If you want your kitchen’s style to have an air of spring freshness year round, an indoor herb garden is the way to go. Indoor herb gardens are easy to set up and maintain. These beautiful little gardens can add a sense of vitality to any kitchen. Not only do these delightful little gardens add great looks and a lovely aroma, they also provide useful herbs and spices to use in your cooking.
Looking for a fun, easy way to spruce up any room? Houseplants have been interior decorators’ friends for decades. While many modern designers deem houseplants as a throwback to the fifties, beautiful green plants and flowers are a designing essential that never goes out of style. There are so many types of plants available today that are easy to take care of, that you will never run out of options. You don’t have to have a green thumb either, there are houseplants for everyone. Adding some plants to your house is a great way to add some warmth and vitality. Having plants can also help the air quality of your home, which is a big plus. Many people get confused or frustrated with the basics of bringing houseplants into their decor. Here are 3 tips and benefits to use houseplants right.
You’ve totally redesigned that room, yet there is still something missing. You just can’t seem to put your finger on it, but you know that the room needs something. You’ve painted, put in new furniture; basically the whole room looks new, but still needs a burst of life. Think green – a few houseplants in a room or spread throughout the house can do wonders to make things seem new. It doesn’t have to be warm outside to keep spring blooming indoors all year round!
Cacti or Air Plants
Many people refrain from putting plants into their design plans because they claim to have a ‘brown thumb’, and that their plants always die. There are some great, low-maintenance alternatives that can still add a burst of colour and life to your rooms, without requiring a botany degree. The reliable cactus can add a beautiful flash of southwestern style to any room, and most types are very low maintenance. Another alternative are air plants. Technically known as Tillandsia, these beautiful plants just need some light and a spritz of water when they start to dry.
For years people have used terrariums to keep plants growing indoors that would be impossible to keep otherwise. Think about getting a terrarium, they are self-contained and there are some very unusual and exotic plants that will thrive in these lovely little displays. Some of the plants you can get to grow in these containers are real conversations starters that can help bring out the wild-side of a room, without getting out of control.
There are many flowers that will grow well when potted indoors. You can even bring some of your flower garden favourites like Lilies or Tulips indoors in attractive pots that match your décor. These large, blooming flowers can bring a sense of colour and vitality to a room that plastic flowers can never match.
Whatever you choice for adding some green to your home decorating, be sure to add something. Even a small plant, placed in an attractive pot or vase, can make the difference in how you house looks and feels.
Have you wondered about a way to add some life to your indoor and outdoor home décor? There are very few things that you can do that impact both the inside and outside of your house. Window Boxes are the exception. Adding a window box, or garden, brimming with flowers and decorative plants, can add a touch of nature to any home.
A Burst of Color
If you love home style projects, you know that few things can brighten up a room like a healthy dose of colour can. You can’t repaint every time you are craving a colour change though, so adding some flower boxes to your windows are a great idea. Filling the flower boxes or window gardens, as they are sometimes called, can be a huge burst of colour ready to flood into a room whenever you open the curtains.
Inside or Outside
Traditional window boxes are installed externally. They are very easy to get into place and watering/caring for the plants are a breeze. Simply stroll by the window, open it up for some fresh air and give the plants a drink. Internal boxes require a little more planning and can be a little messier to deal with, but they are a wonderful way to bring a flower garden indoors.
Customizing Your Window Garden
If you are going to install window boxes, use the opportunity to really liven things up. Drive through your neighbourhood, chances are you will see the same half dozen types of flowers planted everywhere. Take note of what the neighbours are using and make a mental note to not get any of these popular choices. Pick some unusual plants that will make your new garden really stand out. Vary blooming times, colours, and sizes.
Adding window boxes bring the colours and beauty of a garden within view, even when you are inside. Spring is here and the time is right for adding some spring colour to your home’s style with window boxes.