Living Room Planters: Greenery Ideas for Your Cozy Oasis


When you're at home, where would you say you spend the bulk of your time? The majority of people will either answer the bedroom or living room, but then if the question were to be reframed with where do you spend most of your time at your house while awake, there's clearly only one winner.

Seeing as most of us spend so much of our time indoors in living rooms, it'd be nice to add a bit of greenery to the decor so as to make the area more cozy. Living room planters are a great way to do this and this guide will focus on these indoor planters!

As stated, this post will focus on planters for the living room. We'll explore this topic by touching upon why one should use indoor planters, the best material for such planters, and a few common shapes and sizes of this kind of planter. At the end, we'll provide some of our favorite living room planter ideas.

Without further ado, let's get started!

Why Invest In Indoor Planters?

Indoor planters, especially those placed in the living room, offer a myriad of benefits. Let's now take a look at some of the benefits of using indoor planters.

  • Style and aesthetics. Perhaps the most obvious benefit of planting green indoors is the fact that they really allow you to upgrade the look and feel of any space. There are so many plant species out there, from simple ones potted in a planter to vines trailing down a wall, it's possible to achieve whatever design you want with just a little research.
  • Improved air quality. Plants are known to have air purifying effects, and depending on the choice of plant, you can also benefit from a nice fragrance, or even have them be insect repellent!
  • Reduce stress levels. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that plants have a stress-reducing effect. Just take a walk through your local park and consider how you feel afterward--most would agree that green is relaxing. Therefore, bringing plants to an indoor space always you to harness this stress-reducing effect, making a house truly a place where the heart is.
  • Natural humidifiers. Plants, unbeknownst to many, are natural humidifiers that help combat dryness in the air. For those living in drier, colder climates, this allows you to retain a bit of moisture in a home.

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What's The Best Material For Living Room Planters?

Though we might've now convinced you to invest in indoor planters, you still might be wondering what exactly is the best pick for such a planter. There are numerous options available, from clay, and plastic, all the way to metal, but in the following paragraphs, we'll focus on fiberglass - our personal favorite and the best choice for a number of reasons.

First and foremost, fiberglass is a lightweight material, making it easier to move and rearrange without effort or damage to the floor. On top of this, fiberglass planters are extremely durable and resistant to cracks, chips, and fading. They can withstand the test of time, ensuring long-lasting beauty and function.

Another of the standout qualities of these planters is their versatility in design. Considering how much time is spent in the living room, you're going to want a planter that serves either to complement the rest of the furniture or stand on its own. This is possible with fiberglass due to the fact that it can be molded into various shapes and sizes, and finished in an array of colors.

On top of this, fiberglass is a non-porous material which means it doesn't absorb water or moisture. This is advantageous as it helps prevent water damage and reduces the risk of mold growth. All in all, this makes fiberglass planters easier to clean and maintain, requiring less effort and time compared to porous materials like terracotta or concrete.

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Shapes For Planters In The Living Room

Let's take a look at the most common shapes for planters in a living room space.

  1. Rectangular: Rectangular planters offer a sleek and contemporary look, making them suitable for modern living room designs. They are ideal for lining up against walls or creating a visually appealing display when grouped together.
  2. Round: round planters add a touch of softness and fluidity to living room spaces. They are versatile and can complement various decor styles, from traditional to eclectic. Round planters work well as standalone statement pieces or in clusters for a dynamic arrangement.
  3. Square: Square planters provide a clean and structured appearance, making them a popular choice for minimalist and geometric-themed living rooms. They can be placed in corners or aligned to create a symmetrical and balanced look.
  4. Organic: For those who want more unconventional shapes, organic planters add a unique and natural touch to living room decor.

Want more information? Check out this post on Why Pot Shapes Matter

Sizes For Planters In The Living Room

  1. Small: Small planters are perfect for adding touches of greenery to shelves, side tables, or small nooks in the living room. They are ideal for housing succulents, air plants, or miniature potted plants, adding a subtle and charming accent to the space.
  2. Medium: Medium-sized planters are versatile and can be placed on coffee tables, consoles, or on the floor. They can accommodate a wide variety of plants, including foliage plants, flowering plants, or small indoor trees, creating a focal point and bringing life to the living room.
  3. Large: Large planters make a bold statement in the living room, particularly when placed in spacious areas or near large furniture pieces. They are suitable for larger plants like palms, ferns, or tall indoor trees, providing a striking visual impact and adding a sense of grandeur to the space.

Want to know more about size? Check out this post on the Best Plant Pot Sizes

4 Living Room Planter Ideas!

Corner Planters To Make A Living Room Pop!

How about trying a fiberglass planter like the Rio Grande to make a living room space pop? A relatively simple idea, all you really have to do with this is pot large and tall houseplants like a Bird Of Paradise or Fiddle leaf Fig. Take this a step further by choosing a muted color that seamlessly blends into its surroundings, while also providing a bit of visual interest.

Want more options? Check out this post on great plant corner ideas!

Living Room Plant Dividers

amesbury narrow rectangular planter
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Plant dividers are where form and function meet, and there's no better place to do this than in your living room! Simply choose a planter like the Amesbury Narrow Rectangular Planter and pot a low maintenance plant like a snake plant inside and there you have it, a living room plant divider!

Unique Plants That Will Wow All Your Guests

If you really want to have fun with the plants in your living room, look no further than growing unique plants in fiberglass planters. As seen in the image, what you could do is opt for a planter like the Short Hayden Tapered Round Planter, which is in and of itself quite a stylish planter. From there, pot whatever you feel to give your living room a never-before-seen look!

Let Your Green Thumb Loose

Last on our list of living room planter ideas, how about letting your green thumb loose by planting an assortment of large plants? As seen in the image, no other option provides a sense of grandiosity. Try a Bara Jar Planter to get started.

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