If you want an excellent home décor, plants would be a great choice. They come in different colors, sizes, and shapes, guaranteed to liven up the room by adding a vibrant and fresh feel. Furthermore, most of these houseplants are excellent indoor purifiers, are affordable and readily available. If decorating your house with plants is something you would love to try out, here are some inspirational ideas to get you started.
Decide what you want
If you are homeowners you are good to go, decide on what you want and start decorating. On the other hand, if you’re a renter, make sure your rental agreement allows for plants (most do) because they do not only look great but they are healthy.
When shopping for houseplants, you will realize that they fall in one of these two categories; natural and artificial. The natural kind can further be flowering or non-flowering. The good news is that both the real and synthetic plants will give you excellent service. You only need to decide which type to use for your home decor.
If you do not want to worry about killing the plants, or you don’t have time to take care of a living one, then the artificial options like the life-like silk faux are a great buy. But if you prefer the real deal, you can start off with natural blooms that are hardy, beautiful and easy to maintain.
Identify where you will put the plants
When decorating with houseplants, you must ensure you place them where they will be effective, safe and easy to maintain. Some of the determinants that will help you to decide the location of the flowers include the type of plant, its humidity, sunlight and growth requirements, the design of your room, the kind of furniture you have, and of course, the theme you would wish to actuate. However, in most cases when using plants as a home décor, you will need to settle for a balance between the look you want, the plant’s needs, and the location where it offers the most aesthetic value.
Determine the container you will use
Many people spend too much time searching for the perfect indoor plant, only to end up placing the flowers in unattractive containers. What they do not understand is that the container in which you put the plants, significantly contributes to the final look of your house. For this reason, take the time and shop for an aesthetically pleasing container that also addresses the plant’s needs. Luckily, you can get a wide variety in the market ranging from traditional ceramic pots, vases, troughs, and boxes, to hanging or mounted baskets.
Go for multipurpose plants
Besides their aesthetic elements, houseplants can offer many other benefits as well. For instance, some are efficient air purifiers, insect repellants, and fantastic conversation starters. Moreover, some houseplants have enviable healing and antibacterial qualities. Hence, instead of going for a plant that will only serve as a home décor, why not look for one that offers a myriad of benefits. Interesting choices can be the aloe Vera, which besides being a decent air filter, can treat burns, cuts, and bruises.
Match the plants to your theme
Whether you know it or not, your home has a theme. It could be Bohemian, Traditional, Country, Mid-Century Modern, Industrial, Bohemian, Costal, Cottage, Asian, Contemporary, Vintage, Rustic, Victorian or Eclectic. Whichever theme you have, make sure you get plants that blend perfectly with it.
Many homeowners are unaware of this fact and assume that just because a particular plant looks great, it will be the perfect home decor. Only to realize once they get the plant home, that it is an eyesore. Avoid such a predicament by selecting plants whose color, shape, smell, traits and flowers matches your house theme. For instance, a rose and a sunflower would be perfect as a Victorian and Casual home décor respectively.
Be creative when arranging the plants
While the choice of plant you use has a great impact on how your house will look, the floral arrangement is equally important. Be artistic and utilize the space you have in your home. For instance, you could group the flowers together and place them in a vase or basket, and put them on a table or near the window.
You could also fill up the room corners by putting potted plants, or arrange the plants inside ascending shelves. Still, you could create a floating garden using hanging plants. Such ornamental designs will add a sense of wonder and even make the room seem bigger.
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