Decorating with Greenery: 32 Ways to Bring Home Freshness of Plants and Flowers
Who among us wouldn’t really love a hint of natural greenery within the confines of their home! In a world dominated by stone, concrete and glass, indoor plants and fresh flowers offer a welcome change and revitalize an interior that feels sterile and monotonous. When it comes to indoor plants the benefits go beyond just aesthetics. A dash of greenery can make your living room environment a lot healthier and research also proves that caring for plants can dramatically improve the mood of those who feel constantly low or depressed. Giving your contemporary home a natural green tinge definitely has plenty of perks!
Decorating with plants, fresh flowers or even old branches carefully collected in a vase is a trend that is on the up. Green and white is quickly becoming the color palette of choice in this regard with fresh white flowers and their long, green stems assuming the central role in many curated settings. Today, we take a look at some of the smartest ways to decorate with indoor plants and seasonal flowers without going overboard and staying gender-neutral. It is time to turn to Mother Nature for some decorating help…
Refreshing Living Rooms
Adding an indoor plant to the living room is arguably the easiest and most inexpensive way of giving the space a new lease of life without making any major changes. One can simply place the potted plant in an empty corner of the room and whether the style of the room is contemporary or traditional, minimal or Bohemian, this green addition will blend in seamlessly. Your choice of indoor plants depends both on the local climate and how much care and time you can devote to it. The worst thing one can do is bring in a fancy, high maintenance indoor plant and then leave to wither away over time.
If the small or large indoor plant seems a touch too simple for your taste, then why not take your love from green a notch higher with a captivating living wall. Living walls are easy to create with the right equipment and you can even buy a few of these off the shelf! Offering a dynamic and vivacious backdrop, a living wall is one of those living room additions that would never go out of trend.
Herb Gardens and Indoor Plants
The kitchen is another great place to decorate with plants and in this part of the house; you can easily combine aesthetics with practicality to create a lovely, green backdrop. A small herb garden in homemade containers is a DIY project that almost anyone can pull off and this herb garden adds flavor not just to your culinary delights but also to the ambiance of the kitchen itself. Everything from the kitchen countertop and the smart, central island to the sleek floating shelves and suspended, custom planters can be used to create a cool herb garden even in the tiniest of kitchens.
With the dining area and the kitchen becoming one in most modern homes, a carefully placed vase at the heart of the dining table with a few fresh flowers might be all you need to spice up the space. Once again, the more adventurous can consider giving the dining space a stunning living wall or a section of the wall that is covered in curated creepers. It is time to get creative!
Bathrooms with Green Goodness
All of us wish for a bathroom that transports us from our mundane world to a setting that is relaxing and rejuvenating. Spa-inspired bathrooms are definitely on the up and in most of these luxurious spaces; it is white that becomes the color of choice. Those exquisite long-stemmed white flowers once again become the star of the show here. While the hint of green adds color and contrast to the bathroom clad in neutral hues, the flowers bring in a dash of femininity and sparkle.
If flowers in a vase do not do the trick for you, then try out something far more expansive with an indoor bamboo garden or even a bathroom that opens up towards the garden outside. Adding green goodness to your bathroom does not necessarily mean incorporating an indoor plant or even a living wall. Just the visual connectivity with the lush rear garden of your home can make all the difference.