Indoor plants can certainly lend a fresh look to any room in your house; but are you aware that having them around is also good for the health?
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Decorating with indoor plants
There’s more to plants than just give you fresher air to breathe. In terms of decorating, they add color and life to a room. You can think of them like you do other design components, much like artwork, an accessory or a piece of furniture that can add more detail to your interior design. Here are a few stylish ways to incorporate greenery in your décor.
Make a statement
House plants don’t just come in different species; they come in different sizes too. You can one of the larger-than-life varieties to make a bold statement. The fiddleleaf fig is a bit high maintenance but very eyecatching. A pot of bird of paradise will add some tropical vibe. If you have a sunny spot inside your home, how about a citrus tree? If you make the effort to pollinate the flowers, the tree will bear fruit, and will not just more color but aroma.
Assemble a cluster
Plants are great for those nooks or corners in your house where nothing seems suitable. Instead of leaving them empty and wasting the space, why not add a cluster of plants? You can get really creative by combining different shapes, sizes and colors.
Create a living sculpture
Cascading plants, those that spill out of their containers, can lend a sense of movement. You can grow some wax plants or Swedish ivy and hang them in baskets or display them on specially designed shelves.
Craft a centerpiece
Instead of cut flowers that need some changing after a couple of days, use potted plants as focal points on top of a dining or coffee table. An assembly of small succulents will look like a intriguing still life painting made up of living and breathing elements. You can mix pointy with round or shiny with matte to make them more appealing to the eye. More popular varieties include the Christmas cactus, aloe, hens-and-chicks, crown of thorns and the jade plant.
Make terrarium pods
For a more contemporary take on displaying greenery, make use of terrarium pods. Terrariums have been on trend lately as an alternative to the more traditional pots and vases.
They are very versatile because containers come in different designs and they are not difficult to make at all. With some pebbles, small succulents, a transparent glass bowl and a little creativity, you can create your own terrariums and add a zen-like ambiance to a room.
Choose your planters wisely too
When displaying greenery, it’s not just about the kind of plants but also about the how to showcase them.
With home décor leaning towards natural materials these days, woven basket containers are certainly on trend. You can also have them inside cement planters in various colors, even those that feature patterns and prints to add drama to your design. For more height, put the plants out on stands; or layer similar styles a cohesive look.
Having your own oasis inside the home is not that hard to do. Make the plants stand out by creating that perfect background of simple neutral colors and adding touches of blue, green and black. Tropical patterns are also a perfect complement; and if you put in metallic accents, your space will look and feel both relaxing and luxurious.