Decorating various rooms in your house is one way to create a friendly and loveable atmosphere. The best way to make your house more loveable for everyone is by adding plants to your home interiors. Not only that but houseplants have also become a very popular part of home interior design ideas lately. You can ask any interior designer about how to fill corners around the room and the first suggestion they will give is to add mini plants & holders.
According to your home interior needs, there are many types of indoor plants which you can use for your room’s interior design. The best part is that, small plants don’t even need too much space. You can just put them in the corner of your room, and they will purify the whole room with their scent and freshness.
You can get as creative as you want with small plants and you can put them anywhere around the room. For example, you can use them to add greenery to your nightstand or desk. You can also place such plants in unique places like the window of your bathroom, hang them in a planter or create a wall garden if you have enough space.
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When did Interior Design Start Using Plants?
It all started even before the 15th century when ancient Egyptians started growing fruiting and ornamental plants around their rooms and hallways in decorative containers. Potted plants were presented at garden exhibitions in many parts of China. Palaces in many parts of the west would grow their vegetables such as cabbage, onion, garlic, radishes and many others in the kitchen garden if they had enough backyard space.
During the 18th century, botanists and researchers started cultivating plants to create what we know today as the art of Bonsai. It is a Japanese term which means, “planted in a container” when translated literally. The final goal of growing a Bonsai is the creation of a realistic representation of a tree but miniature in size.
Today, the are many such plants used for home interior design like peace lilies, begonias, ZZ plants, crotons, prayer plants, air plants, hypoestes, pileas and many others. Along with the above-mentioned plants, there are many succulents used for interior design such as senecios, hoyas, euphorbias, sedums, schlumbergeras, etc.
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Why Consider Plants in Home Interior Design Ideas?
Plant décor is held high in regards with home interior décor as they have huge psychological effects. Houseplants “can reduce physiological and psychological stress compared with mental work” through active interaction, according to a study in 2015. The psychological benefits of indoor plants are stress-reduction and increase in pain tolerance among others.
There are many such theories and experiments which prove that humans are happier and calmer when around houseplants. They not only look ecstatic but also keep your thoughts positive. This is why when home interior décor is taught today, the aspirants learn about the importance of miniature plants and gardens.
Interior Design Plants You Can Use in Your Home
There many types of plants as we mentioned above which can be used at home for purifying air and filling up empty spaces but they can be categorized broadly in 3 types such as:
The most interesting part about air plants is that they don’t need soil to grow or water to survive. The only thing they need is plenty of air circulation. So, if you are decorating your home with air plants then make sure that you use a container which has a big opening for air circulation. Air plants are also called as Tillandsia, native to forests and mountains.
They are usually found in deserts of northern Mexico, south-eastern United States, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean to mid-Argentina. There are over 650 species of Tillandsia which can be classified under xerographica, ionantha, bulbosa and caput medusae.
Succulent plants are fleshy, engorged and thick in nature which help them to store water in bad soil conditions and humid climates. Aloe vera is the best example to understand succulents as we use them for various purposes. For example, they can be used for minor sunburn injuries.
Succulents are very easy to find and they also look gorgeous around the house as they do not take much space. There are many kinds of succulents but the most-used and famous among them are jade plant, cacti, creeping groundsel, chin cactus, string of pearls, aloe vera, orchid cacti and many others.
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3.Tropical & Subtropical
These are the kinds of plants which are found in tropical and subtropical parts of the world such as the Mexican plateau, in Vietnam and Taiwan. They are the flowering plants but are also known for their hardiness. Some of the various types of tropical and subtropical plants found easily are prayer plants, zebra plants, cast iron plants, bromeliads, spider plant, orchids, satin pothos and many others.
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