Decorating With Houseplants

Bring some garden style indoors with these tips for styling your home with houseplants.

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For Simplicity's Sake

Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) may be one of the easiest houseplants in the world. It requires little more than water to keep it alive, which also means a variety of options for pretty vessels to display this adaptable houseplant. Lucky bamboo requires good but not direct sunlight.

Shower Plant

Make a gorgeous shower caddy garden with little more than an orchid, wire shower caddy, sponge and air plants.

Think Vertically

When table top and floor space are hard to come by, install a vertical garden, like this one with air plants, which doesn't skimp on style.

Air Plant Wall Art

The beauty of air plants like these varieties from Viva Terra is their adaptability. You can display them in almost any sort of vessel and in any number of locations.

Amp Up the Whimsy

Think about designing with the unique characteristics of your plants in mind. These offbeat air plants work very well with equally quirky containers. Made by Bird and Feather in California, these hand-dipped air plant pots are 100 percent natural plant pods. $26;

Minimalism Always Delievers

Working with a small space? Clear globes don't clutter up an apartment or small home and allow the virtues of the plant to shine through. Clear glass globes and white river pebbles set the stage for your air plant to shine. $38 each;

Think Tableaux

Think outside the usual centerpiece arrangement. By mixing a variety of vessels, plants and natural objects you can create a uniquely modern table arrangement.

Plants, Plants Everywhere

Massed sprigs of 'Liriope muscari' make for an arresting fireplace arrangement, a great example of how there are many ways to use greenery in the home in unexpected ways.

A Pair of Trees

Kumquat trees and tufts of sphagnum moss in Ming-style 'Goldfish Bowl' planters bring a lovely design element to this sitting area. The symmetry of the planters flanking either side of this couch create an elegant effect.

Plant Chandelier

This chandelier from Bocci is a surreal fusion of small planters and a beautiful chandelier. It's a shining example of how talented designers are creating new ways to display plants and use vertical space in a fresh way.

Design With Moss

With its clean lines and architectural look, moss can make a great addition to modern interiors. Make moss the star of your table or bookshelf with Moss Rocks!, which come with Dicranum moss already in place. Just give them a little water and some indirect light. $14.99;

Go Natural

Low planters are one option, but a tall planter made from natural materials can add real drama and interest to your space. The gorgeous wood look and feel of the Cast Wood Planter by NativeCast has an earthy, natural style. $65;

Consider Plants as Wall Art

Create an installation of plants with the new generation of vertical planters on the market. Or try these Light + Ladder's Hive planters. Great for the wall or tabletop, the porcelain nests even come with an airplant. $36 each;

Dramatic Bonsai

Some people don't like the look of tables and indoor spaces crowded with houseplants. But there are lots of ways to bring plants indoors and define your uncluttered space by using a single plant—like this bonsai—for a decorative accent.

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