The living room is where you and your family likely spend the most time, making it the perfect space to transform into an indoor jungle.
We’ve selected the best plants for your living room—follow our tips for incorporating them into your space!
Tip 1: Layer different sized plants in overlooked spaces
Add depth, color, and texture to your space by layering clusters of plants. Smaller plants on the floor will camouflage storage and hide electrical cords. Don’t be afraid to choose bold and colorful plants like a Dracaena Gold Star or Bromeliad Aechmea Pink, especially if your living room decor is more on the neutral side.
Plus, plants will thrive when they’re grouped together—they create a micro-climate that will create and sustain better humidity levels.
Tip 2: Use statement plants as a focal point
If your living room is large or sparse on furniture, fill the visual gaps with a big statement plant like a Bamboo Palm, Bird of Paradise, Monstera, or Philodendron Hope Selloum. If you’re an on-the-go family or more of a hands-off plant parent, a Sansevieria or a ZZ Plant are great low-maintenance options.
Tip 3: Be mindful of kids and pets
It’s important to make sure your indoor jungle is safe for your pets and kids. Choose larger plants your kiddos won’t be able to pick up and play with, like the Cat Palm or the Ponytail Palm Tree, and keep any prickly plants like cacti out of reach.
Most houseplants are completely non-toxic unless ingested, but if your little ones are curious or your furry friends like to munch, check out our entire collection of pet and kid-friendly plants.
Don’t stop with the living room! We’ve got the best plants for every space.
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