As we drop into another sub-zero weekend, we thought it was the perfect time to share these tips on adding some greenery to your home. And of course, with Valentine’s Day on Sunday, why not consider an orchid to say “I love you.”
Plants can be a tough design element to work with. After all, you usually don’t have to spend too much tending to your couch or other furniture. But plants are great for your health and brighten any room they’re in. If you’re searching for a way to spruce up your home, this guide gives you tips on how to combine plant life with modern décor to produce stunning results.
Small Details Make a Big Difference
Don’t think you have to get the most eye-catching plant out there to stand out. A few small ones tucked away in pretty vases look gorgeous on a windowsill. In general, place your plants near windows to keep them flooded with fresh sunlight as frequently as possible.
Get Low-Maintenance Plants
Succulents are great starter plants. First off, they’re gorgeous when you plant them in glass bowls or in vintage china. Succulents only require four hours of sunlight each day and only need to be watered every seven to 10 days. Cactus are also great as they don’t need that much sunlight and only need to be watered every few weeks. Real Simple suggests placing a topiary, such as Muehlenbeckia, on a tray to add a touch of charm to your home.
Plant a Herb Garden
Who says plants only have decorative value? You can easily plant an herb garden in your kitchen. That way, you can pluck fresh basil or thyme next time you’re making chicken. Fresh lavender is a great way to make your kitchen smell great. For a unique design aesthetic, plant herbs in glass jars and mount them on the walls.
Throw Some Textured Plants in the Mix
Flowering plants aren’t the only ones that make great décor. Plants with textured leaves provide a nice contrast to a room’s surroundings. Design Milk recommends the snake plant and jade as great textured plants because they are easy to take care of.
Add a Fern to Your Bedroom
Ferns add a touch of class to a bedroom. Consider putting one on the bedside table if you don’t have a lamp.
Use Plants to Fill Blank Spaces
Large plants and vases help take up empty space in your home. Brightly colored potting plants are an easy and relatively affordable way to decorate.
Add an Orchid to a Humidity-Soaked Spot
Orchids are notoriously difficult plants to keep alive. One secret of maintaining these plants is to keep them in the bathroom. They love humidity and light, which makes the bathroom the perfect spot.
Incorporate Pretty Planters
Mount ceramic planters on your walls to add some decoration to the room. Driftwood planters are a great way to add a beach theme to your house. Tiny tables are another way to display plants. Get creative and use a vintage chair as a plant holder.
Consider Seasonal Flowers
You might not want to take care of plants year round, but some seasonal or holiday arrangements can make your home brighter. White and red flowers really pop, ensuring that they will impress any company you have over.