When it comes to making a house a home, a little indoor greenery can go a long way. Adding a few potted plants or a simple flower arrangement is a quick and easy update you can make to any room in your home, and one that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing too.
Our top tip: don't stop at your living area or windowsills. Plants are great for improving the air quality in bedrooms, adding a fresh feel to bathrooms, and can even make you more productive when placed in a workspace.
Whether you're the proud owner of green fingers or the secret owner of a black thumb, we've gathered the best ways to display your favourite plants and flowers – including options for those with a less-than-perfect track record of keeping house plants alive (don't worry, we've all been there).
There are some crafty suggestions, and other ideas which require little more than making a trip to the local florist and dusting off your favourite vase. Scroll through the gallery below and start living your best Pinterest life now.
All glass display
No plant pots? No problem. Mix up your leafy displays by propagating a few clippings in drinking glasses or glass jars.
For instant indoor-jungle chic, drape an ivy, philodendron or spider plant across a shelf or windowsill.
Flowers in glass jars
Save your empty jam jars to create a display that looks like you put it together in five minutes after your morning walk (and maybe you really did). Even better, you can scale this look up or down by adding or removing jars as you please.
Image: A Quiet Style
Succulents are perfect for lazy indoor gardeners: they're low-maintenance, come in all sorts of interesting shapes and colours, and look great on Instagram. Create an effortless focal point by popping one in an interesting pot, and you're good to go.
For a single-flower display, hydrangeas are a good choice - the dramatic oversized blooms don't require any arrangement, so this is a look that really takes no time at all.
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For a less traditional and more relaxed centrepiece, swap flower arrangements for potted plants. Mixing cacti and succulents of different heights will fool your dinner guests into thinking that you've been creating casual house plant arrangements for years.
DIY paper heart leaf philodendron