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Things To Consider When Decorating With Indoor Plants

Things To Consider When Decorating With Indoor Plants

There’s nothing quite like taking a botanical journey that seamlessly blends outdoor ventures with interior design. As designers come to incorporate more natural themes into their creations, understanding the best ways to make the most use of those themes becomes crucial. Whether you want hints of nature across your room or more of a greenhouse feel, there are a few rules to keep in mind. These are some things to consider when decorating with indoor plants.

Gardening Basics

Numerous factors are at play when you’re taking care of plants, and before you begin adding live ones as decoration, it’s important to know how to keep them alive. Factors such as temperature, plant species, light, and environment all play big roles in what you have to do when taking care of a specific type of plant. Understanding the details of taking proper care of your plants is essential if you want to decorate a room with greenery that lasts. Just as with feeding a pet and keeping them hydrated, a certain level of dedication is required, depending on the species you want to use.

Start Low-Maintenance

Plant species such as aloe vera, bamboo, and succulents are good examples of species that don’t require extensive work. These varieties are the best friends of forgetful types of people who aren’t yet used to the regular schedule of caring for plants in their homes. These species benefit from being decorative and easy to care for while serving as good starting points for beginners. In fact, some of these plants can go long periods of time without water; otherwise, they begin to suffer. Aloe vera, succulents, and bamboo all prefer indirect sunlight; keeping that detail in mind will help you in the long run.

These low-maintenance species offer great ways for you to test the waters to find out if you’re really willing to put in the work for more sensitive types of plants.

Let Your Plants Pop

Adding a bit of color to your room with different vines and leaves creates a clean, natural feel throughout the room. White rooms with subtle tones of brown, gray, and beige allow contrast with the various plants in your room. This is an aesthetically pleasing combination that lets the eyes wander to different areas of the space, exploring and appreciating the careful work put in to guide them around. Using different sizes and elevations with your plants also adds to the décor while avoiding a more generic look. Adding some Nest diffusers to complement the visual appeal with appropriate scents creates a memorable, immersive experience for guests.

Naturalist interior design is a bit more work, as it involves making use of living things in your home. However, as time passes and you accrue more experience in caring for them, the beauty they add to your home is unmatched. By considering a few of these things to consider when decorating with indoor plants, you are sure to have a home that wows guests and keeps you at ease.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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