How to Design an Indoor Garden


Create your own indoor garden inside the cozy confines of a well-lit room in your home. Add decorative touches to the indoor garden to create a beautiful and inviting space. Install shelving inside your room to display your colorful plants and flowers. Add a focal point like an indoor garden fountain to the space for a relaxing and soothing feel.

Step 1

Create a room in your home dedicated to growing your favorite plants and flowers. Make sure the space has enough windows to bring in light for your plants. Add additional incandescent lighting to help plants grow and flourish indoors.

Step 2

Paint the walls a light cream or pastel color to open up the space and provide contrast to the vibrant colors found in flowers. Add decorative touches to the room using framed botanical prints of plants and flowers.

Step 3

Make sure the indoor garden room floor can withstand overflowing pots and containers. Lay ceramic tiles, which are long-lasting and easy to clean, for an elegant touch to the room.

Step 4

Install simple window treatments like cellular shades around the windows. These shades stack higher than most and will allow a flood of light during the day. Close them at night for full privacy.

Step 5

Hang your indoor plants together in a set of three, or install a shelf to situate exotic orchid collections for a stunning indoor design.

Step 6

Group similar colored plants together and around a window sill for an elegant garden room feel. Grow flowering plants like the Christmas cactus for bright blooms during the winter months.

Step 7

Add taller plants like a ficus tree to the corner of the room to create a focal point. Add a string of decorative lights for a magical glow to your indoor garden room.

Things You'll Need

  • Plants
  • Incandescent lighting
  • Paint
  • Framed prints
  • Ceramic tiles
  • Cellular shades
  • Shelving
  • Hanging plant containers
  • Decorative lights


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About this Author

Callie Barber is a writer and photographer in North Carolina. Her work has appeared in Forbes and Automotive News magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.