Greener on the Inside: How to Use Indoor Plants as Décor
If you’re tired of leaving the city every time you want to see some greenery, indoor plants are what you need. Apart from making your home more comfortable and breathable, they add to your interior décor and make the space more attractive. Here are some fun ways on how to display houseplants.
Plants don’t have to take up too much space – you can even grow them on the wall. Wall-mounted plants are clean and interesting and can turn any room into a lively space. You can even use shelves to showcase the plants.
A tall plant (like the snake plant) can be placed in the corner to give the space some height. You can use a mud or metal pot and can even cover the top of the soil with white pebbles. When there’s space between two pieces of furniture, this pot can be just what the room needs.
Cups and Saucers
Use old ceramic or china cups or bowls to place your succulents in. The give the plant a quirky touch. Succulents are easy to grow and don’t need much looking after. They can placed on your desk, the kitchen counter or even the bathroom.
Herbs and Spices
Plant your herbs like basil, coriander, mint, etc. in labelled mason jars or pots and place them near the kitchen. You can even try a hanging garden for them.
Be Wise About the Vessel
The pot doesn’t just add to the décor of the room, it accentuates the beauty of the plant. So choose the right pot for each plant. Customize your pots, consider using a fish bowl – get creative.
Stop and Stair
If you have stairs inside your home, arrange pots (preferably of different shapes and kinds) all along the steps.
There are plenty of DIY ideas on using plants as decorations and making pots for them. Our favourite – a vintage book planter. Here are the steps:
- Glue the pages together
- Cut out a square in the pages
- Line the hole with plastic
- Add your succulent
- Trim the plastic around it
Place a plant or two in your bathroom to add some style (and natural air purifiers). Bathrooms are usually bland so a pop of green can look lovely. Besides, this way you won’t forget to water them. You can place a small white pot on your sink or have a draping plant on a shelf.
These ideas are great for even those without a green thumb. What plants do you prefer having in your home? Let us know by leaving a comment below.