House plants so far, I’ve counted 4 in the home office, 2 in the teens room, 6 in the kitchen, 5 in the conservatory, 7 in the small sitting room, a couple in the spare room and too many too count in the lounge. There are more in various nooks and crannies around our home than I have seen in a long time and I love them…
They clean the air, brighten a bare corner and never answer me back.
Houseplants R Us!
A child of the seventies, I vowed never to have them in my own home. My mother had them everywhere and woe betide you if you moved or knocked them out of place. As a clumsy teenager those houseplants were my nemesis!
However, over the last few years they have multiplied and grown, and I have welcomed them into our home with open arms. They clean the air, brighten a bare corner and never answer me back.
Plants in attractive holders are an ideal and cheap way to refresh a room or change up your accessories.
A child of the seventies, I vowed never to have them in my own home.
House Plants, the challenges:
The more you have the more time you need to give them, feeding, watering trimming and generally making sure they are happy in the space you have allocated to them. What to do with them when you go on vacation, my Mum used to stand them in a bath of shallow water and that’s what I do too. You may lose a couple, but hopefully the holiday will more than make up for it?
Sometimes I forget to water a plant in a room that is not often used, but I have a simple solution for that, read my top tip #1
3 Top Tips for Displaying House Plants in your Home
Group your plants all together in a room, this way the display will be more striking, and you will not forget to water them. Mix them up according to their heights, just like in the garden, tallest at the back. You could also use the rule of three and buy 3 of the same, always works when displaying plants inside or out.
Display plants on different levels. This is the best advice I have ever been given (thanks Mum) Place some on the floor, some on the furniture or a shelf and some look amazing hanging from the ceiling.
When you group your plants together sometimes you can tell a story or suggest a theme. In these photos I have gone for bright white with yellow and black vintage ceramics. You could suggest a jungle or an English garden? It depends on the plants, you may want to bring in a colour scheme with your pot holders or the planting.
I have covered this wall with living greenery and it works beautifully, people’s eyes widen in delight when they see it.
Go bold or go home is how I like to decorate. I have covered this wall with living greenery and it works beautifully, people’s eyes widen in delight when they see it.
I am sharing my latest Wayfair hanging plant pots and little shelf for this post. They are super handy for displaying your favourite plants and the little ‘shelfie’ table adds another dimension to the ‘levels idea above.
Plant stand and holders Shopping Details
2 Scandinavian Beech hanging holder, includes cream pot – (the one shown is my own)
So just a few options for decorating with plants, I am sure you have lots of your own to add? Do let me know in the comments below if you have any other tips for me. I’d love to know how you do it…
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