Winter is a great time to add plants to your home. Being cooped up when the weather is cold and days are shorter, a bit of greenery in your home is sure to brighten your mood. I’m making it a goal in 2018 to start decorating with houseplants in every room.
Add a plant to a room decorated in neutrals and it instantly comes to life.
Architectural urns are a great way to show off your plants. Add a large botanical print on the wall to enhance the look of nature indoors.
Tall houseplants lend a bit of architecture to living spaces. And this sunroom certainly has plenty of natural light for growing healthy plants.
Decorating with houseplants is also a great way to purify the air. It’s a known fact that plants filter indoor air.
If you don’t have a green thumb, try your hand with a Boston fern like the one tucked in the corner of this pretty dining room. Ferns are fairly easy to grow and look soft and elegant.
Houseplants that enjoy high humidity will thrive in a bathroom! During the winter, it’s a good idea to fill your bathtub with steamy water and let your plants sit in the room with the door closed for a while. They’ll enjoy their steam bath after sitting in rooms with dry air from central heating.
Since the house is closed up during the winter months, the leaves on your plants might get dusty. Wipe their leaves from time to time so they’ll remain healthy year-round.
Pothos is the perfect plant for brown-thumb people! This plant is hard to kill unless you neglect it entirely. But if you forget to water on occasion, a pothos is likely to survive anyway – just don’t let it go for weeks without water. It looks cute here in a small window.
Fiddle leaf figs are super popular right now and it’s no wonder. They really make a statement in a room – but they can be a bit finicky so you might want to start with a small one first.
Topiary plants are one of my faves! I love their structural design. They’re perfect for flanking a kitchen window or balancing both ends of a mantel.
Succulents are another great choice for the non-gardening type. These aloe houseplants look cozy in their textured containers.
If you desire a bit of color, you can often find flowering plants mixed with ordinary houseplants in containers at the store. If you don’t find what you like, you can always ask the florist to make something for you!
Decorating with houseplants is a sure-fire way to lift your spirits and add colorful texture to your rooms. Not to mention the health benefits that plants provide by purifying the indoor air! What types of plants do you like to grow?
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