A Guide to Decorating with Houseplants

I love decorating with houseplants. I honestly think that any space is better when you add plants. They are so pretty and add a ton of style, no many what room they’re in. Plus, studies are mounting claiming their health benefits. Interior pollution can be one of the worst types, and extensive studies done by NASA have shown that houseplants are vital to scrubbing the air clean of pollutants. Other studies have shown that they can decrease the chance of illnesses such as the common cold, and can boost the healing process. They apparently help work performance AND reduce stress too! Despite the amazing benefits, these images will demonstrate the real reasons I can’t get enough greenery in my place…

This room has so many AMAZING elements- the gold fireplace, the fabulous area rug, the eclectic gallery wall, and THOSE PLANTS!!! It is so cool how they drape from the banister. Notice how some of the plants shoot straight up to the ceiling in sharp angles, while some gracefully fall to the floor? The contradiction is really cool.

 

I love the plants in this room. Placing a tall tree or grouping of plants in the corner of a room literally always works. When grouping plants together be sure your plants all vary in height, and be sure they each have a unique shape. This will ad interest to your plant display.

I grew up in Tucson, surrounded by cactus, but I’d never seen anything like this!  These colorful succulants seem to be a big trend these days, but does anyone know if the hot pink and neon yellow tops are natural, or are they dyed?? Either way I love them. I have a bunch of these guys around the house here in Austin, because they remind me of the desert. If you don’t consider yourself to have a green thumb, succulents are the perfect way to get some “plant experience” as they are very easy to take care of, and nearly impossible to kill. You can find them at Home Depot, Lowes, and nearly any nursery.

 

Like I mentioned before, a tall plant always works in the corner of a room, and this giant Daisy Anenomes takes this room to a whole new level of style.

Drawers as planters?? Yes, yes, yes!!! I love this idea and it is so easy to do as long as you have the right piece of furniture. I recommend drilling a hole with about an inch diameter at the bottom of each drawer you intend to use as a planter. Drainage is essential.

 

And if you want to plant in style, don’t forget your face planters. These guys are all the rage right now,  and I’m guessing they’re here to stay.

I hope you all enjoyed this post, and I hopes it has given you a bit of insight on decorating with houseplants. Let me know of any comments or questions below!

xx,

Leah

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