Introducing plants into your home, whether it be your living room or your bedroom, can have tremendous benefits, not only for your mental health and mood but for the quality of the air in the room. Decorating your living room with plants can be very difficult if you do not know what the best plants are, however, but if you follow this guide and incorporate our suggestions into your plant and flower choices, we are confident that you will be not only in a much better mood but breathing much better air.

In this article, we are going to give you a few lessons on how to decorate your living room with lively, beautiful, and great plants. So many of us ignore the benefit that plants can have on us and our homes, but after this article, you don’t have any excuses!

Here are some lessons on how to decorate your living room with lively plants.

A Word of Warning

Before we move onto a list of great plants to introduce into your home, you must remember that if you have pets many plants will simply be incompatible with your home. If you bring plants into your home, they could be poisonous to your pets, even the most innocuous and ordinary flowers and plants. Because of this, research and study the plants that you intend on buying so that you can ensure your pets will be safe and you will not have to worry about a trip to the veterinarians.

Tomatoes and Herbs

When you are decorating your living room, why not get efficient and grow your own food? Ordinarily, people put herbs and tomatoes in the garden or the kitchen, but if you have a light of sunlight flooding into your living room, why not grow them in your living room too? According to the plant gurus from Planteli, you can grow edible vegetables and fruit inside a grow cabinet. Alternatively, you could just put them on the window-sill and grow them there. It’s up to you!

ZZ Plant

ZZ plant has very waxy leaves, which makes it look like it is made out of plastic, but it isn’t, we assure you! This is a plant that can handle dark and shadowy corners, and it does not need direct sunlight. It is a very hardy plant; if you forget to water it it will survive, though do not make a habit out of it. This is a great houseplant and can give character to your home.

e2 Lessons on How to Decorate Your Living Room With Lively Plants


Anthurium, a personal favorite of mine, has red, heart-shaped flowers, which can sometimes be pink, too. Anthurium is a great way to introduce a little bit of color into your home, and only needs indirect bright light, and never direct sunshine. You should, as with many of the plants in this article, let it dry out before you water it.


Pothos is highly poisonous to both cats and dogs, so be careful if you are going to introduce it into your home. It is one of many house vines, and you definitely will have seen it in somebody’s home or on television in the past. It is great when hung up atop a shelf or cabinet, as it will drape down. Pothos does need some light, though only a little.

Chinese Evergreen

Chinese evergreen is a very easy plant to maintain in your home and does not need a lot of attention – it will look great even if you forget about it for a few weeks. Chinese evergreen’s silvery leaves are very eye-catching and will get the attention of anybody that comes into your home. And, much like the others on our list so far, can survive without direct sunlight.


Maranta, which is also known as the prayer plant, has beautiful leaves that curl up at night as if they were praying. The plant does not need much attention and only needs moderate lighting. It is a great plant to introduce into your home and can look beautiful among the other plants that we have mentioned here so far.

English Ivy

English ivy, also toxic to cats, is another ivy plant that you can hang up on shelves or on wall pots. The plant is a beautiful plant that, provided you have no pets, can be a great addition to your home. Unlike many of the plants here, this plant does need sunlight in the warmer months, and a little bit of light in the winter.

Introducing plants into your home can be a fantastic way to breathe cleaner air and just have a nicer and warmer home. Plants are a great addition to any home but do your research first.

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