Use lanterns (with their glass panels removed) and hanging candleholders to show off vining plants, suggests floral designer Angela Darrah. This 'Neon Pothos' Epipremnum aureum thrives in low light conditions and pops against the red accent wall. When hanging plants, weight is a concern, so Darrah suggests using a decorative moss sheet to disguise a plain plastic container.
Cluster your houseplants in a modern metal basket or beautiful tray. Use clay saucers or line your tray with cork to guard against water damage, says floral designer Angela Darrah. She likes to use terra cotta pots in two different heights for added interest and dimension.
Add interest with textual ferns and plants that bring the gardens indoors during the winter months. A Boston fern (front) joins a Rhipalis (wood riser) and feathery plumosus fern (back left), on a console table styled by Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs, a floral and event studio in Aiken, S.C. A maidenhair fern is on the right. The painting is by Dixie Purvis; the furniture is from Nandina Home & Design.
It's impossible not to feel relaxed in this lovely traditional bedroom. The whole room is kept neutral for a calm feel, and indoor plants provide a natural source of color. The neutral, cream bedding is echoed by a pair of cushioned stools. A plush rug brings soft texture to the space in front of a neutral sofa.
A white ship lap wall creates a bright background for the wood furniture and vibrant plant life in this dining room. Natural wood finishes bring a beautiful and cozy look to the design. Art mounted over the wet bar decorates the wall and compliments the southwestern influence in the room.
Indoor plant fertilizers come in a variety of forms. You can find liquid fertilizers and powders that you mix with water, as well as slow release stakes and prills (small pellets). Do a little homework to make sure you choose the best fertilizer for your plants. For most foliage plants, general indoor plant fertilizers that are water soluble or slow release work fine.
Plants are an easy, inexpensive and glamorous way to add warmth and style to your home. They add a touch of green and brightness on dark winter days. Select a cozy woven basket to add even more allure to your indoor plant. Baskets like this one are also a great way to hide an inexpensive, plastic container.
Potting mix that has fertilizer in it will give your houseplants or other container plants a good start. But eventually, the nutrients will either be used up, or they'll leach out after frequent waterings. When your plants are ready for a boost, apply a slow release fertilizer that lasts for several months, or feed more often with a liquid or water-soluble fertilizer. Stop fertilizing if your indoor plant goes into a period of dormancy for awhile.
For an indoor hanging garden, Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with WAKE + LOOM Design used succulents because they don't require a lot of water and are long-lasting. An extra touch is a mirror that reflects the sculptural plants in the living room. The hanging wood planters are from Anthropologie.
Hang this vertical planter on a wall, dress up a bookshelf or add life to your mantle decor. This wine crate will hold nine 4” plants, but floral designer Angela Darrah chose to only use five. She filled the remaining four cubes with mosses, kiwi vine and white mini pumpkins.
A tile design creates a decorative fireplace surround and pairs with a white mantel to create a bright frame for the fireplace. The metallic finish of the brass mirror mounted above the mantel adds a beautiful sheen to the room. Indoor plants and mantel trinkets finish the space.