If you want to enhance your decor, house plants are great ways to take your decorating in a more organic direction. The right house-plants can complement your style and add movement, color and life to the room. Larger plants can be great accents for the larger rooms in your home, entranceways or hallways, or rooms with high ceilings. A great large plant for the bigger rooms in your home is a Philodendron, which requires bright, indirect sunlight and slightly moist soil. Rubber plants or smaller potted palm trees can also be very striking and require a minimum of upkeep.
For smaller spaces, you should consider decorating with a mix of medium and smaller-sized plants. When decorating with plants, it’s important that they blend in to the decor of the room. If they have flowers, make sure they don’t clash too violently with your decor. You should also consider the colors of the leaves on the plant when it comes to the colors in your room.
Most plants can also help to improve the quality of the air in your home, which makes them popular choices. If you have pets, make sure to read the label on each plant or research it online to make sure it’s not poisonous. Chewing almost any tropical houseplant will be sure to make your kitty sick, and the seeds of the Sago Palm (a common indoor plant when small) will actually kill a large dog within a day if ingested. It’s plain to see that you will need to choose your houseplants with great care if you have pets… or even young children who like to put things in their mouths.
Decorating with plants like the Dwarf Egyptian Paper Plant and the Dragon’s Breath Hibiscus can help to increase the humidity in your home, which is great in dry climates. If you want to actually reduce the chemicals in the air when decorating with plants, you could opt for an Aloe plant or a Ficus. They are easy to care for and will improve the air quality in your home.
You can also consider your personal furnishing style when choosing plants for your home. Country decor is complemented by flowering plants like Geraniums, which require full sun but are easy to grow. Art deco homes would work well with the Peace Lily or the Flamingo Flower, which require extra humidity and sunlight. If your home is decorated in a desert or Spanish style, opt for a flowering cactus or the wonderfully-named Mother-In-Law’s-Tongue to add a desert theme.