Whether you’re a longtime plant parent or just beginning to build a collection, you know by now that plants deserve a prime place in your home. One of the easiest ways to add a touch of nature to your newly decorated home is by incorporating plant decorations.
Don’t know where to start on how you’ll decorate them while adding a little extra personality to your space? Don’t worry because I’ve got you covered.
While doing some research, here are my takes on incorporating plants into your home:
- Adding plant decorations into your home can liven up your space while showing your personality on the side.
- Plants are oxygen breathers and carbon dioxide inhalers. They can help purify the air at home and boost one’s mood.
- When it comes to incorporating them at home, there’s no need to be a plant expert.
This is why I decided to share with you some of the things I have learned along the way on how to easy it is to incorporate plant decorations at home.
Bringing The Outdoors Indoors
Which plants are best for indoors?
- Potted Plants – Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, Split-Leaf Philodendron, Meyer Lemon Tree, Kentia Plam, Amazon Lily, Snake Plant, Peruvian Apple Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus, Asparagus Fern, and Corn Plant
- Air Plants – Spanish Moss, Tillandsia xerographica, Tillandsia aeranthos, Tillandsia didisticha, Tillandsia chiapensis, and Tillandsia stricta
- Shower Plants – Moth Orchids, Earth Stars, Staghorn Fern, Lucky Bamboo, Spider Plant, Calathea, Pothos, Peace Lily, Peperomia, Pitcher Plant, and Heartleaf Philodendron
- Succulents – Burro’s Tail, Christmas Cactus, Hens-and-Chicks, Jade Plant, Aloe Vera, Panda Plant, African Milk Tree, Zebra Haworthia
- Fake Plants – Nothing wrong with incorporating a few artificial plants as long as they do not look fake.
How to Decorate Indoor Plants
When considering incorporating plants inside your home, location is one thing you should consider. Also, an essential factor to remember when owning plants is that its trial and error.
You must ensure you have enough lighting and determine where to put a particular plant to keep them alive. But of course, styling and decorating them is the best part, so do not be afraid to move them around.
Here are some easy ways you can work plants into your home decor:
1. Hang plants from the ceiling. This is a great way to add some vertical interest to any room. Look for hanging plants that don’t require too much sunlight, like ferns or philodendrons.
2. Place potted plants on shelves. If you have empty wall space, consider adding them with frames, ornaments, or miniatures.
3. Put plants in unusual containers. Get creative and use repurposed items like mason jars, teacups, or old baskets.
Again, styling depends on the technique you want for your home to be able to show character and personality. For more ideas on how you can decorate plants inside your home, here are a few tips:
Choose different sizes
When grouping plants, make sure to consider the size. A good combination would be a significant and small potted plant or a large air plant with some succulents.
Create a Focal Point
You can decorate plants by placing them on shelves, tables, or even the floor. This will depend on the structure and house design.
Use Decorative Pots
Although plants are the main attraction for your decoration, there’s no harm in using decorative pots for them as well. Choosing pots can go based on your personal preference.
Care tips for Indoor Plants
Indoor Plant Drainage
Now that you know how to incorporate some of the best indoor plants into your home, you must also know how to take care of them.
Where’s the fun in having dead plants inside your house, right?
Regarding indoor plants, one of the most crucial things to remember is drainage. If you’re a new plant parent, keep these pointers in mind:
1. Get a pot with a drainage hole. The pot must have a hole at the bottom so water can seep through.
2. Place a layer of rocks at the bottom of the pot. This will help drainage and prevent the plant’s roots from rotting.
3. Do not over-water your plants. Water them only when the soil is dry to the touch.
4. Consider using a self-watering pot. These pots are great for people who often.
Your indoor plants benefit from being propagated by division or other methods once in a while. Why? Because it provides them with a growth boost, helps to rejuvenate them, and increases their chances of survival.
Here are some tips on how you can propagate your houseplants:
1. Use a sharp knife or garden shears to divide the plant into two or more sections.
2. Re-pot each section into its pot filled with fresh potting mix.
3. Water the propagated plants well and place them in a spot where they will receive indirect sunlight.
4. Allow the plants to dry out completely between waterings to prevent them from rotting.
5. Once the plants have established themselves, you can start watering them more.
Remove Dying Flowers and Leaves
Besides the appearance of having a dead leaf and flower as an unpleasant thing to look at, trimming the faded flowers from plants can encourage the plant to bloom more and prevent the disease from spreading.
Here are the steps on how you can successfully trim and remove withered leaves and flowers:
1. Use a sharp pair of scissors or garden shears to cut off the flowers and leaves.
2. Make sure to make the cuts clean and at an angle so that the plant can heal quickly.
3. Do not throw away the trimmed parts of the plant. You can use them as compost or add them to your compost bin.
Q: What should I do if my indoor plant starts dying?
A: It’s always a good idea to check the soil in your indoor plant once it begins showing symptoms of dying.
Q: How do I start choosing which plant to buy?
A: Start by considering the location of where you want to put the plant, the amount of sunlight that spot receives, and the type of plant that would do well in those conditions. After doing so, you can start narrowing down your choices by looking at the different species and varieties of plants.
Q: Which Indoor plants are easiest to care for?
A: Plants that can tolerate a wide range of conditions and are relatively low-maintenance include philodendrons, peace lilies, spider plants, and snake plants.
Q: Which Houseplants can take some level of neglect?
A: If you’re looking for a plant that can take some level of neglect, consider getting a succulent or cactus because these plants are drought-tolerant and can go long periods without being watered.
Ready to incorporate plants into your home? Plants not only add life and color to a room but also have many other benefits, such as purifying the air and boosting your mood.
If you’re considering adding some plants to your decor, then I hope I was able to help you decide. With a little effort, you can create a beautiful indoor garden that will brighten your home and improve your quality of life.