Aged terracotta pots aren’t just for outdoors – when used in a kitchen, their weathered appearance and warm colour make for a charming rustic addition. Herbs are a natural choice for keeping on hand while cooking, and rosemary, basil and sage will provide fragrant foliage, as well as offering good aesthetics.
Those of us who are short on surface space can still benefit from a boost of plant life at home by choosing wall-mounted fixtures. This marvellous multi-pocket design has been mass-planted with delicate ivy for a nod to nature in a striking all-white space.
There’s a whiff of a window box about this super-slim plant tray. Low-level greenery avoids blocking the light and provides a non-competing dose of colour next to the plethora of pattern on show in this dashing dining room. Get the effect at home by filling a long planter with small ornamental grasses.
Boost your bathroom storage by pairing products with a few plants. This simple wire-shelf unit is a space-savvy solution and its metallic hue matches the elegant brassware.
Bathrooms can often benefit from foliage as large expanses of tiles and lots of sharp edges can create a clinical vibe. Humidity-loving plants will thrive in a wet room environment – providing it gets plenty of light.
Plant stands have been enjoying a quiet renaissance – and minimal, mid-century styles hold a particular place in designers’ hearts. Streamlined wooden stands mesh with many different types of interiors, elevating plants off the floor and making them a central part of the scheme. This particular potted pretty is a Dracaena marginata.
If you go gaga over saturated shades such as navy blue, black and charcoal grey, be sure to slip some greenery into your set-up. Simple sculptural plants such as philodendrons or monstera will provide a pleasing pop of green to artfully amp up dark paintwork. Alternatively, those who prefer a smaller statement could scatter succulents around for their sweet shape and minimal maintenance.
Ring the changes with rainforest-inspired hanging foliage. 1970s-style rope or macrame plant holders are easy to incorporate into your existing decor, giving a dainty dose of greenery that feels peaceful. These ceiling-suspended pots make for an eye-catching addition, but plants hung from shelves or against walls can be equally impressive.
If you want to place plants on the floor, go for oversized styles that will create visual impact and a focal point in the room. These cacti are an ideal choice for a Cali-cool style dining room – their all-green colouring lifts the warm wood used in the space. If your taste tends towards something softer, try a statuesque fiddle-leaf fig tree.
Although a single potted flower is attractive in itself, a larger container with multiple plants will give real ‘wow’ factor without masses of effort. This pebble-like bowl is stuffed full of pink orchids, creating colour, texture and an effortlessly beautiful display in an otherwise muted kitchen.
Tone down bright colours in the kids’ bedroom by bringing in fresh foliage. In this scheme, neutrals form the basis of the decor, but colourful accessories keep things interesting. A couple of low-maintenance houseplants calm things down – and go faux if your children can’t be trusted not to tamper!
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