House plants are well-known to have health benefits, which is in itself a good enough reason to have them in your home. But they also make a great addition to your decor, giving your interiors an extra dimension. If you love the idea of creating your own little urban jungle – perhaps you don’t have the outside space, or aren’t a fan of gardening during the colder months – then these examples should help give you some ideas.
When it comes to house plants, there’s more variety than you might think. Floor plants, hanging plants, terrariums, a cactus or two… You can find a plant to suit any space.
In this urban jungle, nature appears to be slowly taking over – there’s no real demarcation between the plants and the rest of the room.
House plants can make an otherwise spartan space feel like a much more friendly and welcoming place to spend time in.
Even a minimalist space can benefit from the inclusion of a few house plants – you just have to be a bit more discerning about which ones to choose and where to put them.
Make greenery a theme in your home by matching up the decor in a space with your chosen plants.
Worried about your house plants dying on you? Then consider a few cactus plants instead. They’re among the easiest plants to look after, and come in all manner of shapes and sizes.
Fill your walls up with plants – it’s a fantastic alternative to the usual wall decorating ideas.
The containers your plants are potted in can oftentimes be just as important as the plants themselves. Take the baskets above; they go wonderfully with their surroundings.
Among the many ways of injecting colour into an otherwise plain room, the lush green of a house plant is one of the most effective.
Create an indoor oasis with your potted plants – somewhere you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the tranquility they promote.
Anywhere in your home that gets sunlight and where you can plonk a plant, do it. They’ll liven up the environment immediately.
A few hanging plants will help to fill up the empty vertical space in a room.
If you want to make a dramatic statement with house plants without having to fill the room with them, consider something more substantial, like this indoor tree.
Even a few small potted plants – whether dotted around a space or gathered together – can add interest to a room.
You really don’t need a lot of space to create that look of abundant greenery. All that’s required is a fairly spacious window sill, and plenty of natural light.
As well as being attractive and softening the character of a space, plants can also serve a design function – this can be achieved in a number of ways, including potting them in eye-catching containers or displaying them in an unusual manner.