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10 Plant Room Ideas | All You Need To Know About An Indoor Plant Room!

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A plant room is one of the best ways to bring about a lush and bountiful bunch of greenery to an indoor space, with this type of indoor garden constantly increasing in popularity among nature enthusiasts and interior design aficionados. However, with a plethora of plant room ideas available, sometimes figuring out how to best go about curating your personal plant collection can seem a tricky ordeal. This is why in this post, we'll provide you with our favorite plant room ideas to make the task a bit simpler.

Aside from providing you with a clear cut definition of what makes a plant room a plant room, we'll also go into the benefits of this type of living space, how to go about installing them in your home, and what the best kind of planter material is for an indoor plant room. Once that's all taken care of, we'll get into the fun stuff: a list of our favorite plant room ideas to take your indoor gardening to the next level. It won't be long before you've got your very own leafy paradise indoors!

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What's A Plant Room?

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Essentially, a plant room is a type of interior design where rather than having a few plants scattered here and there, the entire room is filled with indoor plants. Though there isn't a requirement to cover up as much floor space as possible, the idea is to let your green thumb play a little to achieve that blooming plant room aesthetic.

A plant room uses indoor plants from potted plants, tropical plants, hanging plants, air plants, trailing plants, small succulents, to even a plant wall to serve as home decor. Depending on what houseplants you opt for, it's possible to achieve a different kind of visual interest with your plant room. This means you can really tap into your inner interior designer!

Now you have a better idea of what a plant room is, let's find out a few benefits of these spaces.

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What Are The Benefits Of A Plant Room?

Reduce Stress

Spending time in a plant room has been found to have positive effects on mental health. A study conducted in 2015 found that interaction with indoor plants reduces psychological and physiological by suppressing autonomic nervous system activity. Aside from this mental benefit, having a plant room can also alleviate anxiety, depression, and promote an overall sense of calmness and well-being.

Who would've thought that just by nurturing a plant collection indoors that you could be bettering your mental health?

Biophilic Connection

Plant rooms establish a strong connection with nature, fulfilling our innate desire to be close to greenery. Consequently, the presence of plants indoors creates a calming and rejuvenating environment, promoting a sense of tranquility and well-being that is otherwise absent in a room without any house plants.

Natural Air Purification

Plants are natural air purifiers, removing toxins and releasing oxygen through photosynthesis. As such, by having such an abundance of plants in something like a plant room, you can really take this to the next level. Essentially, your plant room will act as a mini ecosystem that continuously filters and refreshes the air, resulting in improved indoor air quality.

Personalization and Style

Plants are one of the best yet most underrated ways to play with interior design and cultivate an aesthetic of your choosing. Let's say you wanted a home with a real bohemian chic feel to it? Having a plant room will really allow you to tap into this style. All you have to do is experiment with different plant arrangements, containers, and decorative elements, thereby adding a touch of individuality and enhancing the overall aesthetic of your home.

Sound Absorption

One of the lesser known facts about certain plants is that they have a natural ability to absorb sound, offering you the chance to use them as natural noise reducers. Taking this to the next level is an indoor garden in the form of a plant room--essentially, with more of these sound absorbing plants, you can minimize echoes and reverberations and create a quieter and more peaceful living environment.

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How Do You Start Implementing A Plant Room?

Now we've gone over what a plant room is, as well as a few benefits that come from having a plant room, let's take a look at how to actually start implementing these rooms indoors.

  1. Consider the overall space you're working with and choose which room is best suited for housing various plants. Remember, as the idea of a plant room is to have an abundance of plants in one, you need to make sure the plant room is large enough to do so. You should also consider factors like humidity, lighting, temperature, and how you will place plants in relation to the rest of the room's furniture.
  2. Once you've chosen a room, decide how you want to display your plants. You could go for simple potted plants like snake plants to start with, or you could use hanging plants, trailing plants, or even a living wall! If you're a beginner, starting off with smaller plants like succulents is always a good idea. These are low maintenance and come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes so you can start building a great collection of green without too much trouble.
  3. Once you've got the plants selected, go ahead and start arranging them as planned. Watch as an otherwise empty space is transformed with new life and greenery!

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What's The Best Planter Material For Indoor Plants?

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When it comes to choosing the best planter material for indoor plants, several options are available, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Traditional materials like terracotta and plastic have long been popular choices, but one material stands out as the best: fiberglass. In the following sections, we'll take a look at each.

Terracotta

Terracotta planters have a timeless appeal that many gardening enthusiasts adore. One benefit of this material is that it's porous and allows air and moisture to pass through its walls. This is great for certain plants that require a well-draining environment.

However, the downside is that terracotta planters can be prone to cracking and breaking over time, especially if exposed to extreme temperatures. While this might not be the biggest issue in an indoor setting, there are still certain considerations one must make to ensure the longevity of a terracotta planter.

Plastic

Plastic planters are lightweight, affordable, and widely available. They come in various shapes, sizes, and colors, offering a range of options to suit different design preferences. Unlike terracotta, plastic planters are non-porous and retain moisture more effectively, which essentially means they require less frequent watering.

Where plastic leaves one wanting is in its aesthetics. Simply put, the material doesn't look that great, regardless of however many modifications made. Aside from this, plastic planters may not provide the best insulation for the plant's root system, potentially leading to temperature stress.

Fiberglass

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Fiberglass is a lightweight yet durable material that can withstand the test of time without cracking or fading. It's also non-porous, allowing for better moisture retention while reducing the risk of over or under watering. The non-porous nature of fiberglass also helps prevent the growth of mold or mildew. Furthermore, fiberglass planters offer excellent insulation, protecting the plant's roots from extreme temperatures.

In terms of looks, no planter is more stylish than one made from fiberglass. These will fit into any modern design scheme, and they can also be fixed into various shapes, sizes, and finishes, offering endless design possibilities that will work with any of your plant room ideas!

Is it possibly the best planter material ever? We think so. Read up on these 5 Fiberglass Planter Benefits!

10 Plant Room Ideas To Master An Indoor Plant Room!

1. A Tropical Paradise Right At Home

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Transform your plant room into a lush oasis with large, vibrant foliage plants in fiberglass planters such as the Valencia Tall Round Tapered Planter. As seen in the image, you can incorporate palm trees, banana plants, and exotic flowers to create a tropical getaway right in your home.

2. A Plant Room Herb Haven

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Utilize fiberglass planters to cultivate a herb garden in your plant room. Arrange aromatic herbs like basil, mint, and rosemary in stylish fiberglass planters like the Weir Rectangle Tabletop Planters, which allows you to pot multiple herbs in one! A plant room herb haven makes it convenient to access fresh herbs for cooking while adding a delightful fragrance to the room.

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3. Vertical Greenery

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Make the most of vertical space in your plant room by installing a living wall. If this sounds like too much trouble you can always use a Pego Oval Planter and then have plants with cascading foliage potted inside. As depicted in the image, pairing this with wall mounted planters makes it possible to create a stunning display of water-falling plants and vibrant flowers, adding an eye-catching focal point to the room.

4. Desert Vibes At Home

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Embrace a desert-inspired theme by filling your plant room with cacti and succulents in cute fiberglass planters like the Selenge Extra Wide Large Rectangle Planter. Play with different shapes, sizes, and textures to create an intriguing desert landscape within your space. The plus side to all of this is that because of how low maintenance succulents are, there isn't much you have to worry about with a lot of maintenance!

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5. Your Very Own Seasonal Showcase

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Celebrate the changing seasons by incorporating seasonal plants in fiberglass planters like the San Jose Tall Fluted Round Planter. From spring bulbs like tulips and daffodils to festive poinsettias and holly for winter, adapt your plant room to reflect the beauty of each season. Never before has an indoor plant room reflected nature as much as this!

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Have you ever considered a botanical gallery? You too can showcase an array of unique plants in fiberglass planters and turn your plant room into a botanical gallery! Simply curate a collection of rare or unusual plant species, and arrange them in a visually appealing manner in a planter like the Alicante Fluted Round Planter for a captivating and educational space. As seen in the image, you can also have corner planters flanking the centerpiece of a plant room!

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7. Air Purifiers

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Select air-purifying plants, like snake plants, peace lilies, and spider plants, in fiberglass planters for a plant room that not only looks beautiful but also improves indoor air quality. How about trying some Rectangular Planters for this? With their long and wide shape, it's possible to pot denser plants like the ones seen in the image, all the while creating a healthier living environment with the introduction of greenery.

8. Sustainable Corner

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Emphasize eco-friendly practices by incorporating recycled fiberglass planters in your plant room. Showcase a variety of sustainable plants, like bamboo, aloe vera, and ferns, to create a green space that aligns with your environmental values. A Tegel Tapered Round Planter works well for this!

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9. Spice Up Your Colors With Plants, Planters, And Furniture

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Use sleek planters such as the Amsterdam Tapered Planter in custom colors such as pink to really jazz up a space and provide a vibe. Choose fine-textured plants like indoor palm trees to add pretty botanical elements that are clean and easy to care for. For greater effect, group plants that have different colors!

10. Artistic Arrangements

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Have you ever considered using fiberglass planters as artistic elements in your plant room? This is all possible when you combine plants of various heights, colors, and textures in visually appealing compositions, creating living sculptures that enhance the overall aesthetic of the space. Try a Spiral Modern Globe Planter for this.

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Elevate Your Green Space With More Expert Guide

Keep on reading for a treasure trove of guides that'll turn your living spaces into botanical wonderlands! Whether you're a plant parent at home or an interior design pro in a commercial setting, we've got you covered.

Discover the ultimate planter material that strikes the perfect balance of style and practicality - fiberglass planters. Lightweight yet durable, they effortlessly blend style and functionality. Crafted to withstand the test of time, these elegant beauties are perfect for any project. From indoor sanctuaries to outdoor marvels, fiberglass planters are the unrivaled choice for all your botanical endeavors.

From small apartment balconies to sprawling corporate landscapes, our expert tips and tricks will help you unleash your creativity and transform any area into a lush paradise. So why wait? Dive into our series of plants & planters guides, and let your imagination run wild with the possibilities of planters!