Thinking of adding a ZZ Plant, Kentia Plant, Rubber Plant, or some other greenery to your living room? You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to our gallery featuring a variety of living room houseplant design ideas!
It is always good to include some kind of plant life in your home.
Real plants are wonderful because they help clean the air and push more oxygen into the room. But it’s okay if you can’t keep a plant alive to save your life. A faux plant can provide all the beauty without any of the risk.
Sometimes plants are used as the sole addition of color to the room. Other times they are a decor idea to accent colors or fill up some necessary space.
With so many options for living room indoor plants, real or fake, you should certainly be able to find something that will work in your home.
Dominate a tall space with a tree to balance out the height of the room, or succulents arranged on a side table to keep it low-key.
Whatever your thoughts about your space, adding an indoor plant will accentuate the space considerably.
We hope that you enjoy the rest of our gallery of living room design ideas!
1. Houseplants Work Well with a Textured, Neutral Palette
This spacious living room uses rich textures on the surfaces to add a sense of luxury to the decor. Including houseplants brings a breath of life and pops of color to break up the textured but neutral palette of the room. They also utilize space in the room that wouldn’t make sense for anything else.
2. Plants Enhance Dark Wood Furniture
Carefully selected houseplants enhance the dark wood used in the room’s furniture and bring an extra touch of color that compliments the pale blue used as an accent. A neutral palette allows white, blue, and green to stand out against the beige walls.
3. Flowers Bring the Outdoors Inside
Houseplants in this room make it feel like the outdoors has been brought inside. The use of natural wood maintains the rustic, lodge-like feel of the design, while the choice of flowering plants accents the subtle use of red and yellow in the furniture and walls of the room.
4. Asian Decor Features Large Potted Plants
Asian decor is enhanced with potted houseplants. The rich burgundy and gold accent colors bring out the gorgeous red hue of the wood floor and matching furniture.
5. Great Room Displays Tropical Luxury
With its carved marble mantle and parquet floors, this grand room creates a feel of tropical luxury when coupled with the small trees, bright flowers, and hanging plants around it. Rich patterns and textures in pale shades offset the heavy wrought iron light fixtures suspended from the ceiling.
- Source: Zillow Dig
6. Greenery Adds Color and Visual Interest
This muted color palette is spiced up with peacock blue accents and the bright green of the indoor plants placed around the room. Bold black and white patterns add some visual interest to the space.
7. Houseplants Stand Out in Sea of Colors and Textures
With so much going on in this room, the plants stand as calm points in a sea of textures and colors. Heavy wood furniture and bright, bold patterns fill this living space with lively activity.
8. Potted Houseplants Support Calm Space
Houseplants add to the calm atmosphere of this peaceful room. Contemporary furniture paired with the layered stone fireplace and muted wood floors solidify the design of the space. Burnt orange accents in the pillows and the two side chairs create interest against a neutral palette.
9. Greenery Unifies Indoor and Outdoor Space
The inclusion of plants in this room marries the indoors with the outdoors and creates one seemingly unified space with the sliding doors open. The tan color scheme of the room allows the plants to pop out of the background, as well as the accents of blue china.
- Source: Zillow Dig
10. Potted Plants Provide Transition to Outdoors
With little direct sunlight, this room is filled with many colors, textures, and subtle patterns. Placing the trees in the living space brings the outdoors inside.
11. Neutral Palette Showcases Greenery and Dark Hardwood Floor
Setting the room’s base as white with tan, brown, and gray accents creates an excellent showcase for the bright green plants and the stunning wood floor. The interlocking coffee tables combine the different shades of brown and tan.
12. Plants Help Create Cozy Atmosphere
Filling this home decor with plants and knick-knacks gives it a sense of rich luxury while remaining cozy and inviting. Leather furniture compliments the dark wood and offsets the lighter, plush fabrics throughout the room.
13. Green Foliage Livens Up Rustic Space
A rustic, luxury lodge is not something you see every day, but here is a great example. Exposed wood, heavy stone, and leather bring the room together, while the antler-supported coffee table and the crystal chandelier are at odds with each other in a way that works for the whole room. Lively green foliage brightens up the space.
14. Greenery Placed Throughout Living Room
Broad green leaves help the more minor, subtler plants to stand out more in this neutral-colored room. The heavy wood coffee table creates an excellent focal point, complementing the dark wood used in the rest of the room.
15. Houseplants Enhance Down-Home Southwestern Theme
This rustic Southwestern-themed design uses plants to enhance the down-to-earth feel of the room as a whole. Bold patterns, as in the rug and the cow-skin bench, successfully highlight the space.
16. Bold Green Foliage Balances Black and Furnishings
Accents of pale, crystalline blue pair with bold green plants to balance the black and tan used in this room. Fleeting white accents make a subtle appearance here and there.
17. Plant Life Provides Pops of Color
Against so much white and pastel blue, the greenery of plant life pops into the foreground of the room. Delicate touches of yellow can be seen in the pillows and throughout the space.
18. Potted Plants Look Lost in Massive Space
This massive room creates an airy feel around the small sitting area in the center. A few small trees help to take up room, but the interior designer has spaced them too far apart to fill anything successfully.
19. Greenery Stands Out in Heavily Textured Living Room
The inclusion of greenery lightens this heavily textured room. Pale-colored walls and floors balance the dark, heavy colors used in the rest of the room, while the bright green serves as a contrasting color for the golden yellow accents.
20. Tropical Potted Plant Provides Focal Point
Tall accents of green balance the use of violet and sea blue throughout the room, complimenting and contrasting the colors. Modern contemporary furniture fits the space well.
21. Greenery Accents the Use of Natural Wood in Living Room
Brilliant white is toned down with splashes of muted gray and accents of silver, while the inclusion of greenery accents the use of natural woods in the room. Plenty of natural light pours in through windows.
22. Potted Green Bamboo Makes Design Statement
Serving as the only bold color in the room, green bamboo and apples draw the eye to this land of stark white and clean edges.
23. Forest of Greenery Provides Colorful Contrast
A small forest stands sentinel in the corner of the room, highlighting the subtle uses of green in the accents throughout the space. Shades of brown are used to balance the use of white in the rest of the room.
- See more of this home here. Designed by Vick Vanlian Architecture.
24. Houseplants Add Color to Homey Interior Space
Bold colors and patterns considerably brighten this room and balance dark and light wood use. Including houseplants adds another color and makes the room feel more homey.
25. Potted Houseplants Bring Life to Luxurious Space
Plants bring life to this already bright room and the surrounding cityscape. The pale stone mantle and white couch offset the grays and tans used to accent the room. Highlights of gold bring a bit of luxury to the space.
26. Potted Plants Warm Up Living Room Design
Pale raw wood and concrete floors make this space feel stark and open, but the addition of chocolate brown furniture and bright splashes of orange, teal, and green warm the room and counter the cold feel of the base materials.
27. Tall Indoor Tree Balances Space in Great Room
The tall tree placed in the corner helps to balance the space’s height with the furniture’s low profile. Clean lines and geometric shapes counter the contemporary design of the room’s perimeter.
- Source: Zillow Dig
28. Plants Work with Design to Accentuate Contemporary Style
Here the plants work with the design to accentuate the style of the room. Rich textures fill the space with interest, and bright colors create a cozy feel in this otherwise large open space.
- See more of this home here. Designed by Spagnuolo Architecture.
29. Greenery of Houseplants Provides Color to Neutral Palette
This lovely, neutral living room utilizes warm brown tones and natural wood to add depth to the space. The plant decor brings color into the room and brightens the space with life.
30. White Birch Tree Provides Focal Point in Double-Height Space
This living room doesn’t so much have indoor plants as it has a tree. The beautiful white birch in the center of the room highlights this space’s pale and natural tones . A few houseplants can be seen in the background.
- Source: Zillow Dig
31. Potted Plant Anchors Design, Pink Tulips Add Color
Starting with a neutral base, splashes of color can be found throughout the room, including the pink tulips on the coffee table. Placing the tall plant in the corner balances the height of this space.