Plants are one of the best ways to deliver a restorative, calming presence to an all white space, and these white bedroom ideas with plants are proof that an all white interior doesn’t have to be boring.
From an aesthetics point of view, not only does luscious greenery provide a sublime contrast against a bright white wall, but they’re good for the environment, bedroom air quality, and for our mental health too.
But, don’t worry, if anything like me and you struggle to keep plants alive, there’s some great options that need little maintenance and water too, they’re so hardy they’ll even survive a drought, if they have to.
So, let’s explore some of the best white bedroom ideas with plants, and the best type of plants for any bedroom, and owner…
What Are the Best Plants For A Bedroom?
There are so many plants that will help to support cleaner air and help you to get a better night sleep too, in fact, you should let the maintenance of plants lead the way in what plants you choose in a bedroom.
If you struggle to keep plants alive, you need low maintenance plants that will survive off little water.
But if plant babies are your thing, your options are pretty much open. Here are some of the best low maintenance plants for a bedroom;
Low Maintenance Plants
- Snake plant – thrives in a variety of light conditions and can tolerate irregular watering.
- ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia): ZZ plants are known for their ability to tolerate low light and infrequent watering.
- Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum): Peace lilies are resilient and can bounce back from neglect. They prefer low to moderate light and like to dry out between waterings.
- Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum): Spider plants are forgiving and can adapt to different lighting conditions. They only require occasional watering.
- Pothos (Epipremnum aureum): Pothos plants are hardy and can thrive in various lighting situations. They can tolerate occasional drought.
- Aloe Vera: Aloe vera plants are succulents and are very drought-tolerant. They prefer bright, indirect light.
- Succulents: Various types of succulents, such as Echeveria, Haworthia, and Jade Plants, are extremely low-maintenance and require infrequent watering.
- Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior): As the name suggests, these plants are incredibly tough and can survive in low-light conditions and with minimal watering.
- Cactus: Cacti come in numerous shapes and sizes and can go for long periods without water. They thrive in bright light.
- Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica): Rubber plants are fairly resilient and can tolerate inconsistent watering and moderate light.
17 White Bedroom Ideas With Plants For A Sleep Sanctuary
1.Create A Hanging Rafter of Plants
Instantly draw the eye up in your all white bedroom with a hanging rafter of plants. This is one of my favourite white bedroom ideas with plants.
The instant visual interest draws the eye up, and it creates an almost cocooning effect over the bed for a really cosy, inviting feel.
Hang a selection of trailing plants from different planters, and entwine fairy lights around the structure for a magic glow as the evening sets in.
2. Use Your Bed Frame For A Plant Wall
If you have a chunky bed frame, double it up as a makeshift shelf and create a really cool plant wall.
Make like this and introduce plants in varying shapes and sizes for visual interest. Opt for all white pots, it keeps the look minimal and clean, yet allows the greenery to take centre stage and pop against the white.
3. Combine Standing & Hanging Planters For Visual Interest
Whether you choose succulent plants, trailing planters, tropical plants or floor plants, introducing a range of different style plants will add visual interest, and create a cohesive pop of green colour against your white palette.
I love the farmhouse feel to this bedroom with the sliding door and defining black track, shiplap panels and cosy bedding.
Not only do the plants contrast beautifully, but the more plants you have, the better the air quality!
4. Add A Ceiling Bar For A Row of Hanging Plants
Cats + plants, what more could you need?
An easier way to create a rafter from your ceiling is to instead opt for installing a ceiling bar, from this, add some hooks and hang as many trailing plants as you like.
An easy way to add instant visual interest is to vary the plants and plant pots used in the look. Drape some fairy lights from the bar for a touch of warming ambience in your bedroom.
5. Elevate With A Ladder
Using a purpose built ladder shelf is a great way to add ascending plant style and display a mix of your favourite small plants.
Combine with a stack of books, small decorative accessories, and don’t forget to use a mixture of different plant pots for a really eclectic, unique look in your bedroom that boasts aesthetic appeal.
6. Forget The Bedside Table, Create A Collection of Plants
Ditch the bedside coaster and book, and instead create a plant collection for a really fun and green corner in your bedroom.
I love the mixture of black and sage green planters which really pop against the all white bedroom. Use white pots throughout if you want to create a really sleek, minimal look.
Make sure the plants have access to natural light to keep them happy and healthy (many plants do not enjoy direct sunlight, so always check the care instructions for each plant, it’s the secret to keeping them alive!).
7. A Bed Wall Shelf For A Plant Display
A beautiful way to add interest to a bed wall is to elevate your styling and add a shelf to your wall, around 30cm from the end of your bed frame.
Use this shelf to display your favourite indoor plants, intersperse with decor accessories that work with your interior design style.
8. Keep It Simple With One Eye Catching Plant
You don’t need to add a huge plant collection to a bedroom to enjoy the air purifying qualities of house plants.
Just add a simple eye catching house plant to one corner of your bedroom. Let them soak in that natural light by a window and pot it in a white planter for a clean, minimalist look.
9. Mix Trailing & Upward Plants
I love this boho style bedroom, it perfectly executes a mix of texture, a white colour palette and a gorgeous introduction of plants.
Mix trailing plants that are hung from the ceiling, and floor standing plants for exciting visual interest.
10. Sleep In Nature
I mean, when can we move in?
This inside, outside look helps you be at one with nature, and the plants inside are an extension of that natural world.
If you have a bedroom like this, you only need the addition of a couple plants, as the greenery outside already does a great job at introducing greenery, and a calming effect on an all white bedroom.
11. Create A Boho Feel
White bedroom ideas with plants are best suited to bohemian interior schemes because of that all white backdrop.
Use a shelf on your bed wall to trail plants and introduce texture with materials such as rattan on light fixtures, decorative accessories and baskets.
12. Embrace The Beauty of A Fig Tree Plant
A fig tree plant is one of the premium options when choosing a house plant for a bedroom. It brings such gravitas to the space and it works beautifully in a farmhouse or modern rustic scheme like this.
It’s all about balancing with plenty of texture, and don’t forget to introduce some defining accents into the space to ground the room and bring a touch of modernity.
13. Think of Scale
Scale is so important when choosing indoor plants for a bedroom. Lots of small plants can feel inferior in a large space, and don’t be afraid to go bigger!
Opting for a much larger scale plant like this can pay dividends in a space, it draws the eye up and can make a room feel bigger than it is.
14. Hang A Trailing Plant For Instant Visual Interest
Adding a trailing plant from a hook on a ceiling is a great way to instil interest and bring a splash of colour to an all white bedroom.
Trailing plants are aesthetically beautiful to photograph too, use a rope or rattan style planter for a touch of bohemian style.
15. An Olive Tree For Classic Minimalism
An olive tree is a classic for a reason in an interior, they look great!
Add one to a bedside for a simple touch of minimalism, they’re fairly easy to maintain and they work so well with a white colour palette.
16. Blend With Sage Green
When styling your bedroom, why not introduce some sage green with your all white bedroom.
Adding sage green can help fast track that natural, restorative feeling and it pairs so well with white and dark, green tones from plants.
Consider using on a half wall panelling look, half painted wall or even in a few focal points to highlight a shelf.
17. More Is More!
Finally, if you really want to go all out with your love of plants, more really is more!
Create a jungle and a plant retreat by combining a whole host of different plants, add to the ceiling, an elevated shelf, bedside table and some floor standing plants.
Needless to say, this is further proof that an all white bedroom can be far from boring with the right plant babies in tow, what do you think?
Which of these white bedroom ideas with plants is your favourite look?
Before You Go…
Looking for some other restorative, relaxing colour schemes and ideas for a bedroom?
It’s time to take a look at one of the most on-trend colours of the year, sage green. This post is packed full of ideas on how you can introduce this calming colour into your space.