10 Easy Ways to Incorporate Plants In Your Home
There are many benefits to decorating with plants and literally greening the home. Besides adding warmth and color to your home’s aesthetics, another advantage it provides is a healthier living environment. Plants give off oxygen while absorbing carbon dioxide, and help purify the air.
When decorating with plants, it’s worth keeping these five tips in mind:
- Group pots of greenery in odd numbers for a casual look. The symmetry of an even-numbered grouping makes the arrangement appear more formal.
- To add interest, mix plants of various shapes, heights and widths.
- Color choice depends on your preference. Similar hues provide cohesiveness but if you’re aiming for variety in your décor, opt for foliage featuring different colors.
- Like plant color, pots can be expressions of your design taste. You can have a set arrangement using plant containers of the same color and texture, or use variety to lend a more eclectic ambiance.
- All plants have preferred conditions. Be aware of these needs and make them part of your houseplant care routine. Some thrive in a moist environment while others like lots of light.
Decorating with Houseplants
Incorporating plants in your décor is not difficult. Try bringing nature inside your home with these simple but stylish suggestions.
- Empty corners in your home can be tricky to decorate, and plants provide a way for you to get creative. Putting indoor trees like yucca and ficus in colorful, large planters takes care of the awkward space.
- Liven up your walls with greenery. Hang planters on empty vertical spaces and fill them with jars or pots of herbs, cacti, or any medium-sized plant of choice. These will add visual interest when placed in hallways and is also a nifty way to grow edibles in the kitchen.
- The sunny areas near windows are prime real estate for your living decorations, which can be used as window treatments. Arrange a row of potted plants on the sill, or you can hang containers of leggy vines from a sturdy tension rod above.
- If your home is starved for space, a grid mounted on the wall can be your canvas to display indoor plants. Adding mountable shelves will make your green-filled décor look unique.
- Don’t throw away old dinnerware; use it to create tiny indoor gardens in your home. Arrange different kinds of succulents in a soup tureen, teacup or glass and top the soil with colored marbles to add more charm.
- Replace the vase in your living room center table with a terrarium. Create a miniature landscape using succulents, colored pebbles, marbles, or tiny figurines. There are many terrarium designs to choose from including cylindrical and circular, to rectangular and geometric.
- Out of ideas on what to use for a room divider? Fill a shelf with plants and use it to delineate your living space. Position the shelf for maximum viewing effect, and vary the species according to the season of the year. Flowering plants are ideal since they provide pops of color. Just be sure to choose shades that match the other elements of your décor.
- Decorate the bathroom by installing one or two bold-colored macramé plant hangers to grow aloe vera, ferns and other plants that love a moist environment. If hanging foliage from ceiling hooks is not your thing, a few pots by the side of the tub can give the room a spa-like ambiance.
- Think of indoor plants as living sculptures or artwork. Let them cascade over their containers to lend a sense of movement to your living room. Alternatively, mimic a still life painting with an assembly of tiny succulents. Combine round and pointy shapes with shiny and matte surfaces, tying them together using a specific color scheme.
- Create a green haven within your bedroom by trading one of your bedside lamps with a pot of fern or peace lily. Adding a sturdy plant in a sunny corner provides freshness. Greenery in the bedroom can help absorb pollutants from the air so that you breathe in purer.
Plants are an affordable way to freshen up home interiors. Whether your style preference is modern, traditional, minimalist, or eclectic; there is greenery to match it. Different species provide a range of colors, textures, and shapes to choose from.
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