Bring the outside in: how to use plants to enhance your home’s interior

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Bring The Outside In: How to Use Plants to Enhance Your Home’s Interior

If you’re looking for a quick and cheap way to spruce up the home then it might be time to bring the outdoors in and incorporate some plants into your home’s interior. Not only is decorating with plants a great way to give your home a new lease of life and vibrancy by giving it a stylish aesthetic, but plants also provide many benefits, especially health and wellbeing benefits.  

With that in mind, here are some wonderful ways to use plants to enhance your home’s interior.

Pay attention to plant pots

The first port of call when incorporating plants in your home decor is considering potted plants. While some might consider them basic, like normal plants, potted plants are stunning on their own. A great way of decorating with potted plants is by getting matching plant pots that complement the colours of your existing furniture. You can opt for white plant pots If you have white furniture such as table frames and chairs, or darker shades to match darker wooden furniture.

Inside plants on shelving

Another way of incorporating plants in your home aesthetics is shelving, particularly floating shelving. Floating shelves are becoming very popular among interior designers when it comes to using wall space and creating a stylish space – and, when it comes to decorating shelves, plants are often a popular choice. 

Any shelf may benefit from the gentleness and purity that plants add. Small plants may be helpful for filling in spaces where items feel a bit too solid since they boast architectural style and require very minimal care. You could even go one step further by creating your own indoor jungle by featuring a combination of different indoor plants.

Incorporate plants at different heights

Speaking of creating an interior jungle, your space can be given new life and excitement by layering plants at different heights. To really bring the outdoors in, choose a variety of forms and shapes, and then arrange them at various heights, either on stands, hanging as livery, or placed on furniture. The stark contrasts of plants with multicoloured foliage and pink accents make them excellent décor pieces. You could hang these plants in hanging baskets or place them in large planters on top of furniture or stands.

Small plants make a big impact

Interior spaces can even look fantastic with just a few small plants scattered around the space. They are ideal for almost every room in the house because of their adaptability and ease of upkeep. Aloe, cacti, air plants, and English ivy are among the most prevalent small plants.

Large plants around your space

Large plants are striking in any home – especially if you have a larger space, of course – as  larger plants are perfect for creating a focal point in your room. They are ideal for minimalist rooms when you want to draw attention to a certain element of the design without crowding the space. It is crucial to carefully select a pot that complements your design since it will make a significant impact, and help you achieve the desired appearance and feel. 

Ultimately, how you choose to incorporate plants into your interior design is down to your personal preferences, design aesthetic, and functional requirements. With these ideas in mind, it’s time to get creative, experimenting with ideas until you find the best solution for you. 

Don’t clutter your home

Keep in mind that it’s a wise idea to never clutter your space – even with plants. Not only can it take up space, but you also need to make sure you give the plants enough space to breathe.


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