Decorating with Indoor Plants
There is a huge variety of plants to suit most decors and indoor conditions. Besides, a potted plant can last a lot longer than cut flowers. Using indoor plants instead of flowers could make it very cost-effective in the long run.
Plants come in various shapes, sizes and colours to complement many types of decor. The ever-changing vista of the growing plant can add an interesting facet to the overall effect. The choice of a leafy plant or a flowering plant depends on the interior conditions such as temperature and light.
Indoor Plants in the Home
Potted plants can be used alone or in conjunction with floral arrangements. This can enhance and/or complement the decor of any room. Choosing the correct type of indoor plant and a suitable container will create an eye-catching decoration that lasts longer than cut flowers.
There are many indoor plants that grow under partial light or could be placed near a window if more light is required.
Plants in Offices
When choosing plants to enhance the office decor, you must bear in mind the atmospheric conditions. This could mean varying temperatures and low light. Choose hardy plants that will withstand these adverse conditions to keep the plants looking good and lasting longer.
Types of Plants Suitable for Offices
When looking for plants specifically for the office environment, think about:
- Foliage plants rather than flowering plants.
- Plants with strong leaves, not fine or soft leaves – Monstera and Fiddleleaf fig are good examples.
- Plants that can grow in low light such as Moses-in-a-Boat.
- Trailing plants such as Marble Queen or Philodendron can be used under artificial light.
Plants as Room Dividers
A wall of potted plants can be used to break up a large room instead of brick or other permanent material. There are a couple of different ways to achieve this.
- Slotting plants into a pre-fabricated planter box can be very versatile and is suitable for space where a low separation wall is needed.
- Building a floor to ceiling room divider in the style of an open shelved book-case and decorating with strategically placed plants can act as a more solid separator.
The versatility and the variety of indoor plants, with or without the addition of flowers, can be used to enhance and/or complement the decor of homes and offices. Using plants can be very cost-effective in the long run as growing plants can last longer than cutting flowers.
July 4, 2019 at 4:51 pm
My partner is really keen to have lots of house plants but I was never keen because I remember the ugly ones my parents had but this post has shown me that it can be done with real style.
Thank you, he may well get his wish now x
September 24, 2019 at 8:50 pm
Haha yes it’s nice to see that even houseplants have evolved. I remember houses being full of spider plants growing up – I can’t actually remember the last time I saw a spider plant nowadays? x
July 4, 2019 at 8:10 pm
I’d love to have more plants around the house, but I’m hopeless at keeping them alive. I now have a few cacti which are faring better – I’ve even managed to grow some from seed!
September 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm
Wow that’s brilliant. I am best with the succulents and have recently grown two huge Golden Pothos 🙂
July 5, 2019 at 7:32 am
I have gone so crazy for indoor plants lately, they really do make a house a home. Plus they are really good for you
September 24, 2019 at 9:06 pm
I bet your house looks fantastic, I have plants in most rooms but I would like more.
July 5, 2019 at 10:41 am
I love all my indoor plants, although lately keeping them has been difficult as we’ve had to move a lot of them out of reach from the baby. So they’re not in their happy places and more and my poor spider plant that was once flourishing is now looking very sad indeed. 🙁
September 24, 2019 at 9:07 pm
Oh no that’s a difficult one isn’t it, I remember going through that phase too. I’m sad to say that not all of my plants made it through but we are back on track now.
July 5, 2019 at 12:53 pm
I really need to get some indoor plants, I love them but I am so useless at taking care of them. they always make the place look and feel so much better though x
July 5, 2019 at 3:46 pm
I love indoor plants. At the moment we have a cactus, jasmine, succulents and a bonsai tree. They really add character to a room.
September 24, 2019 at 9:07 pm
Oooh, I quite fancy a jasmine plant, I imagine the aroma is something else.
July 6, 2019 at 5:55 pm
Indoor plants are a great idea. I just moved in to our new apartment. And i just thought that I need to have plants even we only have a limited spaces. So I tries indoor plants as our decors.
September 24, 2019 at 9:08 pm
They are a brilliant way of adding colour when and texture to a room 🙂
July 7, 2019 at 5:29 pm
My entire home is surrounded with orchids which I love, it is the same thing at the office too
July 9, 2019 at 2:37 pm
I’m not very good at keeping plants alive so don’t own any indoor plants which is a shame as I do think they make a room look more homely
September 24, 2019 at 9:09 pm
I would suggest starting with a Golden Pothos, they are really hardy and grow very quickly with very little care at all 😉