The definitive guide to buying house plants

The definitive guide to buying house plants

This year, you’ll be hard pushed to find a bigger (and more popular interior trend) than the rise of house plants.  Our appetite for fresh new, verdant succulents and lush green foliage is showing no signs of slowing down.  Bringing the outdoors inside can be a little trickier than expected as creating your very own selection of greenery doesn’t simply start and end with picking the right plants for your home.

If you’re looking to create your very own indoor jungle, it’s important to also consider placement, planters and whether or not you’re green fingered enough to keep real plants alive.  So, before you commit, make sure to read our top tips to buying house plants.

The new plant generation

When it comes to adding leafy greens into your home, why not make them the focal point of any room?  Instead of using them to accessorise home décor themes in your home, make sure to make them an extra-special design feature.  Plus, with so many good fake options now available, there’s no excuse to try something a little different.

Adding new leafy plants can be a little daunting, however, you shouldn’t discount the power of a good planter!  Using a diverse mix of materials for planters including things like natural stone, brass and even traditional terracotta can easily add additional interest and intrigue to your plant collection.

Another way to change things up with your plant collection is to play with different displays.  Using low tables and stools, as well as different types of shelving can easily create an impressive jungle composition that your friends will go green with envy for!

Light, air, wa…you know the drill by now!

We know, this may seem like an obvious tip, but it’s important to remember than all plants need light and sunshine to grow!  Make sure your green friends are getting plenty of light if you want to keep them looking great.  If you have recently moved, a top tip is to get to know your new home before purchasing any new plants. It’s a god idea to know where the light falls, as well as doing your research before adding any new plant types to make sure you have the perfect place in your home.

Regardless of whether you have a real or fake collection of greenery in your home, the easiest way to make sure your collection looks its best in the evenings is to use candles and uplighting to create pockets of light that will help your plant life look the best as soon as the sun goes down.  Another top tip from us is to make sure you are regularly dusting your plants.  This is easily overlooked and can help keep your plants looking shiny and healthy.

More really is…more

If you’re lucky enough to have high ceilings and plenty of space to work with, you should definitely be thinking big and thinking high!  Why not combine multiple planters to add intrigue and drama to your living room or bathroom?  Similarly, if you’re working with much smaller dimensions, opt for miniature plants which can often pack a huge punch!

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