24 indoor planter ideas to instantly brighten up your home

Elevate your interior scheme and show off your favorite houseplants with these gorgeous indoor planter ideas

colorful plant pots on shelf
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Looking for indoor planter ideas to boost the jungle vibes in your space? Look no further – we're here to help.

Greenery boosts your mood, oxygenates your space and adds an organic aesthetic, too. And when there are so many planters to choose from, it makes sense to give your best indoor plants the most beautiful places to reside. 

From classic and elegant to quirky and unexpected, indoor planters facilitate a way to bring the entire room together. An effortlessly stylish planter can easily become an integral part of your interior design, and you can make a definitive statement with a dramatically designed planter, too. 

Indoor planter ideas to inspire your at-home designs 

Brendon Haxby, the co-founder of luxury interiors retailer Naken.co.uk, says it’s no surprise that homeowners are looking for stylish indoor planter ideas to incorporate more greenery in the home.

'There has been a surge in beautiful indoor planters with products available in a plethora of shapes, sizes, finishes and designs. From bold, patterned pieces to subtle beauties that slot into existing interior schemes, there is a wealth of choice.'

As with everything interiors-wise, Brendon says to go with your gut when it comes to choosing a planter. 'Choose the ones that will bring you joy,' he suggests: 'Curate a collection that reflects your personality and you won’t go far wrong.'

1. Make use of your space with hanging planters

hanging plants in living room

Create a botanical display up high

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Who doesn't love a hanging planter? These constructions are beautiful in their own right, and can easily become the new homes for the best indoor hanging plants

Wayfair’s Resident Style Advisor, Nadia McCowan Hill, suggests creating a little drama overhead by suspending planters at various staggered heights from the ceiling. 'You can fill these with succulents, or the plucked flowerheads of some vibrant faux blooms for a serotonin boost,' Nadia adds. 

5. Use sustainable planters for an eco-friendly feel

recycled pots from Ivyline on cabinet

Recycled planters from Ivyline have a chic and minimal look

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Using planters made from recycled materials is a great way to keep otherwise unwanted waste out of the landfill. Sustainable planters can be made from cork, bamboo, recycled glass, and even maritime plastic, including fishing nets, ropes and trawls.

Patty Willems at Elho, says: 'Sustainable planters offer an array of benefits compared to those made from alternative materials.' Not only can sustainably-made planters be high-quality, they can also be frost-proof, UV-resistant and colorfast, she says. 

This means that they continue looking good as new, no matter how harsh the elements may be, throughout the year: they're definitely worth considering for your outdoor garden planter ideas, too.

9. Choose color-themed planters to tie a space together 

colorful plant pots indoors

Embrace color and pattern in your indoor plant display

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Whether you're displaying kitchen plants or adding greenery to your bathroom, why not opt for a set of color-themed planters to really tie the room together?

Sam Hood, co-founder and chief creative officer at Amara, says: 'Monochrome options are a great choice that will work in most households, with gray or black pots especially suiting modernist aesthetics.

'Alternatively, you could opt for a bolder, brighter color: this works especially well in rooms that receive a lot of sunlight, or where you’ve opted for a brighter paint scheme.'

13. Add a touch of personality with quirky shaped planters 

head-shaped plant pot in bathroom

This pot brings a sense of fun to a scene

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Sam Hood says: 'Planting indoors gives you a great opportunity to explore different potting options, from classic and traditional looks to more experimental ideas, such as quirky animal head pots.'

We love the idea of creating something unique with a quirkily shaped planter. Using interesting shapes like statues and animals can look perfect when sat on a high shelf or bookcase. 

The types of indoor plants you fill them with can add another level of humor, too: a fishbone cactus or a spider plant placed in the head of a Grecian bust, for instance, will create the appearance of hair.

17. Create a homely aesthetic with natural fiber planters

woven planter with plant by black wooden wall

We love the contrasting textures in this modern setup

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That Seventies trend of macrame is coming back in full force, and we love the focus on other natural fibers in our planters, too, like jute, rattan, wood, and wicker. Using these textures will give any indoor garden an effortlessly chic style.

Sam favors traditional earthenware. If you want something a little different to pottery, however, you could opt for other materials such as rattan, he says. 'A rattan pot looks more natural, and with its lighter color will work well with a Scandi interior style.'

21. Make your space shine with metallic plant pots 

Gold Marrakesh Hammered Bowl

These planters from Lime Lace make a stunning statement

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Keen to add a touch of bling to your space? Try weaving metallic finishes into your indoor planter ideas.

Nadia McCowan Hill from Wayfair suggests using brass planters – a perfect solution if you want to avoid anything overly glitzy.

Flora Baker
Freelance Writer

Freelance writer and author Flora Baker is a keen amateur gardener and houseplant enthusiast. Her small garden in South London is a constant work in progress as she gets to grips with snail prevention, DIY trellises and what to plant in shady spots overrun with ivy.