The indoor setting
When choosing plants for indoor display you must take into consideration the impact of plants within a room. Make sure they are in proportion to the room or a tiny pot plant will be lost in a large space and a large plant may occupy the whole space of a small room. Also make sure that the background is suitable and the flowers or foliage color blend with the decor.
Make sure you position plants where they will look best. For example trailing plants will suit to high-level hanging baskets and shelves. Plants with delicate flowers or foliage will be best positioned at eye-level places. Train climbing plants on a trellis or free-standing support to create a screen.
Use plants to enliven empty corners or spaces, like an unused fireplace, which will provide an instant frame for the plants displayed within. Use large plants or groups of plants for an architectural layout or as room dividers or as a link between the house and the garden.
Plants for various light levels
Every plant has its own needs for light. Make sure you place them in the right position according to their needs. For example succulent plants and plants with woolly, waxy or grey leaves will need bright, sunny conditions so they will appreciate a place with direct sunlight. Epiphytic orchids will like a place with indirect or filtered light. Ferns, ivy and tough-leaved plants will prefer corners that are remote from a window.
Kitchens and bathrooms
In kitchens and bathrooms, especially in small ones, temperature and humidity can fluctuate so you have to choose plants that can tolerate extremes. Plants that are suitable for bathrooms are ferns and grasses and some plants that will tolerate low levels of light as the bathrooms often have low levels of light. You can place some trailing plants on the upper spaces of the bathroom.
In the kitchen do not place trailing plants on top of the cabinets as they may interfere with the cupboards doors and the light levels there are very low so the plants will become thin and straggly. In bright lit positions you can use hanging baskets with herbs and tiny tomato cultivars. Herbs are also ideal for growing on a sunny kitchen windowsill.