Indoor plants are increasing in popularity. On social media, you will find thousands of pictures of beautiful interiors with hanging plants, leafy vines, and trees that enliven every part of a home.
Apart from aesthetics, indoor plants offer a range of irresistible mental, physical, and emotional benefits. Staying in a room with greenery influences your breathing, mood, focus, and productivity. Indoor plants also clear the air of toxins, keeping it fresh and healthy.
If you are eager to enjoy the benefits of indoor plants, here are some plant decoration tips to get started.
1. Set Up Floor Plants
A floor plant usually has a tall stem and a relatively large pot at the base. It fits perfectly into corners and those parts of the home with a lot of space.
When you are planning to put a floor plant in your home, apply these helpful tips:
* Choose a plant whose height and size fit the rest of the furniture in the room.
* Use a height of about 6 feet for most living areas.
* Use taller plants for high ceilings.
* Select plants that are about 3 feet tall for small apartments.
To keep the plant healthy, ensure that there’s sufficient natural lighting around during the day.
2. Install Air Purifying Plants
Living in a home with air conditioning may be comfortable, but it has serious side effects. One of them is a poor inflow of fresh air. Inadequate fresh air and toxins from carpets, ovens, cleaning solutions, paint, glues, and rubber can all contribute to indoor air pollution. To improve the air quality in your home, place air-purifying plants in different parts of your house.
Some of the best options are:
* Spider plant: The spider plant has many species. This plant grows with little attention from you and sometimes produces beautiful white flowers. You only need to water them about two or three times every week. They are safe for kids and animals, and they help to purify the air of xylene and formaldehyde.
* Areca palms: Native to Madagascar, this plant grows indoors when you have space with plenty of light. However, it needs a little more care and watering in its infancy. Areca palms are not toxic to pets or children, and they rid the air of carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene.
3. Add Cacti and Succulents
If you don’t have a lot of time to care for plants, you can opt for cacti. They are well suited for places where there’s little water or average room temperature. Apart from their strength and resilience, they are attractive and can fit into small or large spaces. Their linear shapes make them a good choice for modern interior design.
Use these tips to care for your cacti:
* Use a pot that will allow good soil drainage.
* Provide direct sunlight for at least three to five hours daily.
* Use supplementary lighting if you have to put them in rooms with windows facing north.
Cacti species have different watering requirements, so be sure to learn the watering needs of the cactus plant you want to put in your home.
4. Create a Plant Collection
When you want to decorate your home office, or bedroom, with plants, a plant collection is an ideal choice. This is a group of plants you put together either by their common size and appearance or by your taste.
Plant collections look beautiful when you use complementary pots and vases. If you are concerned about having multiple plants to tend to, you can opt for low-maintenance plants like succulents and cacti.
Here are some ideas for decorating your room with plant collections:
* Put succulents of similar shapes or proportions in white pots.
* Assemble air plants and succulents with objects that have the same colors.
* Collect small plants that have the same tone of green.
* Place baby plants in small glass jars.
Feel free to play around with different ideas, plants, and containers until you get one that suits your taste.
5. Decorate a Wall With Hanging Plants
Another creative way to bring plants into your home is to hang them. In addition to the visual appeal of hanging plants, they can also provide other functions like stress relief and air purification.
For instance, hanging lavender plants on the wall of your home office can help to reduce stress. Similarly, spider plants (air plants) can purify the air within your home office. To place plants on the wall, use small planters that will hang securely from it. Remember not to place them too high up, so you can easily reach them when you need to keep them hydrated.
Decorating your home with plants is a truly rewarding exercise. Use the ideas provided above to choose from a variety of plants that can help spruce up your home, improve your mood, and keep it healthy.