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How to add greenery to your bathroom

How to add greenery to your bathroom

Posted by Rebecca Doody in Inspiration | 2 years ago 5 min read

Want to enhance your bathroom but not quite sure how? After some finishing touches to complete the look? Need to make a few decorative changes but don’t want to break the bank?

If you answered yes to any of these, you need some plants in your life. And by plants, we don’t mean some whopping great sunflowers of a huge leafy thing that needs watering twice a day. We mean a few purposefully placed pieces of greenery. Faux or real- you decide- but artificial plants are a fantastic option for a humid bathroom environment.

A tranquil sanctuary, your bathroom is that one place in your home that needs to be relaxing, cleansing and calm. Tastefully adding greenery to your space can create that spa-like feel that enriches the look of any cloakroom, ensuite or main family bathroom. It can be tricky, however, to know how to place the plants throughout the room in order to achieve that chilled out yet exotic vibe. Greenery introduces a splash of colour, and so placing them sporadically throughout the bathroom is key.

There are plenty of bathroom plant ideas out there to help you improve your bathroom space. Whether you have a contemporary bathroom or a vintage bathroom, houseplants can assist with decorating the room and adding style. For inspiration, why not have a look at some of the biggest bathroom trends for 2022?

Plants for the bathroom

How to display artificial plants in a bathroom

Hang it

Luscious and captivating, hanging your greenery from a height in your bathroom can create a canopy-like feel. All you need to do is attach a few hooks to the ceiling in various positions such as around the mirror or near to the shower, or in places where it is easy for natural light to reach like a window. Hanging a plant basket in bathrooms will create a fresh, garden feel and will give the illusion that the air is filled with pure decor and nature. This is a very effective option if you have a compact, modern bathroom or floor space is quite limited. Air plants or hanging greenery provide a sense of the great outdoors when you are showering or having a bath in the tub. Bathroom plants do not have to be limited when the size of the bathroom is compromised. When draped across the ceiling or above the shower, greenery plants take up minimal space. Check out these totally tropical bathroom ideas for the urban jungle.

Hanging plants like aloe vera in bathrooms will make a canopy-like space and enhance the light in the area. Greenery is always good to contrast with decorative features like white pebbles, wood shelves and furniture.

Plant ideas for the bathroom

Pot it

Simple and cool, an inviting way to incorporate plants into your settings is to go back to basics and pot in. Standing on the windowsill, shelf on the wall or above the sink are just a few ways to bring fresh houseplants into bathrooms. Place your chosen plant next to a window and watch it thrive. Bathrooms can get warm and cool depending on what is happening in the space, and so ensure that the plant is suitable. Keep the soil moist and your bathroom plants should stay alive.

If you need inspiration and ideas, have a look at both faux and fresh plants in pots and see what will work in your house. You can opt for a more wild look, or work the potted plants into a contemporary bathroom by dotting them around sporadically. You could even put smaller ones around your bathtub and furniture Potted plants are different from the hanging variety in that they need to be placed on a secure surface such as shelves or a floor. There are so many ways to add potted plants and your decor doesn't have to be fixed in one style.

Get the Look: Tropical

Shelve it

Much like when looking at inspiration for potted plants, other forms of greenery can fill a shelf area. Different varieties such as bamboo, aloe vera, small ferns and a boston fern can be arranged in a dedicated space to improve the look of your bathroom and house. Placing a shelf above a mirror or vanity, on the wall or near to a window with light provides you with a space to create your own nature. There are plenty of ideas and unique designs, such as ladder shelves, that look great with greenery and don't take up too much floor space. A living wall is also a good idea. There are plenty of decorative bathroom plant ideas that involve shelving, with both pots and hanging options available depending on the style you want. Why not have a look at how biophilic design can help your wellbeing?

Tropical bathroom ideas for the urban jungle


There are so many ways to incorporate an abundance of greenery and plants into your bathroom to give you that fresh, luscious feel.

More green bathroom ideas

If you’re looking for more green-fingered inspiration, why not read our some of our latest style guides, where we show you how to create your very own Organic Oasis or lose yourself in a Tropical bathroom. For further inspiration, check out our bathroom ideas blog.

Author, Rebecca Doody

Posted by Rebecca Doody in Inspiration | 2 years ago

Originally from Somerset, Rebecca is our resident copywriter who takes care of all things product related. Rebecca loves the modern interior style with both neutral and bold influences to create a statement look.

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