Currently, people miss going outdoors and feeling free. So, bring some indoor plants inside so they can feel like they are outdoors!
You don’t need to build a greenhouse in your home or install roof windows or skylights to give your plants some indirect light. You also don’t have to confine your indoor plants to the sunroom.
Even though replacing some roofs with ceiling windows might be pretty cool, this article isn’t about that!
Which plants are best for indoors?
The traditional potted plant is one of the best plants for indoors.
Get a few potted plants and put them in your kitchen. This is a great first step to bring some greenery inside.
Keeping greenery near your kitchen sink will allow your greenery to be seen by everyone who uses the space. Additionally, most kitchen sinks are located near a window, so your plant will have great light access! You’ll be able to water it easily as well.
For those of you who prefer larger plants, small palms or other indoor plants of that nature are perfect, particularly if you have a tall ceiling.
Those large plants will need a lot of light and water! Indirect lighting coming in from the roof won’t suffice.
Keeping them in a room near a large window or sliding door to the outdoors is recommended…
You don’t have to use ceramic pots. Get creative! Maybe try using a woven basket or another unique piece.
One Indoor Plant If By Land, Two If By…Air!
The air plant is currently in vogue!
Sure, the plants on the floor, tables and other surfaces would be a nice addition, but an air plant would be the talk of the town for days.
You can include these plants in your house if you are into interior decorating.
In most cases, you won’t find these in your living room, kitchen, or playroom – too many people use those spaces! Unless you live alone, your bedroom or a quiet corner is the best place for these indoor plants.
This is also the perfect place for your personality to shine through. Hang your air plants on strong ropes or twine. Make sure the colors jibe with the color palette of your room!
Make sure the plants are close to the windows to ensure they receive enough light.
Put your indoor plant near large windows or skylights if you have them; otherwise, you’ll need to bring it down to the window to grow.
Buying two plants of the same size isn’t all bad – you can alternate which plant is on the windowsill and which will go in the air.
Imagine showering alongside a shower plant!
Adding an ivy plant that can withstand hot and humid climates to your shower will make you feel like you are bathing in nature!
Here are a few more interior plant ideas to personalize your shower.
I have to give a little hometown shoutout – the Boston Fern grows well in bathrooms. It thrives in low light and high humidity, just as they do in Massachusetts.
These are super easy to maintain, and they’ll thrive in humid conditions.
You can get the aloe vera plant, which is known for soothing sunburns and cuts, and you can also use it in the bathroom.
Just make sure it doesn’t get over watered, and you’ll be fine. If it starts to shoot, you can transfer it to another pot so it continues growing.
Finally, here’s a plant that you can take care of while showering: the snake plant!
This plant is also known as the Ladyfinger’s plant or mother-in-law’s tongue and is easy to maintain, thanks to its broad leaves which absorb moisture from the shower. Generally, it does not require too much attention, though.
Snake plants make any room great. Learn how to care for them by watching the video below.
It may need to be transferred to a larger pot; this one can grow pretty fast!
Succulents for the Win…dows!!
Succulents thrive indoors with very moderate temperatures, and they are very easy to keep, and can be kept virtually anywhere you have a window in your house.
For your succulent, you will need to place it in a place with adequate light, keep a spray bottle handy, and spray it every few days.
How do you place succulents inside the house? Keep them near windows in the kitchen, bedroom, and living room.
Their small size makes them ideal for use alongside other succulents, too; and because they aren’t overwhelming, they won’t take up too much space in your home.
Succulents are readily available and are typically cheap. Most niche grocery chains, like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, carry these plants where they keep their plants. Home Depot also carries them.
Bring it Boho Style
True story! The name of this song, bohemian rhapsody, is not mentioned in it at all, but it makes sense since Queen and the 70s and 80s will always be associated with bohemian style.
Basically, it reminds me of Hippies from that time period. It’s a more eccentric style of interior design and decor.
Boho design consists of bright colors, vibrant patterns, mismatched furniture, and even brighter colors. Do not forget the plants!
Designing a boho home with plants is a requirement.
In the middle of Middle America, when plants are essential, there’s nothing more appealing than the cool, enveloping coolness a prairie house provides.
Decorate your home with a lot of house plants if you want to create a boho atmosphere.
It’ll feel like you are living in a jungle if you have dozens of plants in your boho-style home. You must be sure you can take care of all of these plants at once.
Provide them with a large window where they can all get light. Arrange them in a way that the plants that need more intense direct sunlight are next to windows and the plants that only need indirect light are close behind them.
Once you move your plants, your boho setup is complete!
Fake It ‘Til Ya Make It!
Faking it is always the best option if you’ve tried all these methods before, but failed miserably, or if you don’t think you’d succeed miserably, or for someone who wants a plant in her bathroom with no windows, for example.
You can make a fake plant look real for freshening up your home and providing some greenery.
However, not all fake plants look real enough to include – here are some of the best indoor plants for you!
For this category, succulents are the preferred choice, but some other plants without flowers can also be used.
This fake indoor plant is unlikely to command much attention in a space, let alone make a space look cohesive. But, this is not necessarily a problem. It is easy to decorate a space, rather than command the attention of a room.
ivy Plants are second in popularity, but beware of those with neon green stems. Sometimes, they look fake.
I recommend that you go to a physical store rather than buying them online. By doing so, you can touch and feel the plant and see what it looks like before purchasing it.
These kinds of plants are generally more suitable for a room with low light, such as a bedroom or home office, or for the living room! Finally, we have cacti, snake plants, and palm trees.
Plants like these need a little extra space to ensure they don’t look crowded. They tend to look as real as the ivy plants, but they’d be best to see them in real life.
Let’s bring nature inside our homes so we feel as abundant as the nature around us. Follow these simple steps and you won’t regret it!
We hope you have everything you need to know to start decorating your home with plants! If you need more inspiration, we have a Pinterest board full of indoor greenery for you to check out!
You’ll have a better chance of success with a healthy plant. Best of luck!
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