The style of plants you choose can change the entire look
and feel of your space. Living in Thailand we are spoiled
for choice with some of the most amazing (and inexpensive)
tropical flora options to enhance our interiors with.
Common thinking suggests plants in the home should be
in a pot on the floor in a corner where nothing else will fit.
While this is often effective, there are so many other ideas
to get some green into your interior spaces:
- Decide on the look you hope to achieve and work the
plants in around the design of your indoor space. Potted
palms offer a casual, luxury element to contemporary Asian
style homes, while large, broad leaf indoor plants look
amazing in modern villas to soften the architectural lines.
Small potted flowers can give a home eclectic country
- Decorate your shelves: Make use of bookshelves or open
shelving around the home; whether it be in the bathroom,
bedroom or kitchen. Small, broad leaf plants will cascade
down the shelving to create a beautiful accent nestled in
between other items.
- Hanging plants are currently in vogue! Try putting air
plants, succulents, broad leaf tropical plants or herbs into
hanging glass or ceramic vessels grouped together to
create a feature.
- Living walls add a touch of glamour to an indoor space
and once installed, require very little care. It is all in the
preparation – get your landscaper to ensure there is a built in
irrigation system and drainage, then leave it up to the timer!
Living artwork – who doesn’t love that!
- Pot plant stands are brilliant for adding height to your
plants. Rather than trying to find a suitable table for the
plant to sit on, there are now stunning pot plant stands
in metals, timbers and other materials that are style
- Choose your pots wisely! The design, colour, size and
shape of your pot can determine the style and overall look of
your room. There are some amazing hand painted and fired
ceramic pots available throughout Thailand with vibrant
colours and artistic designs. Metallics such as copper,
bronze and pewter are also gorgeous, high-end style pieces
that add brilliant accents you can tie in with other elements
throughout the home. If you are going for a more natural
feel, try woven baskets. These look particularly good in
indoor/outdoor bathrooms and casual beach houses.
- Get advice from an expert! Only certain plants are
good indoors and may require either a sundrenched space,
or dark and cool location inside the home to thrive. If
you haven’t got much of a green thumb, ask for a low
maintenance plant that doesn’t need a lot of care. There
are lots of options out there!
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