House Plants to Buy for a Spectacular Display

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Using plants as decoration allowance for some really creative touches. It is a chance to express your personal style with not only the choice of plants but also how you display them. These suggestions are undoubtedly just a starting point, and websites such as Instagram and Pinterest can be fabulous sources for inspiring ideas. Generally, the more the plant is made part of the room, the better it will look. Here are some suggestions for house plants to buy to create a stunning display.

Landscaping Designs

A Lush Jungle

A great thing to do in an unloved corner of a room is to group a few large, leafy plants together. Choosing plants of different heights will create interest and allow plenty of light to reach all of them. Add in some other empty pots or baskets, a rug or a piece of sculpture (it needn’t be expensive; it could be driftwood from the beach).

Curated Collections

If you have a burgeoning collection, it is a good idea to select individual plants carefully and display them in rows in front of a painted wall. You could categorise your selection; maybe specialist plants or a particularly favoured species. Create labels that are as much a part of the display as the plants; for example, cover your pots in blackboard paint or use labels made from slate, wood or colourful plastic.

Statement Plants

Choose a large, single plant to create a focal point in a room. It could be on a side table or on the floor, or even on its own dedicated stand.


Plants can be dotted around the house on shelves or bookcases. They could be displayed alone or among other treasured possessions. Putting a few different plants in the same style of pot is an easy trick to create unity of design. Alternatively, group potted plants on a shelf in different-shaped containers that are of the same colour.

Kids and Kitsch

Get children involved in planting a miniature landscape for their bedrooms; perhaps incorporating plastic toys, such as dinosaurs in a mini-jungle. Fake birds, butterflies and bees dotted around evergreen foliage can add colour.

Kitchen Garden

Bring the garden into the kitchen with herbs, salad, edible flowers and micro greens, which you can then have immediately to hand for creating fresh-tasting, flavourful dishes. Seed merchants are always introducing new vegetable and fruit varieties suitable for container growing, and there’s no reason why those containers cannot be inside.

Seasonal Displays

These are ideal for rooms that require a bit of cheer all year round, or to brighten up desk space. A container of mixed seasonal plants can be created simply and affordably using plants widely available at garden centres and supermarkets.

Hanging Gardens

Plants don’t have to always grow up; they can also trail down. This is a particularly great way to introduce greenery to smaller rooms without taking up too much space. Wall-mounted brackets for pots are great for a hallway. You can also try using suspended containers to hang plants over bannisters. Hanging baskets can be used in the kitchen for edibles, such as strawberries, tomatoes or nasturtiums, or elsewhere in the house for permanent features of trailing foliage plants. You can even find hanging terrariums.

Sinking Moss Balls (Chladophlora)

Some of you may not even be aware that this unusual plant actually exists. It gets its name from its appearance, which gives the impression that it is a variety of moss. However, it is actually a variety of algae, often used to decorate aquariums. It forms a soft ball with a velvet feel and can look incredibly stylish when on display. A simple, clear vase will show it to its best advantage. They are also straightforward to look after. You just pop them into lukewarm water, preferably rainwater or filtered water, and turn them occasionally. This mimics the action of the waves lapping at them on lake shores where they are usually found. The water should be replaced when it becomes cloudy, which is generally every two weeks or so.

Indoor Plants on Display

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Recycled Chic

Create individual containers that are also environmentally friendly by recycling old pots; collect a few matching ones for different plants, build little crates from bits of reclaimed wood, or paint or cover old pots and trays.

I hope you enjoyed my suggestions of house plants to buy for a great display.

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12 thoughts on “House Plants to Buy for a Spectacular Display”

  1. Hello, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. My wife and I enjoy growing plants which are mostly outdoors in our garden. Statement plants are my favorite from your list so thank you for giving me an idea how to fulfill my living room. I also like its affordable, you don’t need to spend living to get these beautiful plants.

    • Hi – thank you for reading my article, and leaving a comment. I am pleased I have given you some ideas, and I hope you find some suitable house plants. All the best, Diane

  2. Hey there, 
    Great ideas! I love plants and have a lot in my place. It’s always fun and challenging finding new homes for new plants. I will keep your ideas in mind next time! I am a big fan of “lush jungles” and “shelfies” in my place. I’ve never seen the sinking moss balls! I think I will definitely check about adding that one to my collection 🙂

    Thanks for the nice post!

    • Hi – thank you for visiting my site and reading my article. Its nice to meet another plant lover! I can definitely recommend you look into getting some sinking moss balls, they are a real talking point! All the best, Diane 

  3. This is a great article and I enjoyed reading this.  You have many interesting ideas for decorating and adding more enjoyment yo your rooms. I have a bamboo plant that keep in a water vase that I have had 2 years. I have not yet bought any plants for my place that involve using dirt

    thanks for this great article.

    • Hi – thank you for visiting my site and leaving a comment. I hope this article gave you some inspiration and you will purchase some other house plants to keep your lonely bamboo company! All the best, Diane

  4. I agree that a house plant looks better if you make it part of your home decor. I especially liked the “kids and kitsch” and “recycled chic” ideas. I suppose the “kids and kitsch” style could also be called a “fairy garden”? I have done something like that; I have some plants in containers with colorful little stones and animal figurines. I have even made little houses from smaller plant pots. So, it’s like a miniature garden in a plant pot.

    All kind of recycling pleases me, and I have decorated some old, boring terracotta pots with fabrics. I have just glued fabrics to them, and they look completely different!

    Thanks for sharing these ideas, I got inspired by your post and started planning new ways to display my house plants.

    • Hi – thank you for visiting my site, and leaving interesting comments. I love the idea of a fairy garden! I am pleased you have adopted some recycling techniques to display your plants to their best advantage. All the best, Diane

  5. Now I’m not a plant and flower guy per say but in reading this article it has made me look back on how many homes and offices I’ve been in and noticed the plants or flowers. I never paid it any attention before but certain plants or flowers did stand out now that I think about it. Now I’m trying to figure out what caught my attention more. Was it the plant or was it the way the owner had it decorated.

    • Hi – thank you for taking the time to read my article. It can be surprising how you never really notice the plants in a home or office until they are pointed out to you. I hope I have given you some inspiration. All the best, Diane

  6. Thank you so much for your enlighting post about plants. I’m going to try the herb garden in my kitchen because I love to cook and use fresh herbs whenever available. The idea about different plants on the mantle in different pots, that are the same color is another tip I try today thanks.

    • Hi – thank you for reading my article and leaving a comment. I am pleased you are interested in growing your own herbs, they really make a difference when cooking. All the best, Diane 


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