How to Use Plants in the Interior

There’s nothing like an indoor tree in a room. It immediately brings the outside in, making the room feel fresh and more alive. Not to mention, it does a great job filling awkward, empty spaces.

Using plants in modern design is a challenge because modern design seems to demand clean lines and simplicity. Nature, on the other hand, tends to be wild and chaotic. However, there are many ways to add the plants into the interior design as a creative layer.

Plants are as important as other accessories in the space. Well-chosen plants — artfully displayed — enhance your home’s unique look and make it feel healthier and more connected with nature. In this article I will introduce you to the most beautiful indoor plants and creative ways to use them in the interior.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Is probably one of my favourite plants, it is known for its leathery leaves and substantial presence. When placed in an empty corner, helps to round out the room. Added from both sides of the doorway or a window give the room a fresh tropical look. Because of the leaves’ large size each plant has no more then 20 — 30 of them, which does not overload contemporary interiors with too many details. It will look harmonious and natural if you put the plant into a woven pot.

Elephant Ear Plant

Elephant’s ear, is a plant with extremely large leaves, they can be up to 4 meters long if to measure from the beginning of a stern. Indoor plants are smaller, they can still be up to 2 meters high. They are great for decorating huge spaces such as: lofts, flats with tall ceilings, balconies, offices and bars. They attract a lot of attention because of their size. The interior will look very interesting if yellow accents will be added together with the plant. Black and white patterns will work well on the background.

Snake Plant

Snake Plant is one of the easiest houseplants to maintain. The lines of the Snake Plant draw the eye up and out of the geometric planter and the grey backdrop shows off the heavily variegated leaves. These plants would look great in bright contemporary spaces, they would also create beautiful silhouettes in poorly lighten spaces, spa saloons, for example.

Dieffenbachia plant

The Diffenbachia plant is a special variety with light limey green leaves that look like they’ve been splattered with darker green paint. They add a gorgeous modern art-like texture to the white furniture while gracefully exploding in the background.

Boston fern

Boston Ferm can live for decades! The best way to present it in the interior will be to hang the plant in a basket or put it on a pedestal. It creates a lot of texture as well as the illusion of a “falling water”. I would definitely recommend to use it in living rooms and balconies.


People love the exotic look of this plant. Dracaena is easy to take care of, it can live for many years. Because of its similarity with the palm tree, many people from northern countries prefer to keep it in order to bring a summer mood into their houses.

Air Plants

Are probably one of the most mysterious and exotic house plants. They do not need a soil to grow on, therefore they can be hanged from the ceiling (even upside down if you want to) or they can be just placed in a glass ball container! For more information check out this website! Lots of designers are using these plants in their works, because of their extraordinary look. For example, Bocci are using them to create lamps!


By Anna Samygina