29 August 2018
Bring some outdoors in, as we prepare to wave goodbye to winter!
We’re craving greenery and have discovered some beautiful pots, other botanical inspired delights.
Indoor plants are SO good for us … they are scientifically proven to improve our moods, improve air quality, help us sleep or study better (not at the same time!) … and, they look great too!
But, it’s not just a matter of picking any ol’ plant and bringing it indoors ;-) It’s important to select the right plant for your home and treat them right so they will groooow and thrive!
You could aim for a plant in every room, and then maybe bring in a few more to particular areas for the added benefits plants will bring as well as for impact and to brighten a space that could do with a little more interest.
If you are lucky enough to have a wide window ledge in your kitchen, hall, or laundry you could dedicate the space to an indoor garden – if you aren’t lucky enough to have the ledge you could ‘fake’ one by using a couple of shelve brackets right under the bottom of the lower architrave of a mid-height window, add a shelf and then pretty up with your plants! These gorgeous Jasper Timber Pots by Home Republic are available from Adairs and would look AMAZING in a large collection!
For a small hall table or corner space how striking would these Cylinder Pots from Pop and Scott look?!? You could pot them with plants of varying heights and foliage, use them to display foliage from outdoor plants, or even fill them with faux blooms from Adairs beautiful selection (seriously, they look real!).
Do you remember how exciting it was as a child to pop a stem in a glass of water and watch it slowly grow roots? Well, Ivy Muse have these beautiful ‘Stem’ vases that are ideal for propagating plants (like the popular designers choices Devil’s Ivy or Monstera) – made from clear glass with a pretty 3-D printed ceramic top by the Alterfact Studio in Brunswick these vases are absolutely divine!
Giving your children their very own indoor plant to look after for their bedroom is a great way to teach them responsibility. It could be a lush fern, something fun like a Venus Flytrap, or something simple (read not easy to kill!) like a cactus. A super fun pot from like these ceramic animal planters from West Elm … we reckon they’d also look amazing on a bathroom window ledge!
Finding that you need a little more inspiration and direction to greenify your living spaces? We are loving this book by Alana Langan and Jacqui Vidal – Plant Style: How to greenify your space. It’s available through Ivy Muse (and, pssst you can even order a copy signed by the authors! Would be a wonderful gift!).