Ideas for decorating with plants under a cloche.

Ideas For Decorating With Plants

Today I have a variety of ideas for decorating with plants that don’t take up a lot of space. In addition, I’m so happy to be part of the Summer Celebration Blog Hop hosted by my friend Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home.


Vintage vignette with a fern.


If you stopping by from The Tattered Pew, welcome. Kelly and I both have a love for plants and vintage containers.  Whether you’re in the middle of summer where you live, or at the end of it, there’s lots of inspiration to soak up from these bloggers.


Ideas for decorating with plants.


Ideas For Decorating With Plants

Do you enjoy decorating with plants? I certainly do. Plants are part of the everyday summer decor in our home, and I can’t imagine living without their happy green foliage.

Most of my plants need to be repotted since they have grown so much this summer. You see, I love my plants, but they have to pass a probation period before they get repotted. Basically that just means they have to survive more than a year.


Fern ready to be repotted.


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Many of them have well passed that probation period and are very crowded in their plastic containers.  After looking around for planter inspiration, I finally decided on rustic clay pots with an aged look. Yay, no more plastic containers that I have to hide in buckets or baskets.


Vintage clay pots with greenery.

My plants fall into two categories. Plants that I like to cozy into vignettes and the larger plants that have enough character to make a statement on their own. No matter what kind of space you have I’m betting there’s room for a plant or two.


Ideas for decorating with plants on shelves.


Vignettes With Plants And Plants With Character

I love the dramatic look of a plant under a cloche on a desk or table.  This one, is currently residing on the secretary desk which was recently turned into a  liquor cabinet. (To see the post click on Ideas For Liquor Cabinets.)


Ideas for decorating with plants on a secretary desk.


Vintage desk with a cloche and plant.

This is what I mean when I say I have plants with character that can stand alone and make a statement. The Norfolk Pine and the fiddle leaf figs both fit in this category, as well as my faithful peace lily.


Ideas for decorating with plants in zinc bucket.


I have high hopes for the fiddle leaf fig since it is the newest member of our plant family. For now it’s going to hang out in a seagrass belly basket, until I have a chance to repot it.


Ideas for decorating with plants in the entryway.


Don’t forget plants love steamy bathrooms too.  The pony tail plant has been photographed many times in its pretty blue Fiesta Ware bowl.


Ideas for decorating with plants in the bathroom.


The olive bucket was supposed to be temporary container for the peace lily, but as you can see three years later they still make a winning team.


Peace lily plant in an olive bucket.


More Ideas For Decorating With Plants

If you don’t have a plant stand just make one with a stack of books and add a plant for the crowning touch.

These are some ideas for decorating with plants that work for me. See how many more you can come up with.

    • Mantel or shelves
    • Crown a stack of books
    • Coffee table tray
    • Table centerpiece
    • Kitchen counter
    • Desk or secretary
    • Entryway
    • Bathroom ledge
    • Use buckets, wooden  or metal boxes for containers


Ideas for decorating with plants that make a statement.


Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with seasonal inspiration that you can use right now!

For plants you don’t have to water see my post on houseplant watercolors just for fun.


Ideas for decorating with plants.


Thanks for joining me today for my Summer Celebration  of decorating with plants. Now it’s time to continue the blog hop with Kristin from White Arrows Home. While you’re there take a look at her new logo and blog design.



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38 thoughts on “Ideas For Decorating With Plants

  1. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    You have such a beautiful home, and so many wonderful tips for incorporating plants into our decor. They really add such a lovely touch to a vignette. Enjoy these last weeks of summer!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thanks so much Shannon! I really do enjoy these little pops of green around the house. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  2. Michelle says:

    Hi Michelle! I love that live plants are coming back in style in farmhouse decor, and I’m definitely going to use your ideas here in my home. I just LOVE those vintage style flower pots – I’m buying one for myself as soon as I finish typing this! So happy to be hopping with you!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Michelle, I repotted the Norfolk pine yesterday in a larger aged clay pot and it completely changed the look. I know you’ll love these pots too!

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