Decorate with Nature: Bring the Outdoors In
To bring the outdoors inside your home doesn’t mean having the whole greenhouse garden inside. Even a few carefully chosen plants placed in just the right spots will add the color and texture to the room and clean the air. Check out these couple ideas on how to decorate your home with nature.
Fill empty spaces
If there’s an empty space that you can’t fill with furniture, then a plant will be a great solution. If a large plant can’t fit the space, then use a plant stand and place a smaller plant on it – it will frame the area perfectly.
Put a cart or a bench to an interesting use
You can add a new meaning to a cart or a bench if you take it inside and decorate it with various plants. In a way, it can be your personal plant shrine – a piece of nature in your home.
Plants as room dividers
Why use boring furniture and screens to make a division in a room? Putting a shelf full of plants in the middle of a room is a much more creative solution.
Macramé plant hangers
You have to admit this is completely unexpected. Hanging plants will truly attract the viewer’s eye and add a completely new layer to the whole room. You can use this idea for adding fun to a boring, unused wall or to have a big decoration on the largest wall in the room. It will definitely add some height to the room, too.
Herbs in the kitchen
Low-maintenance herbs are perfect for the kitchen. They look cute, they bring in a dash of nature and they are within your reach when you’re cooking. The best ones to choose are basil, oregano, thyme and parsley – just make sure you put them in individual containers. They always come handy if you want to include them in your family meals.
Plants as living sculpture
Having plants that look like they are spilling right out their containers will create an impression of movement that you can’t create with anything else. Get a few plants that you can put on a shelf or on the open staircase and let them freely cascade down. Just know that these type of plants quickly grows over their containers, so make sure you replant them in a timely manner and water and feed them properly. It’s nothing you can’t handle with a few basic gardening accessories.
There aren’t many ways to add drama to the room, but placing a large and well-developed tree in a room will definitely do exactly that. Split-leaf philodendron is one of the best choices here – they look magnificent and they are easy to maintain. Make yourself a little jungle haven right in your living room!
Cut flowers in bloom really cheer up the space but they don’t last long. It’s better and long-lasting to put potted plants to serve as table centerpieces. It can be a coffee table or the big dining table – they will be a great focal point.
Put fronds or branches
Why not try out something different? It’s so bohemian style to add a branch or a front in a couple of places around the room instead of using a whole plant as a decoration. It won’t take up too much space but it will still bring nature inside.
There are so many things you can do with plants inside your home. Decorating with nature offers you so many great ideas and each one of them will make your home more stylish but also cozy and pleasant to be in.