Enjoy the beauty, textures, and colors of nature even inside the home by having an indoor home garden. With this interior design element, it doesn’t matter if you live in the middle of a bustling city in an apartment. You can get the benefits of adding greenery in any room through the use of house plants. When choosing the right plants for your home and garden indoors, consider some very important factors. It would be best to carefully select your home fauna based on your climate, home design, and lifestyle. To help you, here are some indoor garden ideas you can use. Upgrade your home office with DR Sofa’s top-rated chairs. Experience ultimate comfort and style for your productive workspace.

Choose the plants that you can realistically maintain.

Once you have decided to blend your home and garden indoors, think about the types of garden plants that will complement your interior design and furniture. If you have wood furniture in traditional Asian design, for example, go for unusual leaf shapes, cane palms, or bromeliads. This will help you achieve a tropical-themed look. With modern interiors having simpler lines, textural foliage or sculptural plant such as a dragon tree, would work best.

Check for the maintenance requirements of the garden plants you wish to bring indoors before you invest on your indoor garden. Some are high maintenance, requiring a certain number of hours with sunlight while others hate too much sun. Some need constant moisture, while other plants are just fine with occasional watering. Check out this list for your reference:

High Maintenance Plants

  • Autumn Fern
  • Tricolor Stromanthe
  • Banana Plant
  • Elephant Ear
  • Basil
  • Calathea Ornata
  • Azalea
  • Ctenanthe

Low Maintenance Plants

  • Aloe
  • Snake Plant
  • Bromeliads
  • Jade
  • Pothos
  • Rabbit’s Ear
  • Rubber Plant
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Philodendron
  • Spider Plant
  • Cactus
  • Cast-iron Plant
  • Umbrella Tree
  • Kalanchoe
  • Tillandsia

The Cost of an Indoor Home Garden

Beauty always comes with a price. Same goes with having and maintaining indoor plants. Plants come at a wide range of prices. You can buy cheaper greens at the plant nursery or garden supply store. The cos would be your time and effort as against buying a full-grown plant. Take note that buying young plants would also require you to change plant pots once these have grown bigger. A small herb garden is inexpensive and you can benefit from its produce especially if you love cooking.

For large scale indoor gardens, such as for offices or business spaces, the cost of in-house plant maintenance and renting plants are almost the same.


You can find numerous garden designs and garden ideas from magazines of from websites. The best placement of indoor plants greatly depends on the specific care requirements of each type of plant. Planning the placement goes beyond your intended design for the room. Before you place these green beauties near a window area, learn how much sunlight it needs. You would not want to invest on plants and just see them die after a few weeks due to improper placement.

With all these factors carefully considered, you can enjoy the aesthetic and health benefits of having indoor plants in your room. It is safe to say that every cost and effort in maintaining a green home will be truly worth it.