6 UNEXPECTED WAYS TO ADD GREENERY TO YOUR HOME
They purify the air, reduce stress and act as a natural humidifier, not to mention they lift the look of a room instantly. We’re talking of course about indoor plants, the must-have décor item that suits every space. There’s a reason ‘Greenery’ was chosen as Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year – plants are having a serious moment.
So if you’re wanting to jump on board the green train, here’s six creative and unusual ways to add some plant life to your home.
1. Let’s Hang
Perfect in an outdoor space, or near the kitchen or living room window, try thinking from the ceiling down. The layering will add some interest and a touch of whimsy to your space. Try the sweet potato vine or periwinkle varieties.
2. What Lies Beneath
Think outside the box! Or at least, think under the table. Fill that empty, unused space below side tables with a touch of greenery. The bonus? More table space and less clutter. If there’s a lack of sunlight, try the Snake Plant, an Aloe or an English Ivy.
3. Living Large
Not everyone can have towering ceilings, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play with scale. Add a taller tree into a living area and watch your room’s mood soar. Try the Alli Ficus, the Weeping Fig or the Lady Palm.
4. Think Vertical
If you really love greenery, why not go all out? A twist on the feature wall, a vertical garden can add a lush feel to your space, not to mention all those health benefits! Try mixing up your plant varieties to keep it looking interesting and fresh – try the Japanese Iris, Baby’s Tears and Bromeliads.
5. Little Details
The perfect coffee table centrepiece, terrariums are all about clustering small plants to make big impact. Choose plant varieties that all have the same light, water and drainage requirements if you plan on making your own miniature world. Keep desert dwellers like cacti and agaves together, and pair tropical species like African Violets and ferns.
6. Creative Containers
You can’t go wrong with a terracotta pot; they’re timeless, versatile, inexpensive and currently enjoying the limelight as a 2017 trend. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with your containers, too. Up-cycle a teapot or teacup for a vintage vibe, or try an old colander for your hanging plants.
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