Whether you use imported hydroponic plants or the ones that need soil from your local nursery, there is nothing like plants to enhance the beauty of your home….
Haven’t you often wondered why some homes and business establishments feel so welcoming as compared to others? If you think about it, you will realize most of these had used indoor plants to their decorating theme. The presence of plants automatically offers warmth and shows your appreciation for all things natural.
When considering plants for interiors, the first thing to check is the shape, size and growth of the plant versus the area where you wish to place it. Some plants do not need any sunlight at all while others would benefit from it. Gain knowledge about indoor plants from an internet resource, guide books or a knowledgeable gardener before attempting to bring them indoors.
You can use indoor plants to hide away unused narrow corners or to create a partition in a large room. Picture this – a cascading vine of Philodendron tumbling from the top of a tall cabinet in a corner of your kitchen island! Could there be a better conversation starter? Cannot find anything appealing for that narrow corridor as soon as you enter the house? – add a tall Ficus tree and see the area transform instantly.
(This picture is contributed by "Gunjan Utraja")
If your living room is too large for the few pieces of furniture you have placed in there, rather than budgeting for more wooden pieces, how about adding a bit of live wood? Just add some pots of Dwarf Schefflera or shrubby Peace Lily to fill in the gaps.
Even if you have a low light or artificial light situation in a room, you are bound to find indoor plants that will happily survive and transform the area. Indoor plant varieties like Cacti and Crotons thrive very well in the very sunny areas. So you see there is no dearth of plant options, the only thing that could be holding you back could be imagination. And yes, there are options there too! Free Lance interior decorators or specialized indoor plant advisors can help you “green up” your home.
Indoor plants do not have to be potted in boring brown or green plastic containers either. Look online for a plethora of colorful pots, add geometric designs to shrubs or simply add pebbles to the tray. There are various ways in which indoor plants can brighten up your home equally if not better than an exquisite art piece. Give it a try and see the difference with admiring complements from your friends and visitors.
(This picture is contributed by "Mukul")