Indoor plants not only make your living space more inviting and luxurious, they also make your home’s air healthier. Check out some of our favorite ways to freshen up your home décor with a touch of green.

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House plants add a unique look to your space while improving air quality. Image: GEM+ELLI

NASA’s Clean Air Study found that house plants, “…may provide a natural way of removing toxic agents from the air, helping neutralize the effects of sick building syndrome.”  Ten modern, air-filtering, long-living houseplants include:

  • Dracaena
  • Spider plant
  • Fig
  • Devil’s ivy
  • Lady palm
  • Ficus
  • Aloe vera
  • Succulents
  • Peace lily
  • Snake plant

Here are some beautifully modern ideas for displaying house plants of any shape and size.

Hanging house plants from the ceiling

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Filled with devil’s ivy, a unique hanging wall planter creates a canopy over the dining table. Image: Cooley and Rose

A macrame hanging pot holder is a great way to display house plants without sacrificing counter space. Image: Carrera by Design

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Try hanging house plants at different heights to create visual interest. Image: Nadja Endler

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These exotic orchids appear to float when hung from the ceiling and paired with driftwood or ceramic planters. Image: Land Studio

A corner of house plants

A room’s corner is the perfect place for hanging house plants. Image: Christy Allen Designs

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If hanging house plants isn’t possible in you corner of choice, consider adding a bookshelf or rack for your house plants. Image: 30s Magazine

Wall-mounted house plant display

If hanging a house plant isn’t possible or practical, you can always mount a planter to a wall. Image: Galle Guevara

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A floating ledge holds a collection of house plants. Try varying the heights of the plants, or adding one vine-style hanging plant to the mix. Image: Studio Jamieson

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A modern wall planter is perfect for filling the space behind a sofa. Image: Entrance Makleri

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The unique wall hanging system for plants in this home includes openings for planters to sit in. Image: ArchiTK

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Take advantage of a kitchen’s wall caddy system to house a small grouping of indoor plants, rather than cooking utensils. Image: Hobsons Choice

Planter ideas

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A large fig does very well in an ornamental planter, located in a bright corner. Image: Forest Avenue Design

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Check out the unique planters in this home, including a basket for the cactus. Image: Michelle Gage

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For a contemporary kitchen table look, place low-maintenance aloe in brightly colored cubic pots. Image: Manou Design Group

modern planters

This homeowner thought outside the planter, choosing large glass bottles and ceramic vases for their indoor plants instead. Image: Jessica Helgeson Interior Design

A rack of house plants

Group a collection of low-maintenance indoor plants, such as aloe and succulents, on a narrow shelf for impact. Image: Cliq Studios

House plant boxes

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A long, homemade wooden box makes the perfect planter for indoor-friendly vines. Image: The Hall Studio

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Limited for space, the homeowners added some green to their breakfast area with a narrow, built-in planter box filled with snake plants. Image: Marlowe Hues

Window house plant displays

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Hanging towel racks for small house plants is a good way to capitalize on the natural sunshine from a window. Image: Chris Snook

For a beautiful display of indoor plants, hang small pots at varying heights near a window. Or, create a collection of plants by placing them on a floating shelf near the light source. Images: My Adele and M+A Architecture Studio

You don’t have to have a green thumb or an interior design degree to bring a beautiful touch of nature indoors. All you need is a little inspiration and the right house plants to make it happen.

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