The concept of the ‘urban jungle’ is one that is growing online and in our homes. Now more than ever, plants are being seen as trendy items to decorate our homes with. Adding some greenery to your home is a great way to add a pop of colour and breathe new air into your home (literally). Gone are the days of a single vase of flowers. Now, people are finding unique and beautiful ways to display their love of plants. Try one (or all!) of these 5 new ways to decorate with plants.
Great in a corner or a tabletop surface that needs a little something extra. Try grouping them on top of a bookshelf or your mantel. For an eclectic look, mix and match with different pots and planters, or create a cohesive look with planters in the same colour.
Hanging plants is a great way to display them when you’re short on space. Take advantage of macrame hangers that have recently come back into style and hang your plants up high. Design tip: try installing hanging plants above your dinner table to create the same effect of a centrepiece that won’t crowd the table.
Single them out:
If you have one large plant that you love, why not spread it out throughout your home? Try cutting a single branch or frond off and placing it in a vase or glass. A single plant branch is a chic and simple option for those who favour a minimal or modern look. It’s also a great option for those looking to get the most out of their plant purchases.
One of the main reasons our house plants die is because they’re not getting enough sunlight (or because you forgot to water them for a year…). If you have a little extra room in a bright window, consider stacking your plants there so they get all the light they need. This is also a great place to put a herb garden, especially if you have a sunny kitchen window.
Take your long hanging plants, like English ivy, and let them grow long and hang from high up places. You can add them to the tops of shelves or bookcases and watch them drape down. If you’re going for the full urban jungle look, this is a great way to achieve it.
Now that you’re inspired by these 5 new ways to decorate with plants, the hardest part is deciding which plants to choose. Take a look at this article for low-maintenance houseplants to help you decide. What’s your favourite way to decorate with plants? Let us know in the comments below!