Feel Good Home: How to Max Out on Indoor Plants
Have houseplants dropped off your interiors radar? Then let this season’s trend for abundant indoor foliage reignite your enthusiasm
Tie your colour scheme in with your plant life for maximum impact. This garden-facing room gives the effect of more greenery than is displayed by incorporating a soothing green colour palette. Add wooden details and a hint of trellis pattern for an organic aesthetic.
Popular in the 1970s, hanging macramé planters are a sweet and versatile way to group plants and move them around your space. Update the look by painting simple terracotta pots in neon colours and sitting them inside the hangers. The more the merrier!
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Known as ‘screening plants’, tall foliage used in abundance is great for creating zones and privacy in open-plan areas. Use plants that mirror their environment for maximum impact – these spiky delights create architectural interest in a minimal space.
It’s pretty well known these days that if you have a wall, you can make it green. The owners of this potentially uninspiring courtyard have injected it with character by hanging rows of tin cans overflowing with trailing greenery high up on the wall.
If you can’t find pot hangers like these, simply fix individual holders to your wall, or first attach a piece of trellis and hang pots from that.
Delicate air plants add an ethereal appearance to any space. They are easy to group and display anywhere as they require no soil and merely a spray of water to survive.
Display them against a neutral backdrop for a clean and architectural look. And there’s no need for pots – simply pin, wire or string them up.
Combine the impressive aesthetics of a vertical garden with the everyday usefulness of a herb patch with this handy storage solution.
Wall-mount rustic wood panels from which to hang jam jars. There are various ways to attach the jars, but you could try using small, metal mending plates screwed over adjustable pipe clamps fixed around the jars’ necks. Then simply fill with your favourite fresh herbs.
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We all love how easy succulents are to work with, and they’re a simple, budget-friendly way to transform a space. Create a quick band of eclectic greenery by lining up an array of different styles in mismatched terracotta pots on a low table, shelf or sideboard.
Experiment with grouping potted plants on different levels of your home – from high-up shelves to architectural ledges and nooks – to completely change the dynamics of a space. This tall and leafy grouping on a ledge near a skylight gives the feel of an indoor forest overhead.
Sometimes, maxing out with one or two oversized plants in a large space has more impact than lots of small groupings. Track down unusual statement planters from salvage yards and auction houses for added drama.
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