GROW SOME INNER BEAUTY
BRING THE OUTDOORS IN THIS SPRING WITH SOME INTERESTING WAYS TO DISPLAY INDOOR PLANTS
As the weather starts to improve and we come out of hibernation, there’s nothing like spending more time outdoors and enjoying all that nature has to offer. It’s also a great time to inject some of the great outdoors into your home.
Indoor plants have gone in and out of favour over the years but the trend at the moment is all about new and unusual ways to display plants inside. It’s also about low-maintenance, easy solutions that anyone can embrace.
Lugging in a pot plant from the veranda isn’t going to cut it any more. Get creative and invest a little time and effort with one of these ideas.
HANGING GLASS HOLDERS
Glass pendant lights look great when a few are hung together at different heights, and that principle applies here. This type of arrangement works well in a corner of a room or even hanging over the island bench in a kitchen. The twine string adds to the organic look, or choose a metal chain instead if you want to give it a more industrial feel.
NOT YOUR AVERAGE POT STAND
Forget the daggy old metal pot stands your grandma used to have and think of new ways to display a series of pot plants. Look at what you already have in the home. Anything from open bookshelves to floating shelving will work, as will timber ladders that can be transformed by adding shelves on the rungs plus a timber brace so it can be propped up against a wall without risk of it falling over. Mix and match the pots you use but stick to a particular colour theme for it to all work well together. The combination of timber and foliage looks great.
If you don’t have a green thumb then a terrarium is one of the most low-maintenance options for indoor plants. You can make one from any clear glass or plastic container such as a large glass jar, vase, jug, fish bowl or terrarium containers you can buy from nurseries or craft shops. Terrariums make great centrepieces for dining tables and also look great on a coffee or console table.