Have you ever looked around your home and thought to yourself, “There’s something missing…my space looks very cold and too spacious?” Although I like today’s popular minimalist decor style, I find it is often lacking warmth. One of my decorating philosophies is to bring the outdoors inside in order to eliminate the barrier/reduce the divide between our homes and nature. One of the best ways to add warmth, natural elements and some peaceful energy is by incorporating houseplants.
Whether it’s the kitchen, the dining area, your living room, or the bedroom, there is something for each room when it comes to decorating using indoor plants. Continue reading to discover seven smart ways you can style your home decor with indoor plants.
1. Bring Succulents into the Kitchen
While water-loving plants such as the rattlesnake sound more ideal for the kitchen, very few plants uplift your meal prep space more than small succulents placed on the window sill.
Besides their outstanding ability to thrive in the harshest of conditions, succulents come in various adorable forms and shapes. They can instantly enhance your kitchen space (and any other room) bringing more energy and life to it. Also, because they are quite small, they won’t take up the valuable counter space in your kitchen!
One of succulents’ best selling features is they are easy to care for, and you can always use a reliable plant delivery service and have them shipped to your doorstep as early as the next day. That’s if you have none in your garden at the moment!
2. Utilize Your Cabinet Top Space
Do you have several cabinets or cupboards with empty space between the top of the cupboard and the ceiling? If so, that is space you can use to uplift your room décor using plant life. Particularly, plants like pothos or ivy can transform the look of your kitchen or living room when placed at the top of the cabinet.
You can even place fresh flowers instead, which is one of the best spring décor ideas .
3. Vertically Arranged Potted Plants
Whether it’s your patio or that unused corner in your living room, plants give your home a whole new look when hung vertically adjacent to the wall. You can place several different species, such as spider plants that drape beautifully on vertical displays or small fans in aesthetically appealing containers or pots for that jungle vibe. For a rustic look, purchase a secondhand wood ladder, paint it white and place plants on each rung.
4. Create a Focal Point with a Group of Plants Closely-Spaced
For the hardcore lovers of the wild, consider gathering several plants with minimal space in-between so they appear slightly overgrown. You can place them on a piece of furniture like a credenza or gather them together in a corner of your room. This is a great way to create an epic focal point in your house as long as you grow only plants you can care for. The last thing you want is for your home to appear neglected and abandoned.
5. Basket Them Up
As we know them, baskets are mostly made from natural materials – or at least imitations of them. For some added warmth in your space, consider displaying plants in a unique basket that is meant just for this purpose. Place the basket somewhere noticeable in your room such as on a side table to create an attractive focal point.
6. The Ceiling Hanging Plant
You might not think about the empty space under your ceiling as a way to style your home decor with indoor plants, but you could capitalize on this extra space by incorporating hanging plants. Draping species like the spider plant can be a great way to elevate your design, especially if you have an empty corner somewhere in your home. As seen in the photo above, don’t forget about adding plants to your bedroom. Plants such as the spider plant, aloe vera, and snake plant release oxygen into the air day and night.
7. Craftily Shaped Vines
Who said vines should only be restricted to improving your home’s curb appeal or outdoor space? They help elevate your home décor when brought inside, more so when creatively shaped and wrapped around something, perhaps a mirror. What’s more, such a setup will help keep it intact and prevent dangling leaves from reaching the floor for a neat and eye-catching natural vibe.
From the kitchen to the bathroom, the living room to the patio, houseplants can transform just about any space. They’ll even add vibrancy and energy to your workspace if you work from home. The most important thing is to pick the best plants suitable for your space, employ some creativity, and ensure regular maintenance.
The above are just some of the ways you can style your home decor with indoor plants.