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Decorating with plants has always been a trend, but lately every Pinterest board, home-design website, magazine etc. is full of images of brightly lit homes full of beautiful and dramatic plants. Whether you’re looking to fully transform a space, or you just want to breathe a little more life into it, plants are a terrific option. They match almost any decor you might currently have, and the options are countless, which will help ensure you get just the style you’re looking for. If you’re thinking about a 2022 upgrade to a greener home, here are a few ideas to keep in mind:
They Make a Statement
If you don’t currently rely on houseplants as part of your overall design, you might instinctively grab a few of the smaller varieties and be done with it. And while those are great, you can also use plants to make a bold design statement in any room. Larger, taller plants are a perfect option to fill some empty space, brighten up a corner, and make any room feel more alive. Don’t let larger plants intimidate you — they can transform a space unlike anything else.
The Details Matter
In order to use plants effectively, consider mixing and matching. For instance, if you use a taller plant to fill in some unused space, include some smaller varieties throughout the same space to tie it all together. Details matter most with the pots you choose to house the plants. Going with white and lighter shades will give you a bright and airy feel, while heavier, boldly-colored clay pots will help you create a more eclectic vibe.
Plants don’t need to just sit on a table or the floor. Planters that hang from the ceiling or shelving are a fun way to incorporate some plant life into a room. Being creative with this vertical element can serve to make your room feel more spacious and taller. Think about other unexpected places to place plants, as well — like on your bookshelf. Interspersing plants throughout the room will help you achieve organic unity and make the whole space feel fresh.
Research Before You Buy
If you ask most of the people that don’t have plants in their homes why that is, a large number of them will say that they’re afraid they don’t know how to take care for them properly. But it’s not that complicated if you do your research in advance. Some plants definitely require more care than others, but if you’ve done your homework, you’ll be able to find the right plants for the right space. Starting off with some varieties that require less attention, like succulents, is a good way to start to build your horticultural confidence. The web is an invaluable resource for finding out which plants will work best in which conditions. So are the employees at your local nursery. Gaining some knowledge up-front will help your thumb turn green in a very short time.
Plants are living art; They come in any shape and size you can imagine, and they can help you breathe new life into any room.
If you’d like to talk more about decorating with plants, or if there’s something else we can assist you with, please reach out. We’re always happy to help.