There are many interior design ideas you can use to add warmth and life to your room, but nothing beats a real, green plant! Don’t think of house plants as just flowers and a little hobby for yourself. Plants are also an important part of interior design and decoration.
Try to pick a healthy and beautiful indoor plant from a florist, garden center or plant design company. Prefer large plants that have a treelike look, so that they can make a strong statement in your room. What do plants do for decoration? They can help you to hide a problem area, or to fill in a corner that looks too empty. They can also be used to divide an open floor plan and to provide a bit privacy. Indoor plants can be used to accent the views- especially the views of water like a pool or the sea. Plants can also add a nice tropical feeling to your interior design.
You should be careful in picking plants if you have pets at home. Caring for the plants is also an important issue. Also it is important to make sure the floor and rugs do not get damaged from water leakage, soil, etc. Using a buffer zone is a good idea. Use blocks of woods, mats or other things as coasters and protect your floor from the moisture.
When buying plants, consider their sizes and where you are going to place them. A large, bushy plant just in front of the window might dim the light of your room, and can also make your small room look even smaller. You might find a plant that would look great in front of your window, but maybe it needs shadow more than the sun?
Hanging plants can be placed in different corners of the house, especially if there is empty space. You can choose plant stands made of material that matches your general decoration, and don’t be afraid to use colorful plants. Make sure the stands you choose are really sturdy, because you wouldn’t want them to fall down especially if there are children or pets in the house.
Another issue about placing indoor plants in a room is the choice of pots. The width and height of the pot is important to keep the plant alive, but its shape, color and pattern is also important for interior decoration. Make sure that the style of the pot matches the style of your interior decoration. You might even want to color and decorate your own pot! When you choose complimentary plants and pots that look good in your room, you will see how much warmth and life is added to your interior decoration!