Decorate Your Home with House Plants

Decorating your home with house plants has many benefits.

Live indoor house plants will clean the air in a home and bring some life into your space. They also have positive effects on overall health and well-being. Studies show that live plants can lower blood pressure, relieve stress and help ward off the common cold. Whether real or fake, house plants are a great addition to your home décor and can help transform any room in your house.

When making your plant selections, first analyze the décor and layout of your living space: Is it a formal or an informal living space? Is it rustic or chic? Does it get sunlight or no sunlight? All of these things will help narrow down your choices. Your local botanist or florist can help you determine which types of plants go best with each style. And make sure the plant container also matches the style of the room. The planter or pot that houses your plant is just as important to the overall décor as the plant itself.

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Much like artwork, plants can add character and serve as part of the color palette of your overall home décor. This open floor plan includes several plants throughout to add a pop of color to the existing green and gray color scheme.

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The placement of plants is very important when it comes to home décor. Additionally, fake plants can also work well in places that don’t get very much (or any) sunlight. We asked Feng Shui expert Dana Claudat, creator of The Tao of Dana, to give us a few tips about using indoor plants to enhance your home décor efforts. Here’s what she had to say:

“When you group plants, you create a “garden” indoors.  Sets of 3 or other odd numbers (5, 7, etc.) promote change.  Even-numbered sets promote peace and stability.”

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“Hanging plants over kitchen sinks creates a lot of elemental balance in a feng shui sense, really emphasizing the natural aspects of eating.  Growing herbs in a kitchen takes that prosperous energy to greater heights.”

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“Bathrooms are a great place for orchids and snake plants to counteract the draining energy in sinks, showers and toilets and reinforce a spa feeling!”

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“Placing hearty plants, like ZZ plants, on bookshelves keeps the books feeling fresh and magnetic.”

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Now that you have an idea of how to better analyze your interior space and make appropriate plant selections, you can go forth and choose wisely. Don’t be afraid to experiment and move things around to see what you like best.

Do you use plants as part of your home décor? Are they mostly real or fake?