Inspiration: Indoor Plantscapes

Inspiration: Indoor Plantscapes

Laure Joliet
Feb 2, 2009

Indoor gardens are an amazing way to bring texture and life inside, nevermind the health benefits of some greenery in a closed up space. And as Spring inches closer, it's a great time to tend to the one you have going on or to start a new one. From herb gardens to terrariums, orchids to succulents, there's a garden suitable for everyone. Jump below to see some inspiration to create your own indoor garden:


We love growing citrus and they'll be happy indoors near a window (the Victorians did this in winter months!).

It's not too late to plant some spring bulbs, just keep them near light and water them regularly.

Ben's Mid Century Mecca is am example of using plants as sculpture and privacy.

Our succulents do well indoors as long as their near a window or as long as we put them outside every couple of weeks to get an extra boost of sunlight.

Keep it simple with small terra cotta pots that are tiered on a cake stand or pedestal for a straightforward arrangement. Image via domino.

An indoor herb garden can be rewarding on many levels. Find a sunny spot and plant herbs like mint, basil, rosemary and thyme to help freshen the air and add some flavor to your cooking.

Gregory is our resident expert on terrariums and has had a lot of luck with both tropical and succelent arrangements. Image via domino.

Here's a simpler take on a traditional terrarium. Using glass bowls and one plant at a time you can set up a pretty tablescape. Just make sure not to overwater since the bowls don't have any drainage!

Dramatic, large scale indoor plants can bring texture and focus to a room that might need some oomph. Check out some indoor plant options on the bigger scale.

Orchids can be an economical choice (get 'em cheap at Trader Joe's) and the blooms last forever. Image from Dave on Long Island's Flickr.

One of our favorite set ups uses some tiny pots, a hanging one and some brilliant light in a beautiful window.

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