Plants, whether they are live or artificial, are a great way to add a pop of color or texture to any interior design. It’s usually easy to find places to add plants to various rooms, but it’s fun to find unique options for different, overlooked areas of a home to place your plants.
You may not have thought about adding plants to a hallway or a TV stand, but those are just two of our fun options for decorating with plants.
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Decorating Your Fireplace Mantel with Live or Artificial Plants or Flowers
The fireplace mantel is often a place where pictures and art pieces are placed, but it’s a great place for live or artificial plants as well. Having an ivy or other vine that trails along the mantle, or that trails downward from it, is a great way to bring a plant into your décor.
You can also start with an accent plant and complete the look with plants of various shapes and sizes. An accent plant grabs attention while the complementary plants create harmony.
You can decorate the fireplace with plants in a way that will add to the beauty of the room. While you put a lot of thought into the type of plant that you want to go on your mantel, you also need to think about the plant’s container. Make sure that the container looks great with the color of the plant and that both go well with the mantel and the rest of the room.
It’s also important to remember that if the mantel is very close to the fireplace, the heat can cause live plants to dry out quickly. Generally, artificial plants aren’t affected. However, make sure the plants you place on your mantel are not near the flames, so you don’t create a fire hazard.
Decorating Hallway Walls with Live or Artificial Plants or Flowers
Plants are often placed in bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms, but there are plenty of other places where they can add to your décor. Plants are perfect for many entryways, foyers, and hallways.
Pictures tend to be the decorating item of choice for most hallways, but plants can also dress up those areas and create a pleasant atmosphere. If you don’t have the time or energy to keep plants alive, or you don’t get any light in your hallway, an artificial plant that looks real is a great solution to decorate your hallway with plants.
Placing a tall, thin plant like a snake plant into a pot on the hallway floor can give a drab hallway some color and style without it taking up too much room. If you have a long hallway, you might consider a decorative tree.
A small, corner table or side table with a plant on it adds a stylish touch to your hallway.
If you don’t have room for a table in your hallway, consider a plant rack that you can hang on the wall for a unique look. Options vary from racks that hold medium-sized plants that each hang by themselves or a rack that will hold several smaller plants.
Decorating Your Kitchen Island with Live or Artificial Plants and Flowers
A kitchen island is often one of your home’s centers of family activity. If you have a plant there, it’s highly convenient to be able to move it quickly when engaged in activities.
When you choose an artificial plant for your kitchen island, you don’t have to worry about how much light it will get when you move it. You can also move these plants around simply to try out different locations for them or to change up the look of your kitchen. Even if you move it elsewhere and never put it back, your artificial plant will keep looking as great as ever.
Having several small plants together in the center of the island makes a great centerpiece, as does having one larger, taller plant in the center. When you use the island a lot, having one plant to move out of the way is often more practical. Or you can place smaller plants on a tray so that you can easily move them all at once.
Decorating Your TV Stand with Live or Artificial Flowers or Plants
Your TV stand is an important part of the room both functionally and visually. It doesn’t have to be just a place for the TV, DVDs, and video games. It can be a more elegant part of the room with the addition of a few design elements.
Using books, vases, and artificial plants or flowers can take a drab, boring area of the room to the next level of style. You can decorate TV stand with plants, and it will add to the look of the entire room.
Plants of various sizes can look great on a TV stand. You might choose a small, compact plant to make the most of the space, or there may be room for a larger plant that will be more of a focal point.
Create a harmonious look by matching the color of the container to the color of the TV stand. If you have a white stand, a white or neutral pot may look best. You might also want to use the container to add some color to a drab area.
Decorating Your Staircase Steps, Wall, and Bannister with Live or Artificial Plants and Flowers
Your staircase also offers a lot of opportunities for décor. Using the steps, the wall, and even the handrail are all options as long as the arrangement is safe for all who use the staircase.
Hanging a hanging plant on the wall is a great way to add some color and style to the staircase. There are many small and medium-sized hanging baskets that can be used. You can also attach planters to the wall and use them for trailing plants for an even bigger area of lively color.
Placing a planter in the corner of each step creates a unique look that dresses up the stairs significantly. Just be sure to decorate staircase with plants in a safe manner.
You can also use the banister to hold a live or artificial plant. A fast-growing vine can be perfect for this area, or you can choose an artificial one or a garland made from artificial leaves.
We hope reading this article has opened your eyes to some new places for plants in your home. You can dress up a number of overlooked spaces with a real or artificial plant.
Do you have a unique place where you display a plant? We’d love to hear about it. Share any of your favorite tips for decorating some of the more unique locations of your home in the comments!