Consider an indoor house plant if you are looking for different ways to enhance the ambiance of a room. Plants adding a sense of life to a room, enhancing the color and texture. They can be very versatile, are inexpensive and can be placed anywhere in your home for best effect.
With an indoor house plant, its best to select varieties that are easy to maintain and can thrive with little care in the lighting provided in a particular room. Some types to consider are English ivy, spider plant, shamrocks and philodendrons.
When it comes to placement of an indoor house plant in a room, there are some interior design rules to follow. As with any accessory, its size, color, shape and texture needs to fit in with the rooms style. Most importantly, the plants container needs to compliment the room design, as well as the plant itself.
Don’t be tempted to include an indoor house plant just to fill an empty space. As with all accessories, but particularly when it comes to plants and interior design, the plant should only be used if it is appropriate and pertains to one of the following: focal point, function, theme, scale or form.
Did you know that certain types of plants can be used for function as well as beauty? For example, consider putting an aloe plant in your bathroom as they can help to soothe skin irritations. A good plant to place in your home office is cacti, as it is known to absorb electromagnetic radiation and electromagnetic fields that are emitted from electronic items such as your computer. In the kitchen, herbal plants, such as mint, rosemary, thyme, parsley, oregano or chives are popular accents because they are very functional.
When it comes to adding color and variety to a room, consider tropical plants or flowering plants. These varieties certainly add dimension. For tropical elements, consider hibiscus, palms, orchids, ficus trees or shop for begonias, amaryllis, bromeliads, orchids or African violets when it comes to the flowering variety.
Designer tricks can help you when you are decorating with an indoor house plant. Create some contrast by putting trailing plants together with tall trees and those of shorter height. Then group several plants together to create an interesting display and even combine ornamental plants with flowering plants to create a colorful piece.
Feng Shui principles tell us that plants play a key role, representing positive energy and ideal for softening out the corners of a room. Certain plants create harmony, amongst them the Impala Lily, chili plants, the money plant and the Plum Blossom. As they also convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, they are good for you as well!
Sue Krippner is a Free Lance Artist, Home Staging and Redesign Professional. She is attracted to “all things beautiful, especially as it relates to interior decorating and design.
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