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House Plants

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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House plants add life and beauty inside your home. If you are lacking in the garden, courtyard or balcony stakes, house plants help to add a sense of the outdoors into an enclosed space. If you are a novice gardener or feel as though you don't possess a green thumb, never fear! Indoor plants are generally much easier to care for as they are designed to be easily maintained. Colour is of course important, but fragrance is something that can be considered too. Think also about where you would like to position it; the bedroom, kitchen or living room?

If you're not sure which house plant is right for you, let the team here at homify give you a hand with the following ideas.

Sculptural & Hardy

The easiest plants to maintain are these handsome Yukkas. Hardy desert plants of this variety require very little maintenance and easily adapt to many climate situations. They also do not require constant watering; great for those who like to holiday, spend time away from home for business, or those who simply live busy lifestyles.

Mini Hedges

Have you always wanted a perfectly trimmed row of box hedges in your garden but have never had the space? These gorgeous mini versions are a great copy of the real thing and allow you to have your little piece of the perfect English garden in your home.

Herb Boxes

New Crane Wharf:  Kitchen by TLA Studio
TLA Studio

New Crane Wharf

TLA Studio

If you prefer a more functional type of greenery for your home or you love to cook, a herb box is a great addition to your kitchen. Requiring a little more upkeep, you will reap the benefits of fresh herbs to flavour your cooking. The scent of basil, rosemary and thyme is also quite therapeutic, it offers a calming and herbal smell.


Add a glimpse of the orient to your home with this bamboo pot plant. Like the Yukka, it requires very little maintenance and very little watering. You will however, need to trim the discarded leaves from time to time. This example looks great against a modern setting coupled with the matte black pot and art work.


 Balconies, verandas & terraces  by Architetto Daniele Stiavetti
Architetto Daniele Stiavetti

Concreted Fabric Flower Pot n°2-2013

Architetto Daniele Stiavetti

This tall, leafy fern is a beautiful addition to a living or bedroom. Housed in this clever ceramic pot, it encases the plant base creating a sculptural element to the room. You can employ your artistic license when it comes to pots with the myriad of choices available to suit any budget.

Vintage Finds

You can even DIY a container from market finds or pre-loved kitchen items to add a touch of eclectic and homemade spirit to your space. The scrubbed steel colour of these used pots, pans and cooking trays contrasts perfectly against the green of the foliage. What a thrifty and unique way to house your greens.

For more ideas check out ’Growing herbs indoors and Living room ideas’.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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