When it comes to good interior design – whether at home or in the office – you can never underestimate the importance of having plants as part of your daily living space. In fact, it is never an issue of deciding whether the space should include plants, but rather which plants are right for the space and the people who live in it. In addition to the aesthetic values that plants can add to a home, indoor plants have many health benefits, and surrounding ourselves with green, living and breathing decor is incredibly beneficial for our bodies and minds!
1. Match your plants to your design style
If you’re interested in interior decorating with plants, you may want to select plants that fit the look of your home.
For example, a modern room design pops the room with strong colors and life, but while the tone is almost futuristic, the pots used for the plants tie a little nature into the room fluidly. Such a room proves there are no limits to the kind of design that highlights the warmth of a plant.
By treating plants just like any other piece of home decor, you’ll be able to design a beautiful, cohesive space that is full of life.
2. Brighten up dark corners with low-light plants
One of the key ingredients to a budding plant is sunlight. So, you may avoid placing plants in the darker corners of your home. When you’re trying to spruce up the indoors with a bit of the outdoors, you’ll need some beauties that can grow with a low-light option. Fortunately, many houseplants don’t need or want a bright, sunny window to thrive. Adding low light-loving plants to the shadier rooms of your home can brighten them up by adding life and interest. Then your pride and joy can be sprinkled around your home adding life and breath to any nook.
3. Plant decorating with collections
A collection of plants is a group of plants assembled by either a common aspect or simply by taste. A group of plants can create beautiful contrast and movement that works with any space. There is the interior design “rule of three,” which states that groups of items in odd numbers look more pleasing to the human eye.
When it comes to interior decorating with plants, choose a few plants of different sizes or shades of green to create contrast and visual interest. Keep it simple with matching pots, or add color with a variety of planters to suit your style.
Even if in this case there are multiple plants to care for, you can select low maintenance plants like cacti and succulents.
4. Add color with flowering houseplants & colorful leaves
When we talk about houseplants, we often think only of greenery. But, there are a number of colorful and flowering options that make interior decorating with plants easy.
Of course, flowers are a great way to decorate a room, no matter what the room looks like. A combination of the right flower type and the ultimate vase can really amplify your chosen aesthetic. With the blooms (whether faux or real) will lift your interior design instantly.
If you’re more interested in traditional houseplants with colorful leaves, there are also a number of options. Take a look at croton, Chinese evergreen, Purple Passion Plant, Fittonia, Bromeliad,… for a subtle pop of color to brighten up any space.
5. Try out dried plants and flowers
Buying fresh flowers and plants can be a costly exercise; especially for people living busy lives. Keeping plants alive can be too much of an ask, overloading already lengthy to-do lists. Therefore, dried bouquets, branches and flowers are a more cost-effective and convenient alternative to plants and fresh flowers– and they last longer.
Dried flowers and foliage provides another chance to be creative, and allows you to arrange your flowers in new and different ways. A vase full of dried native flowers, such as eucalyptus or proteas, requires no maintenance beyond the occasional dusting. They can balance out the green of your living plants, while looking super-duper pretty. It is wonderful to be able to create something that will last for a long time.
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