House plants: Greenery for indoors

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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With the shrinking size of our homes and gardens, so much so, that even balconies are hard to come by these days, we need to look for more creative solutions to bring nature and greenery indoors. Plants inside the home have been scientifically proven to improve the quality of air, which is an important factor especially if we find ourselves living within the confines of dense city living. Therefore, today on homify, we are going to investigate some pocket friendly and space saving ways to bring greenery inside your home. Take a look…

Tantalising terrariums

Aztec Cube Terrarium as Stunning Table Centrepiece:  Interior landscaping by The Urban Botanist
The Urban Botanist

Aztec Cube Terrarium as Stunning Table Centrepiece

The Urban Botanist

Terrariums are one of the greatest indoor plant trends for 2015 as not only do they look wonderful, but they are perfect for people with busy schedules who want greenery indoors, but cannot afford to dedicate time to maintenance. Available in a huge range of different shapes and sizes, you can order a custom made set, or if you're a DIY lover, you can choose to put it together yourself. The Urban Botanist offers both of these practical solutions in a price bracket to suit both the experts and those that are merely inquisitive about having a terrarium. This stunning example would look amazing on a bookshelf, desk, kitchen counter, or in this instance, as the centrepiece to this contemporary dinner table.

Potted wonders

 Household by homify
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White Ceramic Textured Vases

homify

The wonderful thing about ceramics and vases these days is that they too, are as organic looking as the greenery they host. In this example, these textured stark white vases from The Den & Now are a wonderful addition to virtually any surface or room in the home that is crying out for a touch of nature. Whether you choose to place freshly cut flowers inside or succulents like yukkas and cacti, their bold white appearance will complement the rich green of the plants that live inside.

Hangin' out

WOODEN WALL HOOKS, SQUARE AND RECTANGULAR DESIGN, PLAIN COLOURS:  Household by chocolate creative
chocolate creative

WOODEN WALL HOOKS, SQUARE AND RECTANGULAR DESIGN, PLAIN COLOURS

chocolate creative

For those who want something a little out of the ordinary, you can now choose to suspend your potted pleasures from the wall! Chocolate Creative have ingenuously created these adorable wooden hangers from eco water-based paint and varnishes. Available in a huge range of sizes and colours, you can choose a hanger to match the overall aesthetic of your home. Alternatively, if you tire of having plants hanging from these hooks, you can place hats, tea towels or other various household items from them instead.

Kitschy & cute

Short on space, but big on ideas? Sounds like a problem that our Northern Nordic neighbours would love to solve. Funnily enough, this set of quirky translucent containers comes from The Scandinavian Shop's Kosta collection and is a wonderful space saving solution for those who lack nature in their homes. Whether you want to place a tiny plant on your desk, kitchen bench or upon your shelves, you can add that much needed touch of greenery to any space or surface with ease and portability. We absolutely love how you can see directly through and peek at the roots and earth mixture that holds the plants!

Freshly picked

FLOWER:  Household by Skandihome

It has to be said, you can't go past a vase of freshly picked flowers to add not only fragrance, but colour and vitality to your home. You don't have to buy expensive bunches every fortnight—get creative instead! Why not mix fake and real stems together to create a mélange of the two? Alternatively, look to your own garden. You'll be surprised by what you have growing that would add that missing piece of green to your home. In this example from Skandihome, there aren't actually flowers inside, but herbs. Another ingenious solution for your kitchen, living room or bathroom that could benefit from the soothing scent of lavender, sage and rosemary. For maximum impact, all you need is a curvaceous and elegant vase such as this to be the perfect blank canvas for your all at-home floristry conquests.

 To find other ways to bring greenery into your home, check out the following ideabooks:

Guide to decorating with indoor plants

Spectacular vases

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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