From Landscape & Garden Design Magazine here are tips to dramatically improve the ambiance and aura of your home with indoor plants.
Plants add a touch of liveliness and freshness to indoor living; however, choosing and arranging plants in indoor settings can be challenging because not all indoor plants have similar requirements nor do they grow in the same pattern.
For instance, some indoor plants can survive drought and neglect; some require continuous care; some will look nice in an open living room and some will look good in smaller spaces. Some indoor plants will live happily in dark corners; others will be continuously looking for bright light.
Once you make your choice of plants, follow these simple pointers for the best ways to arrange them.
Arrange large plants in open areas
Large plants look good when placed in open living areas. Use small potted plants in smaller spaces like bedrooms or study rooms.
Choose complementing colors
Arrange colorful plants wisely. Make sure that their colors complement the color scheme of your interior design. Use contrasting colors when you want to make your home look bright and bold.
Create groups of plants
Some indoor plants have nice foliage, some have attractive forms, some have variegating colors and some of them have interesting textures. Group them together to create a dramatic effect. Plants that look similar often lose their looks when placed in a group.
Create depth with indoor plants
Instead of lining indoor plants, arrange them in a close group with taller plants in the background and smaller ones in the front. Use tables, stands, windowsills or other furniture to create varying heights.
Use accent plants
If you have one large plant, make it center of attention. Large yucca and palms can be used as stand-alone accent plants. Provide them with a nice pot and place them in a prominent place.
Add unusual forms in your indoor arrangements
Many succulent and bonsai plants come in unusual shapes and forms. Get benefit of their unusual formation and place them strategically in your indoor settings.
Source: The Lovely Plants: Landscape & Garden Design Magazine
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