22 Plant Shelf Ideas That Are Perfectly Styled

Kate plant shelf


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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    Natural Decor

    Brittany Robertson plant shelf

    Brittany Robertson

    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

    Lee Funke plant wall

    Lee Funke

    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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    Green Dreams

    Kessler Ramirez plant shelf

    Kessler Ramirez

    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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    Delightful Desktop

    Dabito plant shelf


    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.

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    Go Boho

    Ana Isaza plant shelf

    Ana Isaza

    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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    Cheers to That

    Shannon plant shelf


    Plants—whether real or faux—look lovely on a bar cart's shelving, too. Start small with succulents like blogger Shannon or display a sizable pothos on the top shelf of your cart. A little green will go a long way.

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    A Colorful Corner

    Brendt Blanks plant shelf

    Brendt Blanks

    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

    Kate plant shelf


    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.

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    A Little Ladder

    Caitlin and Manda McGrath plant shelf

    Caitlin and Manda McGrath

    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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    Secret Garden

    Sisilia Zheng plant shelf

    Sisilia Zheng

    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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    Tiny Touches

    Cat Meschia plant shelf

    Cat Meschia

    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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    Simple and Spotted

    Rachel Schlather plant shelf

    Rachel Schlather

    Blogger Rachel Schlather has kept things simple in her Scandinavian-inspired bedroom but understands the power of plants when it comes to warming up a space. We love her use of geometric planters, too.

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    A Custom Creation

    Nicole Schmitz plant shelf

    Nicole Schmitz

    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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    Garden Greetings

    Olivia Watson plant shelf

    Olivia Watson

    If you’re not sure how to style your entry table, you can always use it as a makeshift plant stand like blogger Olivia Watson. She grouped together an assortment of house plants to create a welcoming indoor garden. Just keep a watering can nearby, and you’re golden.

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    More is More

    Dorrington Reid plant shelf

    Dorrington Reid

    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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    An Unexpected Touch

    Kate plant shelf


    Who says you can’t display plants in the bathroom? Add a spa-like vibe to your loo with a shelf like blogger Kate’s. If you need the space to be functional, you can always opt for fewer plants and mix in a few jars or baskets to hold beauty supplies.

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    Act Natural

    Missy Peterson plant shelf

    Missy Peterson

    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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    Look Up

    Noor Hasan plant shelf

    Noor Hasan

    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

    Kelly Phan plant shelf

    Kelly Phan

    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 plant shelf

    Cisco de Luca

    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.

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    A Mobile Display

    Linda plant shelf


    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

    Benedikte Nashoug plant shelf

    Benedikte Nashoug

    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.