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25+ Bedroom plants for your room

By Elise Hodge

Updated: March 13th, 2022

Create your own lush, indoor jungle with plenty of potted greens!

Houseplants not only look great and bring a pop of colour into your space, but it has also been found that having indoor plants helps to reduce indoor air pollutants and help to purify the air. So it’s really a win-win bringing bedroom plants into your home.

It’s a great idea to do some research on what your particular plant needs as all plants are different. Here are just a few of the plants mentioned and how they should be cared for:

Monsteras. Monsteras (which are nicknamed the “swiss cheese plant” due to the abnormally shaped leaves that have holes in them) can grow to be super large so they like lots of space. They also like indirect sunlight and a moderate and even watering about once a week.

Rubber plants. Rubber plants are very low maintenance plants, however, make sure they are in a bright space that gets a lot of indirect sunlight. Change your watering with the seasons. For example, in summer keep the plant moist and in winter, water once or twice a month.

Ivy. Ivy is a great climbing plant that looks beautiful hanging. Ivy’s love a pot with plenty of drainage and will benefit from regular misting in between watering.

So whether you’re looking at purchasing your first indoor plant or if you’re looking at adding some more plant friends to your collection, then you’ve come to the right place! Here are 25+ bedroom plants and ideas of ways that they can be displayed to inspire you!

1. Oversized feature

A fiddle leaf fig is also a very popular indoor plant option. Here’s a beautifully healthy fiddle leaf fig plant adding so much beauty to this bedroom. Just check out those amazing large leaves!

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Source: Photo by Philip Warp from Pexels

2. Different levels

Here is a great example of how to display your plants to create a lot of visual interest—place them at different levels around the room. You can hang a climbing plant with macrame, put a pot on a plant stand or even just place the pot straight on the floor. Putting them at different levels not only keeps your plants organised, but they also look great!

bedroom plants at various levels
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3. Clothes rack

A clever way to bring lots of plants into your area without taking up too much room is utilising something like a clothes rack. Hang plants in macrame holders to hang off the pole rack where the clothes should hang. Plants can also sit on top of the areas where the shoes and hats usually go. Genius!

4. Green on green

If you especially love the colour green and want to match your bedroom plants to the rest of your space, then painting your bedroom green will do the trick! So that the plants don’t blend in too much, use a nice pastel green to bring in freshness without it looking too matchy-matchy to the leaves of your plants.

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Source: Photo by Spacejoy on Unsplash

5. Floating shelf

Adding a floating shelf above your bed will also help to bring lots of greenery into your bedroom without crowding up your floor space. And you can pretty much add as many as your walls can fit. With lots of different plants in different pots dotted around, you’ll have a very organic look.

6. By the window

When it comes to plants, giving them enough sunlight is imperative to their survival. Do a little research on the plants you have and their particular needs. Some will prefer little to no sunlight, filtered light or a sunny spot so position them accordingly. These plants are loving their sunny position right next to the windows!

bedroom plants on windowsill
Source: Photo by Katka Pavlickova on Unsplash

7. Hanging macrame

Macrame is all the rage at the moment and hanging your plants with macrame is ever so stylish. Once you’ve mastered the knot (which is quite simple to master), you could totally get your DIY on and have your very own macrame hanger in no time! Or, if you’re not so much the crafty type but would love to make the most of this trend, there are plenty of creatives online that are making magnificent macrame hangers and selling them.

hanging bedroom plants
Source: Photo by Ksenia Chernaya from Pexels

8. Rattan plant stands

I do love me some rattan and plant stands are an easy way to add some more rattan to my collection! Plus, plant stands are a great way of bringing your plants off the ground, especially if you have animals that live indoors or little ones crawling around. And when they look this good, it’s hard to resist not putting your plants on a plant stand just for the sake of it!

9. Mirror image

Double the amount of greenery in your bedroom by strategically placing your mirror, for a serious jungle look. It makes for the perfect retreat to relax and slumber in.

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Source: Photo by Beazy on Unsplash

10. Ladder shelf

Another neat way of displaying your plant friends is to arrange them on a ladder shelf. Ladder shelves are super popular and therefore are especially easy to source from most furniture shops. Your plants will look awesome in all different pots sitting pretty on the shelving.

11. Monstera and fiddle

Two of my favourite plants of all time are monsteras and fiddle leaf figs. With the right care, they really are the perfect indoor plants and look absolutely beautiful in a bedroom. The large leaves of the monstera are so unique with their different shapes and the patterns they produce. And fiddle leaf fig leaves are equally as beautiful with the large irregular shapes they grow. These make for the ideal dramatic bedroom plants.

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Source: Photo by Tiia Pakk from Pexels

12. Bedside decor

Bedroom plants really are a great way to decorate your space. A single variegated snake plant on the bedside table is such a great beginner plant if you are new to indoor plants. They are hardy and super easy to take care of.

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Source: Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

13. Symmetry

Frame your four poster bed with two matching bedroom plants, like these potted fiddle leaf figs. They’re the perfect complement to the green and brown tones of this bedroom.

bedroom-plants-symmetry
Source: Photo by Spacejoy on Unsplash

14. Hanging plants

Another idea for those with a four poster bed is to pruce it up a bit by hanging plants off it! Your plants will not only be so happy hanging and getting lots of air from all angles, but it will be so lovely for you when you wake up in the morning and peer at your plant friends.

15. Relaxing space

This space just looks so relaxing, especially with the morning light beaming in and falling on the indoor plants that look ever so healthy and happy. The large leaves are thriving in their position. However, with large leaves like this indoors, they may gather dust.

You can regularly dust the leaves or (what I like to do is) take your plant outside weekly and when you’re giving it a good water, then you can also wash off the leaves which will keep them looking nice and shiny!

Dusting is actually just the start of caring for plants. Here’s our handy guide on how to keep indoor plants alive or if you’ve chosen an orchid, they need a little more love and care. So here’s our guide on how to look after orchids.

bedroom plants with organic decor
Source: Photo by Beazy on Unsplash

16. Organic finishes

If you’re wanting your decor to match the organic nature of the plants in your bedroom, then add some natural finishes. Whether it’s a woven material like rattan, a classic look like terracotta, or something contemporary like concrete, your plants are sure to make a statement!

17. Minimal

This is for you if you’d rather concentrate on a few plants and give your undivided attention to them, rather than having a whole jungle to tend to. A simple, single bedroom plant is just enough to bring plenty of life into a room.

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Source: Photo by swabdesign on Unsplash

18. Small space, big impact

Even if you have a small space to work with, you can still create a big impact with the help of plants. Something like a little shelf installed across the head of the bed works so well to keep your smaller plants off the floor and they also look so great on display!

19. Feature plant

For a simple, yet effective look, choose a trailing plant and train it to grow around your bedroom mirror. A large-leafed vine plant like Devil’s Ivy works really well for this look and makes a great feature for your bedroom.

bedroom plants vines around mirror
Source: Photo by Beazy on Unsplash

20. Feature wall

If you love plants and nature, you might like to opt for feature wall idea. A palm tree wallpaper or another botanical print is ideal to get the jungle look without needing to take care of plants!

Had enough of your wallpaper? If you would rather get rid of it, here’s our guide on how to remove wallpaper and then replace it with a fresh look and help from wallpaper installers.

21. Black, white and green

A tried and true colour combination, monochrome plus natural greenery is a stunning way to decorate your bedroom. The use of black and white makes plant life really pop. I like how this bedroom has a mix of living, potted plants as well as a bunch of flowers on the bedside table

variety of bedroom plants
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22. Terracotta tones

Adding plants in terracotta pots is perfect for creating a beautifully warm looking bedroom. Terracotta pots work so well in creating a cohesive style among the plants. And you can carry the warmth through to the tones in your doona,  pendant light and wooden furniture for a really warm and inviting look.

23. Bed head

Instead of having a traditional material bed head, why not make the use of your favourite plants? Install a floating shelf, match your plant pots to your shelf colour and you’ll have yourself your very own plant shelf bed head display.

24. White on white

This bedroom is so calming with all the white on white aspects, and the perfect bedroom plant for a space like this will be something with gorgeous white blooms.

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Source: Photo by Susan Wilkinson on Unsplash

25. Flowers

Last but not least, bedroom plants don’t have to be living. You can get the effect with a beautiful, oversized bunch of flowers in a massive glass vase. They don’t need to be expensive—something from the garden will do just fine. It’s all about bringing nature in and creating a sense of freshness—not to mention giving your room a gorgeous scent!

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Source: Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

So there we have it – 25+ bedrooms featuring plants for inspo on ways you can incorporate them into your space! I especially love the bedrooms that have plants displayed at different levels and in a variety of ways such as hanging, on a shelf or planter and on the floor. And my bedroom plant picks would definitely be monsteras, fiddle leaf figs and ivys.

What do you think? How are you going to display your plants and which plants will you be adding to your bedroom? Let me know in the comments below!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elise H

I've recently moved into a new home and I've been having so much fun decorating it with pretty wall prints and Scandinavian-inspired furniture. So as well as being a freelance writer, I'm always on the lookout for new design pieces for my home!

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