Are you looking to liven up and complement your current or future Interior Design with a living splash of color? Indoor plants are often overlooked and pushed to the side when it comes to decorating a home. However, when chosen correctly, plants can make an immense impact on not just the style and home interior design of your home, but also the mood, air quality and feng-shui. Aside from their maintenance needs, plants are a simple yet stunning addition to any home and can break up busy design elements, colors, fabrics and decor.
Now that you have decided to enhance your home interior design with the help of plants, what comes next? Choosing the correct plant to fit your space is easier said than done, which is why we have compiled a list of the best plants that will feel right at home indoors.
With long green leaves sprawling in every direction from the center of this plant, it is a simple yet beautiful and vibrant addition to any space. Being known for its resilient nature, this plant will forgive you for forgetting about it, and thrive nonetheless. It prefers moist soul and moderate sunlight. Don’t worry about your four-legged friends – an additional pro of the spider plant is that it is safe for pets, however it can be a mild hallucinogenic for cats.
Lovingly coined as the office plant of all office plants, this lush, green medium sized plant is perfect for any indoor environment. The ficus plant prefers bright, indirect sunlight, however, does not like to be close to any sort of draft. It offers immense air purifying benefits and is a homebody in nature and therefore does not like to be moved around excessively. Beware about its compatibility with curious pets, as ingestion of its leaves can lead to vomiting and diarrhea.
Well known for its red edges and subtle pops of color, the Red-Edged Dracaena is perfect for enhancing your home interior design. It is often referred to as the dragon plant – for its vibrant and colorful appearance. More importantly, the Red-Edged Dracaena rids the air inside of your home of airborne chemicals such as formaldehyde, and xylene which can be a consequence of utilizing common household cleaners. The only real downside to this beautiful addition to your home interior design is that it is susceptible to water stains from watering it in areas other than the base. As long as you make sure to water your plant at the base, it should remain a visually beautiful and effortless accessory.
The Peace-Lily is a subtle and elegant and neutral plant that will enhance your home interior design without disturbing its current color palette. Because of its simplicity, and sleek white flower, it blends in effortlessly with many different home interior design styles. Similar to the Red-Edged Dracaena, the Peace-Lily also offers air purifying qualities and benefits. Beneficial to the air in your home, not your skin however – the Peace-Lily can irritate your or your pets skin on contact, and should therefore be handled and exposed to pets with caution and care.
If you are looking to enhance your home interior design with a tropical feel, the Bamboo-Palm can be the easiest and lowest maintenance way to do so. The Bamboo-Palm offers air purifying qualities that remove toxins, as well as the benefit of being non-toxic to pets.
Small in size, but plentiful in positive qualities, the Aloe-Vera plant offers many unique benefits beyond its unique appearance. For minor cuts and burns the Aloe Branch sap can be used to calm irritated skin and encourage healing. Aloe-Vera furthermore aides in filtering carbon dioxide out of the air and releases large amounts of oxygen into the air during the night.
Chrysanthemums, often dotingly referred to as ‘mums’, are ideal for many homes and styles as they offer a wide variety of colors to choose from. Their bright, cheerful blooms are the perfect splash of color for any home. As long as they have plenty of water and are in a bright area of your home, they are easy to take care of and will last for an extended amount of time. Beware of their leaves around kids and pets however, as they can be poisonous to both. The only downside to purchasing this plant is that once the Chrysanthemum has finished blooming, it usually does not bloom again.
Additional plants that are ideal to keep indoors are Heart Leaf Philodendron, Chinese Evergreen, English Ivy, the Rubber Plant and Boston Fern. These all have positive air purifying qualities and enhance your home with a pop of color, life and style.
All in all, if you are looking for the ideal house plant to enhance your home interior design – you should now have plenty of inspiration to work with. However, finding the correct plant to compliment your home can still be overwhelming and challenging. If you want to enhance your home with the perfect combination of interior plants – consider consulting one of our talented and experienced interior designers. Our designers can additionally help you select the correct statement flowerpots to complement your home interior design and keep your plants happy and healthy.
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