Best Plants for Interior Design

Are you tired of looking at your lifeless interior design? Or does your room look like a blank canvas and needs some color? The good news is that we have gathered some indoor plants to add a pop of color and style to your living space.

List of Interior Design Plants

Still, before you look at our list of plants, there are a few things you need to consider when choosing a few plants for your home.

  • Consider the container and how it will look with your furniture, as it needs to match your interior design.

  • Whether selecting faux plants or live house plants, you must coordinate them.

  • If you choose more than one plant for your design scheme, it helps to group them in ways to grow naturally.

  • Grouping plants together have the same care needs making it easier for you to maintain your plants indoors.

  • The location is also of importance as your plants have different lighting needs.

  • You can place your small plants on a table to move to a window later.

  • You can place large plants in bare corners close to a window to receive light.

So, if you do not have interior designers helping you create a perfect spot for your plants, we recommend following the tips and choosing the best house plants from our list to add some flair to your home.

Ficus Lyrata Makes for Ideal Indoor Plants

ficus lyrata

With its leathery leaves, the fiddle leaf fig tree is a cultivated shrub-like plant that branches out. Find a spot next to a window or under a skylight for the best placement.

These house plants thrive in direct sunlight and might need some pruning at the top when it starts to grow above the window frame. The fiddle leaf does not need much water; watering is best when the top soil surface is dry.

You may need to water more in winter if the air is dry inside the home.

Monstera deliciosa With Lush Greenery

monstera deliciosa

Now, if you want lush greenery for your indoor gardening to fit in with your home decor, the split-leaf philodendron is what you need. The plant fits in perfectly with interior decorating. It has a distinctive leaf that looks like someone cut it by hand.

You can also remove the top but ensure that it has air roots attached to replant, ensuring you always have more than one specimen. You can place it in the dining room or even outdoors if you prefer.

Citrus X Meyeri is House Plants That Bear Fruit

meyer lemon tree

The common name for this tree is Meyer lemons, a hybrid of the mandarin orange and lemon tree. The fruit has a sweeter flavor, but that is not all for which this tree is food.

Once the tree blooms, you have citrus fragrance flowers, and it does exceptionally well growing indoors. But it needs a lot of sun with weekly watering depending on the climate.

It is sure to become the focal point in your home.

Create a Focal Point With Howea forsteriana

Howea forsteriana

The Kentia palm tree will also become a focal point in the living space to create a natural element. The fronds can spring to exceptional heights and lean forward to shade the ground beneath.

You can place it in a massive urn as it needs loads of space to grow. Provide the palm tree with medium sunlight and water weekly. One thing is for sure it looks way better than artificial plants.

Aspidistra elatior Grows Well in Low Light

Howea forsteriana

The castiron is more of interior decoration for its foliage as it has a dark green lush growth. Hence, it adds beautiful greenery to a place. The castiron grows well in medium and low light and can even tolerate some neglect.

It does not need much water, and best to use the soak and dry method.

Eucharis amazonica, a Flowering Plant

Howea forsteriana

If you want something gorgeous in the home, the Amazon lily will be a pleasure to have in your place. It is another dark green houseplant featuring large white flowers in winter and early spring.

Even when not in bloom, it becomes a focal point in the home. The lily thrives in medium light, and the soil needs to dry between watering.

A sign that your lily needs water is when you notice the leaves wilting.

Sansevieria trifasciata Improves Indoor Air Quality

snake plant

For contemporary interior design, the snake plant remains a beautiful species to bring life to any space.

The houseplant has sword-shaped leaves that wind from the soil as if a snake charmer is playing music to bring it out of its basket. It will provide a lovely balance between order and, yes, chaos.

You can place it in the bathroom and dining room. But when it comes to snake plant care, ensure that the soil is arid between watering.

Sansevieria cylindrica With Its Sculptural Design

Sansevieria cylindrica

The African Spear you can place in any light only needs watering every few weeks. It is a very architectural sculptural greenery with conical leaves that look like spires.

Cereus peruvianus Brings The Desert Into Your Home

Cereus peruvianus

The Peruvian apple cactus will bring the life of a desert oasis inside your home. The cactus is easy to care for and grows upright in nature.

It makes a big statement when visitors pop in for a visit. The important thing is to provide the cactus with bright indirect light to full light.

Also, keep rotating this cactus to balance the growth out.

Philodendron xanadu Looks Very Textural

Philodendron xanadu

Compared to your houseplants with tropical leaves, the Winterbourn is a smaller version that grows up to four feet and is very textural. It looks great in a space with little light compared to bright light. Also, try not to overwater your Winterbourn and snap off the yellow leaves if they appear.

Rhipsalis Unusual House Plants


You can find some unusual cactus varieties you can group, like the aloe white beauty, Rhipsalis, and Kalanchoe thyrisflora.

These species offer a significant textural change when placing succulent plants together. The mistletoe cactus is a gorgeous variety that does well in indirect sunlight but can survive low lighting conditions.

The tendrils will flow over the pot; if they droop, they need water.

Asparagus plumosa That is Not Technically a Fern

Asparagus plumosa

The Asparagus fern has soft fronds you can prune back and looks like a ghostly tree, but it does have a mind of its own.

It will explore your space to travel along its merry way. You can place it on a dining room table and control its growth.

Or you can put it in hanging baskets for the fronds to cascade over the side. Provide your fern with partial to full sun and keep the soil lightly moist.


All of the interior designer house plants are perfect. You can find one or two that are low-maintenance plants. One cannot have too many plants as it will bring some light to a living room or any other space in the home.

Whether you want to buy, sell or simply reach out to other plant enthusiasts, Plantly is the right place to be!

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