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Snake plant basket ledge

Do you have ledges in your house you have no idea what to do with like me? Well I have an idea for you today!

I have been staring at this ledge for years without a clue what to put there. Or leave it blank. Shelves? Fill it in? Finally I decided to throw a few large baskets I had up there and see how it looked. I loved it, so I added more baskets and snake plants.

Snake plants are easy to care for and only need to be watered every 2-4 weeks. They do well in shaded areas so I’m hopeful they will do ok here. I’ll do an update if I kill them all. It’s a very real possibility, haha! I don’t have the best track record.

But here are 5 plants I’ve managed to keep alive.

Ledge ideas - snake plants in baskets - living room layout

The best part is that they are great at filtering the air! Check this out from rollingnature.com:

“The Snake plant purifies air by absorbing toxins through the leaves and producing pure oxygen. In fact, the Sansevieria is an ideal bedroom plant. Whereas most other plants release carbon dioxide at night (in the absence of photosynthesis), the Sansevieria continues to produce oxygen.

Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, this plant is one of the best for filtering out formaldehyde, which is common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues and personal care products. Put one in your bathroom — it’ll thrive with low light and steamy humid conditions while helping filter out air pollutants.”

Ledge ideas - snake plants in baskets - living room layout - French gray paint

The snake plants are from a local nursery. The baskets are from Ross Dress for Less, Target (here and here) and Ikea (here). Ross’ prices are half of Target’s but I only found 2 at our picked over store ($14 each!).

I’m on my third layout in this room in the past 6 months. I think I like this one best because it doesn’t block off the sliding doors to the lanai. Our old doors were broken, didn’t slide well and were barely sealed. But we got new doors a couple months ago so now we can enjoy this pretty Florida winter weather!

Ledge ideas - snake plants in baskets - living room layout - French gray paint
Ledge ideas - snake plants in baskets - living room layout - French gray paint
Ledge ideas - snake plants in baskets - living room layout - French gray paint

We have these old Ektorp Ikea couches (which I LOVE because they are completely washable) but to give them a little personality I like to drape tapestries or pretty blankets behind them. If you tuck it in between the cushions and back (not over the cushion) kids are less likely to mess with them!

This 10-year-old tv is on the fritz so we might buy one while they’re on sale for the Super Bowl. My mind is going crazy thinking of ways to cover this black box. I don’t want to spend the money on a framed tv and don’t like the idea of it always being on. But I did pin some clever solutions I’m tossing around on this hide the tv board.

Here’s a video I made about the snake plant ledge and 5 other plant ideas for your home! (Oh, and how I care for Figgy is on there too! He’s out for world domination.)

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