Interior Design- Using Plants

Home Decorating with Plants

Interior Design with Plants

Some of my favorite items in my home are my plants.  This hibiscus plant above is one of my favorites especially when the flower blooms on a day like today (cold and snowy).  They bring life and color into your home, and when it is not so pleasant outside they are the perfect distraction.  I know plants aren’t probably the first thing you think about when you think about interior design, but they are an important part of home design.  If you are like me and don’t have a green thumb it doesn’t mean you can’t have any in your home.  I am not going to lie and say that I have never accidentally let a plant die, but I have gotten better throughout the years.  The key is to get plants that are easy to care for.  I have listed some plants below that are easy to maintain if you wanted some suggestions.  There are many more, but I thought I would list my favorites.

Norfolk Island Pine- I love this one since it reminds me of a mini Christmas tree:)

Norfolk Island Pine – The Indoor Christmas Tree – 6″ Pot

Chinese Evergreen- Make sure you are careful with this plant though since it is poisonous if ingested.

Silver Queen Chinese Evergreen Plant – Aglaonema – 6″ Pot/Decorative Pot Cover

Spider Plant

Reverse Variegated Spider Plant – Easy to Grow – Cleans the Air – 4″ Pot

Peace Lily- My personal favorite!  I have one in my home, and absolutely love it:)

Peace Lily Plant – Spathyphyllium – Great House Plant – 4″ Pot

As you can see there are a lot of options of plants you can buy.  I would suggest mixing up not only the type of plants you purchase, but also the sizes and shapes of the plants in order to give you a variety in your home.  In a course I took about “how to get your home ready to sell,” they discussed the importance of adding greenery into your home.  Plants are visually appealing to all who enter into your home, and it gives a calming effect as well.

Another important factor to consider as you make your way into owning house plants is finding the perfect pot to put your plant in.  There are many different sizes, shapes, and colors of pots as well.  This makes it easy to create the perfect home for your plant.  Make sure to consider your color scheme of the room you are looking to put some plants in.  This will help make sure that everything within the room looks put together.  Here are some great plant/flower pots!

Here is a corner of my living room that houses a beautiful plant that compliments the espresso brown color in my furniture.  My ivory lampshade adds to the color pallet as well.  This is just one example of a look that can be created with plants.  I have some plants throughout the home, and I plan to get more.  They are just such great additions!  They can take a plain room and turn it into a colorful and living environment.  It’s a win-win!

Home Design Idea

Home Design Idea

So start creating your ideal interior design using your favorite plants.  Not only will you add color and life to your home, but you will also have a more relaxing environment.  I don’t know about you, but I need as much relaxation in my life as possible.  This is a great way to not only make your home look great, but also add to any home decorating ideas.  Let me know if you have any questions.  To get more information regarding specific kinds of plants try asking the employees at any plant nursery.  They are very helpful!

Happy Planting!