Are you searching for the best indoor garden ideas? Let me tell you that just because you don’t have enough outdoor space for a garden, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the benefits of an indoor garden.
That’s why I wanted to put together this article. I’ve recently done a lot of research on this topic and I want to share with you the ideas that I believe will spark your creativity and passion.
- 1 How To Grow Indoor Garden Easily?
- 2 Use Simple Plants In Pots
- 3 Short On Space? Go Mini!
- 4 A Home For The Fairies
- 5 Create A Vertical Garden On Shelves
- 6 Vertical Wall Indoor Gardens
- 7 Designate A Small Garden Room
- 8 Inspired To Create Your Own Indoor Garden?
- 9 About The Author
How To Grow Indoor Garden Easily?
If you want to have an indoor garden easily and effortlessly, I suggest taking a look at an outdoor/indoor garden tower that is designed specifically for small places.
If you want to know more about this solution, read my Garden Tower 2 review.
Indoor gardens can be simple or complex, involved or low-maintenance (especially with the solutions I mentioned above). The indoor garden ideas I’ve selected here truly show how much variety is possible with an indoor garden. Express yourself!
Use Simple Plants In Pots
A Gorgeous Combo
I love the way these potted plants leave no space empty! Beautiful lilies are combined with dashes of white and green and even trailing leaves down the side of the pot.
I think that tall potted plants like these make a statement and bunching plants together means you’ll have fewer pots to water, which is always a plus in my book.
|Moderate to High since caring for lilies indoors might be challenging plus some experience with plant arrangement is required||Moderate to High||High since lilies need a good amount of bright, indirect light||Moderate since some room required due to the height and the trailing leaves|
Fresh, Green, And Simple
This indoor gardening idea shows what can be done with hardy, low-maintenance houseplants. Go for something like a fern or a palm, as we see here. I suggest giving plenty of room for the leaves to grow for a fresh look and feel to your home.
|Low since palms are low-maintenance||Low to Moderate depending on the size of the plant and the type of planter used||Moderate to High since palms can lower light conditions||Moderate to High depending on the plant’s size|
Herbs For The Kitchen
You can fit lots of different herbs into one large planter.
If you want, I highly recommend getting one that hangs out your kitchen window. This means fresh herbs whenever you’re cooking! Not only does it look fantastic, it has a practical use, too. No more dried herbs in your pasta.
You can also check my indoor garden ideas with fresh herbs in pictures for inspiration.
You can also grow mushrooms at home – check this post to find out how to grow portobellas indoors.
|Low to Moderate depending on the herbs (mint is the easiest to grow)||Low since seeds or hrb cuttings are inexpensive||High since herbs need a lot of light||Low to Moderate since it can be grown on a windowsill or hanging outside a window|
Short On Space? Go Mini!
Use Jars As Planters
If you can find the right plants to grow in a small space, inventive methods can give an unusual look. Check out these jars full of greenery! Don’t they look fantastic?
I think that this can be a great way to spruce up a small space, but also a fun project for kids and adults alike, making it one of the most creative indoor garden ideas all around.
|Low to Moderate since the right plants must be chosen and maintenance might be challenging||Low if using existing jars or ones from thrift stores plus small plants or seeds are inexpensive||Moderate to Bright depending on the plants||Low since jars take up very little space|
This clever indoor garden design creates a space for some goldfish, as well as lush green potted plants. I believe that this feature is absolutely beautiful.
|High requiring knowledge in both aquatic plant care and fish care||High due to the cost of the equipment||Moderate to High for both aquatic plants and fish||Low to moderate since equipment is placed under the table|
A Home For The Fairies
Go For Detail
Look how much incredible detail is included here. This may be quite a project, but if you are artistic, you could create a stunning indoor gardening design like this one. This fairy has a magical house, all within one improvised planter. Real mini plants and moss give a realistic feel to this indoor garden design, too, in my opinion.
|High since it requires creativity and artistic skills||Moderate to High depending on the materials||Low to Moderate||Small to Moderate since the garden can be small|
Create A Vertical Garden On Shelves
Use Shelves To Provide Light
These planters are a good example of how you could use shelving to create a lit area. By using the bottom of one shelf for mounting lights or heat lamps, you can open up the possibility of growing plants that need more light. Also, I think that it’s another way to brighten the room and draw attention to what you’re growing.
|Moderate to High due to technical requirements for light||Moderate to High to accommodate budget for lighting||Low since the lights are built-in||Moderate since there should be enough clearance to install and operate the lights|
Mounted On Wood
Another unusual indoor garden design, but one I really love. Plus, after making this at home, I noticed that it doesn’t take up a lot of space at all. These small planters are attached to wood which is hanging against the wall, so no floor space gets used. You can mount the planters in any pattern you choose, too.
|Moderate since it equires some DIY skills||Low to Moderate since re-purposing materials can reduce costs||Varies depending on the chosen plants||Low due to the vertical design|
Vertical Wall Indoor Gardens
The Wall Of Green
I didn’t say all my indoor garden ideas would be easy! A lot of work has gone into this, but I think that it is truly breathtaking. It’s like a slice of the jungle in your own home — with greenery from floor to ceiling. If you have the expertise, an indoor gardening design like this can wow your friends.
|High since it requires a lot of plant care knowledge, expertise, and maintenance||High since it requires a significant investment in plants and planting materials||High since this type of indoor garden needs plenty of light||High since it is designed to cover an entire wall|
These planters are uniform, box-shaped, and connected by a modern metal structure that looks a bit like modern art, in my opinion. I would expect this kind of indoor garden design to look good in a fancy office building, but this idea isn’t reserved for Silicon Valley. You can use this vertical indoor gardening design to make the most of the wall space in your home.
|Low to Moderate since some skills are required to attach it to the wall||Moderate to High since the structure might not be easy to obtain||Varies depending on the plants||Low to Moderate depending on the number of planters|
Use A Crate… Or A Few!
Here’s a really creative use of a crate! The crates have been turned into shelves for the planter by turning it on its side. As you can see, you could stack multiple crates against the wall and make a large area for planting whatever you please. I love the rustic charm of this one and the fact it reuses materials. This is certainly one of the best DIY sustainable indoor garden ideas, in my opinion.
|Low to Moderate depending on whether you’re re-purposing old crates or not||Low since crates are inexpensive or can be reused||Varies depending on the plants||Low to Moderate depending on the number of the crates|
Plant Some Vegetables
Many vegetables, like potatoes and pepper plants, do well indoors and this is a great example of using a part of the kitchen that’s full of natural light to get your indoor garden ideas started. Once they start to sprout and grow, you’ll get a real feeling of spring in the air — plus I think that they are very useful!
|Low to Moderate depending on particular vegetables||Moderate since seedlings or seeds can be pricey||High since most vegetables need plenty of sunlight||Moderate to High since vegetables often require more space than typical houseplants|
Designate A Small Garden Room
A Space Under The Stairs
This is one of the more modern indoor garden ideas I decided to include on this list. I think it’s one of the best ways to include some greenery in an ultramodern house without too much difficulty. All that space means you can use big, statement houseplants to bring a feeling of nature to a modern living space.
|Easy with enough space and large planters||Moderate to High because large plants and planters can be expensive||Varies depending on the plants||High since this idea requires big plants and planters|
Beach House Paradise
If you’re lucky enough to have a pool house or beach house, why don’t you include a central area such as this where you can plant whatever you please? I think that this is striking to look at and works so well with the open-plan design of the house.
|High since it requires regular maintenance and care||High due to a custom indoor landscaping setup||High due to the number and size of the plants||High due to the number and size of the plants|
Inspired To Create Your Own Indoor Garden?
I wanted to show what can be done in a variety of different indoor spaces. I love the way some of these indoor garden ideas look and I think that there’s a little something here for everyone.
Have you enjoyed my list? Let me know in the comments section or share some of your own indoor garden ideas below.