Plants are one of the few ornamental pieces that don’t just have an aesthetic value but that are also beneficial for your health. Boasting numerable psychological benefits such as improving your mood, reducing stress, and increasing concentration and productivity, here are three things to consider before incorporating some lush greenery into your home.
For an interesting visual element, combine different plant varieties.
1. Have a game plan
Before turning your home into a green paradise, evaluate your space: Think about your climate, which spaces in your home you would like to add plants to and how much light these spaces let in. If you, like most of us, are new to the Green game, opt for low-maintenance choices such as Aloe Vera which basically looks after itself, or the Dracaena Gold Star which can thrive in almost any light conditions. Alternatively, if you were born with a black thumb, high-quality artificial plants will help you achieve the same effect with no upkeep.
2. Mix it up
Bushy, spikey, cascading, flowery and climbing. For an interesting visual element, combine different plant varieties. For instance, mix a Pothos, with a snake plant, not dangerous unlike its reptilian namesake. The heart shaped light green leaves of the Pothos will make for a striking contrast with the sword-like dark green leaves of the snake plant. Another tip for using contrast to create interest is to place your greenery at different eye levels. Use tall plants at floor-level and mix with vines that cascade from open shelves and fridges.
3. Choose stylish planters
Show off your greenery by choosing a striking planter. Planters have become the most in décor piece, even overtaking the plants for which they are meant. To suite your personal style, choose between a variety of planters in different materials, shapes, sizes, and colours. Our personal favourite is a classic steel planter in black for its modern and minimalist look.