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Importance of using plants in interior design
We all know how important plants are on the planet, as they purify the air and supply us with oxygen.
Green spaces give a sense of happiness and reduce stress and pressure, as it has been scientifically proven that they enhance productivity, concentration, and creativity.
Due to all these competencies, our homes all must contain green space and plants to enjoy these benefits in our homes, not only in the streets and gardens.
As sometimes we do not feel comfortable in a place to feel something is missing, often it is because the place lacks a natural element such as plants.
How to choose the right plants for your space?
Now that we know the importance of having plants in our internal space, we need to know how to choose the right plant for each room.
There are three elements to study before using plants in interior design:
You should plan well for the interior space after putting the main furniture of the room in its right place,
look deep at the room and consider whether it lacks balance in one of its corners.
Do you need a centerpiece to decorate the table in the middle of the room?
or for example, there is an empty wall above the sofa that is suitable for hanging a shelf with a vase on it.
So where to put the plants depends on what each room needs.
Creative Ways to Place and arrange plants in your home
Here are some creative ideas to inspire you on where to put plants in your space.
1-The first place that comes to mind is the center table of the room.
Or the centerpiece of the dining room.
2- Choose a large pot that fits a large plant to be on the ground next to the TV cabinet, so that its height is approximately equal to the height of the TV.
3- Choose an empty wall and install some shelves on it, then decorate it with one or more plants, along with some accessories and other art pieces.
4- The entrance of the house is a very suitable place, whether it is in the shoe cupboard or a single piece on the floor next to it.
5-Take advantage of the empty corners and fill them with a large plant that catches the eye.
6-Dare and enhance the green COLOR in the space to live the atmosphere of the forest in your home.
7- A planting basin can be designed to be a separator between two spaces in the house or the same room.
8-If you own a balcony; it is an opportunity to use it to grow whatever you desire.
9-Decorate your bathroom with a plant that adds an aesthetic touch, but make sure you choose a plant that matches the humidity in the bathroom.
The next step, after knowing where to put the plant, make sure to choose the right plant for the room in terms of:
shape or style.
Size and height.
The plant shape must go with the style of the room.
for example, if the room style is mid-country maybe you choose a large plant such as a fig tree.
If the room is classic and does not need much greenery, a small plant like the fern plant may be a good choice.
Modern also loves large sizes so it suits a plant like the bird of paradise with its long elegant leaves.
Make sure that the size and height of the plant fit the place, taking into account the possibility of plant growth and an increase in size.
Does the place need green or are the room colors faded and need vibrant and cheerful colors?
Accordingly, choose the appropriate plant color for the colors of your space.
Room climate conditions
Such as lighting and ventilation of the room,
Some plants need bright or direct light and others need low or medium light, so you must choose the right plant that goes with your room’s climate conditions.
Types of plants to use in interior design and Maintenance and care for each
We will list the most famous types of plants that are suitable for indoor and we will mention the care guide for each of them.
Sansevieria (Snake Plant)
A beautiful plant with long and solid leaves with pointed edges characterized by green color and yellow edges that come alive.
It has a high ability to purify the air; the most important thing distinguishing it is that it bears low light.
It thrives in medium or bright indirect light but also tolerates low light.
It needs two to three weeks of watering as the soil must dry out between irrigation periods.
It is the best choice for a hot and high-humidity environment.
It must be kept away from children and pets as it contains a toxic substance if it is ingested by humans or animals.
Zamioculcas Zamiifolia (ZZ Plant)
A common plant in the world due to its tolerance to a range of conditions if it tolerates low light and lack of water.
Thrives in medium light.
Watering is done every two to three weeks allowing the soil to dry out.
No maintenance is required.
It may need fertilization every six months or monthly in periods of growth.
It should also be kept away from kids and animals.
The olive tree
It is an ideal choice if you need a medium or large-sized plant with small leaves of green and gray and it is pet friendly.
It needs a lot of bright direct sunlight It is not suitable at all for rooms with low light.
It needs watering almost every week.
looks like a palm but it is not a real palm.
Its appearance is attractive.
The shape and size fluctuate according to the season and are friendly to animals.
It thrives in bright indirect to direct light.
needs water from one to two weeks.
is famous for its long green fronds if taken care it can grow up to 10 feet high.
It gives the feeling of the forest.
It is a good choice for a large empty corner.
It thrives in bright indirect light, but it tolerates medium indirect light.
Watering from one to two weeks.
Houseplants suitable for edible and medicinal purposes
What do you think about making the most of the plants in your home, not only do they have an attractive appearance and purify the air?
As you can plant a garden with small herbs such as coriander, parsley, basil, and mint, all you need is a window that enters a bright light.
You can also add aloe Vera to your group of houseplants, in addition to its distinctive shape, it is a great addition to the medicine cabinet due to its use in calming skin Irritants and burns.
Having chosen the right plant for the right place, you must now choose the right pot.
The pot in which the plant grows is also one of the important elements as it must be in line with the size of the plant and the size of its roots and the extent of its growth and also in line with the style of the room in terms of color and material of the pot.
Artificial plants in interior design
Of course, natural plants are the best all, but if they cannot be used for any reason,
for example, if you travel a lot and are afraid that the plants will die from lack of watering or attention,
or if you have any kind of allergy, it is possible to use artificial plants,
They are better than not using the plant at all, especially since there are types of high quality that give a similar appearance to natural and are certainly easy to care for, you only need to clean out the dust with a wet cloth.
Plants in the bedroom, Is it safe or not?
How many times have we heard that plants are not suitable for bedrooms especially at night because they release carbon dioxide at night?
Well, we can’t deny this fact: plants use sunlight during the day to carry out photosynthesis, as they absorb carbon dioxide from the sun and release oxygen and glucose, but the opposite happens at night.
In the absence of light, the plant uses oxygen to breathe and releases carbon dioxide.
But recent studies have confirmed that all the oxygen a plant breathes throughout the night is approximately equivalent to only one inhalation for an adult human.
And all the carbon dioxide released by the plant at night is approximately equal to only one exhalation to the human.
So there is no concern about putting a small plant in the bedroom.
On the contrary, it has been proven that plants help to sleep better and can absorb some sounds, reduce echo, reduce dust, and purify the air.
Common mistakes to avoid when using plants in interior design
The important thing is to know the poisonous plants if you have children or pets.
If you suffer from asthma and allergies beware of the types that aggravate the symptoms.
Always check the plants to make sure that they are out of insects or pests and if there are some medicines to treat them.
Before buying any plant, research its requirements of fertilizers, irrigation, and lighting to suit you and choose the right one for you.
Avoid dry plants in the bathroom as the permanent humidity leads to damage and in return choose plants with high humidity.
Conclusion – the impact of plants on your home décor
The mere presence of plants around you will provide psychological benefits, and taking care of plants reduces stress and anxiety, in addition to its role in decorating and adding beauty to your room,
Start your search now for the right plant for you, and if you need a consultation on how to use or decorate your room with plants, do not hesitate to contact us.