Spring is fast on our heels, and the powers that be have predicted foliage is, once again, top of the interior agenda.
This should be no surprise. The health benefits of houseplants are now common knowledge. Not to mention that plants suit the rustic mindset many of us aim for.
There is, of course, one small issue with this: we’re not all blessed with houseplants. You know how it goes. You water them, but those leaves STILL start to yellow. Within a few weeks, the thing’s dead. But, does that mean you have to miss out on the magic of greenery in your home? Of course not. It just means you need to get creative with how you incorporate it. To get you started, consider whether you could make the following suggestions work.
The Fake Plant
This may seem obvious, but it’s surprising how many homeowners shy away from this option. In most instances, this harks back to days when fake plants were obvious. You could spot those thick plastic leaves a mile off. And, then there was the ever-revealing fact that the pot contained pebbles instead of soil. A little bit of a giveaway…
Now, things couldn’t be more different. With demand for houseplants at an all-time high, fake options look almost as good as the real thing. In fact, in some instances, it’s impossible to tell the difference. If you’re worried about being revealed a fraud, you could always focus on keeping plants high. Dangling foliage is big business, too, and this would ensure guests don’t feel your plastic leaves. Keep those ‘plants’ dusted, and the chances are that no one will ever notice the difference.
A Room with a View
No, we’re not getting all Virginia Woolf on you; we’re talking about conservatories. If you can’t keep plant life alive in your home, you could always make use of the plants already outside. Conservatories may have died a death in recent years, but our demand for nature ensures they’re seeing a revival. Options like those offered by Buckingham Double Glazing and other companies like them are sure to serve you well here. If you don’t want to go all out, you could settle for a conservatory roof in your kitchen, or a window-wall. Either way, these options provide that much-needed splash of green with none of the legwork.
To the uninitiated, plant art may sound like an alien concept. But, as our love of foliage has rocketed, so has our need for this specific artistic genre. Plant art can include anything, from pictures made of pressed leaves, to literal paintings of plants. You could create these yourself, or invest in some of the fantastic choices on the market. These will add a touch of the natural to proceedings. And, you can be sure those painted plants won’t lose their vibrancy over time.
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