4 Smart Ways to Incorporate Plants Into Your Home Decor
So, you moved into a new place and all you have for decor are some creepy hand-me-down dolls and faux plants from your Nana. Yawn. Let’s be real, nobody wants to visit a home with boring, dreary furnishings. Instead, keep your decorations fresh and vibrant by incorporating live plants throughout your entire home. Here are a few green ways to put the finishing touches on your new space.
1. Use Plants as Living Accent Pieces
Sorry Grandma, the days of non-living accents pieces are long gone. Ditch the faux plants and instead use stylish planters to place plants conveniently throughout your home. The best part is, most indoor plants have dual purposes for your home. Some of the most popular indoor plants include:
The aloe vera plant is one of the most common house plants, mostly for its will to live. Seriously, you have to try hard to kill this plant. Aloe vera also has medicinal properties and is used to treat cuts, wounds and digestive issues.
Unlike its name, spider plants are far from scary. They are known to be one of the easiest and most durable house plants to have. Spider plants are among the most adaptive of house plants and grow fairly easily.
Peace lilies are among some of the best natural air purifiers. Most peace lily plants serve as floor plants and therefore can be great decorative pieces.
These plants are bright, beautiful and bring a little bit of the outdoors to any room in your home. English ivy vines can grow up to 50 feet or longer!
Another strong-willed plant, devil’s ivy thrives on neglect. If you don’t have a green thumb but want a beautiful decorative plant, devil’s ivy is definitely for you.
No matter which type you choose, live plants can be a great addition to any room. Once you’ve chosen your plants, strategically place them within bookcases, on top of mantels, or even hanging from the ceiling!
2. Repurpose Old Furniture Into Stands and Planters
For smaller spaces in your home, convert old furniture into new, modern plant stands. Transform an entertainment center into a plant shrine to display your collection of flora. Or change a nightstand dresser into a tiered planter by displaying plants within select drawers.
For the larger spaces in your home, add some bigger plants like fiddle leaf figs or dracaena. These larger plants require floor planters which you can buy or make out of old objects like chairs and tires.
3. Fill Vertical and Horizontal Spaces
Adding vibrant decor to your home means getting creative, especially if your new space doesn’t have tons of extra room. Modern spaces rely on vertical shelving to create space and multifunctionality. Display a tower of your favorite plants by using open pier shelving. These types of open displays will give any room the perfect splash of green!
On the other hand, if you have lots of wall space, you’ll want to fill it with just the right amount of stuff. For example, long console tables are a great way to create a horizontal plantscape. Use small- and medium-sized plants in between pictures and other trinkets.
4. Create Your Own Garden
If plants all over the house just aren’t your steez, consider transforming your kitchen or dining area into a plant — or herb — sanctuary. There is no better way to add freshness to your home than creating your own indoor herb garden. Some popular indoor herbs include:
Not only will they look good as decor, but your house will smell amazing too!
Enjoy Your New Green Space
There really isn’t a wrong way to incorporate plants into your home, but these four ideas are sure to give your guests all of the feels (not to mention the home decor envy!). For even more home decor ideas, check out our selection of accent pieces or stop by your local Jerome’s store today.