Nothing gives the homey, lived-in feel of a sunny kitchen quite like planters of fresh herbs hanging in the window . . . or makes a statement like a fish-bone cactus suspended from a repurposed birdcage stand. From the classic to the unique, a houseplant has the ability to instantly elevate the look of your home and allows you to add your own special flourish of character. But where to begin?
In this curated handbook, adapted from Decorating with Plants, author Baylor Chapman guides the reader through the home, room by room, providing myriad inspirational design ideas: Place an aromatic plant like jasmine or gardenia in your entry to establish your home’s “signature scent.” Add a proper sense of scale to your living room with a ceiling-grazing palm. Hang a planted pendant fixture above your dining table for a striking accent that will last long after your dinner party. From air purification to pest control, there’s no limit to what houseplants can do for your home—and Home Sweet Houseplant is here to show you how to add them to spaces big and small with style.