Updated: Jun 22
There are various reasons to include plants in any and every area of your house — this includes your general wellbeing. Beyond their decorative value, having some plants in your abode reduces air toxins and enhances air quality. Certain plants also have aromatherapy benefits which help people to relax and de-stress. Benefits can range from lowering the blood pressure to revitalizing the mind and even fostering deeper and healthier sleep.
These are just some of the many amazing benefits that plants bring to our lives. If you’re planning to decorate your home with plants, then these 6 useful tips will come in handy.
1. Use Cut Flowers
This is a short-term option that requires less maintenance and time compared to caring for an entire plant. Consider using colourful blooms to give your home some life. Aside from being less time-consuming, flowers can also be the more affordable choice, depending on how often you want to replace them.
You can purchase a bunch of cut blooms for as little as a couple of dollars. It’s an effortless way to start incorporating plants into your interior decorating projects. Cut blooms are also perfect for those who don’t have any idea how to use plants as decor.
However, the trade-off is that they won’t last as long as a potted plant would. While replacing the flowers will allow you to switch up the look of a room without too much work, if you replace flowers as they wither, it can be costly.
2. Add Floor Plants
Whether you’re designing a space for someone else or you’re thinking of bringing a fresh look to your own abode, any good interior design plan should find a way to utilize plants. Plants bring many advantages with them as decorative pieces, including the range of textures and colours that they can offer.
One of the best things about plants is their versatility in terms of scale. They can be small enough to use as decor in a tiny living room, or small, open shelves, or they can be big enough to occupy floor space on their own. A good idea to bring some green into a room with too much empty space is to decorate using floor plants.
Take a look around your house. The next time you see an empty corner and think that it’s missing a certain… something, all you need to do is simply add a floor plant to complete the look.
It’s vital to remember that plants are living organisms. So here are a few things to think about before bringing in a floor plant to your abode:
Ensure that there’s proper lighting in the area where you’re placing the plant.
Consider the plant’s size and scale in relation to the size of the space you’re putting it in.
3. Go for Practicality With a Wall Hanging Herb Garden
There are numerous fun and innovative ways to bring plants into the various areas in your house. One of the best decor ideas is to combine the beauty of the flowers and greenery with their functionality. It allows the plants to not only contribute to the look of the space but also be of some use — such as having lavender plants in your home office to reduce stress.
Another wonderful idea is having a hanging herb garden inside your kitchen. You may use tiny planters so you can grow several fresh herbs. These herbs will not only beautify your kitchen, but they’ll also come in handy when you’re cooking. Additionally, this is one of the easiest plant decorating ideas to set up.
4. Add a Touch of Colour With Orchids
When you’re thinking of adding plants into your decorating scheme, it’s always nice to remember that green isn’t the only colour that’s available out there. The flowering plants also have the health and aromatherapy benefits of green plants while also providing a touch of colour to your living spaces.
Orchids are a popular choice among interior designers and stylists due to their bright, attractive hues and elegant silhouettes. They always make a statement when you place them in a room setting because they brighten up the space. Orchids can also last a long time if you take good care of them.
5. Opt for Succulents and/or Cacti
Not all people have a green thumb. Caring for plants can be challenging. Yet, it will all depend on the kind of plant, the climate that you live in, and how much time you can devote to caring for it. Although, even if you’re not that good with plants, various hearty house plants are easier to care for. For example, you might want to consider getting a succulent or cactus plant for your home. These types of green and lively desert plants are well-suited to environments that would be less kind to other plants.
Moreover, these succulents and cacti need only a little sunlight and water, and are extremely low maintenance, making them easy to care for. Aside from their longevity and strength, these plants also have a unique look that works well in interiors with a more contemporary design approach due to their linear shapes.
6. Know the Best Houseplant Care Practices
When grouping your houseplants, you need to consider their requirements and condition preferences. For example, group plants that require humidity closely with other plants that have the same needs to create a pocket of moisture for the plants. Don’t forget to consider light and temperature needs — placing a sun-loving and shade-loving plant in the same area will make it difficult for one (or both) of the plants to survive.
Drainage Tips for Indoor Plants
You might be tempted to put your houseplant in any attractive pot, but your choice of pots plays a part in maintaining the health of your plants. Water drainage is essential for plant health. There are pots that don’t have drainage holes in the bottom which means your plants could be sitting in water. Other pots that do have drainage holes let out too much water that may leak on your floor and tables. Fortunately, there are numerous solutions to drainage issues that can make plant care a lot easier
If water runs right out of your pot after watering, place a shard of a broken pot or a rock over the drainage hole. It won’t completely block the hole, but it will slow down the water flow, allowing your plant to soak up what it needs.
If you don’t have the inclination to deal with real plants, then there are ways to pay homage to the great, green outdoors without having any plants in your home. A bit of creativity is all it takes to get the feeling of plants without the heartbreak and the hassles.
You can get a large-scale mural with a plant design or get pillows that are embellished with your favourite blooms. Look for artwork with botanical imagery or get scented candles and diffusers that will fill your home with a lovely aroma.
Are you thinking of revamping your home soon? If so then contact BD Interior Design. We are a team of trusted interior design professionals who can elevate your home on time and at a budget-friendly price. Call us at (647) 466-6965 to book an appointment or fill in our contact form.