- October 11, 2023
Anyone who already owns houseplants typically places them in the obvious places: bookshelves, windowsills, shelves. While these are all great locations, for those who have a growing collection of plants, you might have to become more creative about where you’ll add these new plant babies. Here are some unusual places where you can add plants to your home and add a bit more pizzazz for your interior design.
While hallways are not always the easiest places to add a plant, you can get creative. Founder and owner of LA based plant styling studio Folia Collective Danae Horst says you can add a metal frame with build in LED lights to give natural while lights to your plant. She says: “I think that would be a really fun way to add a plant to a hallway in a gallery wall setting. And then you could have a plant in there and it could have light, even if it’s an interior hallway with no skylight.”
So many plants love the humidity and steam provided by the shower, so why not add some plants in your bathroom? Interior plant designer Lisa Muñoz of Leaf and June says: “It kind of saves you from having to mist or spritz your plants if they require more humidity, particularly in the dryer, cooler months. Just being in the shower takes care of that for you. And of course, just be careful to not get any soap onto the foliage or into the soil while you’re in there.”
She also says it’s a great place to add in some trailing plants, as well as dangling planters full of ferns and wood slabs. Choose rot-resistant wood such as cedar to avoid any unwanted rotting.
Another great place for humid-loving plants is the laundry room. Plants such as nerve plants and calatheas thrive in these rooms, but really most houseplants should do well here. According to Morgan Watts of Revive and Bloom, shelves are the way to go in here. Watts shares that: “There are so few spots that come with a laundry room,” she says. “I would definitely custom build shelves and then just mix in some plants with towels or some decorative storage. Just mix it in so it gives off that balance of the plants with practical things.”
Even if there’s no space on your kitchen shelves or counters, you can always hang a lovely plant from the ceiling. Danae Horst says: “Often there’s kind of weird corners in a kitchen that could easily have a plant hanging from the ceiling, just to give another little moment of life to a corner that might otherwise be a little awkward or hard to style. The thing I love about hanging plants is they have the visual effect of a tree in that once they’re a little bit longer, they really fill that vertical space nicely. But you don’t have to worry about having the floor space for them.”
Another option for a limited-space kitchen plant is right on top of the fridge. You can group together a few different plants on there, especially different sized ones. Lisa Muñoz says: “The only thing to be mindful of up there is obviously when you’re opening and closing the refrigerator door, you don’t want any foliage to be dangling and getting in the way of you opening and closing the fridge. Also, just being aware that a fridge does generate more heat, so your potting soil may dry out a little bit faster and therefore you would need to adjust the watering accordingly.”