Have you been bitten by the botanical bug but don’t know where to start? Here, we share expert tips for decorating your home with plants that are sure to help you bring the greenery in the world to your space.
Play around with sizes, colors
Plants are the one decor item you are allowed to go all crazy with because you can never have enough of the fresh air, and the therapeutic calmness that plants bring to a home.
When collecting the plants, mix up the colors, heights, and sizes to give your space texture, and depth as well as add balance and symmetry.
We suggest you visit Grow it Mobile before you stock up your favorite indoor plants. They have helpful tips on how to grow and care for a variety of popular plants.
Consider your Light
Don’t just buy any plant your eyes fall in love with. Do your research to find out if the environmental conditions in your home will enable it to thrive. For plants to grow and retain their green color, they need natural sunlight among other vital elements. It’s very important that you consider the amount of sunlight that penetrates into your home. Some plants need more lights than others.
A quick way to tell how much light a plant will need is to check the color depth of the plant. The darker the leaves the more light it will need. Take this with a pinch of salt though, sometimes it is not always the case.
Decorate your pots
We love how the brightly colored pots add instant warmth to the room. Choose pot designs and colors that allow you to show off your taste and style.
Create a focal point
Closely group plants in one corner or spot to create a focal point. For instance, you can drape your nightstand or dresser top with an overflowing plant like the ferns then add in some Pothos. For a dynamic look, round it out with floral arts and a few small plants like succulents and cacti. You can create greenery focal points in different areas of your home.
Pot your plants as soon as they get home
We recommend that you pot your plants as soon as they get to their new home. Get all the supplies needed while at the nursery so that you are not tempted to postpone the potting. Ask your kids to help you. They will love getting their hands dirty.
Succulents are the best to spice up dull-looking shelves. Place a couple on the bookshelf, laundry shelves, or even the top of your bedroom dresser.
Bring life to the bathroom
The bathroom is often overlooked when decorating a home with plants yet it is such a great spot because of the high humidity and low light. Orchids and ferns thrive really well because of the regularly added moisture.
Brighten up with a pop of color
Often when we talk about households, the majority of us picture green plants only. However, there are plants with colorful flowers that can take your interior decoration a notch higher. The mix of green leaves and colorful flowers really brightens up spaces.
We particularly love bright blooms like the begonia, bromeliads, and African violets. They add life and interest to the lush greenery.
Prop up plants with stands and planters
Once you’ve collected your plants, you can now go ahead and purchase some nice pots and planters. This is a chance for you to show off your personality by picking colors and designs that reflect who you are. There are plenty to choose from, from terracotta, hangers to vintage ceramic planters. Whatever planters you pick, just remember to choose ones that have good drainage and are easy to water.
Create contrast with different sizes
Houseplants look so much better when they are hanging out with their buddies especially when they are all of different species, heights, and sizes. We suggest you group similar plants in odd numbers so they look more appealing.
A great way to make a statement while Decorating your home is to have that one oversized plant in a particular spot of your house to serve as a conversation piece. This could be a fiddle leaf fig right by the entryway or Boston fern next to your favorite couch.
You could also get a modest-sized plant and prop it on a stand so that it appears big and full.
Consider hanging up plants to create a sense of depth. Arranging planters in a vertical arrangement adds a new dynamic to the usual climbing vines. Try hanging spider plants in small pots mounted with brackets and see what difference it will make to your walls.
Inspired to decorate your home with plants? We hope these experts tips will be of excellent help in adding life to your home.