Plants for the Dorm Rooms and Small Spaces

It’s the beginning of August, and that means it’s almost time to go back to school.  For students transitioning into the start of their college career, an important part of the process is decorating the new dorm room.  Your style expresses personality, while staying creative in designing a homey look in a smaller space.  One of the best ways to add life and color into your small space is through the use of plants.  Here are a few options to get you started thinking about those all important dorm room decor decisions.

Succulent Gardens

Succulents are highly popular among young adults because they’re trendy, beautiful, and hard to kill.  Succulents take very little water, and can be forgotten for a period of time while still maintaining great color and shape.  These plants come in a variety of colors and sizes, and can be combined into a small garden box or left singular for an accent piece.  They thrive indoors and outdoors, and continue to grow exponentially after they’ve been planted.


Starting a college career is hard, and the food should be the least of your worries!  Small herb gardens are the perfect way to carry a wide variety of flavors to your food, as well as a pleasant aroma throughout the space.  Herbs like rosemary, cilantro, and mint can grow very fast, and also stay contained in a smaller basket or container.

Hanging Baskets

A great way to add decor without cluttering up a small space is to try a hanging plant basket.  There are a wide variety of hanging plants that will grow well indoors such as ferns, philodendron, or ivy.  Additionally, try placing these hanging baskets in a trendy container like a macrame hanger or on a floating shelf.

Plants can be a great way to transform a small, mundane dorm room into a home away from home, full of color and life.  At Matlack Florist, we’re happy to help you choose the perfect plant to make the start of a new beginning in life a little easier.

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