GAR­DEN

An in­door gar­den can take up as much or as lit­tle space as you are will­ing to give it. Grow­ing plants of all kinds can be done on a win­dow sill or on a ta­ble

The Ideal Home and Garden - - Contents - IM­PRES­SIONS: MYNA BATAVIA, FOUNDER, GREEN CAR­PET

Bring the out­doors in­door in style

In­te­rior decor is some­thing, which adds aura and beauty to a home. Apart from the con­ven­tional chan­de­liers and lamps, small in­door plants are used these days for dec­o­rat­ing bed­rooms or the liv­ing room. In­door plants adorn the beauty of the house. These plants add a pos­i­tive vibe and cre­ate seren­ity and fresh­ness to the air around. Man­ag­ing a big gar­den be­comes a has­sle for work­ing women, but they can eas­ily man­age the small in­door plants by wa­ter­ing them once dur­ing the day, so that they re­main green and fresh through­out the day. One does not re­ally need to have a big room to have in­door plants, you just need to be cre­ative with plants.

Be­low are some cre­ative ideas about how you can make com­plete use of the in­door plants and ma­te­ri­als that you think are a to­tal waste:

If a ver­ti­cal wall proves to be ex­pen­sive for your home decor, then you can use trel­lis on the wall and fix small colour­ful pots of in­door plants on that.

You can use the bal­cony as well as the first floor rail­ing of your house to place plants in the rail­ing planters.

Some of the daily use kitchen ma­te­ri­als can also be used as a home decor prop. You can use the dis­carded tea cups as minia­ture open ter­rar­i­ums.

Plant stands are a great dec­o­ra­tive fea­ture, used to el­e­vate the plants to a higher level. Metal, plas­tic or wooden, you can choose plant stands ac­cord­ing to their in­te­rior and re­quire­ments.

Tum­bling ferns, on the edge at a higher place, never fail to look stylish. Setting them on a high win­dow sill, on the top of a book­shelf or from a hang­ing planter, can be a trib­ute to the eyes.

Climbers and creep­ers are ideal for dec­o­rat­ing a house and pro­vide the look of lush green­ery. Both these beau­ti­ful plants re­quire low main­te­nance.

A dome or bot­tle-shaped vase kept in the right place like on cen­ter ta­ble, the dress­ing ta­ble or at the corner of the rooms, will look amaz­ing and will give a very fresh and sub­tle look to the room.

For peo­ple stay­ing in an apart­ment, corners of the room can be de-clut­tered and plants can be placed in such a man­ner to give a so­phis­ti­cated look.

Proper use of the va­cant shelves, book cases/crock­ery cases and dis­play cases can be made for plac­ing the plants.

The stair­ways and steps lead­ing to the main door are ideal for plant place­ment, which makes the en­try to the house look beau­ti­ful and lush.

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