More and more plant lovers are interested in creating an indoor garden, these days. Especially because of the benefits indoor plants have for our health, but for the design outcomes, too. As the experience showed me, it is hard to come with the best indoor garden ideas when you start your green project.

With this in mind, I compiled a list of the most creative indoor garden ideas of the year. These cool houseplants efficiently use space and are guaranteed to spruce up your interior design game.

Moreover, to make this guide more practical, I added expressive pictures and recommendations on which indoor garden design idea best fits your home. They are curated according to how much time, energy, and money you’re willing to put in to create and maintain the designs, and the type and amount of light you have available. An indoor garden is a thing of beauty and practicality, especially if you also pick plants that clean the air and make it more breathable.

So, here you will find a selection and plenty of mixes of indoor herb garden ideas, indoor flowering succulents garden ideas, and everything in between, from adding trees to climbing plants in your bedroom or living room.

50 of the Most Amazing Indoor Garden Ideas

1. Indoor garden design for low-light bedrooms

Indoor Garden Idea - Hanging Monstera

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Do you want more oxygen in your low-lit bedroom? Then, go for this miniature tropical forest!

While most of us prefer our bedrooms on the shadier side of the spectrum, this doesn’t make the sleeping room off-limits for lush vegetation.

Furthermore, many tropical plants are ideal for low-light environments, like the Monstera that’s awesomely hung on the wall or the Colocasia that’s casually photobombing its fern friend. Keep in mind that the Monstera is not the only leafy rich tropical plant you can design an indoor garden around, as there are plenty of Philodendron types to meet your needs in terms of glossy leaves and exotic looks!

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Partial shade

2. Easy, low-maintenance indoor garden idea for black thumbs

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Truth be told, we’ve all killed our fair share of plants either by smothering them with love or by forgetting about them altogether. If that’s your case, you’ve got to try a Sansevieria garden. They are super easy to care for and also purify the air.

In addition, the sheer diversity of this genus will allow you to decorate an entire house with unique plants as it contains around 70 species. Sansevieria is one of the best hardest houseplants plants to kill even if you try, to build your new exotic, leafy and refreshing interior design around them.

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Easy
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Low
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Partial shade to filtered bright light

3. Green wall indoor garden design idea

Indoor green wall - indoor garden idea

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On the other hand, if a bunch of planters on some stands just sound plain to you and you’ve always been dexterous and deft, you must try a living wall.

Also, this modern, minimalist twist on a classic green wall garden uses low-maintenance plants that handle artificial light well, like the flowing ivy and the tropical plants that will gradually cover the entire back wall of this room.

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Moderate
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Medium
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Partial shade to filtered light

4. Sun-loving indoor jungle design

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Thinking of getting rid of those boring old window treatments and going for a fresh, clean look? You can always use your plants for a bit of extra shade! In fact, this is, in my opinion, one of the best uses for these indoor garden ideas.

So, just place some flowering succulents and the rest of your sun-loving greenery as close to the window as possible while keeping the sun-sensitive ones like Pothos and Monstera in bright, but indirect light.

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Medium-high
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Filtered bright light to full sun

5. Mini bedroom indoor garden for fresh air

Indoor garden design idea for bedroom

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First of all, who doesn’t want clean air in their homes? This clean minimalist design is just perfect for small spaces.

If you don’t have much room in your sleeping chambers, installing a few floating shelves and placing a few lightweight pots with plants will drastically improve the looks and air of your bedroom. As we said, you can select a few houseplants proven to clan the air and offer you a breath of fresh air even now, when we spend much of our time indoors!

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Easy
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Low
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Filtered, bright light

6. Shaded Corner Garden Idea

Indoor Garden Ideas for Shaded Corners

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Different from the previous indoor garden ideas, this modern corner garden design idea works best for sunny apartments and offices. If you struggle to keep your shade-loving plants happy and healthy and you’re sure the light is to blame, go for one of the indoor garden ideas that use a wall or corner with plenty of bright but indirect sunlight. Get some inspiration from our guide on the best hanging plants for small rooms and build your exotic natural corner that beats any other type of interior design!

Pro tip: Paint the wall in a darker color to absorb some extra light!

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Medium
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Filtered light, partial shade

7. Minimalist Urban Jungle

Minimalist indoor garden idea

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If, when designing a room or office, you’re going for an impactful look, go big! A fiddle leaf fig or philodendron will look impressive with minimal care, not to mention the snake plant on the bottom left.

TIn addition, to highlight the greenery in this minimalist indoor jungle, even more, choose containers in warm, earthy tones and use some minimalist stands to adjust their height to your indoor garden design idea. If you want to give your office a boost in design and elegance, check out these stunning office plants that are sure to impress!

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Medium
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Partial shade to filtered bright light

8. Mini bonsai forest garden

Bonsai forest indoor garden idea

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If you’re a gardening enthusiast with a bit of experience behind and a lot of patience ahead, go for this ambitious, but highly rewarding little project. Play around with bark instead of shallow bonsai pots and, for a next-level challenge, make it sloped!

However, keep in mind the one we exemplified likely took years to reach this stage. Of course, you can always purchase one, but be prepared to spend at least a couple hundred bucks for a piece like the one above.

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Medium-high
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Filtered, bright light

9. Minimalist Succulent Terrariums

Succulent Terrarium Idea

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No shelves? No problem! Get yourself some cool terrariums that can be hung on your wall for smaller plants like succulents or flowing ones – just imagine how an awesome string of hearts, a string of pearls, or burro’s tail would look like in a terrarium pot like these ones!

Not to mention that the world of succulent indoor plants is so stunning and so vast, you will have trouble picking the best varieties for you! Nevertheless, with a little bit of care, your floating garden will be like a tourist attraction in your home or office.

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2/5
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Difficulty

Easy
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Medium
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Light Requirements

Full sun

10. Indoor shower garden

 Indoor Garden Idea for Bathroom

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This indoor garden design typically works for any space with no direct sunlight but plenty of bright light. However, for these plants to fully thrive, they only need a humid environment and a bit of light.

Your bathroom is just the thing.

Also, you can feel free to add ferns, mosses, or even air plants to this room. Speaking of air, check out our selection of the best plants to purify the air, especially if you are considering redesigning your bathroom! Some plants will not tolerate well heat and moisture, but others will become the best companion and decorations for a walk-in shower!

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3/5
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Easy to moderate
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Low to medium
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Partial shade to bright, filtered light

11. Indoor Christmas Tree Plant Display

Indoor Garden Idea - Christmas Tree Shaped Plant Shelf

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Most indoor garden ideas focus on vertical displays as these take up very little floor space and allow enough light to reach the plants they host. What I like most about this display is its versatility, especially when the holidays roll around!

Are you interested in going out of the box during the winter holidays and creating a true corner of natural paradise in your home? Then, check out these fabulous Christmas plants to create a thematic indoor garden this year!

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2/5
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Easy to moderate
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Financial Investment

Medium
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Light Requirements

Bright filtered light to full sun

12. Minimalist indoor air plants garden design

Indoor Air Plant Garden Design Idea

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Air plants are a breeze to care for and look stunning on their own. However, they also look amazing when grouped together in a cool aerial display like the one above.

Equally important, just keep in mind that copper, rust, zinc, and a few other substances commonly found in planters and displays are toxic to air plants.

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Difficulty

Easy
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Low-medium
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Light Requirements

Bright, filtered light

13. Cozy bedroom garden

Indoor garden ideas for a cozy bedroom

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Looking to create the perfect spot for long, lazy weekends? You don’t need much apart from a comfy bed and loads of plants! This is the moment where you can put your creative cap on and search for some indoor herb garden ideas (as nothing beats the aroma of potted fresh herbs), some fairy garden indoor ideas (for a spark of magic, luxury, and comfort that all bedrooms deserve), and even for some indoor tree garden ideas for a dash of exotic shade and lusciousness.

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Moderate
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Medium
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Light Requirements

Bright, filtered light

14. Multi-level indoor garden

Multi leveled indoor garden idea

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Is light, and no floor space, the reason why your indoor garden isn’t thriving? One option we mentioned a few indoor garden ideas behind advised you to go vertically, but this might not always work. You may have some plants in desperate need of light on the opposite wall, for example.

This is when you go multi-level! As a matter of fact, this indoor garden idea is one of the most light-efficient I’ve seen. In reality, it provides enough light for both levels of plants by the window while also allowing the ones in the background to survive and thrive.

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3/5
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Moderate-hard
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Medium-high
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Light Requirements

Bright, filtered light

15. Floating bathroom garden

Bathroom garden design - A Marvelous Indoor Garden Idea
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If you’re one of the lucky few who have a well-lit bathroom, make use of that! While the aforementioned shower garden design had some cool tropical moisture-loving plants, this one is on the opposite spectrum with flowing succulents, cacti, and hoyas that you can water around once a month.

Not to mention that I just love that you can barely notice the floating shelf!

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3/5
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Easy
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Low-medium
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Light Requirements

Partial shade – bright filtered light

16. Indoor hanging garden

Indoor garden idea - hanging plants

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What I like most about this design is that it’s as space-efficient as one can get. The plants are getting enough indirect light for healthy growth and don’t take up space that would have been used otherwise.

The raw, industrial look of that hanging rail is my second favorite thing about this design, and that amazing hoya should get an A+ from me. If you want to recreate this design in your own home, all you have to do is pick the right pots, research the best hanging plants or common houseplants that you love the most, and give this project a try!

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3/5
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Difficulty

Easy
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Low-medium
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Light Requirements

Partial shade – bright filtered light

17. Urban garden interior decor idea

interior garden idea for rooms with darker walls

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After all, urban-minimalist indoor garden ideas are all the jazz this decade and this design is easier to achieve than you might think. Just splash some neutral color on the wall (the darker, the better – think dark grays, neutral shades of brown, and so on), add some shelves, and some cute planters and you’re good to go!

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Difficulty

Easy
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Low
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Light Requirements

Partial shade to full sun

18. Attic Bathroom Jungle

Attic Bathroom Garden Idea

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One of my favorite designs on this list, this indoor jungle is made out of only ferns and pothos plants. While the latter is a trailing plant that’s extremely versatile, the ferns add a touch of luxury to your attic decor.

Additionally, it works great for bathrooms as these lush plants absolutely love moisture.

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1/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Low-medium
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Partial shade – bright filtered light

19. Window bench garden decor

Air Purifying Indoor Garden Idea

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If you don’t want your indoor garden to interfere too much with the design of your living room and you hardly ever get to use your window bench, consider this indoor garden design.

Not only will your plants get enough light, but they will also work as discreet air purifiers for your home.

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2/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy to moderate
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright, filtered light

20. Bonsai & succulents indoor garden design for small spaces

Zen bonsai and succulents indoor garden idea

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Do you want a beautiful indoor garden that looks stunning with minimal effort and will not outgrow its area for a long while? Then bonsais and succulents are the main plants to consider. You can always consider some cacti as well.

Moreover, I love how space-saving these plants are due to their slow, yet consistent growth when placed in the right environment.

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3/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright filtered light to full sun

21. Cozy indoor garden for shaded rooms

Low light indoor garden idea

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This setup is pretty straightforward when it comes to the plant arrangement, but I’ve included it to show you just how much accessories can do for your indoor garden!

The woven wall hanging, the rattan chair, and the discreet, natural wooden stand warm up the whole decor and turn it into a comfy living space. When you pair these accessories with a varied assortment of indoor trees, succulents, herbs, and other common houseplants or philodendrons, you are sure to achieve a stunning, breathtaking interior design.

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2/5
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Easy-moderate
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Medium
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Light Requirements

Partial shade to bright, filtered light

22. Cute indoor corner garden design

Indoor garden idea for corners

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Next on our indoor garden ideas for homes or offices is a sunny, but an otherwise unusable corner in your home can turn into the perfect indoor corner garden! Jackie from “jackiesjungleinthedesert” organized a happy little corner garden with her favorite plants – hoyas, a string of hearts, a few Chinese evergreens, and calatheas.

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3/5
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Moderate-hard
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium-high
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Light Requirements

Bright filtered light to full sun

23. Sunny indoor garden

Indoor Garden Idea for Sunny Spots

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Livistonas and many other palm trees, banana trees, ficuses, and virtually all succulents (not pictured here) are some of the best indoor plants for sunny spots. In addition, they’re pretty resilient and require minimal to medium care. Use these to shade a sunny living room or bedroom.

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3/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Moderate-hard
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium-high
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright indirect light to full sun

24. Easy stylish indoor garden

Houseplants for sunny rooms - Indoor Garden Ideas

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If you don’t mind a little sun in your living room and prefer a simple, airy look, give up stands and shelves altogether!

Simply go for some elegant planters that don’t intrude with the rest of your decor, pot the plants, and place them on the floor for a stylish look you can get as easy as ABC. If you are new to the whole best indoor garden ideas and projects, start with plants that are hard to kill and require minimum maintenance or gardening skills. You can up your ante as weeks and months pass.

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2/5
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Difficulty

Easy
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Financial Investment

Medium
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright filtered light to partial sun

25. Overgrown spare room design

Repurposed Room Garden Design Idea

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Do you have a spare room that simply feels lifeless? Fill it to the brim with plants! This amazing idea might take a bit more to design and maintain, but the results are totally worth it! As you can see here, there are plenty of Philodendron types to boost the looks of this indoor garden, together with a wide variety of indoor trees, succulents, and many other common houseplants for a green space you can retire to every time you need a breather from work or house chores.

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4/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Moderate-hard
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium-high
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright filtered light to full sun

26. Indoor sealed bottled gardens

Bottled Indoor Garden Idea

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Potted plants are great and all, but if you want to step up your game, go for a whole ecosystem in a tightly sealed jar!

Although these indoor garden ideas might be a challenge to create, they require no maintenance apart from making sure they receive plenty of light. All worth it!

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4/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Super easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright filtered light

27. Skylight garden room

indoor garden ideas for attics with skylights

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This amazing indoor garden design is perfect for attics or office buildings with skylights as these environments generally provide enough sunlight for proper, healthy growth.

Moreover, the smart design above uses the trailing hoyas to create an indoor jungle effect and provide shade for the calatheas placed on the table.

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3/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy-moderate
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright filtered light

28. Soilless (hydroponic) indoor wall garden design

Propagation Wall Indoor Garden Idea

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There are plenty of plants that can grow just in water – pothos, ivy, wandering jew, philodendron, Chinese evergreens, begonias, and many more will do just fine in a glass tube or a vase.

Obviously, this indoor garden design took a bit longer to prepare as it includes customized shelves, but you’ve got to admit it’s well worth the effort! As we already mentioned,

‘Hydroponics’ is an umbrella term for six different methods to growing plants, usually fruits, vegetables, and herbs, without the use of soil. This type of hydroculture replaces the nutrients normally supplied through soil with minerals dissolved in water, which is then brought into contact with the plants’ roots.

Before you engage in such indoor garden ideas, however, you should check out the best hydroponic systems available on the market and pick the one that suits your needs best!

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4/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy

Financial Investment

Medium-high
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright filtered light

29. Indoor living moss wall design

Green Moss Wall Decor Idea

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If you’re a plant freak, a living moss wall is a perfect way to create an accent wall in your home. Just pick a well-lit wall that does not receive direct sunlight, or go for a completely shaded one and add artificial lighting. Water by misting.

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Skill Required

4/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium-high
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright filtered light

30. Indoor garden idea for north-east facing windows

Indoor Garden Idea for rooms with good lighting

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This is one of the most efficient indoor garden design ideas if we consider lighting. It has light-loving plants (succulents, hoyas) directly in front of the window, with shade-seeking plants like ferns placed exactly below the window level and others scattered around the garden corner.

However, my favorite thing about this design has to be the small drawer planter idea!

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2/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy-moderate
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium-high
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Partial shade to bright, filtered light

31. Jungalow indoor plant design idea

Trailing plants indoor garden idea

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If trailing and exotic plants are your thing, you can easily create a jungalow! Mix and match different types of plants, use sturdier ones to create a support base for trailing ones, but allow some to cascade through as naturally as possible.

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Skill Required

4/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy-moderate
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium-high
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Partial shade to bright, filtered light

32. Simple indoor office garden design

indoor plants on a shelf

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Want to freshen up the look of your office without spending a fortune? All you need is a shelf and a few plants in front of a sunny window! Go for plants that can wait around two weeks between waterings since you don’t want weekends and vacations ruining your plants!

Pothos, palms, monstera, hoyas, cacti, and succulents are just a few of the plants you can work with for your office indoor garden ideas. We also recommend you look at some stunning Philodendrons, snake plants, peace lily, weeping figs, aloe vera, and more!

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Skill Required

2/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Moderate-hard
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium-high
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Partial shade to bright, filtered light

33. Fabulous jungle corner indoor garden idea

Exotic indoor garden idea

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This awesome design is perfect for your relaxation corner! The luxurious rococo chaise is accented by a multitude of tropical plants like banana trees, ficuses, and palms. Check out our guide on the best trees to create indoor gardens with and turn your home into the poster child of exotic island paradises!

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Skill Required

3/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Moderate-hard
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium-high
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Partial shade to bright, filtered light

34. Indoor zen fountain garden

Fountain Centered Indoor Garden Idea

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If you’re looking to create a serene spot in your home and have a few bucks to spare, you can install an indoor fountain and surround it with plants.

The fountain provides enough moisture in the air so plants can thrive and creates a soothing spot you can relax in after a tough day at the office.

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5/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Moderate
Toxicity

Financial Investment

High
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Partial shade to bright, filtered light

35. Mini indoor study garden

Green study indoor garden idea

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This mini indoor garden is perfect for a cozy little study room you want to liven up a bit.

After all, the plant selection pictured below is just what you need for a well-lit study room and doesn’t intrude with its functionality.

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1/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Low
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright filtered light

36. Boho chic bedroom garden

bohemian indoor garden idea

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Does your dream bedroom include crochet decor, distressed furniture pieces, and loads of plants? That means you know what you want and you’re halfway through achieving it!

Hit the local flea market for cheap furniture and crochet pieces, then go wild with your bohemian indoor garden ideas!

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Skill Required

4/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Partial shade to bright filtered light

37. Amazing indoor fairy garden idea

Indoor Fairy Garden Idea

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If stunning indoor garden design is what you’re after, this is the one to go for. Sure, it might take you up to a few days and a few hundred bucks, but check out how awesome it looks!

Above all, just make sure you pick plants that have similar watering and care needs, and you’re golden.

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Skill Required

5/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy-moderate
Toxicity

Financial Investment

High
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Partial shade to bright filtered light

38. DIY ceiling hanging plant display

Pothos indoor garden idea

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What I like most about this living room jungle is the DIY driftwood hanging display, but I’ve got to admit the caged little plant underneath the coffee table deserves some praise, too! When it comes to hanging plants, the sky is the limit!

Just remember to pick varieties that require the same amount of care so you spend more time enjoying your indoor garden than caring for it!

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4/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Moderate
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium-high
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright filtered sun

39. Space-saving indoor garden design

Houseplants for small spaces - Indoor Garden Ideas

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If you need plants in your life but don’t want to radically change the whole look of your room, consider this indoor garden design! The shelf above is placed on a desk, but leaves plenty of workspace available.

Also, this is one of the best DIY garden ideas on a budget as you will hopefully only use stuff you already have lying around the house.

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Skill Required

2/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Low-medium
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright filtered light

40. Overgrown living room design

Living Room Hanging Plants - Indoor Garden Idea

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I absolutely love how wild that fiddle leaf fig looks right beneath the skylight, but I’ve got to admit the hanging plants also contribute to the overgrown effects that are totally worth it! If you want some wild overgrown plants, check out the Philodendrons as well, they make quite the spectacle!

Not to mention that is one of my favorite indoor garden ideas!

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3/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Medium
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Partial shade to bright, filtered light

41. Floor jungle design

Pothos on the floor - indoor garden idea

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If you’re going for an untamed jungle design, make it as effortless as possible. You can, of course, hang some trailing plants from the ceiling and let them do their thing, but this can lead to a stifling effect.

The easy fix for these indoor garden ideas? Just place them on the floor to make the room appear a bit airier!

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Skill Required

1/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright, filtered light

42. Kitchen urban jungle

Kitchen jungle idea

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Who said kitchens are for herb gardens only? What’s stopping you from adding some pileas, ivy, wandering jews, or calatheas to spruce up your kitchen? Just make sure you don’t bring to the kitchen poisonous plants, especially if the kids or pets spend some time with you in the kitchen. Some plants should stay at a safe distance from your foods and cooking!

Just make sure you’re using plants that can withstand moisture and are a bit more resilient than the average if ventilation is not your kitchen’s strongest suit.

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Skill Required

2/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Low
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright, filtered light

43. Mini indoor greenhouse (great for pet owners)

Mini greenhouse idea

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This cool little greenhouse is the perfect decor for a windowsill or desk – especially if you have a pet that loves munching on your brand new ivy!

In fact, if your indoor plant collection includes a few toxic varieties, you will need to do this to protect your pets.

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Skill Required

1/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Medium
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright, filtered light

44. Indoor epipremnum garden

Epipremnum Shelf Indoor Garden Idea

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If keeping up with different watering schedules feels like a hassle but still want diversity in your indoor garden, go for plants in the same genus. This indoor garden design uses beautiful and versatile species of Epipremnum.

These stunning plants are easy to care for and come in a wide range of green shades and variegation types. It’s one of my favorite house and office plants since it also handles artificial light well.

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Skill Required

1/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Low
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright, filtered light

45. Sleek indoor herb garden idea

Indoor herb garden idea

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This amazing indoor herb garden design is perfect for minimalist kitchen designs. It’s also very space-efficient; just place a pallet on a bare wall that gets plenty of natural light and a bit of sunlight, fill it with soil and add your favorite herbs! If you want some inspiration, first of all, check out our guide on the best herbs to grow indoors for endless flavorful dishes and scented rooms!

Secondly, pay attention to their needs and arrange them accordingly: the Mediterranean or annual ones like lavender, oregano, basil, and dill need full sun, while others need bright, indirect light, so take this into consideration when choosing a spot for this indoor herb garden.

Also, before you begin, check out the best indoor herb garden kits to start this project on the right foot!

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4/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Low
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright, filtered light to full sun

46. Framed air plant garden design

Framed air plant - indoor garden idea

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Air plants are stunning little pieces of greenery that look amazing when casually spread across your indoor garden. However, they can also look amazing when bunched up together!

As we’ve already shown you one of our favorite air plant displays (the 12th suggestion on this list), here’s another one that you can even make yourself in a few minutes!

Other names

Skill Required

3/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Low
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright, filtered light

47. Kokedama indoor hanging garden

Hanging kokedama indoor garden idea

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Are you a fan of succulents, bonsais, and other plants that tend to like droughty soil? Kokedamas are just the thing! These creative and extremely versatile out-of-the-box plant arrangements use a layer of moss instead of planters.

Hang them at different heights in front of a window or place them on a cute shelf. You can easily water the plants by dunking the whole ball underwater for a few minutes, which makes kokedamas one of the most convenient indoor garden design ideas on this list.

Other names

Skill Required

4/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Low
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Partial shade to bright, filtered light

48. Mini fairy garden design with succulents

Succulent fairy indoor garden idea

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Did you come to the sudden realization that you have way too many small pots? Then, a fairy garden is the perfect indoor succulent garden idea mixed with an indoor fairy garden idea! The example above uses succulents and autumn decor, but you’re free to mix and match any plants with similar watering requirements.

So, simply put them together and add your favorite miniature decorations to create a style you like. If you are in the market for the best succulent pots, take a look at this guide right here!

Other names

Skill Required

1/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Low
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Bright, filtered light

49. Cool indoor garden design for small kitchens

Indoor garden idea for small kitchens

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If your kitchen is just a tad larger than a bathtub, like mine is, don’t worry; it’s NOT doomed to look tedious and lifeless.

Surprisingly, little counter space is not an issue if you pick a trailing or hanging plant in a few small pots!

Other names

Skill Required

1/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Toxicity

Financial Investment

Low
Light requirements

Light Requirements

Partial shade to bright, filtered light

50. Fireplace indoor garden design

fireplace indoor garden idea

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The fireplace can be the perfect spot for your favorite plants during the warmer months – or permanently, if you’re not using it in the winter, either!

Other names

Skill Required

2/5
Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy
Light requirements

Financial Investment

Medium
Toxicity

Light Requirements

Bright, filtered light

What Is Your Favorite Indoor Garden Idea?

Firstly, I just want to thank you that you are still here. I am aware that it was a really long article, but I wanted to include the best indoor garden ideas I could find. In the hope to inspire you when it comes to your green project, these 50 design ideas were listed.  Now it is your turn to share some impressions with us. How was it? Did you find a favorite among our indoor garden ideas compilation?

Equally, we’d love it if you’d share your indoor paradise with us! Show all of us how wonderful your indoor garden looks like!  We’re also planning on adding to this indoor garden ideas list as we go because there’s no shortage of spectacular arrangements out there.

Finally, please inspire us with your personal story at contact@youhadmeatgardening.com or leave a comment with what you’d like to see next.

About the Author - Florina Ionescu

Hi! My name is Florina and I’ve been a plant junkie for 4 years now. I love nature, hiking, reading, watching movies, and spending time with my friends and my cat. I’m also very enthusiastic about the World Wide Web – I think it’s an amazing source of info and a great channel for communication.

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