ronically, urbanization has resulted in an increased demand for greenery and nature in interior design. The recent trends show that humans living in big cities tend to buy more indoor plants to compensate for their surroundings’ lack of plants. Apart from bringing life and appeal to a room, they also filtrate the air, making breathing more favorable. Plants create a calm and relaxing environment in the house, leaving a pleasant effect on our moods and mental health. So here are few ways you can bring nature inside your home and turn it into a junglow.
Hanging Herb Garden
In addition to enhancing the beauty of your kitchen, a herb garden is a great way to enjoy fresh, green, and organic herbs at any given time. Homegrown herbs will add a unique flavor to your dishes that no store-bought herb can beat.
If you live in a small apartment and do not have enough space, then a hanging herb planter is your best friend. You can buy them online from any e-commerce website, from the local market, or craft one at home by upcycling used plastic bottles.
The location of the herb garden depends on the growing conditions of your selected herbs. Some are sun-lovers and need at least six hours of sunlight, while others prefer to stay under the shade. So, don’t forget to read their care instructions before sowing the seed.
Another smart way of sneaking plants inside a tiny city apartment is to replace your fabric curtains with hanging planters. Mental hangers, yarn macrame, and Japanese moss balls (kokedama) are a few items you can use to hang decorative plants.
We suggest using plants that can cascade down beautifully to create that particular effect for these living curtains. Vine plants that thrive in heat and light, such as money plants, string of pearls, devil’s ivy, and Boston fern, are ideal for green curtains.
Moreover, these plants are easy to maintain, grow indoors, and accents the room with minimalistic tones. Just make sure that the window you choose faces the sun and receives plenty of sunlight every day.
Commonly known as the aquarium for plants, a terrarium is an ornamental piece used for recreating a miniature natural ecosystem like a forest in a glass jar. Due to their self sustaining abilities and low maintenance, they are highly popular among millennials.
But what makes them self-sufficient? Well, they recycle the water if you seal them properly. The water vapor released from soil and plants collects onto the jar’s top instead of escaping into the air. Then, those water vapors start trickling down from the sides of the pot and reach the soil.
As the environment inside a terrarium is highly humid, plants such as ferns, starfish plants, baby’s tears, and fittonia can grow perfectly well.
If you have a small empty nook in your home and cannot figure out how to decorate it? Turn it into a plant corner with a wooden shelf and a few bamboo baskets to match a Scandinavian themed house.
Moreover, if your house’s theme is mid-century modern, consider buying chic metallic pedestal planters with metal wall planters. In this way, you will always have an unwinding corner to receive your daily dose of nature at the end of a hectic workday.
Plant decor doesn’t always have to be green, especially with such unconventional design ideas. An abandoned old tree with no leaves and dried up branches is a favorite among fall enthusiasts who want to create the autumn vibe throughout the year.
Just clean it with a duster, mount it properly somewhere inside the house, and hang fairy lights or other decorative artifacts.
This rustic trend is a sustainable and unique alternative to typical Christmas trees. Not only this, you can always customize it to your liking, and they demand zero maintenance. If you cannot find a whole tree, a single branch will suffice too.
As long as you keep them alive and thriving, plants incorporation in interior design is a creative art. So instead of recreating a catalog design, have a little fun of your own.