It’s that time of year again! The season for scarves, soups, holiday cheer, and yards full of dry trees and dead leaves. It can be a long and lonely winter if you’re a plant person, but you don’t have to wait until March to see those spring greens again!
Houseplants are a major design trend right now, and they are a low-cost, low-effort way to amp up both your style and your well-being. Some studies suggest that keeping plants in your home can decrease stress, improve your mood, and help you sleep better! That sounds like a win-win-win-win to us.
Adding greenery is easy, but it might take a little more know-how to place all of your new plants just right. Check out a few of our favorite ways to incorporate plant life into your spaces, while complementing your personal style and your favorite furniture!
1. Fireplace Fun
Not a fan of fires crackling at your hearth? Try a lush, fireplace garden instead! The fireplace is the perfect area to showcase your favorite leafy ferns and low-light vines, and it can give some life to an area that ends up sitting unused through most of the year.
Place some of your greenery on small tables or stools to give the space a cascading look, adding extra movement and vibrancy to the room. We especially love the look of lush pothos or English ivy in these cozy corners!
2. Botanical Bar
A foliage-filled bar cart is another great place to pack in the plant life! Especially if you have a stylish bar cart you want to show off, filling it with plants is a great way to enhance its natural charm.
If you want to maintain a functional bar cart, herbs like rosemary, mint, and lavender are all excellent choices. It gives your space an elegant touch and also ensures that you always have fresh cocktail ingredients on hand! If you’re fully converting your bar cart into a mini moving garden, however, cacti and succulents like aloe, elephant bush, and donkey tail are great options. They’re easy to care for, they look great, and they can give your cart lots of added visual interest.
3. Verdant Dining
Plant cuttings can really make your dining room setup pop. Greenery makes a great centerpiece, but potted plants can be a bit challenging to care for on a dining room table, unless you’re going with something really small, like a moss terrarium or tiny cactus pots. Plant cuttings are a timeless option and they’re easy to maintain and replace when you want to switch up your style.
For a striking, tropical look, try arranging a few fronds from a Swiss Cheese Plant in a colorful, glass vase. Cuttings from sturdy herbs like rosemary or lavender can also make for understated (and fragrant!) decorations. Of course, you can’t go wrong with cut flowers. Chrysanthemum and ox eyes are in season this time of year, and they add a cozy charm to any room.
Be sure to use your cuttings to complement the colors and style of your dining room décor. Deep green plants go great with dark woods and shades of orange and yellow, while brightly colored flowers will pop best against white décor.
4. Crop Art
Plants can be art too, so make a statement with hanging greenery! Macramé hanging pots, pegboard planters, and even wall-mounted air plants can easily transform your walls and ceilings into masterpieces.
Hanging your plants in just the right places can also help highlight a centerpiece sofa, or other furniture you want front and center of your space. Colorful macramé baskets or painted wall-hangings full of plants can help bring out the colors and style of your favorite furniture as well.
5. Roomy Roots
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with keeping things simple! Placing plants right on the floor or in awkward corners is a great way to fill out the space and add excitement. Depending on the plant and pottery you choose, you can style your floor plants any way you like!
A neatly trimmed ficus in a monochrome, glazed ceramic pot can give your space an extra touch of elegance. Be sure to choose planter colors that accent the colors of your home! A leafy rubber tree or banana tree, on the other hand, gives your home a relaxed, bohemian feel, especially when placed in woven, basket-style pots. Pair with a knotted, woven rug for the ultimate in boho!
Plants are a great way to spruce up your space, but they can’t pull all the weight of your home design. To get the most out of your freshly forested home, you’ll need great furniture to go with it. That’s where we come in! If a few plants just aren’t enough to give your home the stylish makeover it deserves, come down to our store! We’ll help you get all the furniture you need for a stylish (and eco-friendly) home!