Want To Add Plants To Your Home Décor? Follow These Rules

Infuse a slice of nature into your home by incorporating real plants. From living walls to a selection of indoor plants perfect for homes, explore how to seamlessly incorporate greenery into your home décor.
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These simple tips can help you create a gorgeous home that brings in the beauty of nature. (Photo: iStock)

If there's one thing I love adding to my home décor, it's finishing the room with flowers and plants. And it's not artificial and fake plants that I want, but a slice of nature inside my home. Plus, they come packed with numerous benefits. For instance, according to a research published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology, "active interaction with indoor plants can reduce physiological and psychological stress compared with mental work. This is accomplished through suppression of sympathetic nervous system activity and diastolic blood pressure and promotion of comfortable, soothed, and natural feelings." Here’s how you can incorporate and accessorise your home with plants.

The Most Versatile Accessory For Home Décor

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Devanshi Doshi, Co-Founder, Studio Deshi, emphasises that there is no wrong spot for plants. She says, "Verandas, balconies, and window sills are obvious choices with abundant natural light. However, adding plants to the kitchen (herb garden) or spaces like bathrooms can enhance the charm of your home. To integrate plants, consider hanging plants, small plants on shelves and desks, or a statement plant on a centre table."
Pritika Singh, Founder, Mohh, says, "The best space? Wherever your plants can get the throne they deserve – entryway, living room, foyer, corridor – all are great places to add that touch of warmth whilst making it effortlessly stylish! Place them in well-lit areas like near windows or in sunlit corners. Use hanging pots, shelves, small planters, or tall planters in quirky or beautiful finishes to add a splash of green and style."
Ridhi Agarwal, Co-Founder, HipCouch, recommends placing large plants like bamboo in the southeast corner of the home. "Placing them in this direction provides them with ample sunlight, which brings the required stability and prosperity inside your home. Smaller plants (a maximum of 3 feet), such as Tulsi, are best placed in the East or North-east direction. This helps fill your abode with positive energies."

Ideal Plant Size and Varieties For Home Décor

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Your best bet for low-maintenance superstars includes snake plants, pothos, and succulents. Pritika Singh says, "As for the size, I’d recommend doing a mix and match. Go big for the drama to add dimension to an empty corner, and use smaller ones to layer your surfaces, adding that extra charm. Don’t be afraid of variety – mix up different kinds for your own mini greenhouse!"
Ridhi Agarwal recommends plants like pothos, jasmine, snake plants, peace lilies, ferns, English ivy, tulsi, fiddle leaf figs, and palms for homes, particularly those with an approximate height of 3 feet.
The size and type of plant depend on the floor plan, weather conditions, and humidity levels, says Devanshi. "Large plants like monstera, fiddle leaf figs, palms, and banana plants make a statement in living spaces and anchor the room. Smaller plants like snake plants, spider plants, ZZ plants, succulents, and potted creepers can adorn bookshelves, study desks, and consoles. Grouping plants of different colours and heights adds texture and depth to the space. Bonsai plants can be a stylish addition to centre tables and veranda benches."

Tips For Small Homes

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"I love the use of vertical or horizontal wall-mounted planters to fill up a space with hanging plants. Utilise windowsills and complete shelves with mini planters, especially those with long twines. Mini succulents on your desk? Instant Zen!" says Pritika.
Devanshi recommends incorporating plants within your furniture to save floor space. "Wall-mounted and ceiling-mounted planters are also effective. While large plants might overwhelm small spaces, small and medium-sized plants can be placed on bookshelves, consoles, and ledges."

Living Wall Or Vertical Garden

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A living wall is one of the coolest ways to incorporate plants into your home décor. "The concept of a living wall involves growing plants on the wall fa?ade in containers or other materials when there's not a lot of space around to grow plants. These living walls are commonly used in areas where the air quality is quite poor. They can be used indoors and outdoors alike. Nowadays, many nurseries offer vertical garden or living wall options, catering to various requirements," says Ridhi.
"A living wall is a perfect green oasis for plant lovers short on floor space. It suits urbanites and green thumbs alike. Best place to get one? Lovingly build your own by scoping out the availability and variety of different plants in at local nurseries or online garden stores," says Pritika.

Plants That Attract Abundance

"Incorporate money plant for wealth, bamboo for happiness, and peace lilies for serenity. Place them thoughtfully for a serene home and let the good vibes flow," says Pritika.
"Jade Plant is the symbol of good luck. lucky bamboo, money plant, pachira money tree, snake plant, Swiss cheese plant, peace lily, potted orchids, rubber plant, and palm are some well-known lucky indoor plants," says Ridhi.
"Money plants are believed to attract wealth and prosperity, while bamboo plants bring peace and happiness. The tulsi plant is also worshipped and is integral in some Indian homes," adds Devanshi.
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