Window styling tips with indoor plants

Create a nice windowsill display that reflects your superior styling skills whilst also keeping your privacy protected with indoor plants.

Add height with large pots and tall plants

Do you have big windows but don’t feel like closing your curtains for your curious neighbours all day? A few big plants in equally large pots will shield your home from prying eyes without ruining the careful design of your interior. Use a large but subtle and elegant plant pot  that lets plants speak for themselves. Combine the pot with a large zamioculcas or strelitzia, these plants love a spot in the sun in front of the window.

A windowsill decorated with indoor plants

Mix and match your plants and pots

Do you like a slightly messy, bohemian interior and don’t mind letting your neighbours know? Use your windowsill as a proud display of your style by mixing up different plants and pots in various colours and sizes. From large to small, vintage to modern and sleek; a happy plant gang like this one is bound to make any passers-by smile. Do make sure your plants are having a good time on the windowsill as well: succulents or cacti are your best choice for this spot. 

A windowsill decorated with indoor plants

Add pops of colour with florals

Create a colourful distraction from the outside in, and amaze on-lookers with a row of beautiful orchids. Orchids aren’t the easiest plants to keep, but with the elho Brussels orchid high pot you should be just fine. The pot has an elevated bottom, which allows for plenty of air and drainage for your orchid’s roots, keeping both your orchids and your windowsill happy.

A windowsill decorated with indoor plants

Keep windowsills neat without overcrowding

If you love a minimal interior, you’re probably not a fan of a crowded, messy windowsill. But you do still want to give your neighbours something to look at besides your gorgeous interior, so go for sleek green plants in pots with colours that match both your windowsill and frame. Think of an easy sansevieria in a minimal white pot, or a subtle palm.

Herbs look great (and taste even better)

Windowsills are the perfect spot for growing vegies and herbs indoors. Place a few pots with different vegies next to each other in a row or build a vertical garden with a few shelves in front of the window. Be warned: your neighbours might just show up unannounced during dinner time to taste some of those homegrown vegies!

A windowsill decorated with indoor plants

Time to style your windowsill

Now you know how to style your windowsill, head into your local Bunnings to pick one up the plants. If you need a pot, check out Elho’s eco friendly range too. 

Cherry Plant

Planting & Growing How to plant and grow a cherry tree Sweet or sour, cherries are a popular summer treat around the world. Lovely and narrow, the cherry tree is suited to areas with cold winters, creating a stunning display of blossom in spring followed by the much-loved fruit.

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Planting & Growing How to grow and care for indoor plants For people unable to garden outdoors, growing indoor plants allows them to indulge in a hobby that gives great pleasure.

bird of paradise plant

Planting & Growing How to grow and prune a bird of paradise Hardy, easy to grow and architecturally dramatic with some of the most stunning and bizarre flowers you will ever see—that’s the awesome bird of paradise.

Apple Tree

Planting & Growing How to grow and prune an apple tree Nothing beats the crunch and taste of a fresh apple. So why not grow your own? An apple tree can be so much more than just a fruit tree.


Planting & Growing How to plant grow and harvest basil An attractive garden plant that’s easy to grow and is an essential ingredient in a multitude of dishes. That’s basil!


Planting & Growing How to plant grow and prune bougainvillea If you’re looking for a plant with vibrant colours to bring a tropical look to your garden, then you can’t go past bougainvillea.

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Planting & Growing How to design a herb garden Turn your back or front yard into a beautiful, productive space by creating an edible garden that looks good and will tastes even better. For this project, we’re grouping our herbs into three pots – one for tea, one for smoothies and one for cocktai...

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Planting & Growing How to grow strawberries You’ll love the taste of home-grown strawberries. It’s a great activity the whole family will have fun doing.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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