40 Indoor Plants Decor Living Room Ideas

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Indoor plants are a beautiful way to bring nature indoors and add life and oxygen to your living space. In living room designs, plants can help accentuate clean lines while adding texture and visual interest. This list provides 40 indoor plant decor ideas that are perfect for living rooms. Opting for low maintenance plants like pothos, snake plants and ZZ plants ensures your leafy decor additions require little care.

Arrange single plants as focal points or cluster several together in tailored planters. Mounted vertical gardens on walls make efficient use of space too. Overall, the ideas here showcase how indoor greenery can enhance a minimal interior without clutter. From solitaires to synergistic scenes, these plantings infuse living rooms with soothing natural elements.

Float a Pothos

Hang a trailing pothos plant in a macrame planter from the ceiling to add a pop of green in the corner of the room. The long vines draw the eye up and create a relaxing vibe.

Float a Pothos
Photo Credits: @plantcubby

Grouped Monstera

Cluster three to five small monsteras together in a modern concrete planter for visual impact. Their large leaves provide tropical flair without taking up much space.

Grouped Monstera
Photo Credits: @lindasplanthouse

Zen Zone Snake Plant

Use a snake plant as a solitary focal point on a side table or credenza. Its vertical silhouette and hardiness make it ideal for low-maintenance great decor.

Zen Zone Snake Plant
Photo Credits: @lindasplanthouse

Sill Succulents

Line a clear-glass water globe or sphere with various colored succulents for a window display. It lends bright color against light without cluttering the actual windowsill.

Sill Succulents
Photo Credits: @urbangreenhouse.co

Wall-Mounted Ferns

Attach several different types of small ferns to boards or shelves mounted on the wall. This creates a living green artwork above the couch or fireplace.

Wall-Mounted Ferns
Photo Credits: @urbangreenhouse.co

Marble Museum

Display your plant collection – from parlors to peperomias – on consolidated elevated coffee tables or bookshelves acting as indoor gardens.

Marble Museum
Photo Credits: @urbangreenhouse.co

Aloe Accent

Highlight an aloe vera plant in a sleek white planter as a focal point on an end table to draw attention to its geometric silhouette.

Aloe Accent
Photo Credits: @urbangreenhouse.co

Floating Philodendron

Hang a heartleaf or Brazil philodendron plant in a macrame hanger from the center of the ceiling. The cascading vines add visual movement.

Floating Philodendron
Photo Credits: @urbangreenhouse.co

Bright Ball Cacti

Arrange a trio of colorful spherical cacti in a linear stone planter across the fireplace mantle for low-fuss instant style.

Bright Ball Cacti
Photo Credits: @urbangreenhouse.co

Peace Lily Privacy

Add privacy screening to a room divider with clusters of peace lilies in elevated wooden planters for their air-purifying qualities.

Peace Lily Privacy
Photo Credits: @urbangreenhouse.co

Mass Flax Trio

Group three identical flax lily plants in matching pots on the living room bookshelf for repetition that enhances the minimal aesthetic.

Mass Flax Trio
Photo Credits: @urbangreenhouse.co

Zero-Maintenance ZZ

Use a large ZZ plant as a low-maintenance floor or coffee table centerpiece. Its sturdy demeanor complements sparse spaces.

Zero-Maintenance ZZ
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Vertical Bay Windows

Take advantage of vertical space by lining the wall behind a bay window with a climbing or trailing vine for an above-view scape.

Vertical Bay Windows
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Monochrome Macrame

Hang matching macrame planters of white spider plants or green pothos vines along one wall for visual harmony.

Monochrome Macrame
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Fiddle Leaf Focal Point

Use a single large fiddle leaf fig tree as a dramatic focal point in the corner of the room. Its big leaves make a visual statement.

Fiddle Leaf Focal Point
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Bookshelving Bosses

Display sturdy plants like succulents, snake plants or pothos on open bookshelves to create a living element.

Bookshelving Bosses
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Floating Five

Suspend a geometric arrangement of 5 plants in identical hanging planters from the ceiling in the center of the room.

Floating Five
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Bamboo Privacy

Line the bottom shelf of a bookcase with leaning bamboo plants for their screening abilities while adding organic texture.

Bamboo Privacy
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Deskside Duo

Flank a desk with a matched pair of plants in sculptural pots, like orchids or calatheas, for calming office vibes.

Deskside Duo
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Calming Corner Canopy

Use string lights and a climbing plant like ivy or string of hearts to create a green canopy in one corner for a serene retreat.

Calming Corner Canopy
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Windowsill Wonders

Highlight different types of succulents in a visually balanced arrangement along the width of a large window.

Windowsill Wonders
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Modular Planters

Group small plants in geometric modular concrete or ceramic planters that can be rearranged on shelves or surfaces.

Modular Planters
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Balcony Greens

Bring the outdoors in by placing plants in polished containers on an indoor balcony or high windowsill.

Balcony Greens
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Terrarium Table

Terrarium Table brings the calming sights and sounds of nature indoors. A square or round glass terrarium serves as the tabletop surface, providing a peek into a charming miniature wood landscape.

Terrarium Table
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Lush Ottoman

Add plant life to a storage ottoman by mounting pots of trailing pothos or ivy on its slatted surface.

Lush Ottoman
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Faceted Tulips

Display clusters of colorful bulbs like tulips in cubes of water or glass on side tables for seasonal pops of plant.

Faceted Tulips
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Herb Hydrangea

Grow an air-purifying hydrangea among utilitarian kitchen herbs on the kitchen counter or dining table

Herb Hydrangea
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Potted Path

Line a path from the entryway to seating with low planters of assorted greenery.

Potted Path
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Narrow Nook

Take advantage of a narrow vertical space by mounting a wall planter of trailing vines.

Narrow Nook
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Geometric Planters Wall

Group 8-10 various succulents and air plants in rectangular, triangular and circular ceramic planters of complementing neutral colors.

Geometric Planters Wall
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Floating Flax Lilies

Select 5-7 slender stemmed flax lily plants in matching pale gray planters. Hang them from the ceiling in different staggered lengths using thin black cords to resemble a suspended cloud-like formation.

Floating Flax Lilies
Photo Credits: @stunningplants1990

Pebble Pathway

Line the entryway walkway from the front door to the sitting area with small black pebbles. Dot potted ferns, pothos vines and succulents along the path in ceramic or rattan vessels. This living entryway greets visitors with a sense of welcome tranquility.

Pebble Pathway
Photo Credits: @stunningplants1990

Breezy Book Balcony

Create an upper level reading nook by mounting 2-3 sturdy shelving boards on the wall beneath a large window. Station assorted air purifying spider plants, peace lilies and parlour palm in wooden boxes along the shelves.

Breezy Book Balcony
Photo Credits: @stunningplants1990

Island Oasis

Introduce tropical flair to an open concept kitchen by cultivating lush greens on and around a freestanding island. Mix trailing pothos, heartleaf philodendron and English ivy in macrame hanging baskets along the edges.

Island Oasis
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Window Panorama

Bring the outdoors into a bay window view by situating 5 spherical pots of varying succulents, from echeveria to haworthia, along the width of the sill. Alternate plant heights and textures for visual interest. The natural elements enhance daylight streaming in.

Window Panorama
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Modular Display

Showcase a collection of indoor plants and pots on customized modular wall shelves. Fabricate rectangular wood planks of varying depths and join them together in a staggered step formation.

Modular Display
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Towering Corner Fiddle

Draw the eye upwards in an open floorplan living area by installing a dramatic fiddle leaf fig tree in an accent corner. Situate the tall, stately plant in a simple black ceramic pot atop a low circular table.

Towering Corner Fiddle
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Hanging Herb Garden

Bring the kitchen outdoors by cultivating an assortment of culinary herbs in a hanging planter by the window above the sink. Include thyme, rosemary, mint and parsley in a woven wooden planter suspended with jute twine.

Hanging Herb Garden
Photo Credits: @stunningplants1990

Balcony Bookshelf

Take advantage of an unused wall space by attaching wide floating shelves just below the ceiling along an interior balcony. Cluster pothos plants in Macrame hangers of varying lengths along the shelves

Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Refreshing Reading Nook

Design a restful reading sanctuary in a dormer window niche by the sofa. Include low planters of ferns, Spider plants and ZZ plants on an upholstered bench under the window. Soft sheer curtains and a basket of books completes the cozy spot to unwind among foliage.

Refreshing Reading Nook
Photo Credits: @plantdecor1990

Conclusion

Incorporating thoughtful indoor plant decor can help bring life, color and biophilic elements into a living space without clutter. The ideas presented here showcase how even just a few strategically positioned plants in tidy containers can enhance visual appeal. From neat wall displays to verdant installations, the designs maintain clean lines while infusing natural energy.

Choosing low-maintenance varieties like snake plants, pothos and succulents ensures the leafy additions require minimal upkeep. Overall, exploring different height configurations, groupings and mountings demonstrates how greenery can uplift a spare interior naturally. Whether as solitary specimens or complementary collections, plants help living rooms feel inviting and calm. Their presence serves as a breath of fresh oxygen into open concept floorplans.

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Wajahat Badar

I am an enthusiastic and passionate gardener who is interested in both traditional and modern methods of plantation and improving home living. Living green is the revolutionary lifestyle that all nature lovers require.

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