11 Greenhouse Design Ideas to Flex Your Green Thumb in Style

Plant parents, rejoice.

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LEFT: Alison Gootee; RIGHT: Bon Traveler

With March just around the corner, we have one thing on our mind: Greenery. Well, maybe we're also fantasizing about sunshine and tank tops, but today we're focusing on plants. Or, more specifically, their greenhouse homes. From large and luxurious to teeny and makeshift, these gorgeous greenhouses will inspire you to flex your green thumb in style. Read on for eleven greenhouse design ideas and tips that'll help us all channel our inner plant parents, regardless of size and space.

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1 Choose an Orderly Layout
Nicole Franzen

When it comes to small greenhouses, layout and organization are key. To keep things orderly and visually appealing, don't overcrowd your greenhouse and split it into two aisles. Then use your vertical space by adding shelves for more plants.

2 Turn it Into a Garden Oasis
Studio Ashby

Make your greenhouse feel like a secret garden by hanging a rustic, romantic swing chair, as done in this space designed by Studio Ashby. Then add a bench that introduces a pop of color while still remaining within that plant hue family, like this minty green option.

3 Add a Skylight
Simon Watson

Convert a garage or spare room with access to the outdoors into a makeshift gardening shed or greenhouse. A skylight will work wonders and it's a good alternative to a greenhouse if there isn't room to build on in the yard. This mudroom designed by Jeanette Whitson feels more like a conservatory.

4 Copy Your Favorite Nursery
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Bon Traveler

Go visit your favorite local nursery and take note of the little design elements throughout. Things like decorative stone pieces and string lights are all low-lift but make a big impact, design-wise.

5 Transform Your Living Space
Nicole Franzen

If you love plants—like really, really love plants—and your living room gets enough natural light, transform it into a greenhouse of sorts, as designer Chris Benz did in his bathroom.

6 Beautify the Surrounding Area
Nicole Franzen

Greenhouses aren't always the most eye-catching structures since they tend to be rustic. To beautify the surrounding space—and to take advantage of its full functional value—surround it with plants and set up a sitting or dining area next to it.

7 Use Your Vertical Space
Old Brand New

Hanging a bunch of potted plants and terrariums will double the amount of greenery you grow in a small space. We're digging this urban jungle vibe from Old Brand New.

8 Set Up a Seating Area
Alison Gootee

Set up a seating nook to make a spacious greenhouse feel even more grand. In this space, the green cushions blend in nicely with plants while the pops of light blue introduce contrast. The plant motif pendant is also a great way to create a sense of place and honor the theme.

9 Hang String Lights and Compost
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Lauren Stephanie Wells

Hanging string lights in the greenhouse will make it feel like a special haven you actually want to spend time in. Aside from being stylish, your greenhouse should also be sustainable and organized in a way that keeps clutter to a minimum. Enter: Your own personal composting system.

10 Use a Sunny Corner
Nicole Franzen

A sunny corner in your home is the perfect place for a makeshift greenhouse. If you have large windows that channel the vibe of a greenhouse environment, even better. We love the large cactus perched by the window in this sunroom designed by GRT Architects.

11 Tent Your Garden
Lauren Stephanie Wells

If you don't want to build an entire greenhouse in your yard, consider a tented garden. It'll have a similar effect, but won't be as much work as building a permanent structure.

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