Updated on Feb 18, 2023
Decorating with houseplants is a simple way to breathe new life into your space. They have the ability to instantly make an area feel prettier, brighter, and greener. Moreover, indoor plants can help filter the air, generate feelings of enjoyment, inspiration, and well-being, and link us to nature.
You can start small by putting one or two houseplants on side tables. You can go all out and make your own garden room with dozens of different plants. In this blog, Adria Workshop will give you some helpful 10 tips for first-time gardeners on how to decorate with houseplants.
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- 1. Begin with easy-to-grow plants
- 2. Purchase plants from a local garden center
- 3. Choose the best tree for the design style
- 4. Choose the most-loving plants for the bathroom
- 5. Brighten dark corners in interior decorations with plants
- 6. Create contrast with plants
- 7. Oversized plants will make a statement
- 8. Decorate with Bright-colored flowers
- 9. Make use of a plant stand and a planting platform
- 10. There's a Plant for Everyone
1. Begin with easy-to-grow plants
Anyone who has a miniature rainforest in their home can tell you how hard it is to take care of plants.Keeping a plant alive requires dedication and patience. Some are, however, simpler to care for than others. Purchase a few easy-to-grow plants and learn how to care for them slowly. Buying too many plants without first conducting a study can result in a house full of dead plants later.
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2. Purchase plants from a local garden center
Many people who want to decorate with houseplants will buy them from retail stores because it is convenient. However, many longtime plant parents recommend that plants be purchased at local garden centers. There are several benefits to shopping at a local garden center that outweigh the convenience of a retail store. From price to health, here are the advantages of shopping at a local garden center.
Firstly, you can get a good deal when buying wholesale plants at the local garden center. It is cheaper because you are buying plants in bulk. Secondly, many garden experts can provide a wealth of knowledge about plants for you. They can answer any questions about temperature, light, climate, or anything else about each plant. Thirdly, plants from a garden nursery are more likely to live longer lives free of disease due to the environment they grew up. They will be robust and more disease resistant. Finally, you can buy native plants at the local garden center. Some local flora is frequently grown in this center. These are the best plants to accept since they are acclimated to all the local seasons. They are less prone to perish when the weather changes, so that's nice.
3. Choose the best tree for the design style
If you want to decorate with houseplants, consider choosing plants carefully. It will look out of place if you choose a beautiful plant that does not match the overall style of your home. Knowing your interior decorating style is essential when deciding which plants to use in your spaces. You can create a beautiful, coherent, and alive space by selecting plants that fit the interior style of your home. There is no better way to include your style and the plants you enjoy in one location.
For example, if you prefer the mid-century modern interior design, consider incorporating oversized plants like a fiddle leaf fig or rubber tree into your spaces. The mid-century modern style works best with plants that like moisture and dark. These plants are usually grown in clear glass vases or porcelain pots in the corner of the room. They both create more green space and are the highlights of the overall room.
4. Choose the most-loving plants for the bathroom
The bathroom space is smaller than other rooms in your house, but it is a place to relax and relieve stress after a tiring work day. So why don't you refresh the bathroom space with green plants to make them more attractive and eye-catching? They can purify the air, bring greenery and nature into one of our more sterile rooms, eliminate bacteria and absorb extra moisture.
A bathroom is a place where moisture and temperature changes are expected. Most plants dislike it, but plants that thrive in high humidity, such as ferns, orchids, and peace lilies, will thrive and be pleased with the additional moisture from the shower. Imagine starting each day in a paradise surrounded by beautiful greenery and clean air. How wonderful it is! Or you can brighten up a shelf or corner by your sink and add a few high-humidity plants that prefer the conditions in your bathroom to the rest of your house.
5. Brighten dark corners in interior decorations with plants
In your home, a "dark corner" is a region where sunlight cannot penetrate. Because of this, these areas are often forgotten when putting plants in the house. Because of this, these areas are often forgotten when putting plants in the house. However, as you may already be aware, many houseplants do not require or prefer a bright, sunny window to grow. This is why adding some low-light plants to your interior décor in rooms with dark spaces would look great. A large houseplant will instantly add purpose and brightness to the space.
6. Create contrast with plants
Contrast is an essential element in landscape design. It can distinguish between a dull landscape and one that stands out. Contrasting textures, contrasting colors, contrasting plant sizes, and contrasting leaf structures all add interest. Also, many interior designers say that when decorating with houseplants, you should use plants with different colors, sizes, and textures.
Firstly, if you just put plants of the same size together, they will look uniform. Grouping plants together in different widths and heights give a more organic look. Secondly, using contrast, or lack of contrast in color, is one of the easiest ways to evoke the right feeling and create exciting plant combinations. Thirdly, an easy way to create a beautiful plant combination is to combine two plants with different textures. A spiky gray plant (like sedum, hens & chicks, or agave) next to a furry, fuzzy gray plant (like lambs ears) makes a stunning plant combination.
Moreover, one plant can look lonely, so you should follow the interior design “rule of three” in selecting several plants. This rule said that groups of items in odd numbers look more pleasing to the human eye. So when decorating with houseplants, choose a bunch of three, five, and seven plants.
7. Oversized plants will make a statement
A single, tall houseplant will make a big statement for your home, which is why it has been so popular to decorate with big houseplants in design magazines, websites, and in recent years, Instagram. These large plants are excellent at attracting guests’ attention upward, making the room appear taller than it is. Moreover, they will impress anyone who comes into your home and make them believe you have a green thumb.
These larger plants do not have to be more challenging to care for than smaller ones. They require the same things as their smaller cousins: light, water, and some form of food or fertilizer. When larger plants outgrow their pots, the only challenge is repotting them.
8. Decorate with Bright-colored flowers
Although green plants are very attractive, it is also important to add a unique element when decorating with houseplants. Color is that factor. There are a variety of colorful and flowering options for adding plants to your home decor. Consider bromeliads, kalanchoes, and begonias for adding brightness to your rooms. They all bring vibrant and unique blooms, as well as lush vegetation, to any desired setting.
9. Make use of a plant stand and a planting platform
Group tall plants of varying heights in the corner to give depth to your living space. If you have tiny plants, use a plant stand to showcase them at various heights. Plant stands come in different forms and sizes and can be an exciting and architectural way to showcase a few potted plants. Additionally, you can experiment with plant supports and hangers to provide height and make even tiny potted plants a room's main focal point. Make sure you include proper drainage and convenient watering, whatever planter alternatives you select.
10. There's a Plant for Everyone
If you're feeling overwhelmed by the number of plant options for decorating your interiors, consider the first tip: start cautiously and remember that there is a plant for everyone. There are plants that everyone can grow. Try air plants, for example, if you struggle with even low-maintenance plants! They also come in many different colors, which makes them suitable for many different styles and tastes. You could put a couple on a bookshelf or your desk, or you could build a full-fledged terrarium for your dining room table.
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