How To Incorporate Plants Into Your Interior Design

Plants come in every shape, size, and color imaginable, and they’re beautiful to boot. It’s no wonder so many people proudly call themselves plant-lovers. For these appreciators of all things in nature, life would be incomplete without abundant greenery.

Even though plant life tends to hang outdoors, there are plenty of plants that you can bring inside as well. If you’re wondering how to incorporate plants into your interior design, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s a breeze. Here are some ways to bring a touch of nature into your home.

Wall, Floor, Ceiling

The best thing about plants is that they can grow pretty much everywhere. You can place them on the floor, hang them on the wall, and even suspend them from the ceiling. This means that you can incorporate plants into your design even if you don’t have a ton of horizontal floor space (or vice versa).

Of course, you should always keep the weight and needs of the plant in mind when you’re deciding where to place it. For safety reasons, you should position tall and heavy plants low to the ground. But you can easily suspend lighter plants, and you need to place shorter plants higher up so that they can soak up enough sun instead of withering in the shade.

Floral Designs

Say you love plants, but luck has made it hard for you to interact with them. You have a terrible allergy to them or lack any semblance of a green thumb. As a result, you don’t feel comfortable keeping actual plants in your home. That’s fine! You can still incorporate plants into your interior design through, well, designs. You can pick up some lovely architectural details with an acanthus design carved into them. Do you want something cozy? Cover the living room couch with flower-dyed pillows and throw blankets. Are you more of the artistic type? Fill your wall space with beautiful illustrations of nature. Do you want plants, just not real ones? You can get faux plants that look bona fide but are hypoallergenic and don’t require the intensive maintenance of real plants.

An Herb Garden

What’s better than being surrounded by plants? If you like to cook, being surrounded by plants that are fit to eat is better. The final way to incorporate plants into your interior design is to start an indoor herb garden.

As long as you provide them with ample light and enough water, most herbs will flourish indoors. You can place pots full of basil, chervil, chives, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, or thyme on the kitchen window or arrange them on the wall to create a hanging garden. Or, if you don’t have much natural light in your home, you can set up some grow lights and place them wherever you need them.

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