Eco-friendly and green lifestyles is rapidly becoming a thing – In home design too!
This is why it has now come the time that we consider indoor plants, whether big or small, as a real home design accessory, just like our vases, area rugs, pillows and artworks.
This dining room design was created by Stile Homer, Homestyler floorplanner user
Thanks to vertical planters, plants can now be used as an actual painting, and be hanged on a wall to give a creative green touch to any room design.
In one of our previous posts we have stated how plants can help bring a calming environment and a relaxing mood in our bathroom, but it would be more appropriate to say that plants can be used for any kind of room design – For real!
After all, we really think that every room could make use a bit of greenery! But how to enhance the true beauty of your plants – And your home design with plants in it?
This living room design was created by Danna M, Homestyler mobile app user
1. Choose the type of plants that represents you the best
There are plants of any type, depending on the shape, size and even color. The choice of the perfect plant for your room design could really take a long time, as the possibilities can be endless.
This is why you need to do your research first, to find out which ones suit your home design best, but it definitely gives you the chance to unleash your creativity as much as you want.
The choice you’ll make will affect the whole look of your room design – And your mood too.
This bedroom design was created by Susan Yanelys, Homestyler floorplanner user
For this reason, it is very important that you figure this out at first.
Big plants can surely make an impact, but they might require more efforts on your side compared to succulents.
On the other hand, some flowers are not made for indoor spaces, and not just any flower needs the same quantity of water or sunlight exposure as the others.
2. Decide where in a room you want to place your indoor plant
Are you looking for a plant to be placed in an empty corner of your room or you’re rather searching for your new centerpiece or shelving decoration?
This answer will affect the size of the plant you should look for, as again, it’s not as if every plant can go just anywhere in your room design.
Big plants are perfect as a room separator or to fill a space that would be empty otherwise.
This living room design was created by Urban Cactus Designs, Homestyler mobile app user
It’s true that they are a home design accessory but their size is more similar to the one of a furniture piece, so you need to think well when in your room design you want to place them.
Smaller plants and flowers, instead, can rather work as a statement accessory and they can fit just right on your table or media unit, without occupying too much space.
3. Determine what room do you want to decorate
Did you know? It's not as if any plant can just in any kind of room type. Each plant needs to be settled in a different habitat – Some need more humidity, some others are made for dry spaces, for example.
Here you have a few guidelines on how to place your favorite plants in their perfect room.
We know bathrooms are best for plants that require a lot of humidity, such as ferns and begonias.
For the bedroom, instead, it is recommend to go for plants that can improve the sleep quality or filter toxins, so that you’ll have a benefit that goes beyond the aesthetic one.
Taking this into consideration, good ideas for a bedroom design are plants such as as jasmine and lavender, aloe vera and snake plant.
Your kitchen will be perfect with a few herbs stored in small pots, that you could use to add an extra taste to your home made dishes.
This kitchen design was created by Susan Yanelys, Homestyler floorplanner user
Again, smart home design requires to follow not only beauty standards but also to be efficient and useful.
A few herbs that you might consider growing in your kitchen are: mint, basil and parsley, that are widely used for a great variety of dishes and are also fairly manageable to keep in an indoor space.
The living room, on the other hand, is usually the room that gets the most natural light streaming in, so it would be the perfect place for a dragon tree or a peach lily.
What indoor plant is your favorite one and how can you include it in your room design?
This living room design was created by Rutchevelle den Ouden, Homestyler mobile app user
We have you a few ideas and suggestions, but we want to hear your voice now!
The Homestyler team has recently added several new plants in its Homestyler Plants & Flowers catalog – Make sure you check them out!
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