OUR TIPThe bathroom, with its typically elevated levels of humidity, is the ideal space to host plants like medium-sized palms or orchids that are quite adapted for these types of humid environments.
Decorating with plants can be a cost-effective, healthy and elegant way to bring a hint of originality into your home. Plants, all while purifying the air from indoor pollution, can become decorative elements that bring a bit of light, freshness and harmony to your indoor environment.
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Decorating with plants: some good ideasStill, if you want to decorate your house with plants, you need to keep in mind some tricks that will keep your plants happy and healthy while still making any indoor space look great. It’s important not to forget that plants need the right combination of light, water and soil, together with care and attention, to grow in the best way.
Above all it is important to choose the right plant for your particular indoor environment. Taking into consideration the characteristics and needs of every plant (the amount of light that it needs, the space that it takes up as it grows) it’s possible to follow some guidelines that will help you to decorate inside with plants in the right way.
Bringing plants into the living room: light and spaceThe living room is, generally, one of the larger and lighter spaces in a home making it a good place to keep plants that are significantly larger. For example, ficus trees, ferns and bigger plants like aloe vera can liven up the monotony of a blank wall while sprucing up particularly fine furnishings of the home.
To give an original touch to the living room, try creating an indoor vegetable garden with tomatoes, french beans and chili peppers. With their warming tones, these garden vegetables bring life and happiness inside the home, all while providing a natural perfume and living furnishings to your place.
Decorate with plants in the bathroom: the right humidityThe bathroom, with its typically elevated levels of humidity, is the ideal space to host plants like medium-sized palms that can adorn cabinets and shelves. Orchids are also quite adapted for these types of humid environments. These plants, with their vivacious color, give a simple touch of elegance to an often overlooked space.
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Keeping plants in the kitchen: a place of aromasIn the kitchen the best choice is usually herbs, like thyme, sage and basil. Placed on the sill or close to the work area, kitchen herbs make for a warm and fragrant home environment, while remaining within reach while preparing your next meal.
The bedroom: staying green insideContrary to what you might think, decorating with plants in the bedroom doesn’t create any health hazards. In fact, it helps to regulate the level of humidity present in the bedroom. Obviously, you need to take into consideration some small tricks when decorating with plants where you sleep, like not using too many plants and avoiding strong smelling plants.
An interesting suggestion for decorating the bedroom with plants: try the Sanseveria Trifasciata, also known as Viper's bowstring hemp. Unlike many other plants that work during the day, it has the peculiarity of transforming carbon dioxide into oxygen during the night, making it a perfect solution to beautify the bedroom of your house.
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