4 ways with... INDOOR POT PLANTS
Take a leaf from Scandi design and use potted plants to mimic nature indoors
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.
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.
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).
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.
An old bowl makes a fine receptacle for a mini gravel garden featuring low-care plants with interesting shapes.