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6 Beautiful Uses of Indoor Greenery

You don’t need a green thumb to be inspired by these chic rooms.

Looking for something to liven up your home? Incorporating plants into your living space will do just that…literally. These wonders purify and improve air quality while looking great on your desk or countertop. Here are six rooms that are sure to have you rushing to visit your nearest florist.

Seating area surrounded by potted plants.
(Photo: Janis Nicolay.)

1. Locally Sourced

You don’t have to go far to find beautiful plants for your home. Erin Ireland and Darren Yada’s Vancouver condo is full of greenery from their favourite local florist. Get a full tour of their townhouse.

Wooden planter in black and white bathroom.
(Photo: Author’s boards, original photo on Houzz.)

2. Bathroom Bench

This contemporary bathroom features a built-in planter and bench showcasing mother-in-law’s tongue. The plant thrives in limited light (so it’s ideal for bathrooms) while adding a lovely pop of colour. Check out more ways to use built-in planters. 

3. Focal Point

A little goes a long way in this minimalistic workspace in East Vancouver. Planters placed up high provide a colourful accent in the all-white interior. Read more about the Aviary’s co-working space.

Plants covering the walls of the Botanist restaurant.
(Photo: Ema Peter.)

4. Botanical Beauty

Vancouver’s Botanist restaurant (designed by Ste. Marie Art and Design) has filled its rooms with greenery. Plants cover their ceiling, walls and windows—even their waterfront view. They’re focused on bringing the outside in. See more of this gorgeous restaurant.

Vertical garden on kitchen wall.
(Photo: Artin Ahmadi.)

5. Living Wall

Sometimes potted plants just aren’t enough, so designer Garret Werner of Garret Cord Werner Architects and Interior Designers added a vertical garden to this kitchen. The lush greenery contrasts nicely with the clean-cut countertops, and the natural light spilling in from the skylight completes the outdoor vibe. See more stunning kitchens.

Cactus next to bed.
(Photo: Janis Nicolay.)

6. Simple Succulents

Designer Ben Leavitt added some greenery to the bedroom with this simple cactus. Cacti are easy to care for, so they’re a great option if you don’t want the hassle of daily watering. Get a full tour of Leavitt’s Gastown apartment.


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