to this blue and gray transitional living room.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Traditional

Your bathroom might not be the first place you'd think to put an indoor tree, but a fiddle-leaf fig will thrive there, too. In fact, bathrooms can give the tropical plant the perfect conditions it needs to grow. Fiddle-leaf figs are native to warm, humid climates so a bathroom, especially one with good window light, with moisture in the air will make this houseplant a happy one.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Traditional

In this dream-like master retreat, French doors in an amazing circular construction of windows and a fiddle-leaf fig tree help to bring the outdoors in. All the more reason we'd probably never leave this heaven-like space!

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Traditional

Fiddle-leaf figs can be formal, too. Several tints and shades of spring green are used in this traditional dining room for a tone-on-tone effect. A subtle change in color adds a layered effect that’s elegant and understated.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Scandinavian

Hello, living space from our Scandinavian-style dreams! The reaching tree limbs of this fiddle-leaf fig make use of the tall ceilings and high windows in this neutral living area. The abundance of growing plants balances the clean, simple lines of the minimalistic furniture and white walls.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Scandinavian

In this simple, open floor plan, a sky-high fiddle-leaf fig keeps the minimalist aesthetic interesting and helps the ceiling feel taller.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Farmhouse

Meet the farmhouse fiddle-leaf fig. As seen on Fixer Upper, leather seating, wood floors and coffee tables add warm richness to the living room while greenery prevents the neutral space from feeling boring. The fiddle-leaf fig frequently pops up in Joanna Gaines' designs.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Farmhouse

The fiddle-leaf fig is the showstopper in this farmhouse-meets-midcentury sitting area. A sleek black planter anchors the tree and contrasts with the white shiplap walls.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Industrial

In industrial-style lofts where brick walls, exposed pipes, distressed wood elements and concrete floors are common, a lush, lively fiddle-leaf fig can breathe life into the environment to prevent it from feeling stale. We love how this fiddle-leaf fig pairs with a minimalist copper garment rack.

Fiddle-Leaf Figs for Every Style: Industrial

The crawling fiddle-leaf fig combined with the wood elements give this industrial townhouse an urban jungle vibe we love.

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