10 Pro Indoor Garden Ideas For Small Spaces


An indoor garden is not only one of the best ways to bring about a sense of green beauty to your commercial or residential space, but it also improves your overall well-being.

According to a study in 2015, interaction with indoor plants can reduce psychological and physiological stress--Now how's that for a sale's pitch? Though you might now want to go on a shopping spree for as many plants as you can find, take a breath and look around the room. How much space do you have? If you're someone with a limited area to work with, don't fret, we've got some great indoor garden ideas for small spaces that are just right for you!

In this article, we'll take a deep dive into some creative indoor garden ideas for small spaces. Whether you're a humble homeowner, an interior designer looking for something that pops, or a landscape architect with a dream to realize, these indoor garden ideas are sure to boost the look and feel of any commercial or residential area!

Before you dive into our creative indoor garden ideas for small spaces, why not explore our Indoor Planters Collection page? Discover the perfect containers to complement your vision and elevate your indoor garden to the next level.

1. Corner Planters For Limited Floor Space

No matter how small the living space you might be working with, there's always room to set up an indoor garden in a corner. Though many consider these small spaces as being notoriously tricky to fill, with a bit of know-how and direction, you'll be able to pot all your favorite plants indoors.

Square or rectangular planters are the best choice for a corner indoor garden, but seeing as you want to be as space-saving as possible, you're better off opting for the square shape. Smaller than a rectangle, their edges mean they naturally slot into corners so you can begin indoor gardening immediately!

How about a Cuba Low Corner Planter for starters? By planting something like a small tree--or what about tropical plants--inside, you have an indoor garden that is sure to wow guests every time they visit! Furthermore, this fiberglass planter is extremely lightweight meaning you can use the pot to fill any corner in your home, regardless of if it's in the living room or rooftop!

Interested in more indoor garden ideas for small spaces? Read up on some square planter ideas!

2. Playful Wall Planters

If you’re short on floor space but still want a bright, colorful display of flowers, why not try wall planters? This type of indoor garden is great for use in small spaces because it can be hung from the ceiling or mounted directly onto walls, allowing you to make use of vertical space. As wall planters come in all shapes and sizes, it's possible to find the one that fits perfectly into your indoor garden design scheme, whether that be an indoor jungle, a fairy garden, or anything else!

Succulents and other drought-tolerant plants do well in wall planters such as our beautiful Nile Wall Planter because they don’t require frequent watering. Besides these, you can have air plants (these don't require soil!), trailing plants, or have you ever considered growing herbs?

For a unique twist, try using ornamental spoons as planters! Simply use glue to attach them to the wall (or hang them off hooks) and fill them with small succulents or other plants that don’t need much water or direct sunlight. Spoons add a whimsical touch while also giving you easy access to your plants for maintenance. While spoons are a funky choice, for the best results, go for a fiberglass planter as the one mentioned. These will be the most durable and also come in an array of color schemes so you can get playful while ensuring functionality!

Fiberglass planters are the top choice for both indoor, outdoor spaces according to landscape experts. Learn more about fiberglass planters and see why they're taking the plant pot market by storm!

3. Indoor Garden Ideas Using A Trellis

Though most novice gardeners might consider a trellis as being only used in an outdoor space, did you know that small spaces benefit from this type of indoor garden idea? It makes sense when you think about it, considering how if you don't have much room to work with, walls and ceilings become your best friend. Without further ado, let's take a look at an indoor garden design where all the plants are above you!

Trellis's make for a wonderful indoor garden. Just picture it, many tropical plants towering above in the small space of your apartment or room--It's enough to make you feel like you're living in a mansion!

To achieve this look, install a trellis on a wall. The shape and size are entirely up to you--You could use the standard straight-lined trellis, rings, or even one shaped like a ladder. Vines and other climbing plants are the best for this. Relatively low-maintenance plants, so long as they soak up enough natural light they'll be good to go. If you have any friends who are plant lovers, they're sure to be amazed by this indoor garden idea!

Lucky enough to have rooftop space? Check out this guide on rooftop planters!

4. A Living, Breathing, Wall!

In a similar vein as the previous small space indoor garden design, a living wall is one of the best methods for having your own indoor garden. Quite the amazing idea when you think about it, a living wall is a literal wall area blooming with indoor plants--Think of a framed painting but rather than an art piece, you have all your plants instead!

Living walls can be created using wood, cork, metal, or other materials, which are then mounted on your wall to serve as a kind of space-saving indoor garden. However, for the best results, we recommend a fiberglass planter as these will stand the test of time--You don't want a living wall that doesn't last!

What you then choose to grow is really up to you. Popular choices include air plants, moss, succulents, and the like--Basically, indoor gardens function best when the plants used are relatively low maintenance. Think small plants, year-round growing, and the ability to thrive in indirect sunlight (if the wall isn't close to a sunny windowsill!).

Want to know why we recommend fiberglass planters? Read up on these 5 fiberglass planter benefits!

5. Succulents Everywhere!

As a small plant, succulents are a great indoor garden idea for when you don't have much space for planting. Easy to care for and with various colorful types that make for a nice compliment to any sort of interior design, succulents everywhere are one of the best ideas for growing plants on a smaller scale.

As mentioned, what makes succulents so great is the fact that they are very easy to care for--Combine them with fiberglass planters are you're really making life easy!

In terms of actual succulent maintenance, they require little watering. Simply place the plant anywhere that gets a good deal of light and if you happen to live in a spot that doesn't get much light, try using grow lights as an alternative - Indoor gardening has never been simpler!

How about growing plants like Aloe Vera, Snake Plant, or Jade Plant? No matter how small the space is, these will work perfectly in your indoor garden.

Looking to try potting in a round planter? Look at these round planter ideas to get you started!

6. Your Very Own Terrarium!

For another low-maintenance solution to indoor gardening in small spaces, why not try terrariums? Terrariums are miniature gardens that offer the perfect combination of beauty and convenience. Simply get a glass container and fill it with soil, rocks, moss, and any other decorative materials like shells and figurines--Now you have it, your very own terrarium!

Air plants or tropical ferns (which thrive under higher humidity) are great options for your indoor garden terrarium. Watering requirements tend to be minimal for these plants, but make sure to have a drainage layer so the roots don't get stuck sitting in water - This could lead to root rot! Also, though this will vary, indirect light or grow lights tend to be best for terrariums. If you have a terrarium sitting under the heat of full sun, there's a likelihood it will wither and die so be wary of this.

As a top tip, why not try using an open container like a Selenge Extra Wide Rectangular Planter for a modified terrarium? Made out of fiberglass, this planter will last forever - Unlike glass containers which can be prone to breaking!

Wondering about planter maintenance? Read up on fiberglass planter maintenance to get started!

7. Hanging Planters Add More Dimension

Once more utilizing the space above the floors of your room, hanging planters like hanging baskets are great for adding pops of green foliage throughout your living space without taking up valuable floor area. Indoor gardens have never been as fun and whimsical as when you use these planters!

To use hanging baskets, hang several baskets from the ceiling at varying heights for an eye-catching display. Not only will this give your room a more dimensional feel, these plants are also great for purifying the air and stress relief. For the best results, make sure your plants are placed near light so that they don’t wither away--What about water requirements? Check to make sure! A popular choice when it comes to indoor garden ideas, hanging baskets create an impressive effect while being incredibly low-maintenance.

On the off chance hanging baskets aren't your style - they are especially unsuitable aesthetically for modern or commercial spaces, you can refer back to our idea for wall planters. These will serve the same purpose while being more durable, sleek, and modern as they're made out of fiberglass!

Want to know how to install a planter? Check out this guide on installing fiberglass planters!

8. An Indoor Herb Garden SAVES Counter Space

If you have light shelves or window sills in your apartment, take advantage by growing a herb garden there! Herbs are easy to care for indoors and make a great option for indoor garden ideas for small spaces.

To grow herbs, begin by placing them near a sunny window. With the right understanding, it's possible to grow multiple herbs in a single container but it's essential that those herbs have similar light and watering requirements. To try your hand at this, why not group Rosemary, Thyme, and Sage in one pot, and Basil, Parsley, and Coriander in another? The former herb garden can do with less water and a full sun while the latter can be considered as a collection of more shade-loving plants.

An indoor herb garden is great for small spaces. If you plant your herbs in fiberglass containers, you can also ensure year-round growing.

So not only will your apartment have some natural greenery and fragrance, but you'll also have fresh herbs on hand for those cozy nights spent cooking--It's a win-win!

Want to grow multiple plants in one? Check out these 6 amazing rectangle planter ideas!

9. A Tiered Planter Is A Great Idea!

Last on our list of indoor garden ideas is to use tiered planters. Tiered planters are an excellent choice for growing plants indoors as they provide a unique and eye-catching look to any space. Furthermore, tiered planters come in all manner of shapes and sizes, from traditional wooden structures to modern metal designs so you'll be sure to find the one that's right for you--If you want our pick, go for fiberglass, widely considered the best material for plant pots!

Before you start using a tiered planter, it's vital to understand what they are. These containers usually consist of three levels stacked one on top of the other so you can hold a variety of different pot sizes depending on their width and height. On top of this, many tier planters have adjustable legs or brackets, allowing them to be easily moved around so they can slot into any space.

To begin planting, choose larger plants for the lower tiers, while the upper levels can be for succulents or flower beds--Really, nothing's off limits. Play around with plant choices to show off your personal style!

Looking for a few large planters to really pack an aesthetic punch? Have a look at these large planters to level up your landscape now!

10. Plant Towers For An Indoor Small Garden

An indoor garden idea for when you don't have much space to work with but still want to plant something that will become a talking point in your home is to use tall planters.

Similar to the aforementioned idea of using a corner planter, a tall planter works well in small spaces when you choose a long and narrow one. A good example of this is something like the Perth Tall Corner Planter.

After figuring out the requirements for the plant you've chosen to pot, ensure the planter has drainage holes for proper drainage. If you want to save yourself from the extra work, choose fiberglass planters as these come with drainage holes - Now you won't have to dust off the power tools to drill them yourself!

Once that's all in order, fill your plant with potting soil and start potting.

Indoor trees like the Weeping Fig, Banana Tree, and Lady Palm are great plant options for your tall planter. Check our guide to small trees for pots to learn more!

Never before has indoor gardening in small spaces allowed you to really make as much of a statement as when you combine a tall plant with a tall pot--This is a perfect example of making the most of what you've got!

Want to pot big plants? Find out the best plant pot sizes for that here!

JBD Concepts Offer You The Best Planters For Indoor Gardening In Small Spaces!

Now you have a few indoor garden ideas, why not take a look at some planters that can help you build your very own indoor garden? JBD Concepts planters come with an industry-leading warranty for both residential and commercial use giving you peace of mind that your investment is safe, and that the form, function, and beauty of your new planter will last for as long as you need.

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