Whilst house plants have always been around, over the past couple of years more and more people have been embracing the ‘plant life’ bringing greenery into their homes.
Not only do plants spruce up any space, but they also help breathe life into the room, helping make your home feel bright and lively.
They don’t just bring in aesthetic value though as plants are also said to have a range of health benefits, from reducing toxins in the air, helping lower your blood pressure, and encouraging deeper sleep.
So if you are looking to decorate with plants (and why wouldn’t you be), here are five great tips on the best ways to style with greenery.
If you are new to house plants then succulents would be a great place to start as due to the fact they are great at storing water, they are incredibly low maintenance needing very little care or light.
Although usually characterised by thick and rubbery leaves, there are actually a wide range of succulents that come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and textures.
From cacti to aloe vera, to a jade plant and a burro’s tail, you can have a lot of fun playing around with varying succulents using different plant pots too.
Long Hanging Plants
An easy way to make a space memorable, long hanging plants really are quite beautiful adding a touch of class to the room.
And they don’t have to be huge either, just pop a small one on top of a shelf and let to it drape over the side, or if you want you can hang them from the ceiling too.
There are once again plenty to choose from including the classic English ivy, the light green Maidenhair fern and the lovely string of nickels which has a gorgeous silver variation you can get.
DIY Plant Pots
Not only can you get creative with the plants themselves, but you can also play around with the pots you keep them in too.
Whilst there are plenty on the market from geometric styles to variations on the classic brown pot, you can also try the DIY method and decorate them yourself.
Think the paint-a-pot class you did as a kid but on a whole new level as you can add subtle designs such as polka dots and stripes, and paint them different colours to brighten them up. Go as quirky as you want to!
An Old Faithful
If you really want to make a statement in a room using greenery, featuring an old faithful in the key part of your space will draw all attention to that area.
And when we say ‘old faithful’ we mean a large classic plant in a nice big pot which can sit next to a sofa, armchair or whatever you want really.
You can go for something funky like a rubber plant, some flashy foliage like an European fan palm or even an indoor tree such as a Yucca or weeping fig.
But if an old faithful doesn’t make a big enough statement for you, you can section off a part of a room and fill it with floor plants, creating a kind of indoor jungle.
Although this isn’t for everyone, if you have the space why not try the go big or go home approach creating almost like a feature inside your very own home.
Again you can really mess around here with a wide variety of plants, just make sure the space is well lit to ensure it is as eye catching as possible.