The indoor plant trend has been front and center the past few years, and it’s easy to see the merit of this decor. Aside from the vibrant and calming colors that plants bring to a space, it also has added benefits like absorbing toxins and helping dampen noise.
However, it’s also understandable if a newbie plant parent would get overwhelmed. With the wide variety of indoor plants at your disposal, how can you get started decorating your home with them? Where do you position floor plants and how do you suspend hanging plants? Here, we give you a handful of tips and tricks to handle your growing collection of indoor botanical plants.
Position floor plants in corners
Using large floor plants as a focal point for your room is a classic way to bring plants into your home. Dress up the corners of your room with a leafy, four- to seven-foot plant for an understated placement. A great choice of species would be palm plants like areca or reed.
Hang plants on the walls
For smaller spaces, making use of vertical areas like your wall keeps your practical space free while also adding in refreshing decor. Suspending multiple plants with leaves that drape like hanging foliage can create a waterfall illusion with plants. Use small-gauge wire as holders for your plants or install floating pots into the wall for a more permanent setup.
Place small succulents on furniture
Succulents are not only small and easy to place, but they’re also relatively low maintenance plants for the busy homeowner. Positioning an array of succulents on side tables, floating shelves or window sills is an easy way to add more greens indoors.
Use floral plants as centerpieces
With their various colors and shapes, flowers are a lovely addition to any furniture for a punch of vibrant hues. Bring in floral arrangements as centerpieces to coffee tables or dining tables and let it be the star of the room. Some eye-catching and vibrant species would be lilies, roses or peonies.
Add herb plants in your kitchen
There are plenty of herbs that are beginner-friendly like basil, mint or parsley. With those choices, adding a living herb box into your kitchen shouldn’t be a high maintenance affair. Aside from adding greenery to your house, it can also bring pleasant aromas and even be utilized in cooking.
Place a plant in the bathroom
Plants in the bathroom add a refreshing feeling to the space, and getting them wet is likely not a problem. For the bathroom which typically has no windows, choose plants that are comfortable without much sunlight like bamboo stalks.
Use a large leaf or flower as an accent
Placing a large leaf such as a split leaf philodendron in a clear vase already adds character to any surface. The best part is that there isn’t much maintenance needed to keep this rootless part fresh, and it’s also a great way to revive fallen leaves or flowers from larger plants.
Turn old china into plant pots
If thrifting ceramics or china is one of your hobbies, you can combine this with houseplant design by using these dishes as plant vessels. This would be perfect for smaller flowers or succulents, adding even more character to an already lively plant.
There are many more creative ways to integrate plants into your indoor spaces for you to discover, but these are just a few easy ways to get started. Of course, if you’re into plants purely for decoration but aren’t a fan of the plant care part, choosing artificial plants will cancel out all your maintenance problems. It will just be a matter of strategic placements to build your dream mini home jungle.