A good outdoor garden with a large selection of plants and flowers is spectacular. Similarly, a house can be decorated to a higher level using houseplants. Decorating with houseplants can be a great idea, as long as you know how to take advantage of the potential of this way of decorating.
In the same way that they can add much more life and color to a home, depending on aspects as diverse as their placement, combination, or maintenance, they can generate the opposite effect. Here are some ideas to decorate your home to a higher level using indoor plants.
Little by little, you get there sooner
Although it may seem contradictory to say that little by little gets you there sooner, it really doesn’t. It can be tempting to start decorating by buying a bunch of plants and arranging them more or less in an organized way.
However, starting big is not a good idea if you have had no previous contact with interior decoration based on plants or flowers.
The idea is to research and learn about the plants you will introduce in your home and their needs. Subsequently, it is also important to find out a little more about the combination of colors, arrangement of the plants, etc.
Buying a lot of plants without knowing them and their needs is almost always synonymous with having a good collection of dead plants in a few days or weeks.
Choose what best suits your home decoration
Curiously, people who are starting to decorate indoor plants are gradually discovering that there is a huge variety and great possibilities.
Trying to adjust as much as possible the choice of plants that best suits your decorating style is very important. If you have minimalist decor, you will be interested in plants that do not generate a great excess of volume and that can be placed in plain pots integrated into the whole of your decor.
If, on the other hand, you tend to classic interiors, you can look for different types of plants, perhaps more functional, antique or classic planters, etc.
Combine plants and lighting
That is one of the main tricks professionals use in decorating indoor plants to take the aesthetics to a higher level. Choosing the lighting in the plants’ areas is very important and greatly enhances the decorative effect.
Remember that choosing to light well does not mean light spurts all over the house. For example, you will find plants that are particularly well suited to places with less light, even creating beautiful shadow contrasts against the walls.
Go to professionals
Stores specializing in interior decoration do not usually lavish in selling plants. However, most large garden centers have spaces dedicated to decorating indoor plants.
Going to professionals when considering your decoration with plants can make a substantial difference: keep in mind that these garden centers will have a huge variety of plants, but also professionals capable of advising you and explaining clearly what may be appropriate and what is not.