If you are currently in the process of furnishing your new apartment or your rooms are already inhabited, but they are missing something and you are considering how to revive the premises, maybe houseplants are the right choice for you. In this blog, we will talk about the use of greenery in interior design.
As we have seen in recent years in many trendy restaurants, boutiques, offices, and homes, the use of plants in interior design is becoming increasingly popular. Flowers are more than a trend and they not only make spaces more attractive and lively but also play a role in our overall health. Research has shown that houseplants not only reduce air pollution and noise but also increase well-being and reduce stress.
Health benefits of plants
The main benefits of plants include that they help reduce anxiety and stress. Their presence also helps to lower blood pressure and can even make us feel calmer and more balanced.
Another advantage of some indoor plants in the bedrooms is that they allow better sleep due to the release of oxygen during the night. Plants also filter the air, increase humidity in the rooms and reduce dust, helping to breathe easier, fight allergies or even colds. They also help to improve concentration, creativity, memory and, of course, a better mood, thus increasing our productivity!
Use of plants in interior design
Shortly, we talked about the health benefits of houseplants, but what about the design ones? Plants have been a luxury for centuries that only wealthy families could afford. Currently, however, they are relatively cheap and one of the most effective design tools to improve the interior. Nevertheless, they are often overlooked and their absence can create a cold or even uncomfortable feeling in some areas.
What makes them so important in decorating our homes? They do a great job of providing bold colors, organic shapes, and unique textures to the environment. They are a great connecting element, they help to emphasize the advantages of the room or, conversely, to mask the shortcomings or divide the room into zones. They add balance to the rooms and help create a unique atmosphere!
Once we have a better overview of why plants are important in interior design and why they are already taken into account in architectural designs, we can say where they should be used. The short answer would be: have at least one plant or flower in each room. However, there are a few basic areas where you can use plants: empty corners, simple white walls, shelves, tables of any use, or even bathrooms.
First of all, it is reasonable to consider and analyze the space, to understand the strongest and weakest places in the room. Observe which part of the space would be good to illuminate, refine, or complete. Look at the spaces from different perspectives, it will help you choose the best place to express yourself.
Moreover, in this step, you need to start thinking about which houseplants you like and which would look best in the space you are designing. However, we must not forget that each plant needs different lighting conditions and distribute them in space accordingly. However, if you are a beginner and you think this is the whole science, you do not have to feel hopeless. The various flower studios will be happy to advise you on this matter and give you several options to choose from. In the end, it may seem quite simple to you.
Large vs. small plants, climbing, standing or their various combinations
Large plants in the room impress us and draw our eyes. They are ideal for minimalist interiors, where we want to emphasize a certain part of the design. They are also suitable for filling empty corners or filling the room. However, be careful not to overcrowd the room.
Although do not underestimate small plants, which are also very beautiful in interiors and can diversify any shelf. Thanks to their versatility and low maintenance, they are ideal for any space in the house, from a dark bookcase to a humid bathroom.