Decorating your home with indoor plants carries an impressive number of benefits. While to some, this may seem purely a stylistic choice, bringing live plants into your home can actually have a positive impact on your wellbeing and mental health.
Studies have shown that interacting with indoor plants on a regular basis can actually reduce psychological stress, and improve your general health. This is why, regardless whether you’re working from home, redecorating your office, or just trying to breathe new life into the home, plants are the way to go.
1. Bring in a tall tree.
A strategically placed potted tall tree can add an air of wilderness to your otherwise pristine home decor. It’s larger than your traditional potted plant, thus eliminating the need for multiple plants in one room (though we’re pretty sure that once you see how great it is, you’ll want to put in more, anyway!).
Pro Tip: Make sure you install your indoor plants in a room that has plenty of lighting and space. It’s all good and well to want to bring more nature into the house, but you have to ensure that nature can thrive in your space.
2. Try vines.
Vines are an excellent choice for indoor plants for those of you who have little to no experience caring for houseplants. The only difficult thing about them is styling them, and shaping them. The good news is – vines can pretty much fit over anything. You can use specially designed poles or arches, or failing that, wrap them around your own furniture (like your mirror, window, etc.).
Since vines are pretty easy to care for and don’t require a lot of fussing over, they’re great for people who are generally too busy or too airheaded to care for a plant.
3. Repurpose your shelves, bookcase, or TV stand.
Another excellent idea when styling your home with plants is to arrange them over a few shelves, or a bookcase. This concentration of greenery will create a pleasant decor effect, and also make it easy for you to care for your plants all in one go.
By putting all of your plants together, you also get to play around with pots, materials, colors, and sizes.
4. Use your plants as pest removers.
One of the drawbacks of having plants inside is that sooner or later, they attract pests, and you have to do something to keep it under control. So a good idea might be planting things that are known to repel insects, like lavender, citronella or basil.
Alternatively, you can hire a professional at Mighty Men Pest Control for your pest control needs.
5. Freshen up your home office.
With more and more people working from home, it’s important to make sure you have the adequate space to be productive. A lot of green is known to be conductive of productivity, while also improving air quality in your home office.
6. Plant on the Shelf!
So you’ve just reorganized your bookcase, and can’t figure out what to do with that one open space? Put in a potted plant! It will contrast nicely with the books, and add a touch of freshness to your reading den.
7. Try hanging plants.
For those of you low on space, you can look into hanging plants to install over your desk, or other pieces of furniture. They create an interesting, jungle-like effect, and don’t take up floor space! Just don’t hang them too low!
8. Create a plant wall.
It’ll take a bit of time and effort to arrange a special plant wall, using specially designed shelves. But like above, it will save space, and create a unique visual effect for you to enjoy.
9. Carve yourself a reading nook.
A reading nook doesn’t need to be a fancy ancient library. It can be as simple as a comfy chair, surrounded by a lot of tall plants to separate it from the rest of the room!
10. Remember there’s a plant for every space.
If you’re down because you’ve got “no plant space”, don’t be. Rather, reshape your expectations, and look at the smaller nooks and crannies of your tables, shelves, and so on, to add a little green goodness!