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7 Easy Ways to Add Plants to Any Small Space

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Kristina ByasGuest Blogger
August 29, 2016 · 2.8k Views

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Living in a small place has many perks, but also just as many drawbacks. Although you're limited with where you can store your belongings or the amount of furniture you can have, you are given the opportunity to get creative and things of ways to incorporate the things you love into your decor, including plants.

The type of decor that people have in their home is limitless. Plants, which are included in this list of decor options, are not something that everyone has in their home, but for those who do, they get to take advantage of the many benefits. Not only do plants aid in cleaning the air and deter illness, they also add to the aesthetic and really liven up your apartment. When living in a small space, it may seem impossible to incorporate plants into your decor, but it is doable.

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  1. Hanging plants

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    Hanging plants are perfect for apartments because they don't take up much space. Since they are hanging from your ceiling, they are rarely in the way, which leaves you with the option to do what you want with all of the space you have below.
  2. Recycled upside down garden

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    Similar to hanging plants, upside down gardens can be hung from the ceiling. For this method, you'll have to find the right container and plants, so it will grow properly. Ideally, you'll want to use recycled items as containers because it saves space, but also shows off your plants and creativity.
  3. Vertical Garden

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    Vertical gardens are also a great way to add plants to your apartment without taking up too much space. The cool thing about this garden is that you can use a show organizer for your plants. You'll just want to make sure you hang the shoe organizer in a space where there is enough sunlight.
  4. Terrarium

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    A terrarium is perfect for those living in small spaces because of their size. With them basically being a small bowl or container, you can pretty much place them anywhere. You can have an opened or closed terrarium, but either way, you'll get to enjoy the perks of having a beautiful plant in your home without having to sacrifice the space you need for other items you love.
  5. Window Boxes

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    Window boxes aren't the most creative way to add plants to your apartment, but they do save you space because there is not much else you can keep in your window other than your plants. One way you could add a bit of excitement to your window box is by painting it or adding designs. You could even have a hanging window box to make space for more plants.
  6. Plant Cart

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    Just like people have carts for their wine and liquor, you can have a cart for your plants. Your cart should be fairly small, so it won't take up a lot of space in your apartment. Depending on how big it is and the type of pots or containers you use to hold the plants, you might be able to easily fit four or five plants on the cart.
  7. Corner Shelves

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    Anyone who lives in a small space are very well aware of how beneficial it can be to have shelves in their space. Shelves are often used for books, cds and dvds, but you can also throw a few of your plants on them. Similar to the other methods of adding plants to your apartment, corner shelves will keep your plants out of the way and allow you to use your tables and counter spaces for other items you own that need to be stored.


A small apartment may mean you are limited with space, but that doesn't mean you can't have the things you love in your home. Whether you decide to have hanging plants, a vertical garden or something else, you can incorporate the plants you love into your decor. There are so many flowers and plants to choose from, so it is nice to know that are you not limited with what you can have in your home no matter what size it is.

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Kristina Byas is a Milwaukee native who has written for Female Intel, Shepherd Express, Scandalous Women and more. She suffers from a severe case of wanderlust and has difficulty purchasing items at full price. You can learn more about her by following her on Twitter: @KristinaByas