Vines: The Perfect Plant for the Indoors

With winter around the corner, we’ll be bringing the outdoors in, recreating the garden with vines that are happy to overtake the living room. And the kitchen. And the bath.

Here are a few potted favorites from the editors of Gardenista.

Above: Photograph via Purple Area.

Above: A gardening sink in Sweden by Agnetta Enzell.

Above: The studio of Alvar Aalto studio in Helsinki.

To see more ways to incorporate vines into your home, visit Vines As Indoor Decor.


Melania Padilla
Melania P4 years ago

Love them!

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen5 years ago

Thank you :)

Jessica Sutton
Past Member 5 years ago

thank you. lovely photos.

Diane L.
Diane L5 years ago

Les, my kitchen window faces west, but there is little light because of a huge group of cedar trees just on the other side of the driveway, directly behind the house and the kitchen is on the "back" side of the house. So, except in summer and during the hours of about noon to 6:00 P..M. no direct light. The plant is on the window sill, above the kitchen sink. I don't have concerns about being toxic to animals because unlikely the cats will get up there to try to eat it. It's now been there for 8 years and almost completely around the window with just one "branch". I keep the other branches trimmed so the window doesn't become completely blocked. I stapled that branch to the side of the window with electrical conduit "staples" and never noticed until recently that another "branch"had climbed up the opposite side, entwining itself around the window blinds "control" wand.

Les M.
Les M5 years ago

i wish they listed the names of the vines and if they're okay with not much light. i looked up grape ivy (thanks diane) and it's not toxic to cats.

Diane L.
Diane L5 years ago

My favorite "vining" houseplant is GRAPE IVY. It's virtually indestructible. I have it in an attractive pot in my kitchen window and because of the humidity from washing dishes, it doesn't need misting, ever. It does grow profusely, so I keep it cut way back except for two "strands" which have been growing up the edges of the window, towards the top where they are now (after almost 8 years) starting to entwine the curtain rod which supports the valance across the top of the window.

Nils Lunde
PlsNoMessage se5 years ago


Ram R.
Ram Reddy5 years ago

Nice,thanks for sharing

Heather M
Heather Marv5 years ago

I had this plant pot with a vine in it and as time went on it grew further and further around the kitchen. Makes one think of Jack and the Bean stalk. Until my cat decided it wasn't just a plant pot, it would make a great loo. He killed it in a very short space of time.

Ann B.
Ann B5 years ago

thanks for sharing