Bring your love for the outdoors indoors. How? With a not so secret indoor garden. Take the whole houseplant thing to the next level by filing your place with palms, bamboo, shrubs, small trees, even grass. Outline your dining space or separate your studio, add unsuspected elegance to a lonely corner or utilize a variety of plants to amp up your bohemian vibe. Indoor gardens are the new fresh flowers.
Get back to nature. Design a shower situation that’s bathed in natural light and laced with indoor plants. Place a lush tree beside the shower and let it grow. Hardwood floors, a simple white palette, and a ceiling that’s a mix of unfinished wood and skylight are just what your pretty plants need to grow. Put them all over and transform your shower space into a real sanctuary. Image via Pinterest.
Who needs room dividers when you have houseplants? Offer your plants a space that’s all their own—win for you, win for them. Chinese evergreen or Dracena are ideal for a move like this and when you’re in a small or studio space you can use them wisely. Mix your green divider with a modern aesthetic and a rustic element or two and you might just discover true peace. Image via Lomets.
A fresh use for that bar cart? Make it into a miniature garden space, ideal if you’re short on space. Decorate with a mix of plants. Think different textures, different leaves, different styles, and growth patterns. House your new-found friends in an array of pots and add books and objects for the full effect. Now, that’s a fresh cocktail. Image via One Kings Lane.
In design you can have it all. Instead of stopping with lavish leaves here and there, add grass to the mix. Lay out your space in a way that allows for growth between floor tiles. Soil, seeds, skylights, water...et voila! You have grass growing in your home. And be sure to place a few ferns, palms, and bamboo for the full garden effect. That’s so zen. Image via Trendir.
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Text by Candace Abbott