Do you want to integrate plants into your home but can’t figure out where to start?
The beauty about house plants is that they don’t discriminate against certain interior design styles. On the contrary, they can be used to decorate any home. House plants inspire a fresh and vibrant atmosphere.
They are versatile and easy to use. So, read on to discover how to breathe a fresh dimension of décor into your home.
The importance of Plant placement cannot be overemphasised. Although plants need a healthy supply of natural sunlight, keep in mind that plant types differ in their needs, including light. Many thrive in shade, while others need a little more warmth.
In addition, certain types need to be watered more frequently. It is therefore important to do your research and come to understand the conditions under which they grow best before purchasing particular plants.
Plants are not bound by size, shape or colour. Therefore, they are an effective way to brighten up a dull corner. They can also be used effectively to disguise unattractive features like pipes or electrical wiring.
You can place plants in appropriate places in your home to create a dramatic effect or simply to add a subtle hint of fresh nature.
Flowering plants in a basket or in a small pot on a table is a subtle, yet effective way to elevate freshness in any room.
Using plants to Complement a Room
Plants work best when incorporated into clutter free interiors, or spaces which are sparsely decorated.
They are a great means of adding character to a room decorated with neutral colours. When picking out plants, ensure that their leaves and flowers don’t clash with the flower pots and the rest of the décor.
The size and style of the room matter too. The bigger the room, the more plants you can incorporate. The truth is, one small plant will look odd and out of place in a large space; therefore, put together a collection of plants with varying styles and shades of leaves.
On the other hand, in a small room large plants would dominate and occupy too much space. To get the desired effect, choose small to medium sized plants.
However, avoid putting many of them in a small room because it will crowd the space and individual plants will not be able to have their own unique impact on the room.
Another thing to consider is the background of the place where the plant will be placed. If a plant has large leaves, they should be placed in front of a wallpaper or wall art with small patterns.
Large patterns or plain backgrounds on a wall are best complemented by plants with intricate leaves and flowers.
It gets better! Decorating a room with a number of plants can improve the quality of indoor air by cleansing it and ultimately providing you with health benefits as they are capable of removing a variety of toxic air secretions.
They further improve indoor air by absorbing carbon monoxide and releasing oxygen. Don’t get me wrong though - poisonous plants do exist! So should you go plant shopping, don’t forget to do your research.
Good design is not simply defined by what the eye meets. It is about the feeling it arouses. Recent studies show that people feel more relaxed and less stressed when plants are present. Therefore don’t hesitate to place a beautiful plant in a room where you like to relax.
Some people tend to shy away from indoor plants due to the attention they require. However indoor plants are not that hard to look after.
Integrating plants into your living environment will enhance your decor cost-effectively because they are a wonderful alternative for other pricy decorative elements.
Plants have an instant and effortless way of revitalizing a home. However don’t forget to look after your plants because healthier the plant, the more purifying it will be.
The author specializes in interiors and fashion.