This corner of the living room is perfect for a set of hanging plants, as they can easily soak up the natural light. Two woven chairs sit in front of the window, too, and create a stylish space for catching up with a friend.
Site rain gardens wherever they fit best in your yard, as long as it’s at least 5 to 10 feet away from your home’s foundation. Ideally, try to locate it in a spot where it will collect rain water runoff from nearby hard surfaces, like the walkways surrounding this corner garden. Rain gardens work in sunny or shady spots, like this one. Shade-loving plants including Japanese blood grass, red-flowered crocosmia, the feathery blooms of red astilbe and green arrowhead plant adapt readily to the fluctuating moisture of a rain garden and ensure season-long interest.
Sweet corn is difficult because you need to understand how corn is pollinated—by wind. This means that growing long rows of corn won’t give great yields. Planting in a patch or rectangle brings the best results. Some of the super sweet corn types can also cross-pollinate, so if you’re growing more than one type, do your homework. Two sweets often yield a field corn—starchy and tasty to cows, not people.
A plant can be a focal point that demands attention due to its size, color, and texture. If you have an area of the room that you want to designate as special, in this case a cozy corner with colorful daybed, try placing a large specimen plant, such as a fiddle leaf fig, nearby to draw the viewer in.
On the far side of the yard, an arbor surrounded by lush plants becomes an enchanting focal point. Meanwhile, four white chairs complement the piece and provide comfortable seating around the fire pit.
As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, designers brightened a dark corner space by adding colored plants, fruits and colorful, vintage glass bottles. To help keep the small space feeling open and bright, glass paneled upper cabinets were installed helping to create an authentic, vintage feel to the space.
A corner sofa gives new meaning to the words "window seat" in this contemporary living room. Ebonized hardwood floors are striking against the white walls. Large potted plants bring an outdoor element to the urban space.
A cozy, built-in corner bench under the window makes better use of this space than a single chair, with its extra storage and long seat cushion to stretch out. The palm plant brings in a nice pop of green and nods to the room's beach style inspiration.