If you feel like your home is missing something and you want to add a little extra, then you should think about decorating with house plants or fresh flowers. Your house or apartment will look amazing after adding some lush nature to the interiors.
When you want to decorate your home, or just looking for accessories for something additional, you definitely cannot forget to use house plants, flowers, and trees. You will be amazed to see the difference that a bouquet of fresh flowers, pot plants, or even a small tree can bring to a room. The interiors will gain life, warmth, and charm.
So, How Can you Decorate with Plants?
Obviously, when choosing the right plants for your home, you should pay attention not only to their appearance and size, but also to the requirements, i.e. the right setting, or needs for watering and fertilizing.
First of all, you should think about whether you want to buy live or artificial plants.
In case you are not a big lover of natural plants, don’t know anything about plant care, you are forgetful, pet owner, have small children, or travel a lot, you could choose to display artificial plants, trees, or flowers in your house.
Otherwise, the living ones will look much better!
There are hundreds of different kinds of live indoor plants you can choose from that will brighten up your room and will look absolutely spectacular. In this case, there is no need to separately decorate with fake plants.
Even though the best option is to decorate a home with potted plants, but you can also choose cut flowers and other cut plants, such as decorative twigs.
You might want to look at decorating the space with fresh flowering plants that bloom flowers.
Ornamental greenery such as vines and hanging plants are an excellent way to spruce up a room as well.
Additionally, in your local plant nursery, you will find indoor trees and tall standing plants that can make a big difference in your home.
The most popular live plants for decorating homes include:
Guinea Coil - has stiff, sword-shaped leaves, and is easy to grow
Monstera Leaky - has large, shiny leaves, and it needs a lot of space
Eucalyptus - it's most often chosen in the form of decorative twigs for the vase
European Olive - a small, attractive tree but it's quite demanding in cultivation
Aloe - a leafy, succulent plant that's known as a medicinal plant, it's quite simple to grow
Common Ficus - requires a large pot but is not demanding in care
These are just some species of fashionable plants that are perfect for decorating all types of interiors.
Plants look great both in apartments furnished in a minimalist as well as classic or oriental style. In a modern and minimalist house, individual twigs or flowers in vases and single flowers in pots look most favorable.
You may also create a real jungle in your apartment by putting the plants on the windowsill, hang them from the ceiling, and place them on the table or on the dresser.
When choosing a live plant, think about where it will be placed. Each species has its own specific requirements, and you should select it so that it can thrive in the place which you designate for it.
If you wish to decorate with live plants but you have animals in the house, choose those that will be safe and not toxic to them.
Are Indoor Plants Good for You?
You shouldn’t be questioning whether live plants are healthy. In fact, there are many benefits of having houseplants, not only for your surroundings but most importantly for your health. Plants are well known to provide a calming effect on you, they make you feel relaxed, they improve anxiety and they help you sleep better.
When you decorate with any kind of flowers, plants, and indoor trees, it also changes the mood of the room. Since we associate the green color with safety, it could explain why having lots of leafy plants around creates such a comfortable environment.
That's why you should put some greenery and healthy green foliage in your bedroom in order to create a calming environment when you go to sleep and when you wake up.
Make space for a plant in your study to help you control work-related stress. Studies have shown that flowers can improve your memory, make you more productive, increase brain performance, and encourage creativity.
Having many live plants in your home can maintain healthy humidity levels, which may help with skin dryness or aid in recovering from asthma and other respiratory illnesses. However, bear in mind that some types of indoor plants can cause allergies and worsen asthma symptoms, so get informed before selecting a particular plant!
In addition, when you have plants all around your home, you are introducing extra oxygen into your house and at the same time, removing toxins.
Even one small flower in a pot or vase can make the interior feel and look fresh. That way you are not only decorating your home by making the rooms smell nice and look beautiful with nature but you are also taking advantage of the natural benefits that plants have to offer. And when you can't or do not want to have live plants inside, there is always an option to have artificial ones.