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Tips on how to increase your living room well-being with plants

Having plants around doesn’t just feel good. It can be downright healthy (keep reading to find out more). Here are some of our best ideas for a greener home.

Chaise longue by sunlit, tall windows. Cushions, throw and reading lamp. Plants on the sill, hanging, and on wall shelves.
Chaise longue by sunlit, tall windows. Cushions, throw and reading lamp. Plants on the sill, hanging, and on wall shelves.

Set up your own green room

Green is good for you. Even science says so. Just a few plants are enough. Then again, you almost can’t have too many. Recipe for a personal well-being corner: place your favourite seating by a window, fill every surface with plants, add a lamp and side table, and top off with soft textiles.

Chaise longue by a sunlit window. Cushions, throw and reading lamp. Plants on the sill, hanging, and on wall shelves.

Pile your garden high

Daylight and sun exposure can be very limited resources in a home. Where you do have it, build vertical. A slimline shelf makes the most of incoming light without blocking the view.

Small, slimline VARIERA shelf standing on a sunlit window sill and filled with several small flower pots with leafy plants.

Give mornings the green light

Plants are excellent bedside companions. They help freshen the air and are truly a sight for sleepy eyes to wake up to. Place the table by the window in the daytime, wheel it close at night.

Plants on a white coffee table with wheels with a number of books on the lower level, beside a sofa and in front of a window.

Plants bring life to every little nook

There are always corners in a home that could do with a little extra attention. A table or shelf filled with plants can easily turn them into the life of the room, even when space is limited. For extra effect, add a lamp with strong light.

Small, round table with a single, turned leg, standing in a corner, its top completely covered with plants in pots.

Climb your walls with greenery

Green up your wall space with plants on display. Hang them from above, place them on shelves together with books. Or of course, on a plant stand.

Wall with plants on display in various ways: hung from above; standing on wall shelves together with books; on a plant stand.

Natural plants in natural plant pots

Your plants feel even happier in plant pots that remind them of home. Put your favourite green plant in a bamboo plant pot, sustainability inside and out.

A KAFFEBÖNA plant pot and its outer shell of woven bamboo fibre, holding a plant with small leaves.

Garden in a jar

A greenhouse doesn’t have to be a big deal. It can even be the opposite. Put plants in individual jars to create installations that are both decorative and draw attention. (Make sure to vent them every now and then.)

A plant stand holding a single glass jar with a small plant in a pot in; the KORKEN lid slightly ajar.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.