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Feel like changing the vibe of a space in your home this weekend? Greenery may be the answer. Once you know how to arrange indoor plants, you’ll see how they can bring life and joy to every room in your home.
The magic of well-placed plants can help even the most beautifully furnished home. Incorporating the plant and planter into the room’s initial design, where possible, makes the space more deliberate and cohesive. After that, with the right positioning and selection, the houseplant can also be a design problem solver. Is your space a little on the small side? Bring in the houseplants to make the room more welcoming and hospitable.
In a room, corners can be a big blank spot. An indoor tree elevates and fills the space, transforming it into a focal point with ease. The classic fiddleleaf fig (Ficus lyrata) spreads out to cover a wide area in a bright room, while the architectural dragon tree (Dracaena marginata) needs less space and light.
Always keep the plant in its original pot and place it in a decorative jar. To keep a large indoor tree healthy and visually proportionate, it requires a large pot or basket. To capture water and protect floors, always put a plastic saucer inside the decorative pot.
Since a big tree can be costly, you can achieve the same effect with a trio of smaller trees. Choose a taller plant (perhaps a miniature version of the trees mentioned above), as well as two others that are smaller in pot size. Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) and Limelight Dracaena (‘Dracaena fragrans ‘Limelight’) are easy to grow and have foliage that complements each other. After that, install some decorative pans.
The mid-century modern planter on legs, which elevates plants in a flat, clean look, is one great look. They are sometimes sold in pairs. With the addition of a third lower pot, you’ve produced a beautiful show. Depending on the preference, the containers can be of the same material and color, or they can be mixed and matched.
Plant stands come in a variety of sizes and can be used for a variety of design purposes. Do you have a less-than-ideal view out your window? One solution to this problem is a tall, substantial plant stand. The plants will enjoy the sun and will be able to quickly diffuse what is going on outside. When selecting plants, keep in mind the shelf height of the stand, and always place a saucer under each one to cover the surfaces.
Find an architectural plant stand if you have a blank wall asking for something unique. This is a great way to show a plant collection, whether it’s succulents or bonsai. Always keep in mind how much light the plants can get and make your choices accordingly though.
If you think hanging plants are outdated, think again.
A big hanging plant (made up of many smaller ones) in a window can act as a barrier between you and the outside world. When the view out the window isn’t the greatest, this is particularly useful. Plants should be hung low enough to fill the window.
Hang a basket of neon pothos (Epipremnum aureum), spider plant (Chlorphytum comosum), or silver philodendron (Scindapsus pictus ‘Exotica’ ) in an empty corner for low-maintenance performance.
Allow the hanger to make just as much of an effect as the plant. Macrame is making a comeback! Choose a hanger with a basket attached so that a saucer can comfortably fit underneath the vine. A moss-covered basket lined with plastic brings the outdoors in and solves the dripping water dilemma for a more casual look.
Houseplants beg to be shown on coffee tables. Here’s where you can get up close and personal with your plants. Perhaps a single specimen, such as a lovely orchid, or a trio of plants, is more your style.
Keep the size of your pots in proportion to the size of your table, and choose between a larger ( 6 inch diameter) and many smaller pots (4 inch diameter). Build a tiered “plant stand” out of stacked books to give the show some depth.
Do you imagine a failed science experiment when you think of a terrarium? A terrarium, in fact, can be a lovely glass container filled with small plants, rocks, and moss. This glass garden is a statement item, perfect for a coffee table where it can be easily seen. With a kit, it’s simple to make your own. Alternatively, visit your nearest garden center for all the required materials and directions.
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