Interior design is all about creating a space that is pleasant and comfortable to be in. One of the things that can affect your decor is how much of the outdoors you have included in your indoor space. Stone finishes, wood furniture and even animal details on pillows and rugs are all little reminders of the great outdoors that can look perfectly well indoors. But from all the different ways of sneaking nature into your living area, plants are probably the most beneficial and effective.
When it comes to good design, whether at home or in the office, you cannot underestimate the importance of plants. There are plenty of reasons why you should include a healthy dose of plant life in your living space. Beyond the aesthetic value, having plants in your home can improve the air quality by reducing toxins and other chemicals. The benefits range from energizing the mind to lowering blood pressure and even encouraging deeper sleep. Along with the many reasons why you should include plants in your home’s decor, there also many different ways to do that.
Houseplants can be small enough to accentuate a coffee table or an open shelve but they can also be large enough to command floor space on their own. So, if you have a room that is too big but it doesn’t have any greenery, then a floor plant is the perfect decorating solution as it will breathe more life into that space. What you need for this project is a beautiful, big plant of your choice and the right planter for it.
Choosing the perfect planter is not easy. However, simple and modern planters are always a great idea since they can fit in pretty well in most home interior designs. Modern pots and planters with built-in water reservoir are a winning combination as they make watering the plants less of a chore. All you need to do is fill the reservoir with water and let your plants take as much water as they need – when they need it.
Look for modern planters that are sturdy, safe, BPA-free, and corrosion and UV resistant. This way you will rest assured you’re investing in a piece that can be used outdoors as well. Most self-watering planters are suitable for planting a wide range of plants, herbs, and flowers. However, you should pay attention to the size and scale of the plant so it can make sense in the room, choose the right place for it and ensure it receives the proper light.
If you are looking for plants that are decorative but don’t require a lot of care, then an orchid is the right plant for you. Choosing blooming plants for your home is a great idea as they have all the health and aromatherapy benefits of green plants while giving you an extra pop of colour. Why orchids? Because these flowers are very delicate and come in a range of lovely colours and can do wonders for your interior design thanks to their sculptural silhouette. They don’t need much watering, but with the proper care orchids can last a long time. Just make sure to find the right bright windowsill for them.
Succulents and cacti
Caring for plants can be tricky. Different types have different requirements. So, depending on the climate and how much time you have to devote to the process, some of them can be really hard to care for. If you are not very good at caring for plants, there are a number of hearty house plants that will be ideal for you. For example, you can consider a succulent plant or a cactus. Both of them are desert plants which means they only need little water and sunlight. Due to their linear shapes, these plants work very well aesthetically in interiors, giving the space a more modern appeal.
Wall-hanging herb garden
If you want to try something different creating a wall hanging herb garden is the best way to combine aesthetic beauty of greenery or flowers with functionality. For this project, you need a few small planters and a variety of plants. By using individual planters rather than a series of shelves, you can create an interesting yet simple wall of art. Also, if you love cooking, you can plant some fresh herbs instead of other plants. This way you can use your herbs as both cooking ingredients and decorative plants. This project is especially a good choice for small spaces where there is not much floor space to play with.