DO IT: POTTED PLANTS
Decorative and functional, indoor greenery adds living colour to a room – and helps to make your home healthier.
AN INDOOR PLANT IS a breath of fresh air for your home – in more ways than one. Plants bring natural tones of green to your indoors and can be used to fill space, define a zone or create a focal point. As well, they help to purify indoor air through their natural photosynthesis processes.
When buying plants, think about the look you’d like to create and the area available. Do you want lush leafy foliage (fiddle-leaf fig), something more sculptural (mother-in-law’s tongue), a compact succulent, hardy climber (devil’s ivy) or one that flowers (peace or madonna lily)? Also consider the plant’s light requirements – either direct, indirect, partial or full shade – and provide a little love: quality potting mix, regular watering and positioning away from cold draughts or heat-producing appliances. Pot up your plant in a stunning container and you’re well on the way to green-thumbed success!
“Plants are my favourite thing to buy. They add energy to a room. If in doubt, put a plant in it!” – Jelena Anderson
Botanic blowout If you’re seriously green, try hanging pots on a rack as art and find art that’s plant-based.
Bringing the outdoors in
Plants are a decorating must-have for Jelena, mum of Beau (above), and feature in many parts of her home.
Indoors or out Ikea’s Skurar hanging planter in Off-White, $5.99, can be hung anywhere.