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7 Plants to Add to Your Home (& Why You Should Do It!)

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This past Sunday, David and I checked out the local farmer’s market just a couple blocks away from where we live and got some fresh flowers for our apartment. We enjoy having plants around because they really help to open up & add vibrance (especially on gloomy days) to any home. Plus, they always look great in photos! I have also found that adding a small plant or two on my desk/working space gives me a sense of a fresh start everyday and motivation to grow and make a new day great.

For those of you looking for some #homeinspo, consider these plants to add to your living space!


1. BAMBOO PLANTS

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Okay, there’s no reason why this is #1 (btw, none of these plants are in order in terms of favoritism, simply because I love all of these and probably will have them all in my home at one point or another!). BUT, having been raised in a traditional Asian family, I’ve pretty much grown up with these guys! Bamboo plants definitely add a nice flair of greenery to a home. I have a small bamboo plant in the shape of a heart that Potter got me two years ago that is still going strong in our kitchen at the moment! The ones that resemble trees (as pictured above) look great in bigger living spaces such as the living room. The best part about bamboo plants is that they are super low-maintenance and last a looooooong time.

2. SUCCULENTS

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I was first attracted to succulents seeing them in so many photos of lookbook campaigns. Random, I know. But hey, we all get our inspiration from somewhere! I personally prefer little succulents that can be hung on walls, ceilings, or just placed in small pots and placed on a ledge beside a big window. Succulents look amazing in photos and are great props for product photography.

3. HYDRANGEAS

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Not only do these babies do a great job of adding vibrancy to wherever they’re placed, they are plants with more volume, which really helps to add a statement to any room. They can be placed on a coffee table in the living room on top of a few of your favorite magazines or books, or even in the bathroom for a bit of color. They are a photogenic bunch, too!

4. DAISIES

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Daisies have been a long-time favorite. They look beautiful in hair… and the versatile look makes it ideal for anywhere from the bedroom to the living room. For some reason, I like having daisies in the kitchen in front of the window. From my experience, the kitchen area can get pretty dark at times and the white daisies really help to add a pop!

5. PINK CARNATIONS

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Remember those Valentine-gram days when your secret lover would send you pink carnations and have them delivered to you at school? Those days are not over! Surprise your lover with some carnations and liven up his/her workspace!

6. ROSES

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Ah, roses… a timeless favorite! I hate how quickly they die, but nonetheless, I still love them. They’re available in many different colors, so you can always switch up depending on your mood. They’re not only great as home decor, they also smell really good & are heavenly in a bathtub filled with warm water & your favorite bubble bath for a therapeutic spa day. When they’re starting to wilt, I like to take the roses and dry them upside down. Then, I’ll hang them up on the wall like decor! It gives off a nice vintage feel that I adore.

7. ARTIFICIAL PLANTS

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If you’re not home much or don’t have time to care for plants, you could most definitely consider adding some artificial plants of your choice to add a bit of vibrancy and freshness to your home. They won’t smell nice like real flowers, but at least they won’t die! I also prefer to use artificial plants on the dining table because it adds a bit of flair without me having to worry about cleaning up any mess or any plant residues getting into my food when it’s meal time!


Do you have any plant(s) that you love to have in your home? I’m always welcome to suggestions! 🙂

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104 Comments
  • Maria Vizuete
    October 20, 2015

    Great post, lady! Love flowers (real or fake) in my home.

    xo, Maria
    http://www.MiaMiaMine.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 20, 2015

      Thanks love! Your home is literally a heaven! Do you have any personal favourites you like to have in your home? 🙂 xo

  • Richel V.
    October 24, 2015

    I am seriously considering putting plants/flowers in my room. This post gave me something to think about. Great post, Sharon! 🙂

    • Sharon Wu
      October 24, 2015

      You definitely should, Richel! Thank you so much for reading. I’m really happy that this post has provided you with some inspiration 🙂 xo

  • Christina Beauchamp
    September 13, 2016

    I love hydrangeas!!! They’re my fave to add to my home ❤️

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      I love them too, especially the blue and pink ones!

  • Jasmin Marie
    September 13, 2016

    Great choices! I have some roses drying on the wall right now too 🙂 like minds think alike! xo

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Haha yay! Thanks for reading, Jasmin x

  • Clarissa
    September 13, 2016

    Great picks – I love bamboo and any succulent or cactus — so easy to care for!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      I couldn’t agree more! Glad you like my picks xo

  • Christine Kong
    September 13, 2016

    I totally have no green thumb when it comes to plants, even succulents! I can’t even keep those alive so I actually buy fresh flowers often since I love the look of them. They totally brighten up the room and even my mood. Thanks for sharing these flowers and plant ideas! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      LOL!!! Speaking of no green thumb, my succulent just died -___- so I’m with you girl! LOL. I’m the same way — I just keep buying when they die. Especially on a gloomy day like today, pretty plants really help brighten up a living space 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Christine! xo

  • Kelly & Alex
    September 13, 2016

    wonderful post, make us want to decorate more!

  • Mariann Yip
    September 13, 2016

    I love plants! I think they’re such an easy and inexpensive way to decorate your apartment. I love all your choices, especially the succulents and and bamboo plants!

    http://WWW.MARIANNYC.COM

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Yes! So true 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Mariann! xo

  • jasna
    September 13, 2016

    I love plants, cacti mostly cause that is what usually survives lol but I also like artificial flowers they add such a nice touch 🙂 xx

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Haha!! I’m with you girl! Thanks for reading xo

  • Robyn Taylor
    September 13, 2016

    I LOVE plants in my room! I love little succulents for my window-sill and bigger plants like hydrangeas are so cute at a desk. I can’t live without them and I really think they liven up a room!

    Robyn xo
    http://www.phasesofrobyn.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      I love succulents too! Hydrangeas make the best photo props too haha 🙂

  • Ines
    September 13, 2016

    Hi girlie – I totally agree!!! I love adding plants to my room/home. It’s actually INSANE what a difference in the best of ways it makes. Lovely read. Thanks for sharing. Xx

    http://www.inesinla.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Hi babe! Thanks for stopping by and reading. I couldn’t agree more 🙂 Especially on a gloomy day like today, bright plants help a lot!

  • Ashlee
    September 13, 2016

    Love love love fresh flowers! I always have daisies around but I’m thinking of adding bamboo now too!

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Yes! It’s supposed to give good luck too… 🙂

  • Stella Yu
    September 13, 2016

    Roses are a classic fave! I just went to get some fresh flowers at the farmer’s market this past weekend as well 🙂

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Couldn’t agree more! So glad you were able to get some fresh flowers too 🙂

  • Linda C.
    September 13, 2016

    I can only do artificial plants since I am quite challenged when it comes to caring for real ones… haha! Thanks for sharing love x

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Lol! No judgment… I’m the same way 😉

  • Carmen
    September 13, 2016

    I don’t have enough plants in my home. I have a few herbs in the patio but definitely need to get some air purifying indoor plants. Great post. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Thanks, Carmen! Hope this post inspired you to go plant shopping 🙂 hehe

  • Ivonne
    September 13, 2016

    Excellent post! I love plants myself and my favourite are hydrangeas, I have two bushes and clip them and have them all over the place, inside and out!

  • Lisa @ Panning The Globe
    September 13, 2016

    My favorite plants at home are succulents – partly because I do not have a green thumb and succulents are very forgiving! I also love they way they look – they’re really cheerful. Your post is lovely – gorgeous photos. Tweeting to share.

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Lol! I am the same way! Even succulents don’t survive very long under my care. I just like to keep getting fresh flowers as they go out haha. Thanks for reading and sharing babe! xo

  • Kari
    September 13, 2016

    I always feel healthier having plants in my house!
    Kari
    http://sweetteasweetie.com/morning-routine-strawberry-pineapple-smoothie-bowls/

  • Miranda Sterling
    September 13, 2016

    Great options! Thanks for the decorating inspo. Will definitely refer to this post as I decorate my new house with my husband in time for the holidays. xoxo

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Good luck decorating the new house! Sounds like so much fun! xx

  • Desiree P.
    September 13, 2016

    Love carnations! Those pink ones are so pretty! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Thanks for stopping by, Desiree! Hope your day is going well xo

  • Amber
    September 13, 2016

    I have like one plant in our house! I really need to add more! These are great suggestions!

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Haha yes! Plants are great to have 🙂 Glad you liked the suggestions xoxo

  • Jill
    September 13, 2016

    I love daisy’s and succulents! I think I need to add some bamboo!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Bamboo is a great plant to have and super low-maintenance which I love 🙂

  • Fe
    September 13, 2016

    Great post, I absolutely love all of these! My favorites are definitely the Hydrangeas and the Roses 🙂 I always try to buy fresh flowers for the house and workplace…they can totally light up a room!

    xoxo,
    Fe
    http://www.fesamaia.com/a-bloggers-guide-to-the-los-angeles-flower-market/

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      My faves are roses and hydrangeas too! Like minds think alike 😉 hehe x

  • Thomas Falkenstedt
    September 13, 2016

    I’m a total sucker for succulents (no word pun intended!). They’re not only great in pictures, but they fit my minimalistic Scandinavian home so well 😀 And besides that, they’re hard to kill. Haha.
    Thanks for some plant inspo!
    xoxo
    Thomas

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      LOL! I can always count on you to put a smile on my face, Thomas! I couldn’t agree more. I’d love to see your Scandinavian home! Always been curious as to what one of those looked like. Meanwhile I’m here living in an apartment in LA. Boooooring! Haha

  • chelsea
    September 13, 2016

    Nice Rose,Sharon I totally love flowers. Thanks for this post. Xox

    http://www.momentswithchelsea.blogspot.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Thank you for stopping by and for reading, Chelsea! xo

  • Sydney Style Blogger
    September 13, 2016

    Great post! I prefer the bamboo because I have such a dreadful green thumb and seem to kill everything 🙁 I really need to update my home with some large floor plants, like bamboo to give it more life. Thanks for sharing <3

    http://sydney-styleblogger.blogspot.com.au

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Thank you, Sydney! LOL I just killed my succulent so I know that pain. Luckily the plants at our local Home Depot are really affordable so I don’t feel too bad 😉 lol!

  • Tessy
    September 13, 2016

    Wow! Fantastic write up, I love flowers!

    http://www.tessyonyia.com

  • Renata
    September 13, 2016

    I love this post. I am big fan of flowers and I love plants! Love it.

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Thanks, Renata! I’m so happy to hear you love it 🙂

  • Jenn
    September 13, 2016

    This post was great! I personally love succulents and bamboo has always been an essential plant in my home 🙂

    XO Jenn
    http://www.jennsemble.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Thanks, Jenn! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Jessie
    September 13, 2016

    i love the SUCCULENTS!!! i totally need to get some for my place =)

    xx
    Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/makesummerlast/

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      Yes! They are the best and so affordable at Home Depot 🙂

  • Ellen Vargas
    September 13, 2016

    Plants definitely brighten up my day and make me more productive since I work from home. Great choices!

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      They do the same for me too! Thanks for reading, Ellen.

  • Angie
    September 13, 2016

    I have been known to murder plants. That’s why my friend Wendy got me a crochet’ed cactus! It will definitely never die!

    Angie
    http://www.bobodesignstudio.com/blog/2016/9/12/a-visual-representation-of-monday

    • Sharon Wu
      September 13, 2016

      OMG! A crochet cactus sounds amazing! Where did she get it? Because I know I need one too! I just managed to kill my succulent -___- Haha!

  • Lauren
    September 13, 2016

    I always love your fashion posts but also love when you write about yourself and home decor/food! Great post Sharon.

    • Sharon Wu
      September 14, 2016

      Aw thank you so much, Lauren! I appreciate your love and support <3 xoxo

  • Aiko Cunanan
    September 13, 2016

    I love having plants and fresh blooms at our place. It makes it seem so homey and relaxing <3 Hope you're having a great week so far babe!

    xx,

    aikocunanan.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 14, 2016

      Same here! Thanks, Aiko! Hope you’re having a splendid week as well <3

  • sofia
    September 14, 2016

    I’m all for the artificial plants! Been house sitting my parents house this summer, mostly to take care of the dog and the plants… result: one healthy dog and plenty of dead flowers.

    I remember to water them once for three months. The plastics still look amazing 😉

    http://www.thegfbible.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 14, 2016

      LOL! You’re too funny Sofia. I’m with you though — artificial plants are so much easier to care for!

  • Pose & Repeat
    September 14, 2016

    Love this post, having plants indoors really lifts my mood! Especially love having little succulents everywhere, so cute! xo Rubi

    Pose & Repeat

    • Sharon Wu
      September 14, 2016

      Yes!! Couldn’t agree more 🙂 Thanks for stopping by xx

  • Noma
    September 14, 2016

    I would definitely love to have bamboo. It looks gorgous indoors. 🙂

    XoXo Noma

    • Sharon Wu
      September 14, 2016

      It definitely does girl! Thanks for stopping by xo

  • Candace
    September 14, 2016

    All such beautiful flowers and plants! I like peonies too 🙂

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 14, 2016

      Ohhhh! How could I forget peonies!? They are amazing!!! Thanks for reminding me 😉

  • Yvonne
    September 14, 2016

    Thanks for sharing this lovely post! I love plants and flowers in my home!
    xo Yvonne
    http://www.aproposh.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 14, 2016

      Thanks babe! Glad you liked it 🙂

  • Jake Stanton
    September 14, 2016

    Love this! I have a huge variety of succulents in my home and I agree they makes for great photos!

    • Sharon Wu
      September 14, 2016

      Thanks, Jake! Glad you like the post 🙂

  • Miki
    September 14, 2016

    Yes, girl! Not only do I love this but husband would too! I’m not a big fan of huge plants indoors because I have this ridiculous irrational fear of bugs indoors and I associate large plants in the house with them for NO REASON AT ALL. lol Funny because I love to hike and be in the field…
    The hubs usually buys me flowers, but hydrangeas are also another favorite of mine. I’ve been wanting to hit the flower market in LA, so it’s on my list when I get back. ?

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 14, 2016

      I haven’t been to the flower market yet in LA either and want to check it out soon! Lucky you, you get flowers on the regular from the hubs! That’s always nice 🙂 hehe thanks for stopping by babe x

  • Gina Diaz
    September 14, 2016

    I love this post! I am plant & flower lover 🙂
    thank you for inspiration.. xoxo, Gina

    http://www.artsyrunway.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 14, 2016

      Thanks, Gina! Glad you like it 🙂

  • Katrina Fernandez
    September 15, 2016

    I totally love flowers! And in fact I always buy flowers every weekend just to add decorations to our room and of course I love the smell.. Hmmmm..

    xoxo,
    Katrina | Instagram: @katrinaisha

    • Sharon Wu
      September 15, 2016

      Ohhhh! That is a great routine! I think I’ll be doing the same after discovering a farmer’s market just down the street from my place haha. Every Sunday!! 🙂

  • Julia (The Velvet Runway)
    September 16, 2016

    I love having plants in the house and those hydrangeas look so pretty!
    Unfortunately, I am not very good at looking after them and they have a tendency to die on me! (I even managed to kill a cactus!)
    Perhaps I should stick to artificial ones….
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 16, 2016

      I’m not either! LOL! I somehow killed my succulent not long ago 🙁 luckily they are pretty affordable and easily replaceable at Home Depot (does that sound bad?) HAHA!

  • Margot
    September 16, 2016

    Such a great article !
    Love all theses plants, it’s so lovely
    But artificials are pretty useful, it lasts forever. ☺
    xx,
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

  • LINDSEY of THE NOMIS NICHE
    September 16, 2016

    What a great post! I absolutely LOVE hydrangeas. They’re one of my favorite flowers! I definitely want to add some succulents around the house too. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Love, Lindsey
    http://www.thenomisniche.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      September 16, 2016

      Thank you, Lindsey! Glad you enjoyed the post. Happy weekend!!

  • Adelina
    September 16, 2016

    Lovely post Sharon! I love to have all kinds of plants in my home! A complete must!! xox, Adelina

    http://thecharmingolive.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 19, 2016

      Thanks, Adelina! Plants are definitely a must in a home 🙂

  • Lora
    September 17, 2016

    Really cool post, but sadly all that I can take care of are cacti! I once got a beautiful red rose, and of course, I forgot all about the fact that I should water it. After one week, it was already too late for that, oops! 😀

    Xx, Lora | http://www.cherrycolastyle.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 17, 2016

      LOL! I’m pretty bad at remembering to water my plants too… they’re so pretty to have but I think artificial flowers are probably best for me.

  • gracie parish
    September 17, 2016

    Love this post!! Such great advice..all these plants are so beautiful! xx, gracie
    snappedbygracie.com

  • Uzo o
    September 19, 2016

    I love the Hydrangeas , they are very pretty when placed in the centre of the room on the table. Great post .

    http://www.stylenbeautylounge.com

  • Katharine
    September 28, 2016

    Very nice and fresh post 🙂 I am not sure if I go tommorow buying some of plants to home but I am sure that your post makes positive vibes. I love flowers and have also some home btw.
    Kisses my dear 🙂
    Katharine-fashionisbeautiful

    • Sharon Wu
      September 28, 2016

      Thanks, Katharine! Hope your week is going well 😉

  • Chloe
    October 17, 2016

    Hi Sharon! Loved this post! So sad that I don’t have so much space at home, maybe I’ll add a little succulent at my desk at work heh!

    xoxo, Chloe

    http://www.funinthecloset.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2016

      Thanks, Chloe! Glad to hear you liked the post xx

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