If you're looking at your home and saying, “I need to add some life to this design,” you've come to the right place.
Plants breathe life into your home literally and figuratively. Not only do they look bright and warm but they improve your home's air quality.
Everyone wins…if you know what you're doing when it comes to decorating with houseplants. If you don't, start with these tips.
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Tips for Decorating with Houseplants
Houseplants can look so right or so wrong depending on your design choices. Get the right look with these expert tips.
Liven Up Light-Bordering Furniture
One of the best ways to use a plant is to step up the style for a chunky piece of furniture. Since plants need sunlight, this tactic works best with furniture that's near a window.
One common favorite is to do a row of small plants along the edge of a desk. If you have a sofa in front of your window, a great skinny sofa table can be the perfect place for a plant row.
Play With Levels
You may have heard about this with landscaping design, and it holds true with the plants inside your home too.
If you're having multiple plants near each other, use different levels of plants. Balance a tall one like this ficus with a shorter tree and a few shorter flowers.
Keep It Clean In the Bathroom
Plants can be beautiful in bathrooms, but you shouldn't use the same plants you use in your living room.
In a bathroom, you want a bright, open, airy look that exudes cleanliness. Instead of filling in the space with a big floral arrangement, keep it simple. Try a solitary plant like a single orchid.
As an added bonus, orchids are well-suited to bathrooms because they love humid environments.
Bring the Flower Box Inside
Floral window boxes have undeniable old-school charm. Today, there's a growing trend the brings this charm inward.
Today's homeowners are opting for indoor flower boxes. You don't necessarily want them on your window sills, but hanging them on the wall is a popular choice. It's a great way to add character to a big, empty wall.
Know Your Limitations
Let's be honest: planting and gardening are skills. Some people have these skills and some don't.
Be honest with yourself about what you can handle. Before you buy any decorative plant, find out how difficult it is to care for. Garden center and nursery employees are great resources for these questions if you aren't sure.
Regardless of where your gardening skills are, get plants to match. No one wants to keep buying plants to replace dying ones.
Bringing Nature Indoors
One of the beautiful things about plants is that you can make them match any style. Whether your home's look is modern, rustic, traditional, or somewhere in between, there are plants that will look perfect.
Decorating with houseplants is all about knowing your style and finding something o match. The tips above can help you cultivate the perfect indoor ecosystem in your home.
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