Tips for beautifying your new home with plants

Two green small plants in colorful pots

Plants do not just decorate our space beautifully, but they are also a part of nature we bring into our home and our lives. There are numerous reasons to include a healthy dose of plant life in every room of your new home, from aesthetics to your own health and well-being.

In addition to reducing air toxins and improving general air quality in your home, many plants have aromatherapy benefits too. Plants may sometimes be the missing ingredient necessary to complete our new living space. Continue reading to find some inspiration on how plants might complement the look and feel of your new home. Here are our favorite tips for beautifying your new home with plants.

Make your indoor garden dream come true!

If you have dreamed about an indoor garden for a long time, now might finally be the right time to make it come true. All you need, in addition to your goodwill, is:

  • Water
  • Nutrients
  • Light
  • Plants of your choosing.

It doesn’t look complicated, right? It really isn’t, so you can use some of our simple ideas for beautifying your new home with plants.

Miracle plant that every home needs

Aloe vera is the one miracle plant that every house needs. If you don’t already have one – buy it for your new home and enjoy its benefits. It has many medicinal and cosmetic purposes, from heartburn relief to being used for skincare and solving many skin problems. It can prove to be very useful, in addition to its unique look. Aloe vera is also one of those low maintenance plants to start with if you have a busy schedule.

Aloe vera plant.
Aloe vera is the one miracle plant that every house needs.

Beautify your new home with small plants

Tabletop

Home plants can be gorgeous décor, from small ones which beautify our desks and shelves, to large ones which we put on dining tables and larger surfaces. The addition of the plants literally brings more life into our rooms. Geometric pots for small plants on the desk or dining table are great solutions for a modern look.
Try these plants:


  • Air plant
  • Baby rubber plant
  • Jade plant
  • Nerve plant
  • Peperomia
  • Baby toes
  • Paddle plant

Wall-mounted

Decorate your white walls with plenty of tiny planters carrying little plants. They cannot go unnoticed and will always catch the attention of your visitors. Those tiny plants can make a big difference and will make your room look lively. If you have darker walls in a deep blue color, for example, shelves with some colorful planters will make for a great contrast.

Bigger floor plants

Floor plants are a great solution for larger empty spaces in your rooms, especially for corners. They always make the room look more complete and give a new sense of freshness. When deciding where to put a floor plant, remember that it needs sufficient light. Make sure to choose a floor plant of the right size that will fit in with the style and size of your furniture.

When searching for floor plants for beautifying your new home, some examples might be:

  • Fiddle Leaf Fig
  • Weeping Fig
  • Lady Palm
  • Kentia Palm
  • Yucca

Orchids

When looking to decorate your home, green plants are just one of the options. You may also choose from many blooming plants with lively colors. Orchids are a great choice to brighten your room due to their unique look and vibrant colors. With proper care, orchids can last a long time.

If you are searching for the first orchid for your new home, you can start with some common species, like:

Moth Orchid
Orchids are a great choice to brighten your room due to their engaging colors.

Succulents and Cacti

Caring for plants can be a challenge, and some of them are much harder to keep healthy and thriving than others. The type of plants that you choose should depend on the climate that you live in and how much time you have to devote to them. If you were not so lucky with plants in the past, you can choose one of the hearty house plants which are easy to look after.

If you are looking to beautify your new home with plants, succulents and cacti require very little effort. They will reward you with their continued growth and long-lasting beauty. Both are types of desert plants, so they do not require much water at all. They look great in modern interiors because of their shapes.

Some of the great succulents to start with can be:

  • Haworthia Zebra
  • Echeveria
  • Sempervivum
  • Sedum
  • Donkey’s Tail

If you want to have an interesting kind of cactus which is still not so common in our homes but looks amazing try the Rainbow cactus.

Succulent plants and cacti on the window sill.
Succulents and cacti will reward you with their continued growth and long-lasting beauty.

Bonus: Goodbye stress

Did you know that lavender plants can help chase stress away? Think about buying one for your office or home. Not only does it look wonderful, but it also smells divine.

Hanging a herb garden in the kitchen

Every area of your home will look and feel better with a plant.

Nowadays it’s becoming popular to have a hanging herb garden in the kitchen. That way you can keep a variety of fresh herbs in your kitchen. Not only will this help with beautifying your new home with plants, but it will also add fresh ingredients to your cooking.

Hanging herb gardens are not complicated to set up. You can use just a few small planters and some wood screws to create a wonderful effect in your kitchen. By mounting individual planters in groups or a series of shelves, you can create an interesting pattern. You can then use your plants easily in cooking, while at the same time having them as wall decor. Try growing things like parsley, oregano, basil, rosemary, or thyme – which you can use almost every day in your meals. It is an exotic look, with a practical side!

Adding hanging plants as a part of the interior can add a new layer to your décor, in every room, not just in the kitchen.

Freshness for your bathroom

Even though bathrooms are naturally humid environments, if there is enough light, they can provide a home for a few of your houseplants. Try adding a plant to a wall shelf or a wide windowsill. You will experience a refreshing burst of green in your morning routine. The green color is naturally pleasing to our minds, so your eyes will be thankful.

Here are some of the plants that can endure the humidity of a bathroom:

  • Asparagus Fern
  • Bamboo
  • Begonia
  • Croton
  • Fern,
  • Dumb Cane

Plants to welcome you whenever you enter your home

Try keeping a few plants tightly mixed by the doorway. They will welcome you and your guests when entering the home. The home will look cozy, warm, and lively right from the start, with a dash of freshness.

Make your new home your safe haven

Beautifying your new home with plants never goes out of fashion. At the end of the day, it will not be hard to find something suitable, according to your style, personality, and needs. Everybody wants their home to be a haven, and houseplants are a great way to contribute to that aspiration. Look for varieties that work with your aesthetic, and enjoy breathing more life into your home!

Author bio:
Maria Johnson works for Los Angeles Transfer and Storage. In her free time, she enjoys staying at her home reading. Gardening is her passion and hobby, as plants are her interest from early childhood days.

Photos used:
Two plants in two colorful pots.
Aloe Vera Plant
Orchid Moth Plant
Succulents and Cacti


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