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Go Green in Small Spaces

18 October 2023 | Green Inspiration

As you’ve probably noticed, here at TLB we’re very fond of going green in any space, whether large or small. We think all spaces can benefit from a touch of botanical décor. However, it can be easy to assume that indoor houseplants will only work if your home is large and spacious. Well, this week, we’re going to dispel that myth. We will show you that with a little creativity and a few carefully selected plants, it is very possible to create a green oasis in your cosy, bijou space.


So, if you’re wondering ‘how can I decorate my flat with indoor plants?’, then you’re in the right place. Keep reading as we explore the best houseplants for small spaces. We will also answer some of your most commonly asked questions about how to style your small space plants. Whether you’re looking for suggestions for apartment plants or small-space plants for areas like hallways, shelving or compact plants to hanging plants, we’ve got plenty of options for you to discover. Not to mention our innovative and unique selection of planters that are perfect for areas that are short on space, like our macramé plant hangers and our range of living walls.

What plants should I choose for a narrow hallway?

We recommend tall and thin plants for a narrow hallway. Their slimline shape lends itself perfectly to this location, perfectly complimenting the space and upping your indoor greenery game.

One of our top picks is the Dracaena Dragon Tree, which brings structural style to a hallway. He’s a great height for a corner position. He also won’t grow too wide so you don’t need to worry about him outgrowing the small space. And he’s easy to look after too, winning!


Alternatively, the gorgeously graceful Coconut Palm will add an air of unrivalled elegance to your hallway. He has long, slender leaves and a slim shape. Similarly to the Dracaena Dragon Tree, he won’t grow unruly or sprawling in your small space.

What plants should I choose for a bijou bedroom?

Tall and slim houseplants are a fab choice for a bijou bedroom too. We love the XL Scindapsus. He’ll grow tall and thin up the included moss pole, happily brightening up a dull corner with his lush green foliage, without taking up unnecessary space. He’s easy to look after and to top it off he’s a fab air purifier. That makes him perfect for helping to keep your bedroom lovely and fresh, aiding a good night’s sleep.


What is the best plant for a small room?

Here at TLB, when it comes to those small (but perfectly formed!) rooms in your home, we suggest choosing small plants that will make a big impact. Whether you’re looking to accessorise a cosy living room or a galley kitchen, there are lots of small space plants that could work for you.

We love the Croton Petra, which perfectly meets this brief. Although small in size, this tropical beauty will add a big burst of colour. He’ll be right at home nestled on a bookshelf or atop a coffee table to bring some bright, colourful vibes to your small lounge.

For a super stylish solution in your living room, check out our Mobilane Living Art Frames with Houseplants. Designed like an art frame, these planters are super easy to assemble. They’ll even tell you when your plants need to be watered. An all-around winning solution in our opinion.


If it’s a small kitchen you’re hoping to greenify, take a look at our Fern Duo. This beautiful pair of mini ferns planted in our bespoke glazed ceramics will look fab on a kitchen shelf or tucked into a corner of the worktop. Their petite size means they won’t get in the way when you’re busy cooking up a storm. Alternatively, the Jungle Orchid will bring a mood-boosting pop of colour beside the sink. Just lovely to brighten your day as you do the washing up!


A home office is often found in a smaller area of the home. There are some novel ways to bring in some greenery to these spaces. Adding houseplants to a work or study environment not only looks great, it also brings the added benefits of improving concentration and focus. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some small plant options that work well in a study.

A fab way to add some greenery is to pop a plant or two on the edge of your desk.

We love the Devil’s Ivy for his compact nature, easy-care credentials and lush green, trailing leaves. He can be placed on the edge of your desk or up on a shelf to allow his vines to cascade. If they get too long, you can just trim them to the desired length to suit your space.

Alternatively, pop the gorgeously unique Staghorn Fern on the edge of your desk. This unique beauty, with antler-shaped leaves that inspire his name, makes a dramatic impact in a lovely compact size.

Another top choice for adding some botanical charm to the edge of your desk is the Mini Air Purifying Desk Gang. This bundle of mini plants, all of which are members of the Sansevieria family, look great in their stylish concrete pots. They thrive in low light and they’ll cope with a little neglect. This makes them ideal for those workaholics among you.


Sometimes there are places in your home that simply lack surface area to display your green beauties. If that’s a dilemma you’re faced with, then take a look at our hanging planters for limited spaces. They offer stylish solutions that allow you to bring your indoor jungle dreams to life. From our boho chic Natural Macramé Plant Hangers to the newest member of our hanging collection, the oh-so-stylish Wolfram Leather Plant Hanger, we’ve got all your hanging plant needs covered, no matter the size of your space.


We hope you’ve enjoyed our rundown of the best houseplants for small spaces and that this guide has brought you plenty of inspiration for sprucing up even the smallest areas of your home. As always, if you have any questions about any of the small houseplants featured in this blog, or any other plant-related questions, do get in touch at [email protected].

Until next time plant people.

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