How to decorate an entrance hall with plants

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How to decorate an entrance hall with plants
A simple vase full of flowers welcomes guests. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

An entrance hall is the first thing people see upon entering your home, so decorate it in a welcoming way that reflects your style. Plants add a transition from the outdoors and give the house a fresh feeling. Plants are even placed in the entrance hall in feng shui decor to increase blooming possibilities. To decorate your entrance hall with plants, choose varieties that complement your decor: If your decorating style is Southwestern, use cactus; for contemporary decorating, use sleek, unique plants; use palms for a beach style and feminine ferns for Victorian decor.

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Things you need

  • Plants
  • Planting pots
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Plant stands
  • Wall vases
  • Flowers
  • Hanging baskets
  • Ferns
  • Wreath

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  1. 1

    Purchase a large plant pot that complements your decor. Choose a plant accordingly and plant it in the pot. Place sphagnum moss on top of the soil to give it a finished look. Place the potted plant next to the door.

  2. 2

    Create a variety of small potted plants and place them on a vertically tiered plant stand. Choose a plant stand that is similar in size to other objects in the entrance hall, such as windows and furniture, so it fits accordingly. It should not overpower a wall, but you don't want it so small that it gets lost compared to the other decor.

  3. 3

    Hang a row of small glass wall vases. Fill them with water and place a single flower in each vase. Keep fresh flowers in them at all times and discard the flowers when they begin to wilt.

  4. 4

    Place a flowering plant or vase full of fresh flowers on an entrance table.

  5. 5

    Hang a potted fern on either side of the door.

  6. 6

    Pot a tall, bushy plant in a decorative pot. Use it to hide a damaged area on the entrance wall, such as a dent from the front door or hole from the door knob, until the area can be repaired.

  7. 7

    Place a floral wreath on the door. Guests will not only see a beautiful entrance, but also a welcoming exit.

Tips and warnings

  • If your entrance hall is small, use only one or two small or slender plants so you do not overpower it. If you have a large foyer, you have the freedom to use more plants and of a larger size. Do not overcrowd the area so much with plants that it obstructs a walking path. Use plants that require the amount of light in your entrance hall -- if you have many windows and there is lots of light, use sun-loving plants; if there is only slight, indirect light, choose plants that prefer shade.

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