Living accents are a beautiful and economical way to decorate your home's interior, but that doesn't mean you have to go big with your indoor plants. In fact, tabletop plants fit into any indoor space, including dorm rooms, and are a great way to freshen up the look of the space.

If you're thinking about starting a living accent with a tabletop garden, the staff at Homestead Gardens offers the following tips:

Know Your Light Source

Smaller rooms don't often have bright sunlight shining in, so be sure to find plants that don't mind, or plants that prefer low-light conditions. Philodendrons, spider plants and ivy are all good options. The first three are great indoor plants. Philodendrons and ivy will grow long vines, and spider plants will shoot off baby plants once established. Depending on your space, you can let these plants grow wild, or trim them back to fit the container and space of your choosing.

Research How Big the Plant Will Get

As mentioned above, vining plants can be cut back, but some trees can grow very large in an indoor environment. If your home doesn't have the space for a large tree, consider finding a different plant that won't turn your home into The Little Shop of Horrors. Keep in mind too that the size of container may need to grow as the plant grows, otherwise it can become root bound, or potentially topple over due to the lack of container weight.

Do You Want Blooms or Just Greenery?

Some indoor plants like cacti and orchids produce blooms at different times of the year. They also don't necessarily get very large. Be sure to ask the Homestead Gardens staff about a blooming plant's care schedule before making a purchase.

Small tabletop living accents are perfect for brightening the decor in your cubicle, bedroom, bathroom or dorm. You'll love watching the plants grow and change with the different seasons, all in the comfort of your home.

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