9 ways to decorate with plants
Houseplants are an easy way to transform a room without the effort of redecorating. There are no ‘rules’, but there are a few simple tips.
1. It’s impossible to mismatch plants
2. Arrange plants in odd numbers
For a relaxed look, arrange plants in odd numbers. It keeps your eyes moving, which makes a space more visually appealing.
Arranging in even numbers creates a more formal look. You might want that in certain places - two identical plants either side of a front door looks smart - but in a living area it can feel a bit cold and unwelcoming.
3. Consider the light
5. Use the full height of your rooms
Not all plants need to live on the floor. You can use them to decorate bookshelves, bedside tables, windowsills. Anywhere, basically.
You don’t even need any floor or surface space at all. Suspend hanging plants from the ceiling to draw the eye up.
6. Use plants to highlight focal points
If there’s something in your room that you love, plants can help bring attention to it. For example, cover a fireplace with plants and you turn it into something extraordinary.
Put plants next to a favourite artwork or photograph to accentuate it. Surround a favourite chair with tall plants to make it a cosy reading area.
7. Plants make ‘difficult’ spaces amazing
Plants are a brilliant way to bring life to those awkward areas of your home. A snake plant makes a gloomy hall cheerier. A group of tall plants can hide a messy corner. A trailing pothos can make the top of a cupboard suddenly beautiful.
Whatever your weird spot, as long as it gets a little light there’s a plant that will live there.
8. Plants can echo your interior decoration
Any plant you choose will cheer up a space, but you can choose them specifically to enhance your look.
9. Be playful
The brilliant thing about plants is that if you try something and you’re not sure, you can always move them.
We always love seeing how you’ve used plants in your homes. Tag us on Instagram and inspire others with your interiors.
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