Disclaimer: I do not know plants very well (at all really). Just like my “design style” I know what I like, it’s how things look. If it’s aesthetically pleasing to me, then I assume it works.
Just a few weeks ago I shared my ignorance of houseplants, since then I have been really paying attention and noticing pops of green in all of the fab spaces I love so much.
Mixing plants: Mixing textures and plants is a trend I’ve been really picking up on, and loving up on. I keep saying I’m going to get some succulents going, but mixing leafy, cacti, and succulents really seem to be working well. These aloe vera plants are pretty dang lovely.
Fiddle Leaf Fig: Ok, so if you are anything like me you’ve been noticing a “plant trend” in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and the obvious, Pinterest. This trend is the The Ficus Lyrata or Fiddle Leaf Fig. I’m LOOOOVING it.
“Tropical”: the last of my incredibly vague plant round up would be the “tropical” plants. Areca palm (thats what I have and love) and other palms, always look great. I love the “spikiness” and burst of green. These are also great on a budget. I purchased mine for $25 from Ikea, but I saw some at the grocery store this evening for $9.99. (I’ve had it for 3 weeks now, it’s not dead, that’s saying something)
So I hope if this post does anything it inspires you to fill an empty space with some greenery. I bet for the rest of the day (at least) you start to notice “dayyyumm there are a lot of houseplants in these editorial shots” and then realize “dayummm I can buy these suckers at Home Depot!”Most of these pictures have the green popping against white walls, but I tried to include images with different wall colors to show that NATURAL GOES WITH ANYTHING BABY!!!!
So, so, so you like? Sound off if you know of any SPECIFIC plants that rock a room (because my lack of verbiage and using spiky this, and maybe aloe that does not cut it).
ALL OF THE ABOVE IMAGES CAN BE FOUND ON MY PINTEREST PAGE