Indoor Garden Inspo For Small Spaces

Give your home a lush touch with these mini garden ideas — no green thumbs required.


House plants are notorious for their short life spans, but that needn’t be the case! Give your home a spring-time glow all year round with some potted pretties on your coffee table.

Indoor Plants in Planters

Indoor Plants in Planters

Rhipalis (far left), Boston fern (front left) and Plumosus fern (back left) are fitted in organic clay pots for a sweet console table display.

Photo by: Casto Photography & Cinema

Casto Photography & Cinema

Hanging + Dangling

Most house plants will look their best when they are able to receive lots of natural light. That doesn’t mean you have to cram all of them on your windowsill — get creative. One way to give your plants the light they need without the dreaded crammed corner is by hanging them from the ceiling. These hanging planters look especially pretty placed in front of a paneled mirror.

Indoor Hanging Garden

Indoor Hanging Garden

For an indoor hanging garden, Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with WAKE + LOOM Design used succulents because they don't require a lot of water and are long-lasting. An extra touch is a mirror that reflects the sculptural plants in the living room. The hanging wood planters are from Anthropologie.

Photo by: Wake + Loom Design

Wake + Loom Design

Windowsill Herbs

Keeping fresh herbs on your windowsill are guaranteed to take your cooking game to the next level. Using pretty, patterned pots to keep them in will do just the same for your style-game. Some of our favorite herbs for your window sill? Basil, chervil, oregano, parsley and rosemary.

Windowsill Herb Garden

Windowsill Herb Garden

Create a kitchen windowsill garden for the winter months. Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs hand-picked herbs, such as Thai basil, basil, lemon mint and rosemary, that need sunlight during the day.

Photo by: Casto Photography & Cinema

Casto Photography & Cinema

Fancy, Fresh Foyer

These potted perennials make for a chic, enlivened touch on this foyer table. Recreate this look in your own space and greet guests with an extra-fresh welcome.

Ferns and Indoor Plants on Console Table

Ferns and Indoor Plants on Console Table

Add interest with textual ferns and plants that bring the gardens indoors during the winter months. A Boston fern (front) joins a Rhipalis (wood riser) and feathery plumosus fern (back left), on a console table styled by Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs, a floral and event studio in Aiken, S.C. A maidenhair fern is on the right. The painting is by Dixie Purvis; the furniture is from Nandina Home & Design.

Photo by: Casto Photography & Cinema

Casto Photography & Cinema

Fragrant Plants For Your Foyer

Succulent Chic

Succulents are stylish and easy to care for, making them the perfect plants for a small space. We love the way this rustic, wooden flower-box works in tandem with its gold, metallic counterpart for an eclectic look.

Succulents in Planters

Succulents in Planters

Incorporate succulents, such as Haworthia minima (left), a small evergreen plant with hard, fleshy blue-green leaves that are covered in white tubercles. It produces white flowers with pink tips. Blumz by JRDesigns, a floral and event design company, has placed it beside a potted cactus.

Photo by: Blumz by JRDesigns

Blumz by JRDesigns

Cacti Cluster

A colorful cactus and pair of succulents work together to give off fresh, bohemian vibes. This little trio looks especially cool in terra cotta pots against this white-washed brick wall. Bonus? They are small enough to fit just about anywhere in your space.

Succulent Plants

Succulent Plants

By Chloe in Manhattan's West Village, features charming indoor design, like these succulents displayed in simple terra cotta pots.

Window-Box Bunch 

Place a plethora of your favorite plants into a lengthy window box. To ensure they remain healthy, select a variety of plants that require the same amount of sunlight and water.

Hardy Succulents

Hardy Succulents

Succulents are a great way to brighten any indoor space, and are used here on the counter of the room divider and for other indoor and outdoor spaces around the home.

Photo by: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

How-To Water Plants While Away

Big + Bold

Want to make a big, garden-green impact without the hassle of tending to a ton of tedious plants? This Fiddle-Leaf Fig tree delivers — big time. It’s glamorous and exotic leaves add a heavy dose of style to any space. Simple situation your tree in bright, indirect sunlight and water when the topsoil becomes dry. 

Yellow Ikat Chairs with Fiddler Fig Tree

Yellow Ikat Chairs with Fiddler Fig Tree

In this seating area, a fiddler fig tree creates a focal point behind yellow Ikat chairs and the floral-print pillows.

Photo by: Kathryn Ivey

Kathryn Ivey

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