Looking at meaningless spaces which look dull and monotonous? Freshen them up with simple ways of adding indoor plants. There are various plants that will enliven your space and add that freshness to the surrounding. However, every plant and its presence make a different impact on the outlook and feel in your home.
The right indoor plant can add the perfect amount of intrigue and their lifespan is much longer than that of fresh flowers. According to styling tips in interior designing, to add plants to your space, there are certain aspects to look into. Like the color and styling of the house has to match the environment, plants need coordination as well. You need to group plants into growing naturally together. Ultimately, location should be determined by how much light, humidity, and conditions the plant survives on.
There are numerous ways you can add plants and florals to make the room look cozy. Whether there is an element lacking or the space looks off, a plant can always bring back the missing element of your home.
Plants add to the most critical way of interior design. Also, it is one of the most overlooked processes in the project. A plant can add value to an empty corner, some missing spaces, or even make the room look cozier. So, let’s dive into it and learn the skill of using plants in your spaces for a healthier and more aesthetic look.
You could also use plants or florals to emphasize your dining room table and bring focus to the center of your dining room. Rhythm is one of the most important principles of design and has to do with how our eyes move around a room in a deliberate way. This can be achieved with the repetition of patterns, textures, or colors. Plants can serve as that connecting item that creates a sense of rhythm in your space. Now that we have a better sense of why plants are important in design, let’s talk about where you should be using them. The short answer is this: you should have at least one plant or floral in every room.
Here is our take on indoor plants and how to style them.
- Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus Lyrata)
For placement, under a skylight or next to a window. In other words, it needs as much sun as possible. Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree Care: Water once a week or more if it’s winter and the air in your home is dry.
- Split-Leaf Philodendron (Monstera Deliciosa)
this plant has a distinctive leaf that looks as though it’s been gently cut into by a careful hand. Split-Leaf Philodendron Care: Water once a week.
- Meyer Lemon Tree (Citrus X Meyeri)
Meyer lemon trees do well indoors as long as they have lots of sun. Meyer Lemon Tree Care: Water weekly.
- Kentia Palm (Howea Forsteriana)
noting that it should be given lots of space, as it can grow up to 10 feet with a broad reach. Kentia Palm Care: Requires medium to bright light; water weekly.
- Castiron Plant (Aspidistra Elatior)
It does well in medium to low light and is tolerant of neglect, so it’s fine if you forget to water it once in a while. Castiron Plant Care: Water once a week or every ten days.
- Amazon Lily (Eucharis Amazonica)
It thrives in medium light; allowing the soil to dry between watering. Amazon Lily Care: The leaves will wilt when it needs water, but once a week should suffice.
- Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
With sword-shaped leaves winding gently from the soil like charmed snakes from a basket, this indoor house plant strikes a lovely balance between order and chaos. Snake Plant Care: Place anywhere you’d like and let the soil dry completely between watering. Check the soil every week, but it’s fine to skip a few.
- Winterbourn (Philodendron Xanadu)
A smaller version of oversized tropical leaves—it will only grow to be about three to four feet—this textural plant is great for spaces with less light, says De Give. Winterbourn Plant Care: Winterbourn also prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Be careful not to overwater it. If the soil is dry, it’s safe to water it. If, however, it’s moist to the touch, give it a few days before watering. Snap off dead, yellow leaves as they appear.
- Mistletoe Cactus (Rhipsalis)
Rhipsalis offers a welcomed textural change, compared to the sometimes-controlled look of other succulents. Mistletoe Cactus Plant Care: This sturdy plant does best in indirect light, but it can survive in low light, as well—just make sure to bring it into the light every once in a while, to help it recharge. Water weekly. If the tendrils ever droop, that’s a sign the plant is thirsty.
- Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans massangeana)
Rounding out our list of the best indoor plants is this standout with striped leaves. This low-maintenance plant will look stunning in your living room and grows up to four to six feet tall. Corn Plant Care: Place this beauty in filtered sunlight and water every 7-10 days.