Beautiful Plants to Decorate Your Staircase

If you want an original home decor, we have some great plant ideas for your steps.
Beautiful Plants to Decorate Your Staircase

Last update: 28 January, 2021

Decorative plants are both practical and beautiful for home interiors and exteriors alike. They offer rooms life and color. You can find a large variety of decorative plants to enrich your home inside and out. Plants also create natural, balanced spaces. In our post today, we want to show you how to decorate your staircase with plants.

Stairs are a frequent-transit area that people go up and down several times a day. Keeping that in mind, embellishing the area with natural elements can give your home decor more personality. Below, learn about the different ways to decorate your stairs with plants and the kinds of plants you can use.

Decorative plants for your staircase

You can use plants to decorate any kind staircase regardless of if you have an L-, U-shaped, straight, fixed, floating or multi-section kind. But the perfect plants for your home interiors will depend on your home’s features and a plant’s specific maintenance. The most popular options are ferns, ivy, climbing plants, pothos, and cacti. Below, take a look at the ways to create natural decor for your stairs.

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Decorative plants at the bottom of your stairs

Create a small interior garden at the bottom of your home stairs. Mark out a square space for your garden. Then, set up a wooden platform to set your plants on. You can also cover the platform with small pebbles or use big pots with ferns. Ferns will add plenty of green to your spaces and they’re easy to care for.

Another idea for a garden at the bottom of your stairs is adding earth to your platform. If you have high ceilings and a big window that lets in a lot of light, try planting a small tree. Add some rocks and small stones to enhance the natural decor of your home. You’ll love how beautiful this little garden will look at the bottom of your stairs.


If you have a long shelf that runs along your staircase, it can make a great support for your plants. Try lining up some small pots on your shelf. With a nice arrangement, you can enjoy natural, green beauty each time you go up or down your stairs. But keep lighting and ventilation in mind. Try to set the plants up where there is a window nearby so that they can take get light and breathe.

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Vertical garden

Another great idea is trying a vertical garden on the wall next to your stairs. Set it up with the support of your choice. When you’re ready to add your plants, pick your favorite species and climbing plant varieties. Fill your entire wall with the plants of your choice and make your stairs a stunning focal point in your home decor. A vertical garden is perfect for homes that lack a little color but have high ceilings and white walls.

Decorative plants on steps

If your staircase has long, wide steps, you can make the most of them and set plants right on top of them for beautiful decor. Try setting up a small or medium-sized flowerpot at each end of your stepsWe recommend pushing them up against a wall to keep them from falling and causing an accident.

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You can use flowerpots of different sizes, shapes, and colors. Or, another beautiful idea is pairing your plants with candleholders. But remember, this idea will only work with wide steps. Make sure your items don’t clutter your stairs and obstruct access.

As you’ve read with us today, there are all kinds of ways you can use plants to decorate your staircase. Staircases can be a tricky place to dress up if you don’t know what to use as decor in the first place. But plants will add life and color to your stairs. Always do your research on the plant species that you want to use in your home. Each plant will have special maintenance and ideal locations. Pair them with your preferred accessories and enjoy a beautiful staircase!