The Kitchen: The Final Frontier for Plants

The Kitchen: The Final Frontier for Plants

Nancy Mitchell
Apr 21, 2016

Indoor plants are huge. They're everywhere. They're in the bedroom, they're in the bathroom. But the kitchen is kind of the last frontier in this regard — I think maybe people are a little reluctant to put plants in the kitchen because the idea of having all that dirt so close to the place where they cook makes them a little uncomfortable. If you're in this camp, maybe you'll change your mind when you see these eight examples of how darned great it looks. You could grow herbs right in your kitchen! (And really, if you think about it, all of your food comes from dirt anyway.)

Above: Beautiful green plants are the perfect complement to a beautiful green backsplash in Justina Blakeney's kitchen, spotted on The Jungalow.

(Image credit: Nicolette Johnson)

Succulents are sort of the gateway drug of the houseplant world. It all starts with a couple of succulents. And then suddenly you're into hanging plants, and then you're hooked. And then your kitchen looks as great as this one shared by Nicolette Johnson on Reddit.

(Image credit: Refinery29)

We're very indebted to Justina Blakeney for this post: this is another photo of her boho-cool LA home, from Refinery29.

(Image credit: Casa)

A bevvy of hanging plants in a kitchen from Casa.

(Image credit: Domino)

If the light in your kitchen permits (and you're tall enough to water them), the top of your fridge is a great spot to start a little garden. Image from Domino.

(Image credit: Urban Outfitters Blog)

Multiple plants give this Portland kitchen, from the Urban Outfitters Blog, an earthy, relaxed vibe.

IKEA's Fintorp system can be used to make a wall-mounted herb garden — perfect for a kitchen without counter space or open shelves for plants.

(Image credit: Heimatbaum)

Plants add a bit of color (and a bit of fresh mint for your drink) to a kitchen from Heimatbaum.

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