Plants can be as important as any other accessory in your home and act as a creative layer which can be as expressive as a famous masterpiece.
In the Bathroom
Greenery can easily be placed in all the rooms of your home with few exceptions. Aim for them to be artfully displayed in a way that enhances your home’s unique look, making it healthier and more connected with nature. Turning to professional use of plants, New Hampshire interior designer Randy Trainor demonstrates how beautifully a plant can be incorporated even in the most unexpected areas. Adding vibrant green leaves with a wild look to an otherwise orderly space makes the space look more inviting and conjures mental images of much loved outdoor spaces.
In the Living Room
Plants are an inexpensive way of accessorizing your space while adding color and texture. Not only are plants beautiful but their vivid green brighten up a room and a can even make it feel larger than its real size. This image, featuring one of Debbie Talianko’s designs, is a wonderful example of how greenery ties in marvelously with the rest of the design; the warm wooden floors and the clean white ceiling and furniture.
On the Wall
Pretty plants of all sizes bring a sense of freshness and cleanliness wherever you decide to place them. However, there are some locations in the house that look amazing once a little greenery has been added and therefore have been listed below.
Living walls or green walls are panels of plants, grown vertically, and are either attached to the exterior or interior of a building. The flexibility of green walls makes them perfect for all environments, and that is why placing one on a free wall in your interior will be a playful and rare addition to your design that will add color and style. Interior designer Megan Stone used this beautiful technique in a bathroom and placed an additional plant in front of the mirror for an even greater impact.
Near a Mirror
Placing plants near mirrors is an intelligent move as the green will be beautifully reflected without taking up any extra space. The reflective powers are very flattering a sensational visual experience.
Close to a Window
For many reasons, placing your plants near windows with sunlight is yet another good choice. Many plants need plenty of light and if you are able to offer it to them, you will see your plants flourish and grow day by day. By placing them near a window, you will be surprised by how nice the interior of your house will match the outside environment and give off a sense of continuity resulting in the illusion that the room is more open.
A Herb Garden in Your Kitchen
Whether you are an avid cook or not, you’ll find that having a little garden in your kitchen to be quite satisfying for several reasons. It can be even more rewarding when you live in a city, so a small herb container by the window serves as a relaxing contrast to the industrial skyline. This image features a minimalist kitchen with beautiful white cabinets and countertops, the rustic wooden framing and the stunning greens of the indoor herb garden add an inviting natural accent to the room.
Plants create a calm and airy atmosphere. As they positively affect the feeling of the room, the more you have, the better. This design shows us numerous plants in a single space and how they tie the room decor together and breathe life into the room. Each plant is different in genus and size but were strategically placed to serve a unique purpose in decorating the interior.
Plants & Well-being
The purpose of plants in your home isn’t only related to aesthetics. Apart from an excellent decorative element, human health benefits from greenery found in interiors. Plants are living organisms that interact with your body, mind, and home in ways that enhance your quality of life. While breathing, your body takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. Plants absorb carbon dioxide, during photosynthesis, and release oxygen making humans and plants natural partners. Adding plants to interior spaces means an increase of oxygen levels during the day. As photosynthesis ceases at night, it is wise to avoid placing plants in bedrooms. Certain plants however, such as orchids, succulents, and epiphytic bromeliads, continue to produce oxygen at night and are a safe choice if you still want to add some beauty to the room. Research has shown that the presence of plants also leads to reduced stress and anxiety levels, increased feelings of calm, improvement in mood and increased feelings of optimism and control.
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