Floor plants offer a great option for filling empty space created by missing furniture or decor pieces, says Matt McKenna, creative director of garden design at Winston Flowers in Boston, Massachusetts. “Paired with a beautiful container, a floor plant can become a visual focal point in any room,” he says. “Conversely, smaller plants offer the chance to dress up an interior space in a subtler way. Adding smaller plants to a table or countertop can be the perfect way to ‘finish the look’ of an area of your home.”
5. They prevent that fake staged look
Plants make a space feel lived in, like there’s someone there taking care of them. “Plants also add a touch of personalization and ensures that your home doesn’t have that too-sterile, home-staged look,” says Ron Radu, co-founder of Leon & George, a houseplant decor startup in San Francisco, California. “Plants can fit a myriad of other purposes, too. They can cover up an undesirable section of the floor or wall and add a splash of color. That color isn’t limited to green–there are plenty of patterned plants, too.”
6. They can be a perfect swap for all your personal touches
Quite often homeowners declutter their homes to get them ready to sell, meaning all the personal family pictures, kids drawings, and artwork is put away. “In place of personal items I would suggest adding a small and simple green aloe plant or a delicate air plant in a clear glass globe in those newly empty spaces,” adds Ancel.