4 ways with... IN­DOOR POT PLANTS

Take a leaf from Scandi de­sign and use pot­ted plants to mimic na­ture in­doors

NZ House & Garden - Country Living - - Scandi Design Design File -

Ar­dent lovers of out­door pur­suits, Scan­di­na­vians be­lieve in cel­e­brat­ing na­ture even when in­side, so the fresh green­ery of pot­ted plants is an es­sen­tial part of their decor.

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Against a back­ground of whites, neu­tral tones and pale wood, ev­er­green pot plants are a way to bring nat­u­ral colour and tex­ture to Scandi in­te­ri­ors, with the added bonus of pu­ri­fy­ing the air. Easy- care suc­cu­lents are a good way to get the look, as are or­chids, philo­den­drons and fi­cus, with their sim­ple, el­e­gant forms.

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Ahang­ing string gar­den is a fun DIY way to cre­ate a nat­u­ral art in­stal­la­tion that fits with Scandi de­sign prin­ci­ples. A vari­a­tion on the Ja­panese art of kokedama, these sus­pended pot-less plants make an in­trigu­ing fo­cal point ( look on­line for tu­to­ri­als).

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Group­ing pot plants to­gether can in­crease their ap­peal, es­pe­cially if they are less than per­fect spec­i­mens. Plain pots in white, black, grey or gal­vanised metal suit the muted aes­thetic favoured by Scandi de­sign­ers.

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An old bowl makes a fine re­cep­ta­cle for a mini gravel gar­den fea­tur­ing low-care plants with in­ter­est­ing shapes.

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