Houseplants—like wide-brimmed hats and macrame wall hangings—are back in style. So far in 2019 alone, more than a dozen new books about potted plants have been published. (And we’re only halfway through the year.) One title, Decorating With Plants, by Baylor Chapman, stands out.
Its subtitle is “What to Choose, Ways to Style, and How to Make Them Thrive”—and that pretty much sums up this useful and inspiring book. In the book, Chapman—founder of Lila B. Design, a green-certified floral studio in San Francisco—teaches readers the basics of caring for houseplants; recommends 28 of her fuss-free favorites (from air plants to ZZ plants); and shares tips on how to incorporate them into your decor.
Here, five ways to decorate with plants, according to Chapman.
Above: “If space is tight, or you just want to add a bit of interest to your walls, here are two ways to elevate your potted plants. They will be heavy, especially after they’ve been watered, so make sure that whatever hanging style you select, you drill into a stud or use a wall anchor,” she suggests.