The design conundrum of “how to make the most of a small space” gets a lot of attention these days. But creating a cozy environment in a lofty room can be equally challenging. One easy fix for looming spaces is to fill them with house plants.
Wondering how to fill a large room with house plants? Not to worry. This owner of a roomy abode has been doing some research. Here are five tips to design with indoor plants in rooms with high ceilings:
Houseplants as Furniture
Houseplants as Chandeliers
For more of this bath with plants, see A Japanese-Style Bath in London, Greenery Included on Remodelista.
Houseplants on Wheels
Put a heavy planter on a wheels with a rolling plant stand; the fiddle leaf fig tree shown above moves around the house with ease on a Socker Plant Stand; $6.99 from Ikea.
Houseplants on Repeat
Repeat a theme by grouping several of the same sorts of houseplants together; the result will have as much visual impact as a single large houseplant. For more, see Best Indoor Plants: 6 Flowering Orchids to Grow.
Houseplants in the Skylight
A single suspended houseplant fills the empty space even in a large skylight, drawing the eye upward.
- Have a slightly less lofty home? Don’t worry, I already selected some favorite Mini House Plants for you.
- Worried that your apartment is too dark? The solution is Best Houseplants: 9 Indoor Plants for Low Light.
- Concerned that you’ll never get your orchids to re-bloom? See How to Make an Orchid Bloom Again.
N.B.: This is an update of a post published March 22, 2013.