Decorating your house not only makes it look nicer but makes it feel more like home. You always look forward to spending more time indoors while visitors envy your gorgeous decoration. It should be no surprise that adding greenery to your decor is a great way to make your home feel alive and inviting. Here are a few tips on how to do so.
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Put Indoor Plants in Your Living Room
Indoor plants are a classic way to decorate your living room and make it feel more like nature. Pick plants that fit the overall aesthetic of your home. For example, consider using cacti or succulents if you have a minimalist home. If your home is more traditional, opt for ferns or ivy. Place the plants strategically on either side of the sofa or near the windows.
Fresh blooms will complement the plants and add a pop of color. Go for those in season for a more cost-effective option. A Bouqs subscription assures you of timely delivery of fresh blooms monthly straight from the farm to your living room. They will last longer, and you get to customize your order.
Place a Vase with a Green Plant on Your Nightstand
Waking up to a beautiful green plant next to your nightstand starts your day on a refreshing note. The color has a calming effect that makes you feel relaxed. Seeing a plant first thing in the morning sets the tone for a productive day.
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The beauty of using a plant instead of flowers is that it lasts much longer. Ideal plants to consider are Aloe Vera, which has multiple benefits for your skin, or a snake plant, as it filters the air. However, you can use any plant that you find visually appealing.
Incorporate Greenery into Your Kitchen Decor
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and what better way to make it feel alive than by adding some plants? Hang a pot or two of herbs near the window. They look great, but you can also use them when cooking.
Some excellent kitchen herbs include rosemary, thyme, oregano, and basil. If you don’t have a green thumb, opt for hardy plants like cacti or aloe. You can even place them in cute Mason jars or pots with saucers to protect your countertops.
Create a Zen Corner in Your Bedroom
A Zen corner is ideal for relaxing and unwinding after a long day. Place a yoga mat or meditation pillow in the corner of your bedroom. Add a plant or two and some scented candles; it’s your oasis where you can go to relax and clear your mind. Choose plants that have a calming effect, such as lavender or jasmine. Add a small water fountain to create a more serene ambiance.
Add Greenery to Your Bathroom
Bathrooms are often neglected when decorating, but there’re plenty of ways to add life to this space. Hang a couple of plants near the window or place them on shelves. Use mason jars or bottles to create a unique vase.
Another idea is to add a plant to your bathtub caddy so you can enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy while taking a relaxing bath. Eucalyptus is an excellent plant for this purpose, as it has a refreshing scent. Other options are lavender or chamomile.
Use Greenery as Wall Decor
This idea may seem unconventional, but it’s a great way to add some life to your home. Create a living wall by hanging plants on a trellis or using a plant stand. If you want something more permanent, opt for artificial plants. You’ll find many realistic options that will add some greenery to your home without the hassle of maintenance.
They include ferns, bamboo, and palm trees. However, choose those made of high-quality materials to look realistic. If you want a more rustic look, use dried plants. Lavender, eucalyptus, and ferns are excellent options.
Decorate Your Stairs with Plants
Not every day you’ll see plants on stairs, but it’s an excellent way to add life to your home. Place potted plants on either side of the stairs. If you have a lot of stairs or wide ones, place them on each step. Choose smaller pots so they only take up a little space. Another option is to hang plants from the ceiling or railing. Decorating the pots with light strings adds ambiance in the evenings.
Bring the Outdoors in with a Terrarium
A terrarium is a beautiful container that creates a miniature garden indoors. It’s easy to make and doesn’t require much maintenance. All you need is a glass container, some plants, rocks, and soil.
Once you have all the materials, it’s time to get creative. Use different-shaped containers and add different layers of rocks, moss, and plants. Terrariums make great centerpieces or decorations for any room in your home.
Dress Up Your Front Door
First impressions matter, so make sure a beautiful, welcoming entryway greets your guests. Hang a wreath or garland and add potted plants on either side of the door. Choose plants that can withstand the elements, such as succulents, ferns, or evergreens. Alternatively, use artificial plants to avoid the hassle of maintenance. Another idea is to add a welcome mat with a plant design.
Decorate the Dining Table with a Centerpiece
Make mealtimes more enjoyable by adding a touch of nature to your dining table. A simple vase with fresh flowers makes a beautiful centerpiece. You can also create a more elaborate display with a few different-sized vases, some greenery, and candles. Another option is to use a plant as a centerpiece. Opt for a potted tree or palm if you have a large table. For a smaller table, a succulent or cactus is a good option.
Planters are also thoughtful and creative ways to add some green to your decor, and there are endless possibilities for using them. Get creative and try different materials, sizes, and shapes. You can even paint them to match your other décors, such as vases, picture frames, or lamps.
Try different decorations and plants to see what works best for you. With a little effort, you can turn your house into a green oasis that your family will love. The best part is that the plants will also purify the indoor air reducing the risk of respiratory problems.