If you’re a plant lover like so many of us, then you know how much they lift your spirits. They also have the power to transform an empty space into something magnificent and inspiring. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to keep plants thriving in our indoor spaces with artificial light, low humidity and a lot of CO2. Luckily, there are many ways to get creative with plants in your home and bring them back to life again! Here are tips on getting creative with plants inside your home.
Add a Splash of Color
If you’re not sure where to start, look for plants that add a splash of color to your space. This can give you a great foundation and direction to work from. When it comes to choosing the best plants for your living or work space, you want to look for plants that are low maintenance and are easy to care for. You also want to try and avoid plants that can produce a lot of excess leaves or flowers. There are many types of plants that are perfect for indoor spaces and can add a splash of color. Some of our favourites include Sansevieria, Dracaena, Sanseveria, Fiddle leaf fig, Chinese evergreen, Philodendron and Snake plant.
Rearrange Your Space
If you’re feeling like you have no direction or ideas to transform your space, this can be a good way to get started. For example, if you have a bookshelf or a coffee table, try rotating the items that are on display. You can move plants around and experiment with different arrangements until you find something that really catches your eye. This is a great way to create a new space that works with the plants you have. It can also be a good way to use plants that may be dying or that you don’t know what to do with. Rearranging your space is a great way to get creative with your existing plants and make them feel like new again.
Supplement With Indoor Plants
If you’re not ready to dive in and rearrange every piece of furniture in your home, moving large plants around can be challenging. It’s also not always easy to find a new home for a dying or wilting plant. If you’re struggling to find the right plants for your space, consider supplementing your existing plants with new ones. For example, if you have a bookshelf and want to add some green to it, but struggle to find the right plant (or don’t have the right conditions to keep it alive), try adding some smaller plants instead. You can add small succulents or cacti to your bookshelf and they will add a pop of green while keeping the rest of the bookshelf plants free from dust and dirt.
Add Natural Light With Windows
If you have large windows in your home, you can use them to add natural light to your space. This can be a great way to boost the amount of light your indoor plants receive and is often easier than trying to find a way to add artificial light. A large window is the perfect place for a plant. It lets in lots of light and can fill your space with life. The best plants to add to a window are ones that don’t require a lot of light. You also want to avoid plants that are going to grow so long that they hang over the edges of your windows.
Decorate with Dried Flowers and Herbs
Dried flowers and herbs are a great way to decorate your space and add a pop of colour. You can use them as a decorative element or to hold up a plant. Flowers and herbs are also a great way to get creative with your indoor plants without having to worry about keeping them alive. Since they’re dried, you don’t need to worry about watering them or giving them light either. If you have a plant that you really love, but it isn’t thriving in your indoor space, try decorating with dried flowers or herbs to keep that pop of colour without a living plant and without needing a lot of light.
Add a Little Bit of Soil in Your Home
If you struggle with indoor plants, consider adding a little bit of soil to your home. There are many ways to get creative with this and add life and beauty to your space. For example, you can place a small pot on your table. You can use this for herbs, succulents or any other plant that likes a little bit of soil. This is a great way to add a living element to your space, but not have to worry about watering them or keeping them alive. Soil is also a great way to bring life to a space that isn’t quite finished yet. If you’re waiting for wall decor to arrive or you’re not sure what plants you want, but want something living in your space, a pot of soil is a great option. It’s also a great option if you’re renting and can’t add a plant to your space permanently.