As temperatures drop and leaves fall from the trees, adding greenery inside can help ease the winter blues. Here’s an idea, if you have any delicate plants outside that might not withstand the cold and frost, why not bring them in and add style to your home rather than leave them in a corner?
Here are eight places where container plants can bring style and good cheer to your home.
1. Above the sink. As with most things in decorating, there is a minimalist and a maximalist approach to decking your halls with holly and houseplants. For a minimalist approach would be to hang a few small pails across a tension rod in your kitchen as a makeshift herb garden. The mounting hardware can be bought fairly cheaply from your DIY shop and all you need are a few seedlings (which you could also easily find at most DIY shops too!) and a sunny window to freshen your kitchen with the scent of aromatic herbs.
2. Around the home office. All the necessary electronics of our working lives can make for a dismal office space. One solution is to fill the room with plants. Hanging them means you can retain more of your desk space for productivity! Even just a wax coated Amaryllis bulb would look great. This is a great way to spend a few minutes to take a break from the relentless work that needs to be done and the constantly incoming emails to deal with.
3. Hanging from the ceiling. In a white room with warm wood, a few strategically placed plants provide all the personality and colour that’s needed, even if it just green! Indeed, plants offer an easy design solution that also promotes interaction with natural life via watering and plant tending.
4. Above a potting station. Don’t forget that an indoor or outdoor potting shed can be kept verdant even when there is no potting being done. One great idea for dressing a potting area for year-round use is to bring in a space heater and chair and make it double as a retreat for reading or napping. Without plants, though, it will just be a plain, cold room, so keep that green thumb working.
5. At the dinner table. The budget conscious will appreciate the remarkable ability of plants to transform a space all on their own. When compared with and expensive, elegant, high-quality antique table filled with lots of other lovely yet expensive decorations, a sparse, white interior populated by hanging plants can feel upscale.
6. Along a hallway. Loading up on hanging plants is one of the most visually impactful ways to decorate a long hallway. Indoor hanging baskets and terrariums are becoming increasingly trendy and popular.
7. In the bathroom. If you are struggling to address an awkward corner of a small, generic bathroom to give it some life and add interest. Firstly, I would put something on a window sill, this adds character to an otherwise dull room and may even add a little privacy. Another simple solution might be to add two brimming plants hanging from the ceiling. If you’re fortunate enough to have a free-standing tub, you might use a hanging plant in a similar manner. Just make sure you get something that doesn’t mind your bathrooms conditions. Such as the humidity when the bathroom is in use, maybe use the Christmas Cactus. If your bathroom gets cold when not in use, try a potted bamboo?
8. Attached to a trellis. A vine-covered trellis is as delightful indoors as out. Some vines can thrive in any light and with minimal watering, making them a great option for indoor use. Find a place to secure a potted vine to a wall or suspend the plant in a hanging basket with a trellis to cling to, and once you’ve trained and pruned it into position, it’ll only need minimal care to fill out space.
Inspired by: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/12/02/8-ways-indoor-plants-add-style-and-cheer-in-winter/