I’ve got a bit of a thing for bringing the outside-in with plants and greenery. Blogs like The Jungalow and Urban Jungle Bloggers are constantly bringing my attention to the most fantastic studio spaces and living rooms – brought to life with cacti, succulents and monstera deliciosa.
Embracing your green fingers has never been easier. Everything from hanging baskets to terrariums are widely available to purchase online, so there’s really no excuse not to get in touch with the great outdoors when in comes to our interior spaces…
How To Incorporate Plants Into Your Space
At first, the task of adding greenery into my bedroom seemed a little daunting. How much would be too much? How often would I need to remember to water my new plants? Why does my orchid suddenly resemble nothing more than a stick!?
But I quickly learned that using plants to add colour and vibrancy was a much easier feat than it seemed..
Here are my top tips:
- Mix and match your house plants: Combine large leafed plants with smaller potted varieties to create a real ‘urban jungle’ vibe. Layering is key, so don’t be afraid to introduce a variety of different colours and shades too. If you keep the rest of your decor minimal, this will simply add interest to your space. If you’re worried that too many different types of plants will look messy, buy individual potted succulents and dot them here and there.
- Invest in a terrarium: For a clean and minimal approach to greenery, I wholeheartedly recommend buying a glass terrarium and planting three or four cacti inside. Oliver Bonas have some lovely designs, as does The Urban Botanist. They also look fabulous with candles or fairy lights inside.
- If you’re short on space then opt to buy a stylish hanging basket. Gone are the days when the humble hanging basket was the reserve of the elderly. Now you can browse a huge range of contemporary containers – from hanging glass bowls to intricate rope contraptions – that will enhance your inside (and outside) space.
- Remember your plants will need maintaining! Make a note of when you last watered your plants and maybe even set a reminder on your phone. When in doubt, ask your local plant nursery for advice on how to best care for your plants and read of this handy blog post for when you’re planning on going on holiday.
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1.Glass Hanging Planter, Graham & Green £42 2. Mini Knotted Rope Plant Hanger, Eleanor Bolton £18 3. Selection of Plant Pots, The Jungalow from $66 4. Gold Terrarium, Oliver Bonas £27 5. Brass Planter, The Jungalow $72 6. House of Plants: Living with Succulents, Air Plants and Cacti, Amazon £13.52. 7. Living with Plants: A Guide to Indoor Gardening, Amazon £13.95 8. Concrete Planters, Not On The High Street £15.99 9. Swiss Cheese Plant, Waitrose Garden £24.99 10. Large Plant Stand, Royal Design £25