I think it’s safe to say that up until a year or so ago indoor plants are traditionally associated with the 70’s. Think wood panelled planter boxes in entry ways, I remember when we moved in to our new family home when I was about 12 and it still had the original planter box at the front door. I had no idea what it even was or what you would use it for! Although we are not seeing the return of the planter box, the true beauty of drawing inspiration from past decade is seeing how they are transformed and styled into modern contemporary homes.
I love walking into a home when I am welcomed by a splash of living green at the front door. Indoor plants have place in so many rooms, your ensuite, your study space or adding that touch of green to your living space (and a much cheaper option to buying fresh flowers every week or two).
Now for the most important question, which plant do you go for? Here are out top 3 picks
It is hard to miss the angel hair fern or Dichondra Silver Falls (pictured below) as we scroll through our Instagram feed over the last 6 months. Whether it’s styled in a Uashmama Washable Paper bag in an Ivymuse stand or in a beautiful Zakkia concrete pot sitting on the edge and cascading down a shelf amongst a cluster of prints and objects.
The succulent! The perfect plant for anyone who is known for killing any plant they look at. I love a succulent in a bathroom, they can be bought small and put into small pots to ensure that they don’t take have to much of the all important bench space. The pot can sit in a tray which you can then use to organise all of your bathroom essentials.
The string of pearls… Now hanging plants is a whole other topic but I love the string of pearls succulent when it’s hanging. If you have a little corner nook that needs some livening up this is one plant that I would definitely think about hanging in your home. This is a more structured alternative than the angel hair fern.
So as you start looking around your home wondering where to start with your indoor plant collection, look around at those spaces that you feel like a change is needed, buy a pot, visit your local nursery to buy a plant and I can assure you that you won’t look back. There is just something about having a living and breathing plant in your home. Happy plant shopping!