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Bring the garden in with these indoor plant ideas

Posted 9 April 2019

Looking for fresh trends in interior design? Grow a unique indoor style signature with the living beauty of plants.

From succulents to climbing ivy, indoor plants embrace all manner of themes, from the elegant to the exotic. In addition, they not only add interest and intrigue, they can also improve the indoor air quality of your home! And the best part? Indoor plants can be incredibly easy to establish and maintain.

So while the cool weather ahead of us may make it harder to enjoy some time in the garden, get ready to bring the garden in with these fresh ideas recommended to you by The Style Studio by Summit.

Plants that thrive indoors
Rather than fresh flowers on the table that have a very short shelf life, visit your local nursery to create a unique selection of succulents. Bright green, petite and extremely low maintenance, succulents come in a range of shapes and sizes, letting you mix and match to assemble a living centrepiece sure to strike up many conversations.

In addition to succulents, there are a range of other plants that thrive on the inside. Such species include palm trees, peace lilies and gerbera daisies.

Spice things up
Capture both uniqueness and usefulness with an indoor herb garden! Allocate a shelf or two in your kitchen to growing herbs that don’t mind being inside, such as mint, chives, rosemary and parsley. They’ll not only look great, but they’ll smell wonderful as well.

Go a bit potty
Embracing indoor plants gives you the fun of experimenting with pots as well. From modern rose gold pots to vintage wood or terracotta, pots can make just as much of a statement as the plants themselves. Don’t be afraid to bring in large pots either – they can look incredible, plus hold more water should you forget to water every now and then!

Also consider alternatives to the traditional pot – scope out your outdoor design centres for ornamental statues that have cavities capable of growing a plant in.

Go vertical
Vertical gardens have established themselves as a popular outdoor garden trend, and they can make just as much impact indoors. Rather than adopting an outdoor system, play around with second hand vases or wooden boxes to create your own indoor oasis.

Final fresh tips!
There are a few vital things to remember when establishing plants indoors. Firstly, if you have pets or children, be wary of any plants that may be toxic. For example, lilies pose a significant danger to the health of cats. Secondly, consider that plants grow towards the light, so if you notice a plant adopting a diagonal slant, perhaps rotate it.

Looking for a refreshing range of house plans here in Perth? Grow your options with Summit. As the Perth builder with 40 years’ experience, we are extremely passionate about surpassing your expectations at every opportunity, from the organic flow of our house plans to the way in which we embrace your every desire with our interior design.

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