What is your love language? Do you love hearing words of affirmation, being served, receiving gifts, physical touch, or spending quality time with your loved one? I love all of these, but my husband and I have a weird love language. We like to show we care by giving each other plants, yeah we’re kind of nerdy that way. Why get flowers that only last a few days when you can get a plant that lasts for years? Use indoor plants to decorate your home, and at the same time improves the air quality! It’s a win-win and plus indoor plants are often times cheaper than flowers. We’ve had a lot of birthdays, anniversaries, and other reasons to celebrate in our eight years of marriage so we have a lot of indoor plants in our home. I wanted to share with you some of the unexpected places you might not have thought of placing indoor plants in your home. There’s endless possibilities, but here are a some of my favorites:
1. On top of the toilet
This is our master bathroom. I think on top of the toilet is a great place to put a plant because it’s often times wasted space. I placed this plant in an upside down tissue box!
2. Hand Towel Ring
Some people actually use their hand towel ring in their bathroom, but I prefer to hang a plant from it. I have a towel bar right next to the sink on the wall, so I felt like I could better use this space by hanging a plant.
3. In the Shower
Welcome to our vintage looking shower, don’t you love the wheat flower pictured tile? What were they thinking back in the 80’s? This is probably one of my favorite places to hang plants. This was actually my husbands idea and he got the idea while living in Costa Rica for two years while serving a LDS mission. He told me how one of his apartments had plants hanging in the shower and despite not having any warm water he loved how the shower looked and felt so tropical with the plants. So we started to do this little tradition in our home. The great thing about having plants in the shower is we don’t have to water them as often because it gets a lot of its moisture from the hot shower mist.
4. Kitchen Window Ledge
I received this herb garden mason jar kit a while back and my husband has been using it as a teaching tool to teach her about plants and how they grow. Everyday she checks on her plants to see if they need water, it’s the cutest thing. They sit on top of our kitchen window ledge and is the perfect spot because they get a lot of great light, perfect for growing herbs and seeds to be planted into the garden.
5. Next to the sink
This is a terrarium I made a couple years back and now it’s being housed in our kitchen. I have it next to our sink because our south facing kitchen window gets a lot of great light. I like having plants in the kitchen, my only rule of thumb is that I won’t place a plant on the counter unless that spot gets used a lot. This spot doesn’t get much use, so that’s why I have it next to the sink.
6. Kitchen Island
We have a pretty big kitchen island and when this Ficus Fig plant wasn’t getting enough light in our living room, I decided to put it in our kitchen. I love how its big and tall leaves make such a fun statement. When I need more counter space, I just push it to the side. I think I’m going to leave it here permanently.
7. Mudroom Entryway
Last year I made over a spot in our family room that wasn’t being utilized. I turned it into a small mudroom where my family could hang their coats, hats, bags, and have a place to sit to take off their shoes, and put them in the basket to make things look neat and tidy. I love putting a plant on top of this table in the mudroom because it adds a friendly hello to people who come into our home. I think it brightens the space.
8. Fireplace Mantel
Easter is right around the corner and that’s why my mantel is looking very spring like and Easterish. I love placing plants on my mantel because when you have a large wall above the mantel, it’s a great way to fill in that space. Plus, I like to get a little creative and decorate this plant for every season.
9. Corner of a Room
This spot in our home is in our family room. I wanted something tall to go in the corner of the room and this potted plant does the trick. This 3 ft tall plant does a great job of filling up vertical space and frames the artwork on the wall and around the couch. I love how this looks.
10. In the office
This isn’t a very unique spot, but I think it’s worth mentioning. I just recently remodeled my office space and I made it a point to add a lot of greenery to it. When you’re on a limited decorating budget for your home, using indoor plants is a great way to add color, texture and interest to a room. Plus, whenever I’m working on the computer and look at my plants, they make me happy.
Hopefully this post will inspire you to add more greenery to your home and to get creative on places to put them.