Our favourite Friday afternoon job? Picking out Ikea storage and showing you a myriad of different ways you can use it. This week, we're focussing on all the clever ways you can use Ikea storage to show off your house plants. They're soooo simple to do but really effective.
So keep scrolling for loads of budget-friendly inspiration, and don't miss the rest of our inspired Ikea hacks over on our (very) devoted page. If you love finding affordable homeware, make sure you head over to our deals hub page for more great offers.
- House plant display ideas: clever ways to show off your foliage (not a euphemism)
1. Line up matching plants on shelving
Part of Ikea's Vinterfest Christmas range, these spruce plants look fab lined up on shelving. During the festive season, you could even display baubles on them...
2. Hang your plants from an Ikea clothes rack
Love this idea. Use a Nikkeby clothes rack to create a display with all your hanging plants. This is a great option if you are renting too, because you don't have to go drilling holes into your walls and ceiling. Plus, you can still use the two handy shelves as storage.
3. Add some greenery to your notice board
We have sung the praises of the humble Skadis range many a time. It's a really affordable, really versatile pegboard storage system. You can stick in the bathroom, bedroom, home office, and look you can even use it to home your plants.
For more ways you can use the Skadis, check out our dedicated feature (yes we love it that much).
4. Turn a kitchen trolley into a portable indoor garden
See this Ikea kitchen trolley as like a potting shed on wheels. Super handy if you have a small garden or balcony and just need a bit of surface space to organise your spare pots, store your twine, trim your herbs and what not. When you are done, you can just roll it back inside, where it transforms into a lovely, rustic feature.
The Raskog trolley works just as well as an indoor garden on wheels too. Fill up the Raskog trolley with your pots and you can wheel it around your space to find the happiest place for your plants. We've got loads more ideas for how you can use your Raskog, so make sure you check out those too.
5. Create an Instagrammable display with a memo board
Okay so these houseplants aren't actually alive, but we still think this looks gorgeous. Rather than chucking out your bouquets once they are past their best, why not peg them to a memo board (this dainty Ikea board is perfect) and create a lovely display. You could even use some artificial flowers and get a similar look – it's like those flower walls you see all over Instagram, just on a smaller scale.
6. Or use a memo board to create an indoor trellis
How awesome is this idea – creating a climbing wall inside using a memo board? Recreate this look by using a couple of Mryheden wire memo boards and either standing your plants on the floor or, if they are smaller, you could use Ikea storage baskets to hold you plants as they have here.
7. Use storage jars to plant your herbs
These Ikea jars are the perfect size for keeping herbs in your kitchen, they are deep enough that your plants are going to be happy but won't take up a load of room on your worktop.
Check out more handy ways to use storage jars.
8. Create an indoor hanging herb garden
Make your herbs more of a feature in your kitchen by growing them in a Bittergurka – a great idea if your have a smaller kitchen and need to save valuable worktop space. You can hook together as many as you need, and then when you need to use them in your cooking or want to have them on hand to garnish your dinner, just can just unhook your herb of choice and pop it on the table. And yes, we know this isn't strictly a storage buy, but we've seen it for bathroom storage and it's brilliant...
9. A coffee table's not just for magazine storage
Okay, so the watering's going to be a bit of a task, but we are loving how this Ikea coffee table's storage shelf is being used to show off house plants. Our advice? Pick plants that grow outwards not upwards, that don't mind a little light deprivation, and that don't need much watering. Succulents will be perfect.
10. Create a vertical garden with a cheap shelving unit
Why not transform a shelving unit into an indoor garden? Perfect if you want to cram in as many plants as possible, plus this Hyllis unit is just £7, so great if you are on a budget. It's suitable for outdoor use as well, if you have a small balcony you could pop a couple of these out there to create a vertical garden.
We actually, have loads more small balcony ideas so make sure you check them out too.