Your plant babies bring you so much joy on a daily basis, so why not the royal treatment by displaying them front and center? We're big fans of implementing plant shelves in any room of the home, be it the office, bedroom, or even bathroom. Whether you choose to fill your shelf solely with green friends or opt to incorporate other decorative elements, you can't go wrong. Below, we've rounded up 22 inspirational pics to get your creative juices flowing.
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Who needs accessories when you can simply decorate your living room shelves with plants? Blogger Brittany Robertson jazzed up her space with eight green friends, which range from small succulents to a large snake plant. Using a variety of planter styles makes the setup look nice and artful.
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Neat and Neutral
Looking to create a more uniform setup? Grab your collection of plants, pick up a variety of pots in neutral hues, and start arranging! Blogger Lee Funke provides tips on which plants will thrive on built in shelving and which needed a little more attention—aka light—throughout the week. (You can always move plants off the shelves and closer to a windowsill if needed.)
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If you're struggling to find the right piece of art to hang above your bed, install a plant shelf instead. Blogger Kessler Ramirez’s setup shows just how easy it is to create an “urban jungle” at home using wall shelves from IKEA.
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Working long hours at home wouldn't be so bad if this was your office setup. Blogger Dabito constructed a DIY mid-century modern inspired desk, which he styled with all sorts of treasures. The plant babies he chose to feature complement the larger green friends placed on the floor and make the space look nice and cohesive.Continue to 5 of 22 below.
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A woven tray, donut vase, and other on-trend elements add a boho touch to Instagrammer Ana Isaza’s plant wall. Subtle touches, such as black and white plant-themed artwork and a mini bust that doubles as a vase keep the theme going while adding major style.
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A Colorful Corner
An empty corner in need of a little love is suited perfectly for a plant shelf: It adds some welcome color and life to your space in the process. Brendt Blanks did just that in her daughter’s bedroom—kids of all ages will enjoy tending to their own mini garden.
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Pretty in Pink and Green
Pink and green always makes for a lovely combo, and Instagrammer Kate really made her salmon-hued wall pop with the addition of a few eye-catching plants. Green friends don’t need to be large or many in number to make a statement.Continue to 9 of 22 below.
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A Little Ladder
Not looking to hang shelves on the wall? Bloggers Caitlin and Manda McGrath built a sweet ladder plant stand that’s just as lovely as any high up display. However, such a piece is better for homes without pets or young children, as plants are extra accessible and can be easily knocked over.
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Plants plus books equals a homebody's dream come true. Sisilia Zheng successfully styled two of her loves and even left room for a furry friend to lounge.
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For super small spaces, make like blogger Cat Meschia and turn even the tiniest shelf into a little plant shrine. The shelf that she designed was an IKEA hack and looks lovely on its own but could also shine as part of a gallery wall.
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A Custom Creation
Building plant shelves from scratch? Take a cue from blogger Nicole Schmitz, who created special evenly-spaced compartments for her planters. This setup allows the pots to stay nice and secure during the day, but they’re easy to remove when it’s time for watering.
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More is More
Dorrington Reid wasn't shy about displaying all of his green friends above his sofa. His setup proves that all different types of plants can look lovely when grouped together—there is certainly no need to create a matchy-matchy setup. Houseplants that benefit from humid environments will love this arrangement.
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Wicker furniture is a great way to add an earthy feel to any space. Make like Missy Peterson and take things a step further by making a rattan piece shine by styling it with plants galore. Accessory trends come and go, but plants make for timeless accents.
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Books and plants also add a cozy touch above a bed, so don't be shy about displaying your green friends up high, either, like Noor Hasan did in her space. If you're looking to add more drama, a dangling pothos also looks lovely above a headboard.
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Doing Just Vine
There's no need for a gallery wall when you can have a plant wall. Kelly Phan made a statement in her dining area with vines that extend across the wall and complement her other potted plants on shelves set against a macramé wall hanging. Talk about bringing the outdoors in!
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Plant Parent Pride
Cisco de Luca turned an unassuming corner into a mini plant shrine using simple wooden shelving, which he hung in an L-shape. We can't get enough of his perfect plant parent mug, either.Continue to 21 of 22 below.
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A Mobile Display
If you're not using your bar cart at all, go ahead and turn it into a plant cart like blogger Linda did. She jazzed up a brass beauty with gorgeous planters that complement the luxe-looking piece. The finished display will add a sophisticated look to any room of the house. And best of all, the decorated cart is easy to move from one space to another as you (and your plants) please.
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A Vintage Win
Have a special piece of vintage furniture that you'd like to highlight in your space? Jazz it up with plants! Benedikte Nashoug did just that; allowing a stunning mid-century modern hutch to take center stage as a result.