One thing I greatly miss after removing Christmas decorations is the greenery of the garlands and trees. So it’s no surprise I focus on adding houseplants this time of year.
Houseplants not only add softness and greenery to rooms throughout the house, but they help filter the air. Those of us who live in colder climes can benefit with extra air filtration at a time when we have our doors and windows closed.
Plants help add architectural height in spaces where you need to fill a hole or make a visual impact.
Fiddle leaf figs can be finicky but if you place them in a sunny spot without any drafts, you can be successful with them (just don’t forget to water it).
Houseplants make a welcoming statement in an entryway.
In order to grow healthy indoor plants, make sure you place them according to their light requirements. A cactus thrives in direct sunlight, while a pothos is a perfect choice for darker corners.
Use topiary plants to frame a kitchen window.
Lavender is a great choice when you want to add a slight fragrance to a room. Lightly brush your hands over the plant to release the sweet lavender scent. I have some of this hanging in my kitchen.
Palmy fronds take the eye upward in this light and airy living room – that way you don’t miss the pretty chandelier!
It’s so important to add some fresh greenery to your bedrooms. You spend a lot of time in the bedroom and it’s important to filter the air.
Don’t forget the bathroom! Most plants thrive here due to higher levels of humidity.
If you like drama, you might want to try your hand at a plant chandelier!
Adding houseplants is my “fix it” for replacing the organic appeal of Christmas greens. Often you can find good quality plants in greenhouses that carried poinsettias. Even your local grocery store is a great source!