Top House Plants For Interior Design Enthusiasts

By Sarah A

House plants have been a huge trend in interior design for the last couple of years, as homeowners embrace nature and breaking down the barrier between the outdoors and indoors.

So, if you’re planning on complementing your décor with plants in your residence, here are our suggestions on which ones to get.


  • Areca Palm

These tall plants really enhance a tropical theme, with their spiky leaves and bamboo-like stems. Thanks to its height, it is a statement plant, adding character and style to a room.

Elle Décor also tells readers it is one of the best air-purifying plants, increasing humidity in the air.


  • Bird’s Nest Fern

Homeowners with pets should opt for a Bird’s Nest Fern, according to Forbes, as they are not too large so they won’t get knocked over, and they do not need a lot of care, such as pruning, making them easier to look after.

These tropical plants, with their large, light green fronds and wavy edges, would look great on a console table or windowsill. Their unique appearance, with the crinkled leaves emerging from a central rosette, make bird’s nest ferns even more attractive as an interior design feature.


  • Philodendron Birkin

Philodendrons are very popular houseplants, as they are easy to care for, even for inexperienced gardeners.

They can survive all year round inside, which makes them a good choice if you want to create the natural look in the winter months, as well as during the summer.

According to Gardening Know How, it is best to position philodendrons in indirect sunlight, such as near a window. If lots of its leaves turn yellow, this could be a sign it is getting too much light. 

Philodendron Birkins are even more interesting, as their leaves look as though they have been painted thanks to the appearance of brush strokes. This plant, which was named after the Hermes Birkin designer handbag, can grow to three feet in height if watered once a week and is well looked after.


  • Monstera

Monsteras are another good choice when it comes to houseplants this year, as their vibrant green colour really pops, making it a statement interior design feature.

What’s more, the Monstera Adansonni is a climber, so as long as you put a stick or trellis in the pot, it will reach up and give you beautiful displays.

Homeowners should be warned though that the Swiss Cheese Plant, as it is otherwise known due to the large holes in its leaves, is toxic to children and pets, so keep it well out of the way.

They can grow up to eight feet tall, gaining one to two feet a year, The Spruce revealed. Though Monsteras can flower when planted outdoors, this is unlikely to happen inside. Instead, provide them with bright, indirect sunlight, partial shade and well-drained soil and they are likely to survive quite some time.

If this has inspired you, check out our plant shop in Brighton for some other houseplant ideas.