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Top Tips For Pairing Plants With Your Furniture

When it comes to interior design, plants can be your secret weapon to help you put the finishing touches on your space.

Having said that, many people underestimate the importance of matching plants with furniture, but this can be a big mistake as not only can the two be used to complement one another, but if you get it wrong your space can start to look confused and muddled.

So before you dive in head first and opt for the first plants you see, here are some tips to help you match them up with your furniture.

Colour Scheme

The first step to choosing the right plants for your space is to think about the colour scheme you have or would like to have. 

For example, if you’re adding plants to a room with cool tones like blues and greens, plants with silver or grey foliage, such as succulents or silver pothos, are sure to complement the colour scheme.

On the flip side, if you have a room with warm tones like yellows and oranges, plants with vibrant green foliage can provide a refreshing contrast and even more colour to your space. 

Also, think about adding plants with bright, colourful blooms and try to choose ones that suit your existing colours. While you don't need to stick rigidly to the same colours, choosing some plants that match up well will create a harmonious aesthetic.


As well as the style of your furniture, you’ll also need to think about the scale and size. After all, you don't want to purchase some tiny plants if they’re going to be dwarfed by some humongous pieces of furniture!

So try to match the size of your plants to the proportions of your furniture. Likewise, if you have high ceilings, choose tall plants such as fiddle leaf figs or palms, while smaller plants like pothos or spider plants always look right at home on side tables or shelves.

Consider The Style

You’ll first need to consider the style of your room or space. Is it minimalist or maximalist? Bohemian or Art Deco? Regardless of which style you’ve opted for, you’ll need to choose some plants that match up well if you want to create a complementary look. 

For modern or minimalist furniture with clean lines and sleek finishes, opt for plants with a contemporary look, such as succulents, snake plants or ZZ plants. These all feature architectural shapes that complement the modern style of your furniture. 

Alternatively, if your furniture has more of a traditional or classic style, choose plants with softer, more ornate foliage. These plants include ferns, peace lilies or ivy, all of which will enhance your decor and meld with your furniture beautifully.

So those are our top tips for matching plants with furniture. If you’d like some expert advice on plants for an office or home, speak to us and we can point you in the right direction. 



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