Indoor garden ideas: grow plants, herbs, veggies and more!

We all know the benefits nature can bring, but what do you do if you don't have an outdoor space? An indoor garden is what you need! Here we break down five fun and stimulating ways to bring the best of the outdoors, indoors

Published: March 25, 2022 at 2:33 pm
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Indoor gardening is a great way to utilise the wonders of plants without the need for a traditional garden - with the right placement, tools and enthusiasm, you can create a magical green getaway within your own four walls.


Here we show you five effective ways of bringing greenery into your interior, so you can surround yourself with the benefits of nature every day, come rain or shine outdoors!

Indoor garden ideas

Make a statement with houseplants

Houseplants from IKEA

One of the simplest ways of becoming an indoor gardener is to stock up on luscious houseplants! To create an interesting, textural display, choose a mixture of sizes and breeds of plant and position them at various levels for a rich, enveloping feel.

Houseplants not only add impact to a room stylistically, they also have the benefit of purifying the air and boosting oxygen levels - great if you live in a city where pollution levels are high. Tending to houseplants can lift your mood and positioning plants near to your desk can even boost productivity!

Practically speaking, houseplants thrive best in bright, indirect light and prefer to be kept away from cold and hot draughts. Each plant will have specific watering needs so be sure to keep a note of the name of your plant when you buy it so you can refer online for care tips.

Make a plant room divider

Plant room divider, Furniture & Choice

Why not double up your houseplants as a practical room divider? A standalone shelving unit or hanging rail make an effective base, then simply load up with your favourite potted plants!

This is a great hack if you want to create zones in an open-plan home, or you have a small space that needs more surface areas.

Create a terrarium garden

Terrarium kit, £45, Beards & Daisies

If space is extra tight, or you just fancy something a little different, terrarium gardens are the way to go. These miniature gardens behind glass are microcosms of the real thing outdoors, and create a charming display for your interior.

Try an indoor greenhouse

This glass cabinet with lighting from IKEA can be transformed into a thriving indoor greenhouse

With a savvy indoor greenhouse, you can grow everything from herbs to veggies. If you don't have much room, a sunny windowsill can do the trick too!

There are plenty of IKEA hacks around these days, and one of our faves is repurposing IKEA glass cabinets as greenhouses. Take a look at the video below to see how you can do it yourself.

Add a propagation station

Test tube propagation station from LydiaRoseStudios/ Etsy

If you have a collection of happy and healthy houseplants, you need never buy another one again! By propagating your existing houseplants, you'll keep them thriving while also creating additional plants in the process.

Traditionally speaking, propagating took place in a potting shed outside, but luckily for us, there are now plenty of stylish, statement propagating stations that we can hang up and admire. Take this example for instance, which uses test tubes to propagate plant stems with water.


Like what you see? Make sure to check out our round-up of the best places to buy houseplants too!


Katie is a Staff Writer for HomeStyle magazine and She previously worked on Gardens Illustrated magazine and has written for various other lifestyle magazines and brands. She particularly enjoys writing about indie and sustainable homeware brands, interior styles through the ages, houseplants and decor hacks for small spaces. She is also responsible for HomeStyle's buyer's guides, so you'll often find her testing out the latest homeware gadgets and kitchen appliances.


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