Stylish Ways To Decorate
“A beautiful plant is like having a friend around the house.” ~ Beth Ditto
If you’re fortunate enough to have a garden you will understand the thrill of cutting your own flowers and plants to use in your home decor. Plants are a great way to bring a natural element to an interior space. Create unexpected drama and visual interest by incorporating them in ways that soften aesthetics and feel welcoming. Less is really more when styling to get a curated look that doesn’t take away from the overall design of a room.
FOYER & ENTRYWAY
Throughout the home plants can be strategically placed in differing levels depending on the height of the plant. You can see in these foyer and entryway examples that a table or chest are perfect to place them on top of at the eye level.
These areas are also a great place to showcase plants that can be changed out for the seasons to welcome guests.
Our friend the fiddle leaf fig tree is a popular taller potted plant adding an updated tropical feel to any corner. These plants need special attention with proper drainage and higher humidity levels, so misting your plant regularly is suggested. If being a “green thumb” isn’t your thing there are now several sources to find faux fiddle leaf fig trees that look very real. These plants come in a lot of different sizes to accommodate filling in spaces. The tree version can grow over six feet for those extra tall ceiling heights.
A few plant leaf cuttings can be just what a corner needs to brighten a monochromatic color scheme.
Styling with plants on a coffee table or in subtle ways on bookshelves can fill in a vignette for a polished look to balance out angles and architecture.
Unique plants are great for striking up conversation like the hardy and lush chinese fan palm. Potted plants on floor levels can ground a space… this green pot is a lovely example of how the continuation of the vibrant green all the way to the floor makes it a visual stand out.
BATH & BEDROOM
Palms and succulents have taken interior spaces by storm, getting creative and subtly placing them in the bath and bedroom areas compliments the hard surfaces creating a spa like feel.
An oversized plant arrangement placed on a grand sized kitchen island creates a jaw dropping appeal bringing the outdoors in to create harmony with sleek spaces.
Elevate your houseplant style with contemporary plant bases like these gold metal stands making this stylish space a total win.
This bright white kitchen with a pair of subtly blended in plants brings together the natural tones and clean lines.
Growing herbs in the kitchen adds freshness and practicality… get creative by hanging wall planters as a design feature. Having your herbs readily available makes cooking with them so much easier.
Proper sunlight and feeding can make or break a plant, read the care and instructions to ensure that your plants are thriving.
AIR FILTERING PLANTS
Plants can improve air quality by filtering the air around us. In the 1980’s the NASA Clean Air Test showed that certain plants help filter harmful toxins and pollutants in space stations. Adding these plants for cleaner air quality is a great step to your families wellness.
Liven up your interiors and style your space with plants! With all of the technology in our lives today studies have shown that these natural elements help to reduce stress. The perfect reason to make plants a focal point in your home decor.
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