Indoor plants are an easy way to add softness, warmth, and happiness to our homes because they remind us of nature. Even more than the design aspects, plants can dramatically improve our health. The benefits of having indoor plants include a better immune system, boost our productivity, improve relationships, and even have a positive effect on our mental well-being.
Read HomeTriangle’s guide on how you can style and display your indoor plants.
Create Your Own Pots
You can achieve an eye-catching display without applying paint. You can have a fabulous display with a different collection of pots and vessels with interesting shapes and varying heights and sizes displayed with greenery. You can also generate plants from those that you already own and merely add the cuttings to glass jars for a budget-friendly yet effective green display.
Too Many Plants?
Just like when you style with objects like furniture in a room, if there are too many things happening in it, it will be hard for your eyes to settle on any one thing at a time. Our experts suggest you take a somewhat considered approach to display your plants so that the effect isn’t unsettling or haphazard. Take some time to think about how you want to display your plants and how you can create a restful and relaxing environment.
Common Indoor Plants
- Krimson queen hoya (Hoya carnosa ‘Tricolor’)
Krimson queen hoya looks undeniably cute when potted unto small-footed ceramic planters. They are perfect bedside plants due to the soft and romantic effects of the pale pink and white on their leaves.
Philodendron hope is excellent for creating a graphic look with its busy, wide-reaching appearance. A slimmer, taller plant such as a fiddle-leaf fig would perfectly pair with philodendron hope.
- Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
Devil’s Ivy is a hardy, low maintenance, and easy on the eye with its trailing and climbing heart-shaped leaves. The best way to showcase devil’s ivy is to hang it from shelves or in a plant hanger suspended from the ceiling or wall.
A common mistake people make is not caring for succulent plants properly. Direct sunlight which is hard to attain indoors is much needed for succulents. Our experts suggest that you display them on a sunny windowsill or in a spot close to a window that is often bathed in sunlight. Succulents need sunlight to thrive and in its absence, they simply won’t grow.
Smart Styling Tips
Our experts suggest that you keep the pots simple so that the plants remain the focus. Look around your home for surfaces where you can display plants and make the most of whatever space you find.
Picture rails, mantels, and even windowsills are like gold dust to stylists. If your home has them, do not miss those spaces. It is also recommended that you use an odd number of pots (such as three, five, or seven) to keep the arrangement look relaxed and uncontrived.
What Should You Know?
The first thing you should know is that all plants need some degree of light to grow and thrive. If you want to add greenery to a room that gets very limited sunlight, ensure that you rotate the plants to a sunnier spot every few days. Another thing you need to make sure of is that plants do not go into direct sunlight as that can shock the plant and cause it distress. Ensure plants go only into indirect sunlight.