Once you’ve learned how to properly arrange house plants, you’ll be amazed at how they can breathe new life and happiness into every room of your house.
Fill up the Space
In addition to adding enchantment to a room, correctly placed plants can enhance even the most perfectly furnished space. Integrating the plant or planter into the room’s basic design, if possible helps to create an environment that is intentional and well-coordinated. After the fact, by suitable location and selection, the houseplant can also serve as a problem solver in terms of interior design. Is your house less spacious? Introduce houseplants and change the space into a welcoming and hospitable environment.
Corners may be a major blank place in a room, especially if the room is small. An indoor plant easily raises and fills a space, elevating it and transforming it into a main point of attention. The architectural dragon trees (Dracaena marginata) occupy less space and light than a typical fiddleleaf fig and expand to fill a big area when placed in a bright room. Always keep the plants in their basic pot and place them in a stylish container to complement the environment.
When you have a huge indoor tree, you need a hefty pot stand and basket to keep it upright as well as visually proportionate. Make sure to insert a plastic saucer within the decorative planter to catch any spilled water and keep the floor from being damaged.
Rule Of Three
When decorating a room, a typical rule of thumb is to eliminate even-numbered groupings because paired things tend to look a little formal. When it comes to planting combinations, groupings of three are classic, but as long as the total of plants in each grouping is an odd number, they should look fantastic. Some considerations to bear in mind while arranging a group of plants are as follows:
- Avoid putting plants together that are at the same height, since this might cause the plants to blend. Include at least 1 plant in each grouping that is noticeably bigger than the rest of the plants in the group.
- When putting up a collection of plants, try to classify them together based on some similar characteristics, like whether they have packed or spaced out leaves or what color they are in their primary. As long as all the plants in a cluster have at least one characteristic in common, they will appear to be in harmony with one another.
Make use of the height to its advantage
It is important to remember to investigate places at eye level and higher while arranging your plants. While taller plants, like Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees, are typically only presented on the floor level, smaller plants allow you to experiment with other heights and perspectives. Here are some style suggestions to help you get your plant off the floor.
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Place trailing plants such as the Cascading Pothos on shelves and allow their tendrils to grow out to create the appearance of a lush jungle to get the maximum enjoyment out of them.
For medium-sized plants that are too large for a shelf but too little to be used as a focal point on their own, try placing them in a plant stand and end table to make them more noticeable.
Last but not least, don’t forget! No matter how artfully you organize indoor plants, if their basic needs, such as light and humidity, are not addressed, the arrangement will become aesthetically displeasing. Make certain that your plants receive appropriate light where they are located and that they are not too near to air ducts, heaters, or air conditioners.