Breathe Life into Your Space: Decorate with Plants

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With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s hard to not get swept up in all the green and blooms – even if you live in a concrete jungle. That got us thinking about how much we love to decorate with plants as part of our interior design aesthetic and how much we want you to be able to do the same.

Having the right indoor plant can not only change the look and feel of your space but can improve air quality and humidity levels. Studies show that plants boost our mood and reduce stress levels. Plus, we can’t help but think that seeing a little of the outdoors inside tricks our minds into feeling like we’re in a more open space.
Ready to give it a try? Here are some simple ways to incorporate plants in your décor.

Go Big
The quickest addition of plants must be the use of tree planters such as the fiddle leaf fig. They immediately draw your attention, add color, and fill empty corners or serve as transitions between spaces. They do it all with little effort on your part.
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Off the Floor Since you’re not planting anything in your garden, when decorating with plants you’re not limited to placing them on your floor. That means you can place your plants wherever you want a bit more attention. Whether it’s on a shelf . . .

 

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. . . on a night stand or coffee table . . .

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. . . or the on the ultimate “save your floor space” option – hanging! 

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No Green Thumb Required So, you’re set with the placement, but not with your confidence in maintaining your real live air purifier? Try a succulent or air plant. They’re low-maintenance options that can withstand even the most inattentive caretaker.

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If you’re constantly traveling or really would rather not add anything else to your to-do list, decorating with plants is still an option for you! Faux trees, plants, and even bouquets add the visual appeal of their real counterparts without any maintenance (excluding dusting, of course). We’ve featured IKEA’s affordable faux options before and you can shop options for this and other tips below.

Back to Basics

Don’t forget that decorating with plants doesn’t need to be complicated. Simple fronds can add visual appeal and a natural element to sleek spaces. We’ve used bunches from ferns and even single palm fronds. Eucalyptus is also a favorite since it smells and looks great and releases an oil vapor that acts as a natural decongestant.  

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Adding plants can be a simple and effective finishing touch to creating a space you enjoy. If all else fails, get the quickest plant happiness boost – a beautiful bouquet in a simple vase. It’s a go to year-round, irrelevant of the weather outside.

Now go visit your local nursery and #GetDecorated

 

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