If you live in an apartment, you know how difficult it can be to decorate. If you’re renting, your limited to what you can do unless you get the approval from your landlord. Even if you own your unit, you’re still limited to what you can do compared to a house.

Does that mean you cannot decorate your apartment at all? Absolutely not.

Sometimes the smallest changes can make a drastic difference in the space. One way of doing this is by incorporating plants into your apartment. It doesn’t matter the size of your place; any plant is sure to boost the design.

Use the Patio

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The patio is all too often used as a storage place. Take advantage of this small space and make it a sanctuary. The more plants the better. Container gardening is a popular trend right now and is perfect for small outdoor spaces. Using plants and vegetables that are native to the place that you live will add even more success to the garden.

Start Small

With an apartment, space is usually limited. That means you want to utilize every spot in the area all while trying not to overwhelm your unit with clutter. The best way to avoid making your apartment look cluttered is by starting small.

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Start with multiple small plants. Place them sporadically throughout your place. If you notice that there are still gaps you want to fill, you can always add more.

Bring in Vertical Plants

You’ll want to get creative with how you design an apartment. If you have a small space, try going vertical rather than spreading plants out. Hand shelves on the walls for small potted plants to sit on. Stack pots on top of each other. You’ll have more room to work with to be creative if you go up and down rather than spreading out.

Use Vine-Type Plants

Plants come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, allowing you to have fun being creative with your design. If you want to make a statement with a plant, look for vine-type ones that grow out of their pot. You can hang them up high and have the vines grow downwards for a dramatic effect.


If you don’t want to go overboard with plants, look at small ones as centerpieces on tables, nightstands, and coffee tables. Small plants like succulents work great for these locations in the apartment.

Place Plants in Awkward Spots

There’s always the areas in a room that furniture cannot get into. Those awkward corners of a room, the end up being wasted spaces. Instead, place potted plants in those corners or in areas that you just don’t know what to do with. It’s a great way to efficiently use all of the space while adding a nice style to the apartment.

Use the Right Plant

Use plants that are simple and easy to maintain. With an apartment, window space is likely limited. You wouldn’t want to bring in a plant that requires lots of daylight if you don’t have windows that face the sun. They will be difficult to maintain, and will likely die quickly.

Look for plants that are bold and welcoming, all while purifying the air. Apartments can get stuffy, so having a purifying plant will help keep the inside fresh and pleasant.

If you’re looking to liven up your apartment but don’t know where to start, try to incorporate plants first. Small plants can just about anywhere, and are sure to add a nice accent to the room.