Plants are one of the easiest ways to add some green to your living space and quickly refresh its design. They add an earthy charm, fresh scents, and have even been shown to improve mental wellbeing.
Kokedamas are ideal for spaces with limited surface area as they hang. And for those without green thumbs, De Givenchy recommends Casa Gusto’s faux plants made of paper-mache leaves and branches – they make for striking additions!
1. Create a focal point
Indoor plants can quickly become the focal point of a room. Their beauty draws the eye, elevates any design scheme and adds coziness.
Plants of various sizes and shapes can be combined together to form an eye-catching display. Snake leaves or pothos with long vines can be draped across furniture such as window frames to create an eye-catching arrangement, while ceiling hanging offers more dramatic effect.
Consider how much light and care your plant requires before selecting it to decorate with. Ferns thrive in bathrooms which receive lots of natural sunlight while succulents thrive in warmer areas within your home.
Decoration can also include indoor plants that require little care, such as peace lily or air lily plants. They’re easy to grow and will do an outstanding job of purifying the air in your home.
2. Add a pop of color
Adding color can add dimension and dimension to any space, whether through greenery or bold orchid blooms. Low maintenance plants like peace lilies and anthuriums work great for bedrooms and living rooms while trailing plants’ leafy foliage brings life and vibrancy into bathrooms and kitchens.
Make an impactful statement with your greenery by building a living wall from planters and hanging pots to showcase it. Lievano suggests selecting vessels to suit the design of your room: for example, rustic charm works well in farmhouse kitchens while Scandinavian settings benefit from using woven baskets or terracotta pots instead.
Large plants such as fiddle-leaf figs can serve as room dividers and define open floor plans. Plus, plants provide more value than fresh cut flowers since their lifespan far surpasses that of fresh cuts – an eucalyptus branch provides vibrant color while adding natural charm to this bedroom!
3. Add texture
Plants add subtle texture and life to any living space, from trailing out of macrame hanging baskets in boho rooms to nestled in corners of modern home offices. Furthermore, plants are an effective way to incorporate biophilic design principles as they improve air quality while simultaneously improving our moods.
Decorating with plants doesn’t need to be complicated or restrictive; Lievano suggests starting small potted plants before adding larger ones as your space evolves. She also encourages trying small collectible “pet” plants for some added character on shelves and tabletop surfaces.
An essential detail when displaying plants is selecting an appropriate vessel for them to sit in. Terracotta pots make an elegant addition to rustic farmhouse settings, while woven plant baskets fit seamlessly in Scandinavian living rooms.
4. Add a natural feel
Utilizing plants as accent pieces is an easy and natural way to bring green into the home. Unlike rugs or paint colors, plants fit seamlessly with virtually all styles of homes – traditional interiors may support most house plant species while those looking for something different might want to consider more quirky options such as Monstera Deliciosa or snake leaf philodendron as alternatives.
Rather than guess what plants will work best in your space, consult an expert from a nearby garden center. They’ll help you choose plants that complement both your home and are easy to care for.
To maximize the impact of your plant display, layer different types of greenery in a room. Make use of plant stands or shelving at various heights to add depth, or try layering tall succulents or orchids using DIY copper pipe planters for an eye-catching cascading effect. Adding some texture with macrame hangers or stylish hanging planters can give your space an authentic farmhouse vibe!