Have you noticed a few bare areas in your home lately? Adding houseplants to your interior design can help breathe new life into your home and office space.
For many people, incorporating plants into their interior décor is an afterthought. And the more awful experiences you have with plants – like forgetting to feed and water them leading to wilting – the more likely you are to consider other options or give up on decorating your space altogether. However, it is not that hard to keep plants alive, especially if you consider that they make you happier, help you recharge, and even make you more productive.
Modern trends in interior decorating seem to demand simplicity and clean lines. Nature, on the other hand, is characterized by chaos and disorder, which can make the inclusion of plants in room décor a bit of a challenge. However, this is not a strong enough reason for contemporary interiors to forego greenery.
Designers have come up with ways to bring plants into interior design as a creative element that is just as important as other accessories in the space.
Groups of small plants
If your home has wallpaper or curtain fabric, you may want to consider adding house plants with small leaves to your home. A collection of small indoor plants arranged in a group can add interest to your living room or kitchen space. Standing on its own, a small plant tends to be less effective in creating an impressive contemporary décor.
Group houseplants are also easier to take care of, especially if they need the same amount of light. Plus it is convenient to water a collection of houseplants with a similar watering regime.
Large potted plants
The right indoor plant in the wrong position will through off the look and feel of the entire space. For instance, the plant may be too small in a bigger space, or have so much volume that it overwhelms nearby design elements. If you intend to decorate with a large potted plant, consider its overall height, width, and volume.
Tall houseplants are mostly used to decorate spacious interiors. They are positioned near plain walls at the corners, apart from the furnishings. A full single potted plant placed in front of a window may limit the entry of natural light, which can make conversations awkward in a living room.
Use of Terrariums
Glass plant terrariums are eco friendly, lovely, and inexpensive, plus they are portable and easy to move around at different times of the year. Small indoor plants placed under the glass don’t require everyday watering, which makes them perfect for busy lifestyles.
When used effectively, they create attractive and unusual wall decorations and striking table centerpieces that bring life into home interiors with their fresh green color and light reflections.
When using glass plant terrariums for interior home decorating, you can combine glass jars and bowl or glass tableware and plates with natural decorating materials, beach pebbles, driftwood pieces, dry branches and small indoor plants to create gorgeous arrangements.
Air plants – Tillandsia stricta – are here to stay. Exotic, low-maintenance, and stylish with their funnel-like blue, pink, or purple flowers combined with slender, pale green leaves, air plants are a natural spherical terrarium choice for a contemporary look delivering both color and texture. Air plants can also be placed in sea urchins to deliver a whimsical effect.
Other air plant display ideas include:
– Air plant pods – These pods come in a variety of color options to give you lovely, compact, and beautifully designed containers to hold your air plants. Neutral colors are just as good as sweet shades. Plus you can easily convert them into hanging planters using the right rope, yarn, or string.
– Hanging planters – Consider hanging the air plant directly onto your hanging “container” without the pod. You can get the containers in nest-like forms (made from yarn) or gem-like forms (made from brass).
– Faceted pots – Made from brass and high-quality driftwood and characterized by lines, angles, and bold forms.
Interior decorating ideas that include miniature potted trees; indoor plants and glass terrariums, all offering ideal places for the family to rest after a busy day.