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You do not have to use only paintings, frames, candles, or pots as décor.
Interior design is about expressing yourself – if you love large indoor plants, then use them as décor.
Large plants are not only stunning, but also healthy – they will beautify your room, and improve your well-being.
So, how to decorate the house with plants?
Here are some tips that could help you!
- Filling the space
- Separating the rooms
- Using the shelves
- Wall with plants
- Faking it
How to Decorate with Large Indoor Plants
1. Filling the space
Plants offer versatility – if you choose a smaller one, you can place it on your desk or shelves, and use them as smaller décor accessories.
If your living room, bedroom, or any other room has too much empty space then you can fill it with a large, floor plant.
Tall indoor trees can fill the entire corner of the room, from bottom to top, and if you choose one of the exotic plants, it will grab everyone’s attention upon entering the room. Famous examples would be fiddle leaf fig, rubber tree, calathea lutea, monstera deliciosa and other rare big, tall plants.
The one thing you should be aware of is that this plant, whatever it is, will require proper care.
Not every corner is a good place for a plant – spaces too dark will eventually cause the death of the plant, so your stunning living room tree won’t look so beautiful.
Before you pick out a tree, get familiar with some of the general requirements – how much light will it need, can it withstand drought, and how much water it requires?
After getting to know these conditions, determine whether the spot is good for the plant or not.
2. Separating the rooms
Nowadays, everybody prefers open-concept spaces.
The living room, dining room, and kitchen are just one huge room, so even if you have guests over, you can cook and entertain them at the same time.
However, it might be good to create some visual borders between these rooms, and you can easily do it with plants.
By placing different plants in different corners of the room, you will create better flow, and while you are sitting in the living room, you will forget that the kitchen is behind you – it will feel like an entirely separate living space.
To do this trick, place a larger plant in the corner of the room – the citrus tree is always a great choice. It will become an accent piece and the living and dining space are tied together.
When it comes to the kitchen, use a smaller plant – something that you can place on a countertop, or even better a kitchen island if you have one.
Just like with tall trees, both of these plants will require your time to remain beautiful.
So, large indoor trees aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but you still need a bigger plant to fill the empty space.
Here is a simple trick – if the furniture in the room is short, pick a plant that is a bit higher than the furniture.
The tree that is slightly higher than the rest of the pieces in the room will appear significantly taller.
You won’t have to get the plant that is tall and touches the ceiling, but the room won’t feel as empty either.
Also, choose a plant that has large and voluminous foliage – it will appear even bigger than it is.
4. Using the shelves
You shouldn’t cover the entire shelf with plants – if you want a plant wall, then it will be much easier to just buy a plant wall instead of mixing different species on your own.
There are two things you can do with plants and shelves.
Firstly, plants are great for decorating the top shelves, especially if you have a type with long, hanging stems.
The one thing you should take into consideration is not so good growing conditions.
When choosing the plant for your top shelves, pick the type that can tolerate low light. Since the top of the shelf isn’t so well-lit, the plant should prefer shaded spots over direct sunlight.
Many gardeners are using grow lights, to fix the problem of bad lighting conditions.
Another thing that should be mentioned is impracticality – even if the plant doesn’t need frequent watering, you will still have to water it from time to time.
Climbing to reach the plant is a bit impractical, and if it seems like too much of a hassle, find another spot for your pots.
Secondly, you can buy separate, small shelves that can be placed randomly on the wall. After placing the shelves, add the plants.
5. Wall with plants
Decorating with plants indoors is fun because the options are numerous.
Any spot that gets a fair amount of light is good.
If you do not want a plant wall but want to make your walls more fun by using plants, then hang some baskets – this is a fun DIY project.
Choosing the plant to place in the baskets will be an easier part.
Hanging the pots with plants is more difficult. You will need separate planters and wood screws. After a bit of drilling, you will be ready to place the plants on the wall.
If you aren’t a passionate gardener but would like to decorate your room with plants, then use blooms.
This is a short-term solution, but it allows you to change your decoration each week, so it fits your current mood.
Decorating with blooms is super easy – go to a market, and pick a bouquet. When you come home, just place the flowers in a vase with water.
To make a real key décor piece, choose a few different bouquets, and mix a few colors. The large vase with big blooms is all that the room needs.
Cut flowers will last longer if you change the water in a vase every few days.
7. Faking it
If you do not have space for a living room tree or time to take care of it and do not like blooms then you can simply fake it.
You can use fake plants to make the space feel fresher.
If you are a good painter then hang your painting of a plant to show your creativity.