Welcome Guests with Indoor Plants

First things first. Many apologies for my absence on the blog and social media last week. My mind and heart were somewhere else. I won’t get into details here, but if you are the praying type, a very close friend of mine could greatly use your positive thoughts and prayers at this time. Thank you so very much.

This month all of us on Lowe’s Creative Idea Bloggers team were challenged to prepare our homes for guests. As September rolls in, we are quickly reminded that the fall and winter holidays are fast approaching. Whether it’s just for a meal or an overnight stay, it won’t be long before friends and family will be filling our homes.

Indoor Plants | Inspired by Charm

As you have probably surmised, lately I’ve been obsessed with indoor plants. While houseplants have been around forever, it seems they are becoming more of a staple in today’s decorating world. I’ve noticed that a lot of folks on the blogs I follow are also passionate about plants. Whether it be the uber-popular fiddle leaf fig, succulents, air plants, or tabletop gardens, gorgeous greenery is definitely on trend.

Indoor Plants | Inspired by Charm

Using plants in your decor can be a quick and easy way to make your house feelmore inviting. As the weather grows crisper and the days get shorter, I get a little desperate to see some healthy green foliage. Thankfully, Lowes has an amazing selection of plants to add the life and verdancy my decor needs.

Indoor Plants | Inspired by Charm

You may have spotted these on IBC before, but I found a few plants that were already potted and ready to go. Clustered with a cake stand and candle on my table, I have an instant centerpiece.

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

I love entertaining, and one of my favorite preparation tasks is setting the table. Even though I adore fresh flowers, I tend to shy away from them because of their short lifespan and expense. As you may remember, I enlivened one of my summer tablescapes with a couple clippings from the backyard and that same potted aloe vera plant.

Welcome Guests with Indoor Plants

I also added some life to my bedroom with this huge cactus. It works perfectly with the tabletop garden I created last month.

Welcome Guests with Indoor Plants

I’ve even brought in some bigger plants, including this palm tree, which you may remember seeing in my temporary office.

Welcome Guests with Indoor Plants

Welcome Guests with Indoor Plants

I hope these ideas give you inspiration and encouragement to use greenery in your space. Let me know in the comments below, what your favorite interior plants are. I’m always looking for an excuse to buy a few more plants for my home.

For even more ideas, visit Lowes Creative Ideas. You can also sign up to receive their free Creative Ideas Magazine, which is loaded with inspiration! There’s also a magazine app so you can have inspiration on the go! And, don’t forget to follow Lowe’s on Pinterest or on Instagram!


I am a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Network (along with some other fantastic bloggers). I did receive a Lowe’s gift card to purchase supplies to complete my project. As always, all of the opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.

  1. Prayers and thoughts for you and your friend. I love indoor plants also. I think pothos are my favorite, along with succulents.

  2. Typically, plants that are introduced to my world do not survive! However, i love the look they provide. I particularly like the cactus.
    Forgive me for asking off topic of plants….where did you get the “hello” sign above your pictures? I love the look of that wall and i have several nature photos done by a young photographer i would like to display.
    Will be praying for your friend as well as how you can be available to them. I am sure they appreciate your care and encouragement.

    • I found the ‘hello’ sign on Etsy about three years ago. I know the source is somewhere on this blog, but I have no idea where. So sorry. Thanks for the prayers!

      xo Michael

  3. My thoughts and prayers will be going to your friend….I’ve recently experienced the power of many people thinking and praying when my cousin got severely injured. It is sometimes a relief just knowing that whatever is going on, you are not alone. Your friend is lucky to have someone who cares so much.

  4. My prayers are with your friend. One can never have too many prayers. My two favorite houseplants are pothos (easiest plant to grow) and the peace lilly (love the flowers).

    • Isn’t that the truth. Thank you!! Yes – love pothos too – instant green and easy to care for.

      xo Michael

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend. I’m so sorry you’re in the middle of a hard time.

    On the plant note (the less important note)- I just went out and bought a few for my place and asked everywhere for a fiddle leaf fig with no luck. Gotta love some good ol’ home grown oxygen!

    • I found my fiddle leaf figs on ebay actually. They were quite small, but have grown so much since I’ve gotten them.

      xo Michael

  6. Hey Michael ~ I love indoor plants, too! Regular ones, as well as succulents. I particularly have a fondness for spider plants and any kind of vine or ivy…anything that trails. I will say a prayer for your friend – you got it! :-)

  7. I missed you! I hope everything starts looking up for you and your friend. You’re in my thoughts!

    p.s. My favorite plants are Ikea’s faux ones. Real plants hate me.

  8. Hi Michael,
    Your friend is added to my list of people in need of prayer. It’s better than chicken soup, but, chicken soup made with love can be healing too.

    I love indoor plants of all types. Cacti & succulents are readily available and very easy to care for at home in a sunny window. My favorites right now are orchids (phalenopsis in particular). They can be purchased in bloom all year long and are as easy as cacti to keep healthy. More bang for the buck too as the blooms can last for over a month.

    • The prayers are appreciated Alice! Thanks! And I love orchids too! I just wish I was better at keeping them alive.

      xo Michael

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