When it comes to making design statements at home, most things worth doing are worth overdoing. That’s how we feel about large indoor plants: More is definitely better, not only because of the endless styling options they bring to the table but also in terms of the many health benefits they offer. A study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology found that people who work in an office setting with plants and windows have a higher capacity for attention compared to those without access to nature. Houseplants are also linked to overall health improvements since they absorb indoor pollutants.
And as much as we love a splash of nature à la terrariums, small succulent gardens, and tabletop flower arrangements, large indoor plants and trees can add so much more floor-to-ceiling style to any space, sprucing up neutrals with lush, green color. The natural texture and height that large indoor plants bring to a room make them our new favorite way to bring the outdoors in.
Scroll through the seven indoor tree ideas below so you can start brainstorming ways to style your own.
Reach for the Beams
These glossy planters in a creamy, honeysuckle-tinged white and blue-tinted ash offer just the right touch of personality.
Why not maximize high ceilings and exposed beams with a giant tree that stretches skyward? The height of the tree draws the eye upward to showcase the architectural lines of the lofted ceilings. The shades of cream and natural wood finishes in this living room help accentuate the perfect green floor-to-ceiling centerpiece (even if it is tucked away in a corner). We also love that it’s right by the side door entrance to the yard. As you enter the room, the leaves ease the transition by bringing the outdoors inside, which also play off the sun-faded neutral color palette.