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Bring the Outside in: 4 Tricks for Incorporating Plants into Your Decor

Adding plants into your home decor is a great way to bring the outdoors inside and to add beautiful color. Plus, these plants can have some great health benefits as they purify the air and add oxygen to your spaces. This makes them particularly beneficial if you live in a small, enclosed space, such as would be found in an apartment or condominium. If you are looking for some great ways to incorporate beautiful plants of all types into your decor, look no further than this inspiring guide.

A Kitchen Herb Garden

A kitchen herb garden perched on your window sill can be both gorgeous and useful. Many herbs grow like weeds, growing quickly and withstanding harsh conditions, making them perfect for you if you struggle to care for plants. Consider planting such favorites as basil, cilantro, parsley and oregano. Trim and harvest them often to keep them growing well. You can use them fresh or dry them for future use.

Photo by Portico Design Group

A Hallway Garden

If you have extra space at the end of a hallway, use the spot for a bench, table or rolling cart that can be used as a display for plants. Use multiple shapes and sizes of pots, and consider using ones with interesting geometric shapes for added depth. If the spot does not see much sun, pick plants that thrive in low light, or choose succulents.

Photo by Rafe Churchill

A Living Room Terrarium

Formal living rooms do well with formal, contained plants, such as those commonly found in terrariums. Glass terrariums from companies like Wholesale Flowers & Supplies or someone similar come in all shapes and sizes, and many are large enough to allow you to place multiple plants within them along with decorative rocks. You will want to choose plants that like high humidity. Some popular options include baby’s tears and African violets along with an interspersing of moss.

Photo by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc.

A Green Bedroom

One of the best places to add a plant is in the bedroom where you will be able to benefit from the air purification. Hanging plants do well near windows. You may also want to try a small tree in the corner. The larger the plant, the more air it can purify per hour. However, you will want to make sure that your plant is not too tall as plants thrive best when they are two feet or more from the ceiling.

Photo by THINK Architecture, Inc.

Plants add lush life into your home. They come in all shapes, sizes and textures, making them equally perfect for modern, traditional and country-style homes. Use your imagination to add gorgeous pots, eye-catching trays, small trellises and other artistic pieces to your indoor plants to turn them into artwork. You will soon find that they improve your mood, your breathing and your physical and mental health with their beauty and health benefits.

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