How An Indoor Plant Can Boost Your Vibes
Updated: Feb 20, 2021
Find out how to enhance the aesthetic, air quality, and overall feeling of your home with different houseplants.
In the US, houseplant sales have increased by a massive 50% over the last few years. That obsession with filling the home with lovely leafy pals is echoed across much of Europe and Australia too, with the pandemic encouraging many of us to bring the outside in.
Are you yet to be convinced to get a houseplant?
If you’re not yet convinced about houseplants, you might be interested to know that they not only boost the aesthetic of the home but can improve air quality too. As if that wasn’t enough, they are also known to be good for your mental health. Let’s take a closer look:
The Houseplant Aesthetic:
“My garden is the most beautiful masterpiece.” - Claude Monet
Most people get into house plants because of how they look, which is completely valid because they’re so very beautiful. They bring a rich and diverse range of textures, colours and shapes to any room.
If you’ve only ever seen wilting spider plants in hotels, or lacklustre succulents on sale at the supermarket, maybe you haven’t been inspired just yet.
What you should know is that there is something for everyone with houseplants, you just haven’t found your planty soulmate yet.
Creamy marbled smooth leaves, velvety maroon leaves, pink variegation, flowering plants, scented plants, huge fenestrated powerhouses and of course tiny cute sharp cacti boys that have a strong look but don’t touch rule.
There are also endless ways to display your plants.
You can have one huge plant, like a monstera deliciosa or a mature tall cactus in a corner as an ornamental feature.
You could have trailing and hanging plants like Pothos, a string of hearts or monstera adansonii dangling from your shelves or hanging pots.
You can place multiple plant stands of different levels together with various leafy calathea explosions to make a gorgeous corner feature or alternative fireplace display.
If you get deeper into the hobby, you might even want to consider using an Ikea glass cabinet or tall shelving units to display your plants with grow lights and other fun gadgets. Tropical Plant Addict and Summer Rayne Oakes are great Youtube channels for learning more about creating a planty aesthetic in your home.